Destination canada mobility forum

November 18th-24th, 2023 Paris, france | rabat, morocco

Destination canada mobility forum 2023

BCHA is pleased to announce that we have once again received an invitation to attend the Destination Canada Mobility Forum on your behalf taking place on Nov. 18th- 24th, 2023 in Paris, France and Rabat, Morocco. The Destination Forum is organized by IRCC-Embassy of Canada to France and provides an opportunity for workers in France, Morocco, and other French speaking countries to meet Canadian representatives looking to bring workers to Canada. We attended on behalf of our members last year and our recruitment efforts were very successful.
 

This year, the Francophone Mobility Program has been expanded to include skilled and unskilled positions such as housekeeping supervisors, front desk supervisors, chefs, cooks, food service supervisors as well as light duty cleaners, servers, and kitchen helpers among others. Additionally, this program does not require the employer to apply for an LMIA.

Destination Canada Mobility

Background: 

  • BCHA representatives meet with job seekers and explain the pathways to come to Canada and will answer candidates’ questions, providing the opportunity to meet candidates in person and evaluate their skills and experience to meet job orders.
  • Through the Francophone Mobility Program, skilled and unskilled workers will be able to obtain work permits. This program does not require an employer to apply for an LMIA.
  • The workers that do not qualify for this program can still come to Canada but will require an approved LMIA. Work permits for both these programs would be issued for 2 years and are employer specific.
  • Workers may also be eligible for a working -holiday permit (also LMIA exempt) depending on their citizenship and would be issued an open work permit for minimum of 1 year.
  • The Francophone program does NOT require an employer to apply a LMIA.

The Involvement of Accommodators:
The support of the accommodation community will be necessary for involvement in this critical recruitment path and we are proposing the following process and cost to be included:

  • $1000 per hotel/restaurant/pub with a maximum of 3 positions per job order
  • Candidates will be pre-screened and resumes and interview summaries will be provided to employers post event
  • Follow up consultation for processing workers to obtain work permits
  • You must be a BCHA member in good standing to participate in the mobility forum program
If you are interested in participating, please contact BCHA Workforce Strategist Alison Langford at Alison@bcha.com by September 1, 2023