The Government of Quebec has announced that its list of occupations under the Facilitated Labour Market Opinion (FLMO) program has been amended.
The FLMO is a provincial program that the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and Quebec’s Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles (MICC) agreed to implement in the province of Quebec on February 24, 2012.
The program allows employers to apply for a Labor Market Opinion (LMO) without needing to recruit in Canada for the same position.
When an employer in Canada wishes to hire a worker from abroad, a positive LMO for the targeted profession is required. Depending on the profession, the employer needs to advertise the job position for a given period of time on local wires.
Under the FLMO, employers in Quebec can bypass the time consuming recruitment process and apply for a Temporary Working Permit for the foreign worker directly, which will enable them to hire the worker from abroad.
The amended list of occupations that are included in the FLMO program from February 11, 2013 is as follows:
0213 Computer and Information Systems Managers
0611 Sales, Marketing, and Advertising Managers
0631 Restaurant and Food Service Managers
1111 Financial Auditors and Accountants
1122 Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management
1221 Administrative Officers
1222 Executive Assistants
2131 Civil Engineers
2132 Mechanical Engineers
2146 Aerospace Engineers
2147 Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers/Designers)
2171 Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
2173 Software Engineers and Designers
2174 Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
2231 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2232 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2233 Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians
2241 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2253 Drafting Technologists and Technicians
2281 Computer Network Technicians
3111 Specialist Physicians
3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians
3141 Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
3143 Occupational Therapists
3152 Registered Nurses
3211 Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists’ Assistants
3214 Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Perfusionists and Cardiopulmonary Technologists
3215 Medical Radiation Technologists
3222 Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists
3233 Licensed Practical Nurses
4131 College and Other Vocational Instructors
4141 Secondary School Teachers
4152 Social Workers
4212 Community and Social Service Workers
5241 Graphic Designers and Illustrators
6221 Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale Trade
7231 Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors
7311 Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics (Except Textile)
7312 Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
7321 Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers
7333 Electrical Mechanics
8231 Underground Production and Development Miners
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