Quebec Employers Get Boost As Province Adds 65 Jobs To Facilitated LMIA Process For TFWs

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Canada immigration news: Quebec has expanded its list of jobs that qualify for its simplified Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process, making it easier for employers to hire temporary foreign workers for vacant positions in the francophone province. 

The new list includes 287 targeted occupations for the facilitated LMIA process, up 65 from the 222 occupations listed as recently as late February this year.

Skill Level C jobs were added in the May 24 update.


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The list of eligible occupations includes professions under National Occupational Classification (NOC) deemed in high demand and industry sectors with labour shortages.

The Quebec immigration ministry, the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI), updates this list of occupations annually.

Last week’s update adds the following positions to the list:

  • 1314 Property Valuator
  • 1414Receptionist
  • 1415 Staffing Clerk
  • 1434 Bank Clerk
  • 1435 Loan Collector
  • 1452 Correspondence Clerk
  • 1454 Statistical Clerk
  • 1521 Shipper
  • 1522 Warehouse Clerk
  • 1523 Logistics Clerk
  • 1524 Inventory Clerk
  • 1525 Dispatcher
  • 1526 Scheduler
  • 3411 Dental Hygienist
  • 3413 Nurse’s Aide
  • 4413 Teaching Assistant
  • 5113 Archivist
  • 5243 Costume Designer
  • 6222 Buyer
  • 6313 Hotel/Casino Supervisor
  • 6332 Baker
  • 6411 Sales Rep – Wholesale  
  • 6421 Sales Rep – Retail 
  • 6513 Food and Beverage Servers
  • 6531 Tourism Guide
  • 6551 Bank Teller
  • 6563 Veterinarian
  • 7305 Traffic Supervisor
  • 7444 Exterminator
  • 7451 Longshoreman  
  • 7452 Warehouse Worker  
  • 7511 Truck Driver
  • 7512 Public Transit Driver
  • 7521 Heavy Equipment Operator
  • 7522 Utility Vehicle Operator
  • 7532 Deckhand
  • 8421 Logger
  • 8422 Forestry Worker
  • 9411 Mining Equipment Operator
  • 9412 Smelter Worker
  • 9414 Stonecutter
  • 9415 Inspector / Tester, mineral and metal processing
  • 9416 Metalworking and Forging Machine Operator
  • 9417 Machining Tool Operator
  • 9418 Metal Products Machine Operator
  • 9421 Chemical Plant Machine Operator
  • 9422 Plastics Processing Machine Operator
  • 9423 Rubber Processing Machine Operator
  • 9431 Sawmill Machine Operator
  • 9435 Paper Converting Machine Operator
  • 9436 Lumber Grader/Wood Processing Inspector
  • 9437 Woodworking Machine Operator
  • 9441Textile Fibre and Yarn, Hide and Pelt Processing Machine Operator or Worker
  • 9446 Industrial Sewing Machine Operator
  • 9461 Process Control and Machine Operator, food and beverage processing
  • 9462 Industrial Butcher
  • 9463 Seafood Processing Worker
  • 9465 Tester or Grader, food and beverage processing
  • 9523 Electronics Assembler, Fabricator, Inspector or Tester
  • 9526 Mechanical Assembler or Inspector
  • 9532 Furniture and Fixture Assembler or Inspector
  • 9533 Wood Products Assembler or Inspector
  • 9534 Furniture Finisher or Refinisher
  • 9535 Plastic Products Assembler, Finisher or Inspector
  • 9536 Industrial Painter, Coater and Metal Finishing Process Operator

The newly-updated list is notable in its inclusion of many more occupations for machine operators in industry, clerks and drivers.


Quebec Facilitated LMIA Process: List of Eligible Occupations
(Updated May 2022)

NOC Code

Occupation

0111

Financial managers

0112

Human Resources Managers

0113

Purchasing Managers

0121

Insurance, Real Estate and Financial Brokerage Managers

0122

Banking, credit and other investment managers

0124

Advertising, marketing and public relations managers

0131

Telecommunication carriers managers

0211

Engineering managers

0212

Architecture and Science Managers

0213

IT system managers *

0311

Managers in health care

0421

Administrators in post-secondary education and vocational training (only for educational establishments designated 

and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or an agency mandated by the State)

0423

Managers in social and community services (this designation only)

0513

Recreation, sports and fitness program and service director

0601

Corporate sales managers

0631

Restaurant and food service manager

0632

Accommodation service managers

0711

Construction managers

0712

Homebuilding managers

0731

Managers in transportation operations

0811

Managers in natural resources production and fishing

0821

Managers in agriculture

0822

Managers in horticulture

0911

Manufacturing managers

0912

Utilities managers

1111

Financial auditors and accountants

1112

Financial and investment analysts

1113

Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers

1114

Financial Planners and Financial Advisors (this designation only)

