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19 April 2024

Canada jobs: Quebec's list for foreign workers

By Majorie van Leijen

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

3131 Pharmacists

3141 Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists

3142 Physiotherapists

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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