Quebec Authorities Expand Record of Occupations for Facilitated LMIA Process 2020

The Authorities of Quebec revealed this year’s record of occupations for the simplified processing of Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications on February 24, 2020.

Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration offers a yearly up to date record of occupations for which employers don’t have to promote an open position before hiring an overseas employee.

Last year, Quebec had launched regional lists of professions eligible for simplified processing. This year, the Quebec government has reverted to a provincial record that takes into consideration labour needs in all areas of Quebec.

Though most of the occupations that had been on last year’s listing are on the new list, 116 new occupations have been added and 9 have been eliminated. A number of the newly added occupations include human resources and investment managers, architects, dentists and bakers, amongst others.

Quebec’s Listing of Occupations for the Facilitated LMIA is established by Emploi-Québec in collaboration with the Ministry of Immigration and is predicated on Canada’s 2016 Nationwide Occupational Classification (NOC) system.

Facilitated LMIA Record for Quebec

Before they can apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), Canadian employers who hire non-permanent foreign employees should reveal that they’ve advertised an open position via a wide range of strategies and provide proof of their recruitment efforts.

These efforts could include promoting the position for a minimum of 28 days, interviewing eligible candidates and demonstrating to the Authorities of Canada that no Canadian citizen or permanent resident is prepared, willing and capable of being employed for the position, which might require the hiring of an overseas employee.

Nonetheless, Quebec employers who employ for certain positions will not be required to provide proof of promoting or recruitment actions. This simplified application process is called a “facilitated” LMIA.

The newest adjustment to the record of facilitated occupations was made public on February 24, 2020, and the new record came into effect instantly. A transitional interval of 30 days is granted to the employer, or their consultant, to permit for the examination of an application submitted in line with the previous year’s record.

The following are no longer on the record of occupations for the facilitated LMIA process in Quebec:

  • 0513 Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
  • 1242 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
  • 1254 Statistical officers and related research support occupations
  • 3217 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.
  • 3236 Massage therapists
  • 7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  • 7232 Tool and die makers
  • 9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
  • 9224 Supervisors, furnishings and fixtures manufacturing


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