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  • Destination Canada supports your recruitment efforts by providing you a wide talent pool in France, Belgium and Tunisia.
  • Candidates are screened and preselected for you based on your needs.
  • Streamlined immigration initiatives make it easy to hire French speaking and bilingual candidates for certain types of jobs.
  • Participation is free. You cover only your travel and accommodation costs. Negotiated rates are available.
  • You may post job offers even if you cannot attend the event in person.
  • Register today to start posting your job offers so we can help you find the talent you need.

Why should I participate?

“Destination Canada – Job Fair” gives you access to a pool of workers with a wide variety of skills in France, Belgium and Tunisia. 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 65,7 million, Belgium 11 million and Tunisia 10.7 million. A great number of people in all three countries are interested in Canada and in acquiring North American experience. All three 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, construction and fabrication. This list is not exclusive: if you submit your job offers quickly, the employment counsellors can start to look for the best candidates right away.

You may also benefit from immigration initiatives 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.

How can I participate in Paris and Brussels?

  • 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. You will have the opportunity to specify if you wish to participate in Paris and/or Brussels. You may also post your positions now and confirm your attendance later.
  • 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. If you are unable to travel to meet candidates, you may contact them to conduct interviews by telephone or skype.

How can I participate in Tunis?

How much will it cost?

  • 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, Belgian and Tunisian government agencies.
  • 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, 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, Brussels and Tunis.
  • An accommodation package will be offered by the Megatour travel agency including hotel and breakfast in Paris and Brussels, and ground transportation will be from those hotels. Booking will open in July on
  • For Tunis, the Embassy of Canada in Tunis will provide information on accomodation directly to employers.
  • Air Canada is the Official Canadian Airline for Destination Canada. Canadian participants can benefit from a 10% reduction on travel booked online at Here is the promotional code, valid for return travel to Paris between November 9th and 30th 2014: M7TQJWW1

What kind of visa or permit will the applicant need?

For temporary positions:

  • Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exemptions will be considered for Work Permit applications associated for French-speaking candidates destined to provinces or territories other than Quebec in managerial, professional, technical or skilled trade positions (levels 0, A or B of the National Occupational Classification).
  • For other skill levels, you may apply for pre-approved Labour Market Impact Assessments in advance of Destination Canada:
  • Many participants will be eligible for temporary work permits under the International Experience Canada initiative, without a Labour Market Impact Assessment or confirmation of the job offer by Service Canada. For information on International Experience Canada:
  • Temporary work permit applications are processed in the Visa Office in Paris within 10 working days (The delay may be longer if a medical examination is required, for instance for work in health care or with children) and in the Visa Office in Tunis within 3 weeks (5 weeks if a medical examination is required). 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 2 years, depending on the level of qualification, and may be extended.

For permanent positions:

  • There are several different programs that permit employers to hire foreign workers permanently: Federal Skilled Workers, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Provincial Nominees, Canadian Experience Class. For complete information, consult the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.
  • Candidates will receive information about the different types of applications in advance of “Destination Canada” and again at the event.

How is “Destination Canada – Job Fair” being promoted?

  • Through the websites of the Canadian embassies in Belgium and in France (over 1 750 000 visitors to the visa and immigration section each year).
  • Through Twitter: @DestCan
  • Through the employment and international mobility services, our partners in France, Belgium and Tunisia.
  • By an e-mailing to participants in the Embassy's information sessions.
  • Through press releases and press conferences.
  • Through targeted outreach to candidates in your sector of activity - which is why it is important to let us know your needs by submitting your job offers as soon as possible!

Who will be coming?

  • We will pre-select up to 800 participants per day over the 4 days of "Destination Canada".
  • Most Canadian provinces and 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 Paris and Brussels in order to guide participants and employers through the different procedures. The Visa Office of the Embassy of Canada in Tunis will provide information and guidance to participants in Tunis.
  • In 2013, more than 1000 positions were posted and 100 employers or were present or represented to interview candidates.

Can I be represented?

  • Employers may be represented by recruiters on condition that:
    • they do not receive fees from job seekers
    • they do not act as immigration representatives and
    • they do not offer additional paid services.

How do I get more information?

  • 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 approaches.
  • 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.
  • You may contact the Destination Canada Team at the Embassy of Canada in Paris..