Quebec Expands List Of Occupations Qualifying For Facilitated LMIA … – Immigration.ca

Quebec greatly expanded on Friday its list of jobs in high demand for which employers do not need to demonstrate they have tried to hire and failed to find suitably-qualified Canadians.
The Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI) updates its list of occupations that qualify for Quebec’s facilitated Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program every year. 
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Last year, dozens of job categories that were considered in high demand in 2020 were axed from the list as COVID-19’s second wave continued to rage throughout Canada and slowed down economic activity.
But that was then. 
In their latest Provincial Economic Forecast: Strong Growth Likely in 2022, Although Downside Risks Loom, TD Economics’ economists expect Quebec to boom this year after rebounding strongly from the pandemic last year.
Their forecast? Expect real GDP growth and employment growth of 3.6 per cent in La Belle Province this year.
That means employers faced with labour shortages will once again be looking to qualified foreign nationals to fill many of those jobs.
The province is working to make it easier, adding an additional 58 occupations that are exempt from the LMIA process. Those newly-added jobs and their National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes are:
Although Quebec is generally expanding its list of occupations exempt from the LMIA process, some positions on the list last year did not make the cut for 2022 and have been dropped from this year’s list. Those occupations include:
Quebec’s new list of occupations eligible for the facilitated LMIA process took effect Feb. 24.
NOC Code
Occupation
0111
financial managers
0112
human resources managers
0113 
purchasing 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
0211 
engineering managers
0213
it system managers *
0311
managers in health care
0421
administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training  (only for educational
 institutions designated  and recognized  by the ministry of education and higher education 
or another ministry or agency authorized by the state)
0423
case managers
0513
recreation directors
0601
corporate sales managers
0631
restaurant and food service managers
0632
hotel, motel, and resort managers
0711
managers in social, community and correctional services
0712
construction managers
0731
transportation operations managers
0811
natural resources production and fishing managers
0821
home construction managers and renovators
0822
managers in agriculture
0911
horticulture managers
0912
landfill manager
1111
manufacturing managers
1112
financial auditors and accountants
1113
financial analysts and investment analysts
1114
securities agents, investment agents and traders
1121
financial planners and financial advisers  (only this name)
1122
human resources professionals
1123
publicity agent
1211
supervisors, general office and administrative support workers
1214
supervisors, library, correspondence and other information workers
1215
postal and courier service supervisors
1221
administrative officers
1222
supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
1223
executive assistants
1224
human resources and recruitment officers
1225
property management officers
1226
conference and event planners
1241
administrative assistants
1243
purchasing agents
1252
health information management occupations
1253
records management technicians
1254
statistical officers and workers
1311
health information management occupations
1312
accounting technicians and bookkeepers
1313
insurance adjusters and claims examiners
2112
chemists
2113
geoscientists  and oceanographers
2121
biologists and related scientists
2122
forest science 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
2144
geological engineer
2147
computer engineers (except software engineers and designers  ) *
2151
architects
2152
landscape architects
2153
urban and land use planners
2154
land surveyors / surveyors
2161
mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries *
2171
computer analysts and consultants *
2172
database analysts and data administrators *
2173
software engineers and designers *
2174
programmers and interactive media developers *
2175
web designers and developers *
2211
chemical technologists and technicians
2212
geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2221
biological technologists and technicians
2223
forest science technologists and technicians
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
electronic and electrical engineering technologists and technicians
2242
electronic service technicians
2243
industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2244
avionics mechanic
2252
industrial designers
2253
industrial design technicians
2254
land survey technologists and technicians
2255
technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology
2261
non-destructive testers and inspection technicians
2263
public health, environment and occupational health and safety inspectors
2264
construction inspectors
2273
ship pilot
2275
train operator
2281
computer network technicians *
2282
user support workers
2283
computer systems assessors and the video game tester designation  *
3011
nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
3012
registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses / registered psychiatric nurses
3111
specialist doctors
3112
general practitioners and family physicians
3113
dentists
3114
vets
3121
optometrists
3122
chiropractor / chiropractors
3124
related primary health care practitioners
3131
chemists / 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 pathology assistants
3213
animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
3214
respiratory therapists,   cardiovascular perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
3215
medical radiation technologists
3219
technical assistants in pharmacy  (only this name)
3222
hygienists and dental therapists
3223
