Eligibility Requirements for Claiming a Deduction for Foreign Employees

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The table below lists the requirements for claiming a deduction for foreign employees and the government body responsible for issuing the certificate or qualification certificate.

Job title Eligible employer Requirements Issuer of the certificate or the qualification certificate
Specialist Laval BDC
  • The employee took up employment duties after March 29, 2001, under an employment contract entered into after that date.
  • The employee was not resident in Canada immediately before entering into the contract or immediately before taking up employment duties.
  • The employee works almost exclusively (more than 90%) for the eligible employer.
Investissement Québec
Lévis BDC
  • The employee took up employment duties after July 11, 2002, under an employment contract entered into after that date.
  • The employee was not resident in Canada immediately before entering into the contract or immediately before taking up employment duties.
  • The employee works almost exclusively (more than 90%) for the eligible employer.
Sherbrooke and Saint-Hyacinthe BDCs
  • The employee took up employment duties after March 19, 2002, under an employment contract entered into after that date.
  • The employee was not resident in Canada immediately before entering into the contract or immediately before taking up employment duties.
  • The employee works almost exclusively (more than 90%) for the eligible employer.
IFC1
  • The employee took up employment duties with a corporation operating an IFC under an employment contract entered into with the corporation.
  • The employee was not resident in Canada immediately before taking up employment duties.
  • At least 75% of the employee's duties are related to the activities of an IFC. Moreover, if the employee's duties are related to back office activities, the employee must be part of the IFC's strategic personnel.
Ministère des Finances
Financial services corporation
  • The employee took up employment duties after March 20, 2012, under an employment contract entered into after that date.
  • The employee was not resident in Canada immediately before entering into the contract or immediately before taking up employment duties.
  • The employee works almost exclusively (more than 90%) for the eligible employer.
Researcher or expert Business in Canada that carries out R&D or has R&D carried out on its behalf in Québec

Researchers:

  • The employee took up employment duties with an eligible employer under an employment contract entered into with the employer.
  • The employee was not resident in Canada immediately before entering into the contract or immediately before taking up employment duties.
  • The employee's duties are almost exclusively related to R&D.

Experts:

  • The employee took up employment duties after March 9, 1999, under an employment contract entered into after that date.
  • The employee was not resident in Canada immediately before entering into the contract or immediately before taking up employment duties.
  • The employee performs duties almost exclusively under an R&D project.
Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
Researcher on a post-doctoral internship Eligible university entity or public research centre
  • The employee took up employment duties after March 31, 1998, under an employment contract entered into after that date.
  • The employee was not resident in Canada immediately before entering into the contract or immediately before taking up employment duties.
  • The employee performs duties almost exclusively in the context of a post-doctoral internship in the field of pure or applied science, or a related field.
Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur
Professor Québec university
  • The employee took up employment duties after June 29, 2000, under an employment contract entered into after that date.
  • The employee was not resident in Canada immediately before entering into the contract or immediately before taking up employment duties.
  • The employee performs duties exclusively or almost exclusively as a professor in the field of science and engineering, finance, health or new information and communications technologies.
  1. The exemption applies not only to the employee's salary or wages but to all income.

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