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The Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) is required for temporary foreign workers and for students planning to settle in the province of Quebec.
An employer based in Quebec must hold a CAQ in addition to a labor market impact study (LMIA). The CAQ certifies that immigrations in Quebec confirm the assessment made by Service Canada as to the neutral or positive impact of the hiring of a foreign worker on the local market.
Exemptions from obtaining a CAQ: