Quebec's regional occupation lists are produced to reflect regional disparities in labour market needs.

The lists include all categories of occupations eligible for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) as classified by Canada's 2016 National Occupational Classification’s facilitated process.

Quebec regional list occupations

Generally, as part of the LMIA process, Canadian employers must demonstrate that employing a foreign worker will have a positive or neutral impact on the Canadian labour market, and that there is currently no Canadian citizen or permanent resident available to fill the position, which is typically done by advertising the position on several venues. However, for occupations included in Quebec’s regional occupations’ lists, Quebec employers are not required to demonstrate advertisement and recruitment efforts.

Transition Plans are required for all high-wage LMIA applications. Under the facilitated process, however, a Transition Plan is only required on the second LMIA application for the same occupation.

The wages offered to all temporary foreign workers must be consistent with the wage rate paid to Canadians and permanent residents working in the same occupation and geographical area.

Note: Quebec's simplified processing occupations list is updated annually. The regional lists below came into effect on February 24, 2019. A transitional period of 30 days was granted to the employer to allow the examination of an application submitted according to the list of the previous year (2018).

These lists are for the recruitment of temporary foreign workers only (not business owners). Some occupations are included in the Global Talent Stream occupations list. These occupations are indicated in the last column of the table.

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Bas-Saint-Laurent

NOC

Occupation

Global Talent Stream

0631

Restaurant and food service managers

0911

Manufacturing managers

1123

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

1222

Executive assistants

1311

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

1312

Insurance adjusters and claims examiners

1313

Insurance underwriters

2132

Mechanical engineers

2133

Electrical and electronics engineers

2141

Industrial and manufacturing engineers

2171

Information systems analysts and consultants

YES

2174

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

YES

2223

Forestry 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

3012

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111

Specialist physicians

3112

General practitioners and family physicians

3131

Pharmacists

3142

Physiotherapists

3143

Occupational therapists

3214

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

3222

Dental hygienists and dental therapists

4021

College and other vocational instructors

4151

Psychologists

4214

Early childhood educators and assistants

6231

Insurance agents and brokers

6311

Food service supervisors

6321

Chefs

6322

Cooks

6331

Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale

7231

Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

7237

Welders and related machine operators

7312

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

7321

Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

7333

Electrical mechanics

9241

Power engineers and power systems operators

Saguenay -Lac-Saint-Jean

NOC

Occupation

Global Talent Stream

0631

Restaurant and food service managers

1222

Executive assistants

1311

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

1312

Insurance adjusters and claims examiners

1313

Insurance underwriters

2132

Mechanical engineers

2171

Information systems analysts and consultants

YES

2174

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

YES

2175

Web designers and developers

YES

2241

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

2271

Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors

3012

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111

Specialist physicians

3112

General practitioners and family physicians

3131

Pharmacists

3141

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

3214

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

4021 College and other vocational instructors

4151

Psychologists

4214

Early childhood educators and assistants

6231

Insurance agents and brokers

6311 Food service supervisors

6321 Chefs

6322

Cooks

7231

Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

7237

Welders and related machine operators

7246

Telecommunications installation and repair workers

Capitale -Nationale

NOC

Occupation

Global Talent Stream

0213

Computer and information systems managers

YES

0631

Restaurant and food service managers

0911

Manufacturing managers

1111

Financial auditors and accountants

1222

Human resources professionals

1242

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

1311

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

1312

Insurance adjusters and claims examiners

1313

Insurance underwriters

2133

Electrical and electronics engineers

2147

Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

YES

2161

Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

YES

2171

Information systems analysts and consultants YES

2172

Database analysts and data administrators YES

2173

Software engineers and designers YES

2174

Computer programmers and interactive media developers YES

2175

Web designers and developers

YES

2232

Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians

2233

Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians

2241

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

2263

Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety

2271

Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors

2281

Computer network technicians

2283

Information systems testing technicians YES

3012

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111

Specialist physicians

3112

General practitioners and family physicians

3121

Optometrists

3131

Pharmacists

3141

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

3213

Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians

3214

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

3217

Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.

