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Professions Eligible for Simplified Processing in Quebec: Updated List of In-Demand Occupations

01 March, 2024

Professions Eligible for Simplified Processing in Quebec: Updated List of In-Demand Occupations

This week, the province of Quebec updated the list of in-demand professions that are eligible for simplified LMIA processing.
 
The list applies to the entire province of Quebec and takes into account the labor needs of all regions. The goal is to hire salaried employees rather than self-employed workers.
 
Some of the listed professions are also included in the Global Talent Stream Category B Occupations List. You have the flexibility to submit your application under either stream, according to your preferences.

 

List of Professions Eligible for Simplified Processing

 

This list, in effect since February 24, 2024, is updated annually and remains valid until February 23, 2025. A 30-day transition period is granted to employers or their representatives to adjust their applications.
 
Quebec also uses the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 to determine eligible positions. Since November 16, 2022, the Quebec government has been applying the 2021 version of the NOC in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
 
As of January 1, 2024, some Category FÉER 4 occupations in the NOC have been added to the list of professions eligible for simplified processing, remaining eligible until the next update in February 2025.
 
For NOC 2021 codes followed by an asterisk (*) on this list, only specific job titles are eligible for simplified processing. Specific job titles come with distinct tasks, accessible through the corresponding NOC 2021 code.
 
Other professions and job titles listed are also included in the Global Talent Stream Occupations List. Applications related to these can be submitted under either simplified processing or the Global Talent Stream, according to the employer's preference.
 
Below is the list of in-demand professions:

