Quebec's List of Occupations for Facilitated LMIA Processing | 2022-2023

Last updated: 1 April 2022

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Each year, the Quebec Immigration Ministry updates its list of occupations that are eligible for facilitated Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) processing. 

This process aims to help Quebec employers address proven labour shortages by allowing them to hire foreign workers more quickly. Since labour shortages in these occupations are proven, Quebec employers do not need to demonstrate that they could not find a worker in Canada to fill the role.

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In general, under the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process, Canadian employers must demonstrate that hiring a foreign worker will have a positive or neutral impact on the Canadian labour market and that there are currently no Canadian citizens or permanent residents available to fill the position. The facilitated process in Quebec does not exempt the employer from the obligation to apply for an LMIA. However, for the occupations listed below, Quebec employers are not required to advertise the position for which they are hiring foreign workers.

Quebec's facilitated occupations list includes all categories of occupations eligible for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

Facilitated LMIA process requirements for Quebec employers

Under the facilitated process, the employer is not required to provide evidence of recruitment efforts. However, the employer is expected to make best efforts to recruit Canadian citizens or permanent residents before making a job offer to a foreign worker.

The employer is also required to prove the following:

  • That the foreign worker meets the educational and experience requirements of the job and the requirements of the National Occupational Classification;
  • That the hourly wage offered to temporary foreign workers is consistent with the wage rate paid to Canadians and permanent residents, working in the same occupation and geographic area.
  • A transition plan is required for all high wage LMIA applications. However, under the facilitated process in Quebec, a transition plan is only required for the second or subsequent application for an LMIA in the same occupation and location.

TFWP Pilot Project

The Quebec government has expanded eligibility for facilitated processing to include some NOC skill level C and D occupations.

Effective December 6, 2021 until December 31, 2024, several National Occupational Classification (NOC) D occupations are exempt from advertising and recruitment requirements. You will find a list of these occupations below.

List of occupations eligible for simplified processing under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, effective February 24, 2022

NOCOCCUPATION TITLE

0111

CFOs

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

Managers of telecommunications companies

0211

Engineering services managers

0213

IT systems managers *

0311

Health care managers

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 government department or agency)

0423

Managers of social and community services (only this designation)

0513

Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors

0601

Corporate sales managers

0631

Restaurant and food service managers

0632

Accommodation services managers

0711

Construction managers

0712

Home construction and renovation managers

0731

Transportation managers

0811

Natural resources and fishing managers

0821

Agricultural managers

0822

Horticulture managers

0911

Manufacturing managers

0912

Utilities managers

1111

Financial auditors and accountants

1112

Financial analysts/Financial analysts and Investment analysts

1113

Securities agents, Investment agents and Traders

1114

Financial planners and Financial advisors (this designation only)

1121

Administrative officers

1122

Business management consulting professionals

1123

Professionals in advertising, marketing and public relations

1211

Supervisors of office clerks and administrative support staff

1214

Postal and courier service supervisors

1215

Supervisors of supply chain coordination, tracking and scheduling staff

1221

Administrative officers

1222

Executive assistants

1223

Human resources and Recruitment officers

1224

Property management officers

1225

Purchasing agents

1226

Conference and event planners

1241

Administrative assistants

1243

Medical administrative assistants

1252

Health information management professionals

1253

Records management technicians

1254

Statistical officers and related research support occupations

1311

Accounting technicians and Bookkeepers

1312

Adjusters and Claims writers

1313

Insurers

2112

Chemists

2113

Geoscientists and Oceanographers

2121

Biologists and related scientific personnel

2122

Forest science professionals

2123

Agronomists, Advisors and Agricultural 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

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

IT 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 *

2211

Chemical technologists and technicians

2212

Geological and Mineral Technologists and Technicians

2221

Biological Technologists and Technicians

2223

Forestry technologists and technicians

2225

Landscaping 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 (Household and Commercial Goods)

2243

Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

2244

Avionics and aircraft electrical instrumentation and equipment mechanics, technicians and inspectors

2252

Industrial designers

2253

Drafting Technologists and Technicians

2254

Survey Technologists and Technicians

2255

Technical staff in geomatics and meteorology

2261

Auditors and testers of non-destructive testing

2263

Public health, environmental and occupational health and safety inspectors

2264

Construction inspectors

2273

Deck officers, water transport

2275

Rail Traffic Controllers and Marine Traffic Regulators

2281

Computer Network Technicians *

2282

User Support Agents

2283

Computer Systems Evaluators and Video Game Testers*

3011

Nursing coordinators and supervisors

3012

Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses

3111

Specialist doctors

3112

General Practitioners and Family Medicine Physicians

3113

Dentists

3114

Veterinarians

3121

Optometrists

3122

Chiropractors

3124

Allied primary health practitioners

3131

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 Pathologists' Assistants

3213

Animal Health Technologists and Veterinary Technicians

3214

Respiratory therapists, cardiovascular perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

