The latest news on Global Employee Mobility - February 24, 2017

February 27th, 2017


New list of professional occupations eligible for Facilitated Labour Market Impact Assessment Process for temporary workers working in Quebec entered in force today.

The Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (MIDI) and Emploi Québec have updated the list of occupations that are admissible under the Facilitated Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process.

This Program allows employers who are hiring temporary workers in the province of Quebec to apply for a LMIA without having to file evidence that they have met recruitment and advertising requirements.

The Program includes only specifically listed occupations, and it is updated annually to reflect the labour market needs as well as the emergence of new job classifications in specific industries. The list of occupations includes high skilled occupations for professionals, technicians and managers.

Among the changes we note that 2 positions have been removed (NOC 0611 – Sales Managers and NOC 6251 – Butchers, Meat Cutters and Fishmongers – Retail and Wholesale), while 6 new occupations were added:

  • Financial managers (NOC 0111)
  • Advertising, marketing and public relations managers (NOC 0124);
  • Financial and investment analysts (NOC 1112);
  • Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) (NOC 2147);
  • Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists (NOC 2225)
  • Welders and related machine operators (NOC 7237)

We remind employers that educational requirements must be met by applicants under this Program. If the NOC classification indicates that a specific diploma is usually required, the candidate must possess such diploma. Employers should require professional advice on this issue as required.

The list of new occupations for 2017 came into effect as of today. However, the former list will remain in effect for a transition period of 30 days. If you are affected by the removal of specific positions please contact us urgently.