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Quebec updates occupations covered by facilitated LMIA process

the CanadaVisa Team - 28 February, 2018

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Quebec’s Immigration Ministry has released its updated list of occupations that are exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment advertising requirement.

Occupations on the list, which is updated annually, are considered specialized and high-wage positions. A Quebec employer hiring a foreign employee covered by the list is exempt from having to first advertise the position locally.

The 2018 list of occupations that qualify for this so-called simplified or facilitated Labour Market Impact Assessment process includes most of the occupations on the 2017 list, with the following changes:

1223 - Human Resources and Recruitment Officers0213 - Computer and information systems managers
1225 – Purchasing agents and officers0631 - Restaurant and food service managers
2225 - Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists1215 - Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
2233 - Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians6235 - Financial sales representatives
2241 - Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians6311 - Food service supervisors
7315 - Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

A transitional period of 30 days is granted to the employer or his/her representative to allow for the examination of an application submitted according to the previous year's list.

Here is the complete 2018 list of occupations covered by the facilitated LMIA process.

0111Financial managers
0124Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
0213Computer and information systems managers
0631Restaurant and food service managers
1111Financial Auditors and Accountants
1112Financial and investment analysts
1121Human resources professionals
1215Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
1222Executive Assistants
1241Administrative assistants
1243Medical administrative assistants
1311Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
2131Civil Engineers
2132Mechanical Engineers
2146Aerospace Engineers
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2171Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
2173Software Engineers and Designers
2174Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
2175Developers / Web Developers
2231Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2232Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2234Estimators / Construction Estimators
2253Drafting Technologists and Technicians
2281Technicians / Computer Network Technicians
2282User support technicians
2283Information systems testing technicians
3012Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
3111Specialist Physicians
3112General Practitioners and Family Physicians
3141Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
3143Occupational Therapists
3214Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Perfusionists and Cardiopulmonary Technologists
3215Medical Radiation Technologists
3222Dental hygienists and dental therapists
3233Licensed Practical Nurses
4021College and other vocational instructors
4152Social Workers
4212Social and community service workers
4214Early childhood educators and assistants
4215Instructors of persons with disabilities
5131Producers, Directors, Choreographers and related occupations
5241Graphic Designers and Illustrators
6221Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale Trade
6231Insurance agents and brokers
6235Financial sales representatives
6311Food service supervisors
7231Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7237Welders and related machine operators
7246Telecommunications installation and repair workers
7311Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
7312Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
7315Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
7321Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers
7333Electrical Mechanics
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