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Posted on June 01 2022

Quebec’s facilitated LMIA now has 65 more occupations added to the list

By  Editor
Updated July 25 2023

News Highlights

  • Accessible paths for employers in Quebec to hire temporary workers
  • The LMIA process for Quebec has been simplified
  • 65 more occupations have been added to the qualified list for simplified LMIA
  • Employers in Quebec can now find it easier to recruit TFWs to 287 occupations in all

Employers in Quebec now have the option to hire foreign TFWs easier as the francophone province has introduced a simplified LMIA process. Along with this move, 65 new occupations have been added to the list of occupations for which employers needn’t present proof of recruitment efforts.

Facilitating Quebec’s employers

The facilitated LMIA process is made accessible to Quebec’s employers as the result of an agreement between the Canadian government and Quebec's MIFI. This has led to the creation of a list of target occupations that are eligible for LMIA.

With a facilitated LMIA, employers of Quebec may recruit TFWs (Temporary Foreign Workers) for chosen job positions not requiring evidence of efforts for recruitment of local natives.

The addition of 65 occupations increased 222 occupations on the LMIA-eligible list in February 2022 to 287. Here are the new additions along with the NOC occupation codes.

NOC Code List of Occupations
1314 Property Valuator
1414 Receptionist
1415 Staffing Clerk
1434 Bank Clerk
1435 Loan Collector
1452 Correspondence Clerk
1454 Statistical Clerk
1521 Shipper
1522 Warehouse Clerk
1523 Logistics Clerk
1524 Inventory Clerk
1525 Dispatcher
1526 Scheduler
3411 Dental Hygienist
3413 Nurse’s Aide
4413 Teaching Assistant
5113 Archivist
5243 Costume Designer
6222 Buyer
6313 Hotel/Casino Supervisor
6332 Baker
6411 Sales Rep – Wholesale
6421 Sales Rep – Retail
6513 Food and Beverage Servers
6531 Tourism Guide
6551 Bank Teller
6563 Veterinarian
7305 Traffic Supervisor
7444 Exterminator
7451 Longshoreman
7452 Warehouse Worker
7511 Truck Driver
7512 Public Transit Driver
7521 Heavy Equipment Operator
7522 Utility Vehicle Operator
7532 Deckhand
8421 Logger
8422 Forestry Worker
9411 Mining Equipment Operator
9412 Smelter Worker
9414 Stonecutter
9415 Inspector / Tester, mineral and metal processing
9416 Metalworking and Forging Machine Operator
9417 Machining Tool Operator
9418 Metal Products Machine Operator
9421 Chemical Plant Machine Operator
9422 Plastics Processing Machine Operator
9423 Rubber Processing Machine Operator
9431 Sawmill Machine Operator
9435 Paper Converting Machine Operator
9436 Lumber Grader/Wood Processing Inspector
9437 Woodworking Machine Operator
9441 Textile Fibre and Yarn, Hide and Pelt Processing Machine Operator or Worker
9446 Industrial Sewing Machine Operator
9461 Process Control and Machine Operator, food and beverage processing
9462 Industrial Butcher
9463 Seafood Processing Worker
9465 Tester or Grader, food and beverage processing
9523 Electronics Assembler, Fabricator, Inspector or Tester
9526 Mechanical Assembler or Inspector
9532 Furniture and Fixture Assembler or Inspector
9533 Wood Products Assembler or Inspector
9534 Furniture Finisher or Refinisher
9535 Plastic Products Assembler, Finisher or Inspector
9536 Industrial Painter, Coater and Metal Finishing Process Operator

Even though it’s not compulsory for Quebec employers to prove their recruitment efforts leading to the employment of skilled foreign workers, the Quebec government encourages them to try to hire Canada PR visa holders/Canadian citizens.

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About transition plan for LMIA applications

Usually, LMIA applications require a transition plan. However, under the facilitated LMIA process, the first application doesn’t require the employer to have a transition plan for an occupation in a specific location. It will be needed only from the second application.

Other particulars

  • Payments offered to TFWs have to maintain consistency with the amount paid to Canada PR and Canadian citizens.
  • In case the position comes under a collective agreement, the Quebec employer has to pay the rate given as per the agreement as well as any benefits offered to Canada PR and Canadian citizens.
  • Quebec employers who want to hire a TFW, making a payment that’s lower than the median hourly wage, have to comply with the requirements for the stream for positions paying high wages.

If you are willing to work in Quebec, talk to Y-Axis, the leading immigration and career consultant in the UAE.

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