dental technologists, technicians, and laboratory assistants
3231
opticians
3233
licensed practical nurses
3234
paramedics
4011
university professors and lecturers
4012
post-secondary teaching and research assistants
4021
college teachers and other vocational training 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 authorized
 by the state)
4032
elementary and preschool teachers  (only for educational institutions designated  and 
recognized  by the ministry of education and higher education or another ministry or 
agency authorized by the state)
4033
school information consultants
4112
lawyers (everywhere in canada) and notaries (in quebec)
4151
psychologists
4152
social workers
4153
marriage therapists / marriage therapists, family therapists / family therapists and psychoeducators / psychoeducators  (only this name)
4161
natural and applied sciences researchers, consultants and program officers
4162
economists, researchers and economic policy analysts
4163
economic development officers, marketers and marketing 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
4167
recreation, sports, fitness policy researchers, consultant and program officers
4168
program officers
4211
legal technicians  (only this name)
4212
social and community service workers
4214
early childhood educators and assistants  (whose employer is authorized to 
hire is an educational institution designated and recognized by the 
ministère de l’éducation et de l’enseignement supérieur or another ministry or 
an authorized agency of the state, or a daycare service recognized by the ministry of family)
4215
instructors of persons with disabilities
4312
firefighters
5111
librarians
5113
archivists
5122
editor
5123
journalists
5125
translators, terminologists and interpreters
5131
producers, directors, choreographers and the name  technical, creative and artistic 
directors, technical, creative and artistic directors and project managers – visual 
effects and video games *
5211
library and public archive technicians
5225
audio and video recording technicians
5241
graphic designers and illustrators *
5242
interior designers and decorators
5254
program leaders and instructors in recreation, sports, and fitness
6221
technical sales specialists – wholesale trade
6231
insurance agents and brokers
6311
food service supervisors
6314
information and customer service supervisors
6321
chefs
6322
cooks
6331
butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – wholesale and retail
6342
tailors, dressmakers, furriers, and milliners
6345
upholsterer
7201
supervisors, machinists and metal forming, profiling and assembling trades personnel
 (only this designation)
7202
electricity and telecommunications foremen / women  (only this designation)
7204
contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
7205
contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
7231
machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7232
tool and die makers
7233
sheet metal / metal workers
7236
ironworkers
7237
welders and related machine operators
7241
electricians, except industrial electricians
7242
industrial electricians
7243
power system electrician
7244
electrical power line and cable workers
7246
telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
7251
plumbers
7252
steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
7271
carpenters / carpenters
7281
bricklayers / bricklayers
7282
concrete finishers
7283
tiles / finishers
7284
plasterers / drywall installers / applicators and pavers / finishers and interior systems  drywall /
lathers
7291
roofers and shinglers
7292
glaziers 
7293
insulators
7294
painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
7295
floor covering installers
7301
mechanical foreman / woman (only this designation)
7302
supervisors, heavy equipment operator teams  (only this designation)
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/carwoman
7315
aircraft mechanic and aircraft inspectors
7316
machine fitters
7318
elevator constructors and mechanics
7321
motor vehicle, truck and bus mechanics and repairers
7322
autobody worker
7332
appliance servicers and repairers
7333
electromechanical / mechanics
7361
locomotive and yard mechanics
7371
crane / operators
7372
driller, quarry
7381
printing press operators
8211
supervisors, logging
8241
logging machinery operators
8252
foremen / women, agricultural services, supervisors of farms and specialized 
workers in animal husbandry  (only this designation)
8255
landscaping contractors and supervisors
9212
supervisors, petroleum refining, gas and chemical processing, and utilities
9213
supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing
9214
supervisors, rubber and plastics product manufacturing
9215
supervisors, forest product processing
9217
supervisors in textile, fabric, fur and leather products
9224
laminating foreman/woman
9232
central control and process operators in petroleum, gas and chemical processing
9235
operators in pulp and paper pulping, papermaking and coating operators
9241
power station mechanics and power system operators
9243
water and waste treatment plant operators
But the provincial government is again allowing a grace period of one month this year.
“A transition period of 30 days, from Feb. 24 through to March 24, 2022 is afforded to employers or their representatives,” the immigration ministry states in French on its website. 
“Applications received by the ministry or Employment and Social Development Canada during this period will be considered under the list of occupations permitted under the simplified process in 2021 if the occupation is not on the list currently in effect.”
The list of permitted occupations under the simplified process is created to meet the needs of industry sectors with labour shortages. It includes National Occupational Classification skill types 0, A and B.
Quebec’s immigration ministry has highlighted that some of the occupations on the list are also on the Global Talent Stream List of target occupations. These are highlighted by an asterisk in the list on the province’s website.
