Quebec Facilitated LMIA: List Of Qualifying Occupations Updated

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Quebec Facilitated LMIA: List Of Qualifying Occupations Updated
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Quebec has updated its list of jobs in high demand for which employers do not need to demonstrate they have tried to hire and failed to find suitably-qualified Canadians.

The Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI) updates its list of occupations that qualify for Quebec’s  facilitated Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program every year. 

This year, dozens of job categories that were considered in high demand last year have been axed from the list as COVID-19’s second wave continues to rage throughout Canada and put a damper on business activity.

“Canada’s economy remains a long way from normal,” the Conference Board of Canada stated last month. “Employment in November, for example, was three per cent below where it was in February before the pandemic struck. That weakness reflects a deep recession.

“Many Canadian industries will not fully recover until the second half of 2021, when the health risks associated with COVID-19 will have dissipated, borders re-opened and households and businesses can get back to normal,” forecast the economic think-tank.

Quebec’s new list took of occupations eligible for the facilitated LMIA process took effect Feb. 24.

But the provincial government is again allowing this year a grace period of one month.

“A transition period of 30 days, from Feb. 24 through to March 24, 2021 is afforded to employers or their representatives,” the immigration ministry states in French on its website. 

“Applications received by the ministry or Employment and Social Development Canada during this period will be considered under the list of occupations permitted under the simplified process in 2020 if the occupation is not in the list currently in effect.”

The list of permitted occupations under the simplified process is to meet the needs of industry sectors with labour shortages. It includes National Occupational Classification skill types 0, A and B.


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Quebec’s immigration ministry updates the list of occupations annually.

MIFI has highlighted that some of the occupations on the list are also on the Global Talent Stream List of target occupations. These are highlight by an asterisk in the list.

Where an occupation qualifies for both processes, applications can be made under either process at the discretion of the employer.


