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Quebec updates list of professions eligible for simplified processing

Quebec updates list of targeted occupations for facilitated LMIA process

The province of Quebec in Canada has updated its list of targeted professions eligible for simplified processing.

The list of targeted occupations is updated annually.

While the new list will be effective February 24, 2021, there will be a 30-day transition period – February 24 to March 24, 2021 [both days inclusive] – that will be available to the employer or their representative.


Quebec’s list of professions eligible for simplified processing, based on the 2016 National Occupational Classification [NOC] matrix, takes into consideration all job categories that come under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program [TFWP].

Established by Emploi-Québec in collaboration with the Government of Quebec [Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francization et de l’Intégration], the list covers entire Quebec, taking into account the labour requirements of the different regions across the province.

All occupations and job titles included in the 2021 List of Professions Eligible for Simplified Processing are considered to be “high-wage, skilled positions”.

By “simplified processing” is implied that for occupations included in the regional occupational lists of Quebec, the employer will not be required to demonstrate their recruitment and advertisement efforts for the same.

A ‘positive’ Labour Market Impact Assessment [LMIA] shows that there is a requirement for hiring a foreign worker for filling the job as there were no Canadian permanent residents or citizens available to fill the vacancy.

The word ‘positive’ stands for the fact that the hiring of that particular foreign worker would have a positive [or neutral] impact on the Canadian labour market as there were no workers available locally.


Generally, in order to apply for a Canada Work Permit, the worker would require –

·         The LMIA number,

·         A copy of the LMIA,

·         A contract, and

·         A job offer letter.

The wages that are offered to all temporary foreign workers must be as per the wage rate paid to Canadian permanent residents and citizens of Canada working in the same occupation and within the same geographical area.

Quebec’s 2020 List of Professions Eligible for Simplified Processingincluded 111 professionals. With the addition of 70 more professions – such as oceanographers, renovation managers etc. – there are 181 occupations on the 2021 list.

While some occupations have been added, certain other occupations have been removed.

List of Occupations for the Facilitated LMIA Process in Quebec

[in effect as of February 24, 2021]


NOC Code Job Title
0111 Financial managers
0112 Human resources managers
0121 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
0122 Banking, credit and other investment managers
0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
0131 Telecommunication carriers managers
0213 Computer and information systems managers*
0311 Managers in health care
0411 Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration
0421 Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training

[only for educational institutions designated  and recognized  by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignementsupérieur or another government department or agency]

0422 School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education

[only for educational institutions designated  and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or agent of the State]

0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services
0711 Construction managers
0712 Home building and renovation managers
0821 Managers in agriculture
0822 Managers in horticulture
0911 Manufacturing managers
1111 Financial auditors and accountants
1112 Financial and investment analysts
1113 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
1114 Other financial officers [only “Financial planners and financial advisers”]
1121 Human resources professionals
1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting
1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
1213 Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers
1214 Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations
1215 Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
1222 Executive assistants
1223 Human resources and recruitment officers
1224 Property administrators
1225 Purchasing agents and officers
1243 Medical administrative assistants
1251 Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations
1252 Health information management occupations
1311 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
1312 Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
1313 Insurance underwriters
1315 Customs, ship and other brokers [only “Ship Brokers”]
2112 Chemists
2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers
2121 Biologists and related scientists
2122 Forestry professionals
2123 Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical engineers
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
2134 Chemical engineers
2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers
2142 Metallurgical and materials engineers
2143 Mining engineers
2146 Aerospace engineers
2147 Computer engineers [except software engineers and designers]*
2151 Architects
2153 Urban and land use planners
2154 Land surveyors
2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries*
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants*
2172 Database analysts and data administrators*
2173 Software engineers and designers*
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers*
2175 Web designers and developers*
2223 Forestry technologists and technicians
2224 Conservation and fishery officers
2225 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
2234 Construction estimators
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2251 Architectural technologists and technicians
2254 Land survey technologists and technicians
2263 Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
2264 Construction inspectors
2281 Computer network technicians*
2282 User support technicians
2283 Information systems testing technicians [“computer systems assessors” and “video game tester”]*
3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
3111 Specialist physicians
3112 General practitioners and family physicians
3113 Dentists
3114 Veterinarians
3121 Optometrists
3122 Chiropractors
3124 Allied primary health practitioners
3131 Pharmacists
3132 Dietitians and nutritionists
3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
3142 Physiotherapists
3143 Occupational therapists
3211 Medical laboratory technologists
3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
3213 Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
3215 Medical radiation technologists
3219 Other medical technologists and technicians [except dental health]

[only the designation “Technical assistants in pharmacy”]

3222 Dental hygienists and dental therapists
3223 Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants
3233 Licensed practical nurses
3234 Paramedical occupations
4011 University professors and lecturers
4012 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
4021 College and other vocational instructors

[only for educational institutions designated by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another government department or agency]

4031 Secondary school teachers

[only for educational institutions designated  and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or agency of the State]

4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers

[only for educational institutions designated  and recognized  by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or agency of the State)

4033 Educational counsellors
4112 Lawyers [everywhere in Canada] and Quebec notaries
4151 Psychologists
4152 Social workers
4153 Family, marriage and other related counsellors

[only the designations of – marriage therapists, family therapists and psychoeducators]

4156 Employment counsellors
4161 Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4162 Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts
4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
4164 Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4165 Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4166 Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4211 Paralegal and related occupations

[only the designation of – paralegal]

4212 Social and community service workers
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
4215 Instructors of persons with disabilities
4312 Firefighters
5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations*
5211 Library and public archive technicians
5223 Graphic arts technicians
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators*

[only the designations of – graphic designers, animators, designers and animation technicians in the field of 2D and 3D digital media]

6211 Retail sales supervisors
6221 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade
6231 Insurance agents and brokers
6235 Financial sales representatives
6314 Customer and information services supervisors
6331 Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale
7201 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations

[only the designation of – Foremen / women supervisors of machinists and personnel in the forming, profiling and assembly trades]

7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations

[only the designation of – Electrical and telecommunications foremen / women]

7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers

[only the designation of – Foremen / women in other construction trades and in repair and installation services]

7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7233 Sheet metal workers
7236 Ironworkers
7237 Welders and related machine operators
7242 Industrial electricians
7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers
7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers
7251 Plumbers
7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
7271 Carpenters
7281 Bricklayers
7282 Concrete finishers
7283 Tilesetters
7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
7291 Roofers and shinglers
7292 Glaziers
7293 Insulators
7294 Painters and decorators [except interior decorators]
7295 Floor covering installers
7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades

[only the designation of – Mechanical foremen / women]

7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews

[only the designation of – Foremen / women supervisors of heavy equipment operator teams]

7303 Supervisors, printing and related occupations
7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7313 Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
7314 Railway carmen/women
7316 Machine fitters
7318 Elevator constructors and mechanics
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
7331 Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
7332 Appliance servicers and repairers
7333 Electrical mechanics
7361 Railway and yard locomotive engineers
7371 Crane operators
7381 Printing press operators
8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry
8241 Logging machinery operators
8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers

[only the designation of – Foremen / women in agricultural services, farm supervisors and specialized workers in animal husbandry]

9213 Supervisors, food and beverage processing
9214 Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
9215 Supervisors, forest products processing
9235 Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
9241 Power engineers and power systems operators
9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators

*Included in the list of professions requiring global talent. Requests can also be made under the Global Talent Stream as per Canada’s Global Skills Strategy.

Canada’s Global Skills Strategy provides Canadian businesses an expedited way for the recruitment of world-class talent for growing their businesses, while creating better jobs for more Canadians.

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