Where an occupation qualifies for both processes, applications can be made under either process at the discretion of the employer.
Bullish as it is on economic immigration programs to bring in foreign nationals who will become permanent residents to resolve its labour shortages, Quebec is also trying to bring in more temporary foreign workers.
In early January, the province gave businesses in nine specific sectors ranging from food to health care and manufacturing the green light to hire more staff through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) to a limit of 20 per cent of their workforce. The previous limit was 10 per cent.
Sectors and professions targeted by the 10 -to -20 per cent increase in the TFW threshold in the low-wage component of the program include:
Sector
NOC
Profession
Retail trade excluding food
6611
cashiers
6622
store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers
6732
specialized cleaners
Accommodation and catering
6611
cashiers
6711
food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
6731
light duty cleaners
Manufacture of food, drinks and tobacco
9617
labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing
Management of companies and companies and services administrative, support and others
6731
light duty cleaners
6732
specialized cleaners
6733
janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
8612
landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
Healthcare
6731
light duty cleaners
Forestry and logging
8616
logging and forestry labourers
Metal manufacturing
9612
labourers in metal fabrication
Plastic and rubber manufacturing
9615
labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing
Wood manufacturing
9614
labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing
Also part of Quebec’s announcement in January was a decision to exempt certain professions from external posting requirements, designed to ensure jobs are advertised to Canadians before being offered to temporary foreign workers.
These occupations, falling under Level D of the National Occupational Classification, include many of the jobs also included in the threshold relaxation.
They have been exempt from external processing requirements since Dec. 6 last year.
Level D professions exempt from the external posting process include:
NOC
Job description
6611
cashiers
6622
store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers
6711
food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
6731
light duty cleaners
6732
specialized cleaners
6733
janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
8612
landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
8616
logging and forestry labourers
9612
labourers in metal fabrication
9614
labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing
9615
labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing
9617
labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing
9618
labourers in fish and seafood processing
Quebec is also continuing to pay up to $1,200 for businesses using lawyers or immigration consultants to help them recruit temporary workers
Businesses using lawyers, immigration consultants or notaries can claim back up to half of what they spend, so long as the amount does not exceed $1,200.
Meanwhile, two further measures announced in November are still awaiting federal government approval.
These include NOC Level C professions and NOC Level 0, A and B professions to be added to the list of jobs that qualify for simplified processing through the TFWP.
Quebec says it expects federal approval shortly for the two lists of occupations.
Level C professions added to the list of professions eligible for simplified processing will include:
NOC
Job description
1415
personnel clerks
1434
banking, insurance and other financial clerks
1435
collectors
1522
storekeepers and partspersons
1525
dispatchers
1526
transportation route and crew schedulers
3411
dental assistants
3413
nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
4413
elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
6411
sales and account representatives
6421
retail salespersons
6531
tour and travel guides
6563
pet groomers and animal care workers
7452
material handlers
7511
transport truck drivers
7512
bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
7521
heavy equipment operators (except crane)
7522
public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers
8421
chain saw and skidder operators
8422
silviculture and forestry workers
9411
machine operators, mineral and metal processing
9412
foundry workers
9416
metalworking and forging machine operators
9417
machining tool operators
9418
other metal products machine operators
9422
plastics processing machine operators
9423
rubber processing machine operators and related workers
9431
sawmill machine operators
9436
lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders
9446
industrial sewing machine operators
9461
process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing
9462
industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
9463
fish and seafood plant workers
9532
furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectors
9534
furniture finishers and refinishers
9535
plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
9536
industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
NOC 0, A and B occupations to be added to the list of professions eligible for simplified processing include:
NOC
Job Description
0113
purchasing managers
0211
engineering managers
0212
architecture and science managers
0601
corporate sales managers
0632
accommodation service managers
1123
professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
1211
supervisors, general office and administrative support workers
1221
administrative officers
1241
administrative assistants
1314
assessors, valuators and appraisers
2211
chemical technologists and technicians
2212
geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2244
aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors
2252
industrial designers
2253
drafting technologists and technicians
2261
non-destructive testers and inspection technicians
5111
librarians
5113
archivists
5225
audio and video recording technicians
5242
interior designers and interior decorators
5243
theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
6222
retail and wholesale buyers
6311
food service supervisors
6313
accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
6321
chefs
6322
cooks
6332
bakers
6342
tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners
7204
contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
7244
electrical power line and cable workers
7305
supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
7315
aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
7322
motor vehicle body repairers
9212
supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities

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