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Facilitated Labour Market Impact Assessment | dRN Law LLP

Facilitated Labour Market Impact Assessment

Employment and Social Development Canada (Service Canada) and the Ministère de l’immigration, de la diversité, et de l’inclusion (Immigration Quebec) have signed an agreement with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (Immigration Canada) that allows Quebec employers to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) without needing to provide evidence of recruitment for certain occupations.

The Quebec Facilitated LMIA Process is available to employers who wish to employ foreign nationals in occupations that are considered in high demand in the province of Quebec, and therefore there is a shortage of qualified workers in the labour market.

Under the Quebec Facilitated LMIA Process a Transition Plan is only required on the second application for the same occupation. 

In order to qualify under the Quebec Facilitated LMIA Process, one must demonstrate:

  • That the position being offered is part of the Quebec Facilitated LMIA Process occupations’ list;
  • That the wage being offered is the same or above the median wage being offered to Canadians working in the same occupation, in the same geographical location; and
  • That the foreign national holds, at minimum, a diploma that is equivalent to a high school diploma.
Quebec Facilitated Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Process Occupations’ List

The Quebec Facilitated LMIA Process occupations’ list is updated yearly. The last update was on February 24, 2018. The list contains occupations that are at the management, professional or technical level (National Occupational Classification (NOC) levels O, A or B).

The occupations that are currently identified as being in demand in Quebec are: 

  • Financial managers
  • Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
  • Computer and information systems managers
  • Restaurant managers
  • Financial auditors and accountants
  • Financial and investment analysts
  • Human resources professionals
  • Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
  • Executive assistants
  • Human resources and recruitment officers
  • Administrative assistants
  • Medical administrative assistants
  • Accounting technicians
  • Civil engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Aerospace engineers
  • Computer engineers
  • Information systems analysts and consultants
  • Software engineers and designers
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • Web developers
  • Civil engineering technologists and technicians
  • Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  • Construction estimators
  • Drafting technologists and technicians
  • Technicians and computer network technicians
  • User support technicians
  • Video game testers
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • Specialist physicians
  • General practitioners and family physicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Medical radiation technologists
  • Dental hygienists and dental therapists
  • Licensed practical nurses
  • College instructors
  • Social workers
  • Social and community service workers
  • Early childhood educators and assistants
  • Instructors of persons with disabilities
  • Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations in visual effects or video game industry
  • Graphic designers and illustrators
  • Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade
  • Insurance agents and brokers
  • Financial sales representatives
  • Supervisor, fast food restaurants
  • Chef de cuisine
  • Journeyman cooks
  • Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
  • Welders and related machine operators
  • Telecommunications installation and repair workers
  • Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  • Electrical mechanics