4021

College and other vocational instructors

4151

Psychologists

4214

Early childhood educators and assistants

5131

Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

5241

Graphic designers and illustrators

6231

Insurance agents and brokers

6311

Food service supervisors

6321

Chefs

6322

Cooks

7231

Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

7237

Welders and related machine operators

7311

Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

7312

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

7321

Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers


Mauricie

NOC

Occupation

0631

Restaurant and food service managers

0712

Home building and renovation managers

0911

Manufacturing managers

1121

Human resources professionals

1211

Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers

1222

Executive assistants

1311

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

2171

Information systems analysts and consultants

2174

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

2175

Web designers and developers

2242

Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)

2283

Information systems testing technicians

3012

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111

Specialist physicians

3112

General practitioners and family physicians

3114

Veterinarians

3131

Pharmacists

3214

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

4021

College and other vocational instructors

4214

Early childhood educators and assistants

5131

Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

6235

Financial sales representatives

6311

Food service supervisors

6321

Chefs

6322

Cooks

6342

Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners

7204

Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

7246

Telecommunications installation and repair workers

7333

Electrical mechanics

9211

Supervisors, mineral and metal processing

9213

Supervisors, food and beverage processing

Estrie

NOC

Occupation

Global Talent Stream

0213

Computer and information systems managers

YES

0631

Restaurant and food service managers

0911

Manufacturing managers

1111

Financial auditors and accountants

1121

Human resources professionals

1123

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

1225

Purchasing agents and officers

1311

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

1312

Insurance adjusters and claims examiners

2132

Mechanical engineers

2174

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

YES

2175

Web designers and developers

YES

2232

Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians

2233

Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians

2252

Industrial designers

2253

Drafting technologists and technicians

2281

Computer network technicians

3012

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111

Specialist physicians

3112

General practitioners and family physicians

3131

Pharmacists

3214

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

3233

Licensed practical nurses

3236

Massage therapists

4021

College and other vocational instructors

4214

Early childhood educators and assistants

6231

Insurance agents and brokers

6311

Food service supervisors

6321

Chefs

6322

Cooks

7231

Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

7232

Tool and die makers

7237

Welders and related machine operators

7311

Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

7312

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

7321

Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

7333

Electrical mechanics

Montréal (région administrative)