 
NOC
List of occupation
10010
Financial directors
10011
Human resources directors
10012
Purchasing directors
10020
Directors of insurance, real estate and financial brokerage
10022
Directors of advertising, marketing and public relations
11100
Auditors and accountants
11101
Financial analysts/financial analysts and investment analysts
11102
Financial advisors
11103
Securities agents, investment agents and securities traders
11200
Human resources professionals
11201
Professionals in business management consulting services
11202
Professionals in advertising, marketing and public relations
12013
Supply Chain Coordination, Tracking and Scheduling Staff Supervisors
12100
Executive assistants
12101
Human resources and recruitment officers
12102
Procurement and purchasing agents
12103
Conference and event planners
12104
Employment Insurance and Income Officers
Court reporters, medical transcriptionists (this designation only)
12112
Document management technicians
12200
Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
12201
Claims adjusters and claims writers
12202
Insurers
13100
Administrative agents
13101
Property management agents
13110
Administrative assistants
13112
Medical administrative assistants
13201
Production and transportation logistics coordinators
14101
Receptionists
14201
Banking, insurance and other financial services clerks
14400
Shippers and receivers
14401
Storekeepers and parts clerks
14402
Production logistics workers
14403
Purchasing and Inventory Control Clerk
14404
Dispatchers
14405
Route and crew schedulers
20010
Directors of engineering services
20011
Directors of Architecture and Science Services
20012
IT systems managers
21100
Physicists and astronomers
21101
Chemists
21102
Geoscientists and oceanographers
21110
Biologists and related scientific personnel
21111
Forest science professionals
21112
Agronomists, advisors and agricultural specialists
21120
Health professionals and public and environmental safety
21200
Architects
21201
Landscape architects
21202
Urban and land use planners
21203
Land surveyors
21210
Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
21211
Data scientists
21220
Cybersecurity specialists
21221
Business Systems Specialists
21222
IT specialists
21223
Database analysts and data administrators
21230
Computer systems developers and programmers
21231
Software engineers and designers
21232
Software developers and programmers
21233
Web designers
21234
Web developers and programmers
21300
Civil engineers
21301
Mechanical engineers
21310
Electrical and electronics engineers
21311
Computer engineers (except engineers and software designers)
21320
Chemical engineers
21321
Industrial and manufacturing engineers
21322
Metallurgical and materials engineers
21330
Mining engineers
21331
Geological engineers
21390
Aerospace engineers
22100
Chemical technologists and technicians
22101
Technologists and technicians in geology and mineralogy
22110
Biological technologists and technicians
22112
Forest science technologists and technicians
22114
Landscaping and horticulture technicians and specialists
22211
Industrial designers/industrial designers
22212
Drawing technologists and technicians
22213
Surveying technologists and technicians
22214
Technical personnel in geomatics and meteorology
22220
Computer network and web technicians
22221
User support agents
Computer systems evaluators and video game testers
22230
Non-destructive testing auditors and inspectors
22232
Occupational health and safety specialists
22233
Construction inspectors
22300
Civil engineering technologists and technicians
22301
Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
22302
Technologists and technicians in industrial engineering and manufacturing engineering
22303
Construction estimators
22310
Technologists and technicians in electrical and electronic engineering
22311
Electronic maintenance technicians (domestic and commercial goods)
22312
Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
22313
Avionics and aircraft instrument and electrical equipment mechanics, technicians and inspectors
30010
Health care managers
31100
Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
31101
Surgery specialists
31102
General practitioners and family medicine doctors
31103
Veterinarians
31110
Dentists
31111
Optometrists
31112
Audiologists and speech therapists
31120
Pharmacists
31121
Dietitians and nutritionists
31200
Psychologists
31201
Chiropractors
31202
Physiotherapists
31203
Occupational therapists
31300
Nursing coordinators and supervisors
31301
Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses
31302
Nurse Practitioners
31303
Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
32100
Dispensing opticians
32101
Practical nurses
32102
Ambulance and paramedical staff
32103
Respiratory therapists, cardiovascular perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
32104
Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
32111
Dental hygienists and therapists
32120
Medical laboratory technologists
32121
Medical radiation technologists
32123
Cardiology technologists and diagnostic electrophysiology technologists
32124
Pharmacy technicians
32129
Other health sciences technologists and technicians
33100
Dental assistants and auxiliaries in dental laboratories
33101
Medical laboratory assistants and related technical attendants
33102
Nursing assistants, nursing assistants and beneficiary attendants
33103
Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
Directors of social and community services (this designation only)
41101
Lawyers (across Canada) and notaries (in Quebec)
41200
Professors and lecturers at university level
41201
Teaching and research assistants at the post-secondary level (only for educational institutions designated and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or agency of the State)
41210
College level teachers and other vocational training instructors (only for educational establishments designated and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or state mandatary body )
41220
Teachers at the secondary level (only for educational establishments designated and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or mandatary body of the State)
41221
Teachers at the primary and preschool levels (only for educational establishments designated and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or state mandatary body)
41300
Social workers
41301
Counseling Therapists and Related Specialized Therapies
41320
School information advisors
41321
Career development advisors and guidance advisors (except education)
41401
Economists, researchers and economic policy analysts
41404
Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers
41405
Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers
41406
Sports, recreation and fitness researchers, consultants and program officers
Legal technicians (only this designation)
42201
Social and community service workers
42202
Early childhood educators and educational assistants (whose employer authorized to hire is an educational establishment designated and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or a state mandatary body, or a childcare service recognized by the Ministry of the Family). Educators must have at least a college diploma and educational assistants must have at least a high school diploma as well as relevant work experience.
