The facilitated LMIA process includes professions in high demand, and in industry sectors experiencing labour shortages in Quebec.

The list contains higher-skilled occupations classified under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill type 0 (management), and skill levels A (professional) and B (technical).

Employers applying under the facilitated LMIA process are not required to provide proof of recruitment efforts.

Transition Plans are required for all high-wage LMIA applications. Under the Facilitated Process, however, a Transition Plan is only required on the second LMIA application for the same occupation.

The wages offered to all temporary foreign workers must be consistent with the wage rate paid to Canadians and permanent residents working in the same occupation and geographical area.

Occupations under Quebec’s Facilitated Labour Market Impact Assessment Process.

Local recruitment efforts do not need to be performed by employers as part of their applications to hire temporary foreign workers for any of the following occupations.

0111Financial managers
0124Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
0213Computer and information systems managers
0631Restaurant and food service managers
1111Financial Auditors and Accountants
1112Financial and investment analysts
1121Human resources professionals
1215Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
1222Executive Assistants
1241Administrative assistants
1243Medical administrative assistants
1311Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
2131Civil Engineers
2132Mechanical Engineers
2146Aerospace Engineers
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2171Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
2173Software Engineers and Designers
2174Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
2175Developers / Web Developers
2231Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2232Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2234Estimators / Construction Estimators
2253Drafting Technologists and Technicians
2281Technicians / Computer Network Technicians
2282User support technicians
2283Information systems testing technicians
3012Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
3111Specialist Physicians
3112General Practitioners and Family Physicians
3141Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
3143Occupational Therapists
3214Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Perfusionists and Cardiopulmonary Technologists
3215Medical Radiation Technologists
3222Dental hygienists and dental therapists
3233Licensed Practical Nurses
4021College and other vocational instructors
4152Social Workers
4212Social and community service workers
4214Early childhood educators and assistants
4215Instructors of persons with disabilities
5131Producers, Directors, Choreographers and related occupations
5241Graphic Designers and Illustrators
6221Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale Trade
6231Insurance agents and brokers
6235Financial sales representatives
6311Food service supervisors
7231Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7237Welders and related machine operators
7246Telecommunications installation and repair workers
7311Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
7312Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
7315Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
7321Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers
7333Electrical Mechanics