NOC

Occupation

Global Talent Stream

0213

Computer and information systems managers

YES

0631

Restaurant and food service managers

1222

Executive assistants

1312

Insurance adjusters and claims examiners

2146

Aerospace engineers

2171

Information systems analysts and consultants

YES

2173

Software engineers and designers

YES

2174

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

YES

2175

Web designers and developers

YES

2233

Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians

2283

Information systems testing technicians

YES

3012

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111

Specialist physicians

3112

General practitioners and family physicians

3214

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

3234

Paramedical occupations

4021

College and other vocational instructors

4214

Early childhood educators and assistants

5131

Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

YES

6311

Food service supervisors

6321

Chefs

6322

Cooks

7232

Tool and die makers

7312

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

Outaouais

NOC

Occupation

Global Talent Stream

0131

Telecommunication carriers managers

0631

Restaurant and food service managers

1121

Human resources professionals

1222

Executive assistants

1254

Statistical officers and related research support occupations

1311

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

2172

Database analysts and data administrators

YES

2175

Web designers and developers

YES

2283

Information systems testing technicians

YES

3012

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111

Specialist physicians

3112

General practitioners and family physicians

3131

Pharmacists

3211

Medical laboratory technologists

3212

Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants

3214

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

4021

College and other vocational instructors

4031

Secondary school teachers

4032

Elementary school and kindergarten teachers

4214

Early childhood educators and assistants

5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

YES

6311

Food service supervisors

6321

Chefs

6322

Cooks

7237

Welders and related machine operators

7312

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

7318

Elevator constructors and mechanics

9241

Power engineers and power systems operators

Abitibi-Témiscamingue

NOC

Occupation

0631

Restaurant and food service managers

1222

Executive assistants

1311

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

2113

Geoscientists and oceanographers

2131

Civil engineers

2132

Mechanical engineers

2133

Electrical and electronics engineers

2143

Mining engineers

2253

Drafting technologists and technicians

2271

Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors

3012

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111

Specialist physicians

3112

General practitioners and family physicians

3131

Pharmacists

3142

Physiotherapists

3214

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

3222

Dental hygienists and dental therapists

3233

Licensed practical nurses

4021

College and other vocational instructors

4031

Secondary school teachers

4151

Psychologists

4214

Early childhood educators and assistants

6311

Food service supervisors

6321

Chefs

6322

Cooks

7231

Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

7237

Welders and related machine operators

7242

Industrial electricians

7311

Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

7312

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

7321

Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

7333

Electrical mechanics

9241

Power engineers and power systems operators


Côte-Nord

NOC

Occupation

Global Talent Stream

0631

Restaurant and food service managers

1222

Executive assistants

1311

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

2175

Web designers and developers

YES

2212

Geological and mineral technologists and technicians

2241

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

2281

Computer network technicians

3012

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111

Specialist physicians

3112

General practitioners and family physicians

3131

Pharmacists

3214

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

3233

Licensed practical nurses

4021

College and other vocational instructors

4031

Secondary school teachers

4032

Elementary school and kindergarten teachers

4214

Early childhood educators and assistants

6311

Food service supervisors

6321

Chefs

6322

Cooks

7237

Welders and related machine operators

7311

Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

7312

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

7321

Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

8211

Supervisors, logging and forestry

8221

Supervisors, mining and quarrying

9211

Supervisors, mineral and metal processing


Nord-du-Québec

NOC

Occupation

0631

Restaurant and food service managers

1222

Executive assistants

1311

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

2212

Geological and mineral technologists and technicians

2241

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

2281

Computer network technicians

3012

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111

Specialist physicians

3112

General practitioners and family physicians

3131

Pharmacists

3214

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

3233

Licensed practical nurses

4021

College and other vocational instructors

4031

Secondary school teachers

4032

Elementary school and kindergarten teachers

4214

Early childhood educators and assistants

6311

Food service supervisors

6321

Chefs

6322

Cooks

7237

Welders and related machine operators

7311

Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

7312

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

7321

Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

8211

Supervisors, logging and forestry

8221

Supervisors, mining and quarrying

9211

Supervisors, mineral and metal processing


Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine

NOC

Occupation

Global Talent Stream

0631

Restaurant and food service managers

1222

Executive assistants

1311

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

2175

Web designers and developers

YES

2241

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

2281

Computer network technicians

3012

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111

Specialist physicians

3112

General practitioners and family physicians

3131

Pharmacists

3214

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

3222

Hygiénistes et thérapeutes dentaires

4021

College and other vocational instructors

4151

Psychologists

4214

Early childhood educators and assistants

6311

Food service supervisors

6321

Chefs

6322

Cooks

7237

Welders and related machine operators

7311

Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

7312

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

7321

Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

9241

Power engineers and power systems operators


Chaudière-Appalaches

NOC

Occupation

Global Talent Stream

0211

Engineering managers

YES

0631

Restaurant and food service managers

0911

Manufacturing managers

1222

Executive assistants

1311

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

1312

Insurance adjusters and claims examiners

1313

Insurance underwriters

2112

Chemists

2132

Mechanical engineers

2133

Electrical and electronics engineers

2141

Industrial and manufacturing engineers

2154

Land surveyors

2171

Information systems analysts and consultants

YES

2173

Software engineers and designers

YES

2174

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

YES

2175

Web designers and developers

YES

2211

Chemical 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

2241

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

2243

Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

2252

Industrial designers

2253

Drafting technologists and technicians

2263

Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety

3012

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111

Specialist physicians

3112

General practitioners and family physicians

3114

Veterinarians

3131

Pharmacists

3141

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