Quebec Facilitated LMIA Occupations For 2021

NOC Code Occupation
0111 Financial managers
0112 Human Resources 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
0213 IT system managers *
0311 Managers in health care
0421 Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training (only for educational institutions designated and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or agency authorized by the State).
0422 Supervisors / School Principals and Administrators / Administrators of education at primary and secondary school programs (for educational institutions designated and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or mandatory agency of the State)
0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services
0711 Construction managers
0712 Home construction managers and renovators
0821 Managers in agriculture
0822 Horticulture managers
0911 Manufacturing Managers
1111 Financial auditors and accountants
1112 Financial analysts and investment analysts
1113 Securities agents, investment agents and traders
1114 Financial planners and financial advisers  (only this name)
1121 Human resources professionals
1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting
1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
1213 Supervisors, library, correspondence and other information workers
1214 Postal and courier service supervisors
1215 Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
1222 Executive assistants
1223 Human Resources and Recruitment Officers
1224 Property management officers
1225 Purchasing agents
1243 Medical administrative assistants
1251 Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations
1252 Health information management occupations
1311 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
1312 Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners
1313 Insurers / Underwriters
1315 Maritime brokers  (only this designation)
2112 Chemists
2113 Geoscientists  and oceanographers
2121 Biologists and related scientists
2122 Forest science professionals
2123 Agricultural Representatives, Consultants and Specialists
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical Engineers
2133 Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2134 Chemical engineers
2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers
2142 Metallurgical and materials engineers
2143 Mining engineers
2146 Aerospace engineers
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers  ) *
2151 architects
2153 Urban and land use planners
2154 Land Surveyors / Surveyors
2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries *
2171 Computer analysts and consultants *
2172 Database analysts and data administrators *
2173 Software engineers and designers *
2174 Programmers and Interactive Media Developers *
2175 Web Designers and Developers *
2223 Forest science technologists and technicians
2224 Natural and fishery 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 Electronic and electrical engineering technologists and technicians
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2251 Architectural technologists and technicians
2254 Land survey technologists and technicians
2263 Public health, environment and occupational health and safety inspectors
2264 Construction inspectors
2281 Computer network technicians *
2282 User support workers
2283 Computer systems assessors and the video game tester designation  *
3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
3012 Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses / Registered Psychiatric Nurses
3111 Specialist doctors
3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians
3113 Dentists
3114 Vets
3121 Optometrists
3122 Chiropractor / Chiropractors
3124 Related primary health care practitioners
3131 Chemists / Pharmacists
3132 Dietitians and nutritionists
3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
3142 Physiotherapists
3143 Occupational Therapists
3211 Medical laboratory technologists
3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathology assistants
3213 Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
3214 Respiratory therapists,   cardiovascular perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
3215 Medical radiation technologists
3219 Technical assistants in pharmacy  (only this name)
3221 Denturists
3222 Hygienists and dental therapists
3233 Licensed practical nurses
3234 Paramedics
4011 University professors and lecturers
4012 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
4021 College Teachers and Other Vocational Training Instructors (Only for Educational Institutions Designated by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another government department or agency)
4031 Secondary school teachers (only for educational institutions designated and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or agency authorized by the State)
4032 Elementary and preschool teachers (only for educational institutions designated and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or agency authorized by the State)
4033 School Information Consultants
4112 Lawyers (everywhere in Canada) and notaries (in Quebec)
4151 Psychologists
4152 Social workers
4153 Marriage therapists / marriage therapists, family therapists / family therapists and psychoeducators / psychoeducators  (only this name)
4156 Employment counselors
4161 Natural and applied sciences researchers, consultants and program officers
4162 Economists, researchers and economic policy analysts
4163 Economic development officers, marketers and marketing 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
4211 Legal technicians  (only this name)
4212 Social and community service workers
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants (whose employer is authorized to hire is an educational institution designated and recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur or another ministry or an authorized agency of the State, or a daycare service recognized by the Ministry of Family)
4215 Instructors of persons with disabilities
4312 Fire / female firefighters
5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and the name technical, creative and artistic directors, technical, creative and artistic directors and project managers – visual effects and video games
5211 Library and public archive technicians
5223 Graphic arts technicians
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators *
6211 Sales Supervisors – Retail
6221 Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale Trade
6231 Insurance agents and brokers
6235 Financial sales representatives
6314 Information and customer service supervisors
6331 Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – wholesale and retail
7201 Supervisors, machinists and metal forming, profiling and assembling trades personnel (only this designation)
7202 Electricity and telecommunications foremen / women  (only this designation)
7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
7231 Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors
7233 Sheet Metal / Metal Workers
7236 Ironworkers
7237 Welders and Related Machine Operators
7242 Industrial electricians
7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers
7246 Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
7251 Plumbers
7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
7271 Carpenters / Carpenters
7281 Bricklayers / Bricklayers
7282 Concrete finishers
7283 Tiles / Finishers
7284 Plasterers / Drywall installers / applicators and pavers / finishers and Interior Systems  Drywall / Lathers
7291 Roofers and shinglers
7292 Glaziers / vitrières
7293 Insulators / Insulators
7294 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
7295 Floor covering installers
7301 Mechanical foreman / woman (only this designation)
7302 Supervisors, heavy equipment operator teams  (only this designation)
7303 Supervisors, printing and related occupations
7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7316 Machine fitters
7318 Elevator Constructors and Mechanics
7321 Motor vehicle, truck and bus mechanics and repairers
7331 Oil and solid fuel burner installers
7332 Appliance servicers and repairers
7333 Electromechanical / Mechanics
7361 Locomotive and Yard Mechanics
7371 Crane / Operators
7381 Printing press operators
8211 Supervisors, logging
8241 Logging machinery operators
8252 Foremen / women, agricultural services, supervisors of farms and specialized workers in animal husbandry (only this designation)
9212 Supervisors, petroleum refining, gas and chemical processing, and utilities
9213 Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing
9214 Supervisors, rubber and plastics product manufacturing
9215 Supervisors, forest product processing
9235 Operators in pulp and paper pulping, papermaking and coating operators
9241 Power station mechanics and power system operators
9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators
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