On June 15, 2023, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada announced that C16 will be expanded for a period of 2 years, to include job offers outside Quebec for all NOCs, with the exception of jobs in primary agriculture.
- The French language proficiency requirements are changing from CLB 7 to CLB 5 (listening and speaking)
- Proof of language proficiency will now be required. “Documentary evidence may be, but is not limited to: a French evaluation test or the French competencies test, a diploma or degree from a French college or university, or a document confirming studies at a French-language institution.”
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