42203
Instructors for people with disabilities
43100
Teacher assistants at the primary and secondary levels (only for educational establishments designated and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or mandatary agency of the State)
50012
Directors of sports, recreation and fitness programs and services
51120
Producers, directors, choreographers and the designation technical, creative and artistic directors and project managers – visual effects, and video games and related personnel
52100
Technicians in libraries and public archives
52111
Graphics technicians
52113
Audio and video recording technicians
Graphic designers and illustrators and the designation animators, designers and animation technicians in the field of 2D and 3D digital media (this designation only)
53111
Assistants and operators in the fields of cinema, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
Theater designers, fashion designers, exhibition designers (only these three designations)
53125
Pattern makers of textile products and leather and fur articles
54100
Facilitators and managers of sports, leisure and fitness programs
60010
Corporate Sales Directors
60030
Catering and food service managers
60031
Directors of accommodation services
62020
Food service supervisors
62100
Technical Sales Specialists - Wholesale
62101
Retail and wholesale buyers
62200
Chefs
63100
Insurance agents and brokers
63102
Financial Sales Representatives
Qualified or experienced cooks/qualified or experienced cooks (only this designation)
63201
Butchers - wholesale and retail trade
63202
Bakers and pastry chefs
64100
Salespeople and display decorators in retail
64101
Sales and account representatives - wholesale (non-technical)
64200
Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners
Hotel receptionists (only this designation)
70011
Construction and home renovation managers
Foremen/women of machinists and personnel in the metal forming, profiling and assembly trades and similar personnel (only this designation)
Electricity and telecommunications foremen/woman (only this designation)
Mechanical foremen/woman (only this designation)
Foremen/woman of heavy equipment operator teams (this designation only)
72100
Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
72101
Tool and die makers
72102
Sheet metal workers
72104
Plate and metal frame assemblers and fitters
72105
Metal frame erectors
72106
Welders and welding and brazing machine operators
72200
Electricians (except industrial and electrical network electricians)
72201
Industrial electricians
72202
Electrical network electricians
72203
Power line and cable installers
72205
Technicians in telecommunications equipment installation and cable services
72300
Plumbers
72301
Pipefitters, heating fitters and sprinkler fitters
72310
Carpenters
72311
Cabinetmakers
72320
Bricklayers
72321
Insulators
72400
Millwrights and industrial mechanics
72401
Heavy equipment mechanics
72402
Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
72404
Aircraft mechanics and inspectors
72405
Machine adjusters
72406
Elevator builders and mechanics
72410
Motor vehicle, truck and bus mechanics and repairers
72411
Motor vehicle collision, bodywork, painting and glazing technicians and damage estimators
72421
Appliance repairers and maintenance workers
72422
Electromechanics
72423
Motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle mechanics and related mechanics
72429
Other repairers of small engines and small equipment
72500
Crane operators
72600
Air transport pilots, navigators and flight instructors
72602
Water transport deck officers
72603
Inland water transport engineering officers
73100
Concrete finishers
73101
Tilers
73102
Plasterers, installers and finishers of interior systems and lathes
73110
Roofers and shingle installers
73111
Glaziers
73112
Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
73113
Interior covering installers
73200
Residential and commercial equipment installation, maintenance and repair personnel
73300
Transport truck drivers
73301
Bus drivers and metro and other public transport operators
73400
Heavy equipment operators (except cranes)
73401
Printing press operators
73402
Drillers and blasters in surface mines, quarries and construction sites
74201
Inland water transport deck and engine room crew
74205
Operators of public maintenance machinery and related personnel
83110
Tree felling machine operators
84110
Chainsaw and skidding machine operators
84111
Silviculture and logging workers
90010
Manufacturing managers
92011
Supervisors in petroleum refining, gas and chemical processing and utilities
92012
Supervisors, food and beverage processing
92013
Supervisors, rubber and plastic product manufacturing
92014
Supervisors in forest products processing
92015
Supervisors in the processing and manufacturing of textile, fabric, fur and leather products
92022
Supervisors, furniture and accessories manufacturing
92100
Power plant mechanics and electrical network operators
92101
Water and waste treatment facility operators
93101
Central control room and industrial process operators in oil refining and gas and chemical processing
93102
Operators controlling pulp and paper pulping, paper manufacturing and coating
93200
Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors
94100
Machine operators in metal and mineral processing
94101
Foundry workers
94103
Machine operators in shaping and finishing concrete, clay or stone products
94104
Inspectors and testers in metal and ore processing
94105
Forging and metalworking machine operators
94106
Machining machine operators
94107
Other metal product machine operators
94110
Chemical processing facility operators
94111
Plastics processing machine operators
94120
Sawing machine operators in sawmills
94121
Machine operators in paper manufacturing and finishing in pulp mills
94122
Paper shaping machine operators
94124
Woodworking machine operators
94130
Machine operators and workers processing textile fibers and threads, leather and skins
94131
Weavers, knitters and other textile machine operators
94132
Industrial sewing machine operators
94133
Inspectors and sorters in the manufacturing of textile, fabric, fur and leather products
94140
Industrial machine and process operators in food and beverage processing
Industrial butchers, meat cutters, poultry preparers and related personnel
94142
Workers in fish and seafood processing plants
94201
Assemblers, assemblers, inspectors and inspectors of electronic equipment
94204
Mechanical equipment fitters and inspectors
94210
Assemblers, finishers, restorers and inspectors of furniture and accessories
94211
Assemblers and inspectors of other wood products
94212
Plastic product assemblers, finishers and inspectors
94213
Painters, coaters and process operators in metal finishing - industrial sector
 
For more information on other codes from the list, you can visit the website of Employment and Social Development Canada to explore the main tasks and access conditions associated with each profession or contact out team!
 
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