Facilitated LMIA (Quebec) List of Occupations

The province of Quebec is exclusive within the landscape of Canadian immigration. The federal has granted Quebec significantly more autonomy in comparison to other provinces in their immigration policies and procedures which is why Quebec’s immigration programs are often treated separately from the opposite provinces.

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For this reason, the province features a few unique distinctions regarding the hiring of foreign workers. Specifically, Quebec enables the simplified hiring of foreign workers through the facilitated LMIA process.

In all provinces outside of Quebec, an application for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) must include evidence that the employer has advertised the work to Canadians and made efforts to recruit a Canadian for the position.

The facilitated LMIA process allows Quebec employers to use for LMIAs without having to supply evidence that they made efforts to recruit a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to fill the position.
The facilitated LMIA process

Applying for a facilitated LMIA follows an equivalent application procedure as a daily application for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) with a couple of distinctions:

Language of Application: All applications for LMIAs submitted within the province of Quebec must be submitted in French, with the exception of LMIAs submitted for In-Home Caregiver positions. ESDC is committed to working with employers to help minimize the impact of this requirement, as needed.

Job Advertisement Requirements: The facilitated LMIA application doesn’t require employers to submit evidence that they have advertised the position and made efforts to recruit a Canadian citizen or permanent resident for the position.

Target Occupations: Employers may only submit facilitated LMIA applications for professions in high demand and with labour shortages within the region of Quebec during which they’re located.

Submission Requirements: Facilitated LMIA applications must be approved by both the federal and provincial authorities. For this reason, it’s necessary to submit facilitated LMIA applications to both ESDC as well as the ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI).

List of Occupations

In order to be eligible to submit an application for a facilitated LMIA, an employer must ensure that the position is on Quebec’s List of Occupations. The list of eligible occupations varies depending on the region of Quebec in which the employer is located.

The facilitated process means Quebec employers can recruit Temporary Foreign Workers for selected positions without having proof of recruitment efforts.

The list of occupations includes professions deemed in high demand and industry sectors with labour shortages.

It includes National Occupational Classification skill types 0, A, and B.


