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Quebec Amends List of Occupations for Facilitated Labour Market Opinion

The Government of Quebec announced yesterday that its list of occupations for the Facilitated Labour Market Opinion (FLMO) program has been amended. The FLMO is a provincial program that allows employers wishing to hire a foreign worker in a targeted profession obtain a positive Labour Market Opinion (LMO) without needing to recruit in Canada.

A positive LMO is often required of employers before they may hire and pursue a Temporary Work Permit for a foreign worker. Normally, the process to secure an LMO contains a recruitment element. In Quebec, employers must advertise a position for a minimum of two weeks on the Emploi Quebec website. Depending on the nature of the job for which the LMO is sought, additional advertising may need to be pursued.

The FLMO allows employers to receive permission to hire a foreign worker while at the same time bypassing the time-consuming recruitment requirement. Individuals being hired in the following 44 fields may be eligible to apply to receive expedited processing under the FLMO:


0213 Computer and Information Systems Managers

0611 Sales, Marketing, and Advertising Managers

0631 Restaurant and Food Service Managers

1111 Financial Auditors and Accountants

1122 Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management

1221 Administrative Officers

1222 Executive Assistants

2131 Civil Engineers

2132 Mechanical Engineers

2146 Aerospace Engineers

2147 Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers/Designers)

2171 Information Systems Analysts and Consultants

2173 Software Engineers and Designers

2174 Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers

2231 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians

2232 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians

2233 Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians

2241 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians

2253 Drafting Technologists and Technicians

2281 Computer Network Technicians

3111 Specialist Physicians

3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians

3131 Pharmacists

3141 Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists

3142 Physiotherapists

3143 Occupational Therapists

3152 Registered Nurses

3211 Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists’ Assistants

3214 Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Perfusionists and Cardiopulmonary Technologists

3215 Medical Radiation Technologists

3222 Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists

3233 Licensed Practical Nurses

4131 College and Other Vocational Instructors

4141 Secondary School Teachers

4152 Social Workers

4212 Community and Social Service Workers

5241 Graphic Designers and Illustrators

6221 Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale Trade

7231 Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors

7311 Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics (Except Textile)

7312 Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics

7321 Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers

7333 Electrical Mechanics

8231 Underground Production and Development Miners


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