3143

Occupational therapists

3211

Medical laboratory technologists

3213

Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians

3214

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

3215

Medical radiation technologists

3234

Paramedical occupations

4021

College and other vocational instructors

4214

Early childhood educators and assistants

5223

Graphic arts technicians

5241

Graphic designers and illustrators

YES

6231

Insurance agents and brokers

6311

Food service supervisors

6321

Chefs

6322

Cooks

6331

Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale

7201

Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations

7204

Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

7231

Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

7232

Tool and die makers

7237

Welders and related machine operators

7311

Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

7312

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

7333

Electrical mechanics

9212

Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities


Laval

NOC

Occupation

Global Talent Stream

0631

Restaurant and food service managers

1111

Financial auditors and accountants

1222

Executive assistants

1312

Insurance adjusters and claims examiners

2171

Information systems analysts and consultants

YES

2173

Software engineers and designers

YES

2174

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

YES

2175

Web designers and developers

YES

2233

Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians

3012

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111

Specialist physicians

3112

General practitioners and family physicians

3131

Pharmacists

3214

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

4021

College and other vocational instructors

4214

Early childhood educators and assistants

6311

Food service supervisors

6321

Chefs

6322

Cooks

7232

Tool and die makers

7312

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

7321

Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

Lanaudière

NOC

Occupation

Global Talent Stream

0631

Restaurant and food service managers

1222

Executive assistants

1311

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

1312

Insurance adjusters and claims examiners

2175

Web designers and developers

YES

3012

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111

Specialist physicians

3112

General practitioners and family physicians

3131

Pharmacists

3214

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

4021

College and other vocational instructors

4151

Psychologists

4166

Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers

4214

Early childhood educators and assistants

6235

Financial sales representatives

6311

Food service supervisors

6321

Chefs

6322

Cooks

Laurentides

NOC

Occupation

Global Talent Stream

0631

Restaurant and food service managers

0711

Construction managers

1121

Human resources professionals

1123

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

1215

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

1222

Executive assistants

1223

Human resources and recruitment officers

1225

Purchasing agents and officers

1311

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

1312

Insurance adjusters and claims examiners

2133

Electrical and electronics engineers

2171

Information systems analysts and consultants

YES

2173

Software engineers and designers

YES

2174

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

YES

2175

Web designers and developers

YES

2232

Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians

2283

Information systems testing technicians

YES

3012

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111

Specialist physicians

3112

General practitioners and family physicians

3131

Pharmacists

3143

Occupational therapists

3214

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

4021

College and other vocational instructors

4151

Psychologists

4214

Early childhood educators and assistants

5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

YES

6231

Insurance agents and brokers

6311

Food service supervisors

6321

Chefs

6322

Cooks

7237

Welders and related machine operators

7246

Telecommunications installation and repair workers

7312

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

7321

Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

9241

Power engineers and power systems operators

Montérégie

NOC

Occupation

Global Talent Stream

0121

Directeurs/directrices des assurances, de l'immobilier et du courtage financier

0212

Directeurs/directrices des services d'architecture et de sciences

YES

0213

Computer and information systems managers

YES

0513

Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors

0631

Restaurant and food service managers

0911

Manufacturing managers

1214

Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations

1215

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

1222

Executive assistants

1226

Conference and event planners

1311

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

1312

Insurance adjusters and claims examiners

1313

Insurance underwriters

1315

Customs, ship and other brokers

2111

Physicists and astronomers

2112

Chemists

2123

Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists

2133

Electrical and electronics engineers

2161

Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

YES

2174

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

YES

2175

Web designers and developers

YES

2211

Chemical technologists and technicians

2233

Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians

2271

Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors

2281

Computer network technicians

2283

Information systems testing technicians

YES

3012

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111

Specialist physicians

3112

General practitioners and family physicians

3114

Veterinarians

3121

Optometrists

3122

Chiropractors

3131

Pharmacists

3213

Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians

3214

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

4021

College and other vocational instructors

4214

Early childhood educators and assistants

5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

YES

5223

Graphic arts technicians

6231

Insurance agents and brokers

6235

Représentants/représentantes des ventes financières

6311

Food service supervisors

6321

Chefs

6322

Cooks

7205

Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers

7333

Electrical mechanics

7371

Grutiers/grutières

9212

Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities

9213

Supervisors, food and beverage processing

9215

Supervisors, forest products processing

9224

Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing

9241

Power engineers and power systems operators

Centre-du-Québec

NOC

Occupation

Global Talent Stream

0631

Restaurant and food service managers

0911

Manufacturing managers

1222

Executive assistants

1311

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

1312

Insurance adjusters and claims examiners

2123

Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists

2132

Mechanical engineers

2141

Industrial and manufacturing engineers

2171

Information systems analysts and consultants

YES

2174

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

YES

2175

Web designers and developers

YES

2232

Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians

2233

Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians

2283

Information systems testing technicians

YES

3012

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111

Specialist physicians

3112

General practitioners and family physicians

3131

Pharmacists

3214

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

4021

College and other vocational instructors

4214

Early childhood educators and assistants

5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

YES

6231

Insurance agents and brokers

6311

Food service supervisors

6321

Chefs

6322

Cooks

6331

Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale

6342

Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners

7231

Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

7233

Sheet metal workers

7237

Welders and related machine operators

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