NEWS: Updated occupations list for simplified LMIA / work permit visa.

Immigration Quebec has just released their new simplified LMIA occupation list.

Simplified means that the procedures and processing times for you to obtain the work permit visa are reduced in order to facilitate your work permit application. For example, some requirements such as advertising the job for other Canadians are not required in the simplified process.

Starting February 24th, 2018, these new occupations will now benefit from the simplified LMIA treatment:

NOC 1215 Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations

NOC 6235 Financial sales representatives

NOC 6311 Fast-food supervisor (only this title)

NOC 7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

NOC 0213 Computer and information systems managers

NOC 0631 Restaurant managers (only this title)

Therefore, here is the fully updated list of occupations and their NOC (National Occupation Code) that currently qualify for the simplified LMIA work permit visa applications:


0111 Financial managers

0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers

0213 Computer and information systems managers

0631 Restaurant managers (only this title)

1111 Financial auditors and accountants

1112 Financial and investment analysts

1121 Human resources professionals 1215 Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations

1222 Corporate secretary (only this title)

1241 Administrative assistants

1243 Medical administrative assistants

1311 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (only this title)

2131 Civil engineers

2132 Mechanical engineers

2146 Aerospace engineers

2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

2171 Information systems analysts and consultants

2173 Software engineers and designers

2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers

2175 Web designers and developers (only this title)

2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians

2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians

2234 Construction estimators

2253 Drafting technologists and technicians

2281 Computer network technicians

2282 User support technicians

2283 Application and video game tester (only this title)

3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111 Specialist physicians

3112 General practitioners and family physicians

3131 Pharmacists

3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

3142 Physiotherapists

3143 Occupational therapists

3214 Respiratory therapist (only this title)

3215 Medical radiation technologists

3222 Dental hygienists and dental therapists

3233 Licensed practical nurses

4021 College instructors (only this title)

4152 Social workers

4212 Social and community service workers

4214 Early childhood educators (only this title)

4215 Instructors of persons with disabilities

5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

5241 Graphic designers and illustrators

6221 Technical sales specialists- wholesale trade

6231 Insurance agents and brokers 6235 Financial sales representatives 6311 Fast-food supervisor (only this title)

6321 Chefs (only this title)

6322 Licensed cooks (only this title)

7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

7237 Welders and related machine operators

7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers

7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics (except textile)

7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics 7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

7333 Electrical mechanics

Click on each occupation to see if your job duties and employment requirements match the listed one.

For more information on simplified work permit applications, you may visit Immigration Quebec's official page.

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