Quebec Facilitated LMIA Occupations For 2021

NOC CodeOccupation
0111Financial managers
0112Human Resources Managers
0121Insurance, Real Estate and Financial Brokerage Managers
0122Banking, credit and other investment managers
0124Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
0131Telecommunication carriers managers
0213IT system managers *
0311Managers in health care
0421Administrators – 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).
0422Supervisors / 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)
0423Managers in social, community and correctional services
0711Construction managers
0712Home construction managers and renovators
0821Managers in agriculture
0822Horticulture managers
0911Manufacturing Managers
1111Financial auditors and accountants
1112Financial analysts and investment analysts
1113Securities agents, investment agents and traders
1114Financial planners and financial advisers (only this name)
1121Human resources professionals
1122Professional occupations in business management consulting
1212Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
1213Supervisors, library, correspondence and other information workers
1214Postal and courier service supervisors
1215Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
1222Executive assistants
1223Human Resources and Recruitment Officers
1224Property management officers
1225Purchasing agents
1243Medical administrative assistants
1251Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations
1252Health information management occupations
1311Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
1312Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners
1313Insurers / Underwriters
1315Maritime brokers (only this designation)
2113Geoscientists and oceanographers
2121Biologists and related scientists
2122Forest science professionals
2123Agricultural Representatives, Consultants and Specialists
2131Civil engineers
2132Mechanical Engineers
2133Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2134Chemical engineers
2141Industrial and manufacturing engineers
2142Metallurgical and materials engineers
2143Mining engineers
2146Aerospace engineers
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) *
2153Urban and land use planners
2154Land Surveyors / Surveyors
2161Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries *
2171Computer analysts and consultants *
2172Database analysts and data administrators *
2173Software engineers and designers *
2174Programmers and Interactive Media Developers *
2175Web Designers and Developers *
2223Forest science technologists and technicians
2224Natural and fishery technicians
2225Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2231Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2232Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
2233Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
2234Construction estimators
2241Electronic and electrical engineering technologists and technicians
2243Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2251Architectural technologists and technicians
2254Land survey technologists and technicians
2263Public health, environment and occupational health and safety inspectors
2264Construction inspectors
2281Computer network technicians *
2282User support workers
2283Computer systems assessors and the video game tester designation  *
3011Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
3012Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses / Registered Psychiatric Nurses
3111Specialist doctors
3112General Practitioners and Family Physicians
3122Chiropractor / Chiropractors
3124Related primary health care practitioners
3131Chemists / Pharmacists
3132Dietitians and nutritionists
3141Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
3143Occupational Therapists
3211Medical laboratory technologists
3212Medical laboratory technicians and pathology assistants
3213Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
3214Respiratory therapists, cardiovascular perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
3215Medical radiation technologists
3219Technical assistants in pharmacy (only this name)
3222Hygienists and dental therapists
3233Licensed practical nurses
4011University professors and lecturers
4012Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
4021College 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)
4031Secondary 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)
4032Elementary 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)
4033School Information Consultants
4112Lawyers (everywhere in Canada) and notaries (in Quebec)
4152Social workers
4153Marriage therapists / marriage therapists, family therapists / family therapists and psychoeducators / psychoeducators (only this name)
4156Employment counselors
4161Natural and applied sciences researchers, consultants and program officers
4162Economists, researchers and economic policy analysts
4163Economic development officers, marketers and marketing consultants
4164Social Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
4165Health Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
4166Education Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
4211Legal technicians (only this name)
4212Social and community service workers
4214Early 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)
4215Instructors of persons with disabilities
4312Fire / female firefighters
5125Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5131Producers, directors, choreographers and the name technical, creative and artistic directors, technical, creative and artistic directors and project managers – visual effects and video games
5211Library and public archive technicians
5223Graphic arts technicians
5241Graphic designers and illustrators *
6211Sales Supervisors – Retail
6221Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale Trade
6231Insurance agents and brokers
6235Financial sales representatives
6314Information and customer service supervisors
6331Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – wholesale and retail
7201Supervisors, machinists and metal forming, profiling and assembling trades personnel (only this designation)
7202Electricity and telecommunications foremen / women (only this designation)
7205Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
7231Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors
7233Sheet Metal / Metal Workers
7237Welders and Related Machine Operators
7242Industrial electricians
7245Telecommunications line and cable workers
7246Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
7252Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
7271Carpenters / Carpenters
7281Bricklayers / Bricklayers
7282Concrete finishers
7283Tiles / Finishers
7284Plasterers / Drywall installers / applicators and pavers / finishers and Interior Systems Drywall / Lathers
7291Roofers and shinglers
7292Glaziers / vitrières
7293Insulators / Insulators
7294Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
7295Floor covering installers
7301Mechanical foreman/woman (only this designation)
7302Supervisors, heavy equipment operator teams (only this designation)
7303Supervisors, printing, and related occupations
7311Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
7312Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7316Machine fitters
7318Elevator Constructors and Mechanics
7321Motor vehicle, truck, and bus mechanics and repairers
7331Oil and solid fuel burner installers
7332Appliance servicers and repairers
7333Electromechanical / Mechanics
7361Locomotive and Yard Mechanics
7371Crane / Operators
7381Printing press operators
8211Supervisors, logging
8241Logging machinery operators
8252Foremen/women, agricultural services, supervisors of farms, and specialized workers in animal husbandry (only this designation)
9212Supervisors, petroleum refining, gas and chemical processing, and utilities
9213Supervisors, food, beverage, and associated products processing
9214Supervisors, rubber and plastics product manufacturing
9215Supervisors, forest product processing
9235Operators in pulp and paper pulping, papermaking and coating operators
9241Power station mechanics and power system operators
9243Water and waste treatment plant operators


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