1121

Human resources professional

1122

Professionals in business management consulting

1123

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

1211

Supervisors of general office and administrative support workers

1214

Supervisors of mail and message distribution

1215

Supervisors of supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations

1221

Administrative officers

1222

Executive assistant

1223

Human resources and recruitment officer

1224

Property administrators

1225

Purchasing agents and officer

1226

Conference and event planner

1241

Administrative assistants

1243

Medical Administrative Assistants

1252

Health information management occupations

1253

Records management technician

1254

Statistical officers and workers in related research support occupations

1311

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

1312

Insurance adjusters and claims examiners

1313

Insurance underwriters

1314

Property Valuator

1414

Receptionist

1415

Staffing Clerk

1434

Bank Clerk

1435

Loan Collector

1452

Correspondence Clerk

1454

Statistical Clerk

1521

Shipper

1522

Warehouse Clerk

1523

Logistics Clerk

1524

Inventory Clerk

1525

Dispatcher

1526

Scheduler

2112

Chemists

2113

Geoscientists and oceanographers

2121

Biologists and related scientists

2122

Forestry professionals

2123

Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists

2131

Civil Engineers

2132

Mechanical Engineers

2133

Electrical and electronics engineers

2134

Chemical engineer

2141

Industrial and manufacturing engineers

2142

Metallurgical and materials engineers

2143

Mining engineers

2144

Geological engineers

2147

Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers) *

2151

Architects

2152

Landscape architects

2153

Urban and land use planners

2154

Land surveyors

2161

Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

2171

Computer Analysts and Consultants *

2172

Database analysts and data administrators

2173

Software Engineers and Designers *

2174

Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers *

2175

Web Developers*

2211

Chemical technologists and technicians

2212

Geological and mineral technologists and technicians

2221

Biological technologists and technicians

2223

Forestry technologists and technicians

2225

Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists

2231

Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians

2232

Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians

2233

Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians

2234

Construction estimators

2241

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

2242

Electronic service technicians service and repair household and business electronic equipment

2243

Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

2244

Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors

2252

Industrial designers

2253

Drafting Technologists and Technicians

2254

Land survey technologists and technicians

2255

Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology

2261

Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians

2263

Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety

2264

Construction inspectors

2273

Deck officers, water transport

2275

Railway traffic controllers  and marine traffic regulators

2281

Computer Network Technicians*

2282

User Support Agents

2283

Information systems testing technicians and the designation Video game testers*

3011

Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors

3012

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses / registered psychiatric nurses

3111

Specialist doctors

3112

General Practitioners and Family Medicine Doctors

3113

Dentists

3114

Veterinarians

3121

Optometrists

3122

Chiropractors

3124

Allied primary health practitioners

3131

Pharmacists

3132

Dietitians and nutritionists

3141

Audiologists and speech therapists

3142

Physiotherapists

3143

Occupational Therapists

3211

Medical laboratory technologists

3212

Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants

3213

Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians

3214

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

3215

Medical Radiation Technologists

3219

Pharmacy technical assistants (this designation only)

3222

Hygienists and dental therapists

3223

Dental technologists and technicians

3231

Opticians

3233

Licensed Nurses // Licensed Practical Nurses

3234

Paramedical occupations

3411

Dental Hygienist

3413

Nurse’s Aide

4011

University professors and lecturers

4012

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants (only for educational establishments designated and recognized

 by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or an agency mandated by the State)

4021

College teachers (only this appellation) (only for educational establishments designated and recognized by the 

Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or an agency mandated by the State)

4031

Secondary school teachers (only for educational establishments designated and recognized by the Ministry of

 Education and Higher Education or another ministry or an agency mandated by the State)

4032

Elementary school and kindergarten teachers (only for educational establishments designated and recognized by 

the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or an agency mandated by the State)

4033

Educational counsellors

4112

Lawyers (across Canada) and Quebec notaries

4151

Psychologists

4152

Social Workers

4153

Marriage therapists, family therapists and psychoeducators (only this designation)

4161

Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers

4162

Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts

4163

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants

4164

Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

4165

Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers

4166

Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers

4167

Policy researchers, consultants and program officers in recreation, sports and fitness

4168

Program officers unique to government

4212

Community and Social Service Workers

4214

Educators with a college or university degree in early childhood education or child development and early childhood educator assistants with a high school diploma (where the employer authorized to hire is an educational establishment designated and recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation and the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur or another government 

department or agency, or a childcare service recognized by the Ministère de la Family)

4215

Instructors for people with disabilities

4312

Firefighters

4413

Teaching Assistant

5111

Librarians

5113

Archivist

5122

Editors

5123

Journalists

5125

Translators, terminologists and interpreters

5131

Producer, technical, creative and artistic director / technical, creative and artistic director, and project manager – visual effects

 and video games (only these appellations) *

5211

Library and public archive technicians

5225

Audio and video recording technicians

5241

Graphic Designers and Illustrators and the designation animators, designers and animation technicians in the field of 2D and 3D digital media*

5242

Interior designers and interior decorators

5243

Costume Designer

5254

Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness

6221

Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale

6222

Buyer

6231

Insurance Agents and Brokers

6311

Supervisors – Fast Food Restaurants

6313

Hotel/Casino Supervisor

6314

Customer and information services supervisors

6321

Chefs

6322

Graduate cooks / qualified cooks (this designation only)

