“Destination Canada – Job Fair” gives you access to a pool of workers with
a wide variety of skills in France and Belgium . Your recruitment will be supported
by employment counsellors specialized in international mobility – a guarantee
that your needs will be understood and the best candidates identified.
France has a population of 64 million and Belgium 10 million. A great number
of persons in both countries are interested in Canada and in acquiring North
American experience. Both countries have a high level of education and training
and their economies are very diversified. The following sectors have been identified
as having particularly high potential for qualified and mobile applicants:
hospitality and food industry, IT, multimedia, translation, aeronautics and
avionics, finance. This list is not exclusive: if you submit your job offers
quickly, the employment counsellors can start to look for the best candidates
Early registration may also allow you to benefit from immigration initiatives specific to Destination Canada which could help you attract and recruit French-speaking foreign nationals in a streamlined and accelerated manner. This initiative reflects the Government of Canada’s commitment to promote linguistic duality and supports the objectives of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to enrich the bilingual character of Canada and assist the development of minority official language communities in Canada.
Sign up on this site using the form on the homepage .
You will then receive an email asking you to validate your email address.
Once your email address has been validated, we will communicate with you about completing your registration.
If your request to participate is confirmed, you will be invited to submit a description of your company or organization as well as the descriptions of the positions you wish to fill.
You will be contacted if necessary by the international counsellors to
discuss in detail your requirements and your offer.
Applicants will be selected from the CVs submitted for Destination Canada
and from the data bases of the employment services. Other candidates can
meet you spontaneously at the event.
You will be able to consult online the résumés/CVs of the candidates pre-selected for your positions.
There is no cost to employers or candidates to participate. The space and furniture, electricity
and internet connections will be provided.
There is no fee for the services of the employment counsellors who work
for French and Belgian government agencies.
In addition, taking into account the current economic pressures and on
an exceptional basis, the Embassy will cover the cost of local travel as
well as transportation of display material. Costs not covered by the
organizers are air travel to France , transportation from the airport to
the hotel at the beginning and end of the stay, hotel and meals, as well
as shipping of material for the fair to Paris and Brussels.
An accommodation package will be offered by the Megatour travel agency
including hotel and breakfast in both cities, and ground transportation will
be from those hotels. Booking will open in June.
Air Canada is the Official Canadian Airline for Destination Canada. Canadian participants can benefit from a 10% reduction on travel booked online at www.aircanada.com. Here is the promotional code, valid for return travel to Paris between November 4th and November 25th 2012: NXB7C2T1
Labour Market Opinion (LMO) exemptions will be considered for Work Permit applications associated with this Destination Canada event. We will inform you if such an LMO exemption applies to job(s) you have posted.
Many participants will be eligible for temporary work permits under the International Experience Canada initiative, without a Labour Market Opinion or confirmation of the job offer by Service Canada. For information on International Experience Canada:
Temporary work permit applications are processed in our office within 6 weeks (8 weeks if a medical examination is required, for instance for work in health care or with children). Priority processing will be given to applications resulting from Destination Canada.
The validity of a temporary work permit, other than under International Experience Canada, can be up to 3 years, depending on the level of qualification, and may be extended.
For permanent positions:
Applications for permanent residence in the Federal Skilled Worker category with an Arranged Employment Opinion (AEO) are processed on a priority basis. We will communicate with you if the job(s) you have posted would qualify for an AEO and explain how to submit an application to Service Canada. We will also inform you if you qualify for the facilitative immigration processes being offered to employers attending Destination Canada.
Without an AEO, current processing times are 12 to 18 months.
Processing times in our office are currently 5 to 9 months for Provincial Nominees and Québec Skilled Workers. This does not include the processing time for the nomination or selection certificate from the province or territory.
An applicant who has been nominated by a province (other than Québec) may apply for a temporary work permit at the same time as he or she submits the permanent residence application, without a Labour Market Opinion, to begin work more quickly.
We will pre-select up to 800 participants per day over the 4 days of "Destination Canada".
Most Canadian provinces as well as Yukon and Northwest Territories are expected again this year.
Representatives of francophone community organizations are also expected.
The Visa Office of the Embassy of Canada in Paris, event organizer and
responsible for visa and permit applications from France and Belgium among
other countries, will participate in the information session and round table
discussion and be present at a stand in order to guide participants and employers
through the different procedures.
In 2011, more than 1500 positions were posted and 27 employers were present or represented to interview candidates.
By registering on this website, you will receive updates as well as the list of employers, detailed schedules and technical information for each venue as the event approches.
If you are unsure whether you will be able to travel to the event, you may register and indicate « undecided » for your participation in Paris and/or Brussels. You can change that information once your decision is made.