November 18 to 20, 2021

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We are currently updating the website. Registration will be open from September 27 to October 24 2021.

Registration will be open from September 27 to October 24 2021

The Destination Canada Mobility Forum is the premier event for temporary or permanent immigration to Canada.  This annual event organized by the Government of Canada connects Canadian employers and organizations with skilled French-speaking and bilingual candidates in various fields.

Participating as a Visitor

Destination Canada is for French-speaking and bilingual candidates seeking opportunities in Canada (outside Quebec).

Attendance is free but by invitation only. To participate, you need to register first. We invite you to the live online event based on the needs of the Canadian labour market and the job postings on our website.  All registered visitors will have access to the on-demand content online from November 22 to December 21 2021.

At Destination Canada Mobility Forum, you will connect online with Canadian employers representing various sectors seeking bilingual and French-speaking talent.

You will also connect with representatives from Canada’s provinces and territories and French-speaking communities. They will tell you about their regions, cities and communities, and their specific immigration programs and they’ll answer questions about life in French in Canada (outside Quebec).

In addition to making connections, you can attend conferences and view videos that will give you an overview of Canada. You will also find information on how to work in Canada temporarily or permanently. 

Registration will be open from September 27 to October 24 2021.

Participating as an Exhibitor

Canadian employers seeking talent for jobs outside Quebec can participate as exhibitors.  Representatives of provinces and territories, cities and regions, associations, French-speaking community organizations and settlement organizations outside Quebec can also participate.

It’s free to participate, but you need to register first. We’ll send you more details about the event after we confirm your registration.

You’ll inform qualified French-speaking and bilingual candidates about immigration and settlement programs, as well as job opportunities. Destination Canada Mobility Forum gives you access to a pool of qualified candidates from around the world.

Among the candidates who will be invited to participate live, there will be:

  • Candidates who are ready to leave for Canada with an open work permit such as a Working Holiday Permit or WHP. This means they can come to Canada immediately and start working from the day they arrive. You won’t need to take any other steps related to their immigration.
  • Candidates who are eligible for a work permit under the Mobilité Francophone stream. The types of occupations in this stream are managerial, professional and technical occupations and skilled trades. This allows you to hire French-speaking and bilingual workers from abroad to work outside of Quebec without having to get a Labour Market Impact Assessment.
  • Candidates who have already created their Express Entry profile to immigrate to Canada, outside Québec.
  • Candidates looking for information about opportunities in Canada to advance their immigration project.

Registration will be open from September 27 to October 24 2021.

Conferences


These conferences will be presented each day of the forum, November 18 to 20, 2021. 

The conferences will be in French and the question period will be bilingual, French and English.

Note: The schedule is based on the Central European Time zone (CET) (Check Local Time Here).


3:30 pm – 4:15pm CET

Understanding immigration programs – temporary residence

To help you determine the immigration program best suited for you, an immigration officer will present the different temporary immigration options including Mobilité Francophone and International Experience Canada, and explain how to apply.

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm CET

Understanding immigration programs – permanent residence

Find out what immigration programs you can apply for to become a permanent resident of Canada.  A migration officer will present permanent immigration options including Express Entry, selection criteria and procedures to apply.

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm CET

Approaching the Canadian labour market

Building a network, developing a Canadian resume and preparing for a job interview are key steps to get ahead in the Canadian labour market. A panel of experts will share advice on how to adapt your approach to the needs of Canadian employers, and sell yourself without bragging ─ tips and more for getting a job in Canada.

6:30 pm – 7:15 pm CET

Ready to go!

This session presents the essentials for successful arrival in Canada: financial preparation, networking, looking for housing, health care, schools for the children and adapting to a new life.

7:30 pm – 8:15 pm CET

Start or acquire a business in Canada

This session will explain how to move to Canada as an entrepreneur. From planning to market research, financing to registering your business, this session will cover the stages and key resources for starting or acquiring a business in Canada.

Booths

The virtual booths will be open from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm Central European Time (CET) (Check Local Time) on November 18, 19 and 20, 2021.

Exhibitors

The virtual booths will be open from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm Central European Time (CET) on November 18th, 19th and 20th, 2021. The list of exhibitors will be available when visitors login.

Frequently Asked Questions

The list of exhibitors will be in the Guide to the Forum which will be sent out a few days before the event to visitors invited to attend live. It will also be available in the Exhibition Halls.
You will find the job offers in the Guide to the Forum which will be sent out a few days before the event to visitors invited to attend live. They will also be available on the booths of the exhibitors who want to recruit. In addition, you will be able to find jobs using the search function and key words (ex. teacher, cook, programmer).
You will find the job offers on the booths of the exhibitors who want to recruit. You will also be able to find jobs using the search function and key words (ex. teacher, cook, programmer).
You must each register, for the same date, and indicate each other’s name and email address in the registration form.
The last day to register is October 24, 2021. We will start sending invitations on November 8, 2021.
You can edit your profile and change your CV up until October 24, 2021.
If you are registered, you can visit the forum from November 22 to December 21 2021, to see the booths, view videos and the conference recordings and to download documents. You can also apply for the jobs which are still open.
Participating in the forum will provide you with information and contacts for your project to move to Canada. It will not give you points or other advantages in the immigration process.
The province of Quebec holds its own activities to support employers from that province. For more information consult the Journées Québec website .
This virtual event is free for visitors and exhibitors.
Once you are invited, it is no longer possible to change dates as the maximum number of visitors each day has been reached. You can visit the forum from November 22 to December 21 2021.
If you received an invitation to participate live, you can access the platform from November 12 to 17, 2021, to plan your visit and apply for jobs that correspond to your profile. You can then log-on only on the date you selected when you registered, November 18, 19 or 20, 2021. All registered visitors can visit the platform November 21 to December 20 2021.

Use Chrome or Firefox (not Internet Explorer or Edge) to log-onto www.destinationcanada.vfairs.com with the email address you used to register.

Go to the browser settings and authorize the platform to use your audio.
If you have other technical problems once you have logged on, visit the Info Desk in the Lobby and Click on Technical Support.
If you are unable to logon, write to destinationcanada@getvfairs.io.

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