6331

Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers in retail and wholesale

6332

Baker

6342

Tailors, dressmakers and furriers and milliners

6345

Upholsterers

6411

Sales Rep – Wholesale  

6421

Sales Rep – Retail

6513

Food and Beverage Servers

6531

Tourism Guide

6551

Bank Teller

6563

Veterinarian

7201

Contractors and supervisors in machining and personnel in the metal forming, profiling and assembly trades (this designation only)

7202

Foremen/women in electricity and telecommunications (this designation only)

7204

Foremen/women in carpentry (this designation only)

7205

Foremen/women in other construction trades and installment and repairment servicers (this designation only)

7231

Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors

7232

Tool and die makers

7233

Sheet metal worker

7236

Ironworkers

7237

Welders and Related Machine Operators

7241

Electricians (except industrial and power systems)

7242

Industrial electrician

7243

Power system electricians

7244

Electrical power line and cable workers

7246

Telecommunications installation and repair workers

7251

Plumbers

7252

Steamfitters and pipefitters and Sprinkler system installer

7271

Carpenters

7281

Bricklayers

7282

Concrete finishers

7283

Tilesetters

7284

Plasterers. Drywall installers and finishers. Lathers

7291

Roofers. Shinglers

7292

Glaziers

7293

Insulators

7294

Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)

7295

Floor covering installer

7301

Contractors and supervisors in mechanic trades

7302

Contractors and supervisors of heavy equipment operator crews

7303

Supervisors of printing and related occupations

7305

Traffic Supervisor

7311

Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics

7312

Heavy equipment mechanics

7313

Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics

7314

Railway carmen/women

7315

Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Inspectors

7316

Machine fitters

7318

Elevator constructors and mechanics

7321

Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers

7322

Motor vehicle body repairers

7332

Appliance servicers and repairer

7333

Electromechanical / Mechanics

7361

Railway locomotive engineers

7371

Crane operators

7372

Drillers and blasters in surface mining, quarrying and construction

7381

Printing press operators

7444

Exterminator

7451

Longshoreman  

7452

Warehouse Worker  

7511

Truck Driver

7512

Public Transit Driver

7521

Heavy Equipment Operator

7522

Utility Vehicle Operator

7532

Deckhand

8211

Supervisors in logging and forestry

8241

Logging machinery operators

8252

Supervisors of farms and specialized laborers in animal husbandry (only this designation)

8255

Landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture supervisors (this designation only)

8421

Logger

8422

Forestry Worker

9212

Supervisors in petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities

9213

Supervisors in food and beverage processing

9214

Supervisors in plastic and rubber products manufacturing

9215

Supervisors in forest products processing

9217

Supervisors in textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing

9224

Supervisors in motor vehicle assembling

9232

Central control and process operators in petroleum, gas and chemical processing

9235

Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators

9241

Power engineers. Power systems operators

9243

Water and waste treatment plant operators

9411

Mining Equipment Operator

9412

Smelter Worker

9414

Stonecutter

9415

Inspector / Tester, mineral and metal processing

9416

Metalworking and Forging Machine Operator

9417

Machining Tool Operator

9418

Metal Products Machine Operator

9421

Chemical Plant Machine Operator

9422

Plastics Processing Machine Operator

9423

Rubber Processing Machine Operator

9431

Sawmill Machine Operator

9435

Paper Converting Machine Operator

9436

Lumber Grader/Wood Processing Inspector

9437

Woodworking Machine Operator

9441

Textile Fibre and Yarn, Hide and Pelt Processing Machine Operator or Worker

9446

Industrial Sewing Machine Operator

9461

Process Control and Machine Operator, food and beverage processing

9462

Industrial Butcher

9463

Seafood Processing Worker

9465

Tester or Grader, food and beverage processing

9523

Electronics Assembler, Fabricator, Inspector or Tester

9526

Mechanical Assembler or Inspector

9532

Furniture and Fixture Assembler or Inspector

9533

Wood Products Assembler or Inspector

9534

Furniture Finisher or Refinisher

9535

Plastic Products Assembler, Finisher or Inspector

9536

Industrial Painter, Coater and Metal Finishing Process Operator

Employers hiring temporary foreign workers to fill these jobs do not need to prove their recruitment efforts but are still encouraged by the province of Quebec to make every effort to hire a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

LMIA applications also usually require a transition plan. Under the Quebec facilitated process, the transition plan is not required for the first application for an occupation in a specific location. From the second request onwards for the given occupation and location, a transition plan is required.

Wages offered to temporary foreign workers must be consistent with those paid to Canadians and permanent residents.

If the position is covered by a collective agreement, the employer must pay the rate established in the agreement plus any benefits offered to Canadians and permanent residents.

Quebec employers seeking to hire a TFW at lower than the median hourly wage must comply with the requirements for the stream for high-wage positions. 

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