3215

Medical radiation technologists

3219

Pharmacy technical assistants (only this designation)

3222

Dental hygienists and therapists

3223

Dental technologists and technicians and dental laboratory assistants

3231

Dispensing opticians

3233

Practical nurses

3234

Paramedical occupations

4011

University professors and lecturers

4012

Teaching and research assistants at the post-secondary level (only for educational institutions designated and recognized by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education or another ministry or an agency mandated by the State )

4021

Teachers at the college level 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

Teachers at secondary level (only for educational establishments designated and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or agency mandated by the State)

4032

Teachers at primary and preschool levels (only for educational institutions designated and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or state mandated body)

4033

Educational counsellors

4112

Lawyers (everywhere in Canada) and notaries (in Quebec)

4151

Psychologists

4152

Social workers

4153

Family, marriage and other related counsellors

4161

Researchers, consultants and program officers, natural and applied sciences

4162

Economists, Researchers and Economic Policy Analysts

4163

Economic Development Officers, 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

Sports, Recreation and Fitness Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers

4168

Government Specific Program Officers

4212

Social and community 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 (including the authorized employer to be hired 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 Persons with Disabilities

4312

Firefighters

5111

Librarians

5113

Archivists

5122

Editors, Editors and News Editors

5123

Journalists

5125

Translators, terminologists and interpreters

5131

Producers, directors/directors, choreographers and the designation technical, creative and artistic directors/technical, creative and artistic directors and project managers – visual effects, digital animation and video games *

5211

Technicians in libraries and public archives

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

Sales Supervisors - Retail Interior Designers and Decorators

5254

Sports, Recreation and Fitness Program Leaders and Leaders

6221

Technical Sales Specialists - Wholesale

6231

Insurance agents and brokers

6311

Food service supervisors

6314

Information and customer service supervisors

6321

Chefs

6322

Cooks

6331

Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - wholesale and retail trade

6342

Tailors, seamstresses, furriers and milliners

6345

Upholsterers

7201

Foremen/women, machinists and metal forming, profiling and erection trades (this designation only)

7202

Supervisors, Electrical and Telecommunications (only this title)

7204

Foremen/women in carpentry (only this designation)

7205

Foremen/women, other trades in construction and repair and installation services (only this title)

7231

Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

7232

Tool and die makers

7233

Sheet metal workers

7236

Ironworkers

7237

Welders and operators of welding and brazing machines

7241

Electricians (except industrial and power system electricians)

7242

Industrial electricians

7243

Power system electricians

7244

Line and cable workers

7246

Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers

7251

Plumbers

7252

Pipefitters, steamfitters and sprinkler fitters

7271

Carpenters

7281

Bricklayers-masons

7282

Concrete finishers

7283

Tilers

7284

Plasterers , installers and finishers of interior systems and lathers

7291

Roofers and shinglers

7292

Glaziers

7293

Insulators

7294

Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)

7295

Floor covering installers

7301

Foremen/women in mechanics (only this designation)

7302

Foremen/women of heavy equipment operator crews (only this designation)

7303

Supervisors, printing and related occupations

7311

Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics

7312

Heavy equipment mechanics

7313

Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics

7314

Railway car repairers

7315

Aircraft mechanics and inspectors

7316

Machine fitters

7318

Elevator constructors and mechanics

7321

Motor vehicle, truck and bus mechanics and repairers

7322

Dent repairers and body repairers

7332

Appliance repairers and maintainers

7333

Electrical mechanics

7361

Locomotive and yard engineers

7371

Crane operators

7372

Drillers and blasters in surface mines, quarries and construction sites

7381

Printing press operators

8211

Supervisors, logging and forestry

8241

Logging machinery operators

8252

farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (only this designation)

8255

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

9212

Supervisors, petroleum refining, gas and chemical processing and utilities

9213

Supervisors, food and beverage processing

9214

Supervisors, rubber and plastic products manufacturing

9215

Supervisors, forest products processing

9217

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

9224

Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing

9232

Central control room and industrial process operators, petroleum refining and gas and chemical processing

9235

Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators

9241

Power Plant Mechanics and Power System Operators

9243

Water and waste treatment plant operators

The following National Occupational Classification (NOC) D occupations are exempt from advertising and recruitment requirements:

(Effective December 6, 2021 to December 31, 2024)

NOC

Occupation

6611Cashiers
6622Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers
6711Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
6731Light duty cleaners
6732Specialized cleaners
6733Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
8612Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
8616Logging and forestry labourers
9612

Labourers in metal fabrication

9614Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing
9615Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing
9617Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing
9618Labourers in fish and seafood processing

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