A list of occupations has been released by Quebec, and the foreign labor will be occupied through the Labor Market Impact Assessment process. Last year, 181 occupations were present in the list, and this year the number of occupations rose to 228. All these occupations are eligible for facilitated processing.
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228 Occupations list released under LMIA
Transition period is 30 days
Many programs started for hiring foreign people
Why has Quebec released the list?
Quebec has released the list as the country is facing the problem of declining birth rate. The existing population is also getting old and retiring from work. Canada Federation of Independent Business has generated a report which shows that there are around 64% of small businesses in Quebec alone that are in dire need of workers and labor.
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Solution to the problem
Quebec has started many new programs and also expanded existing programs to bring overseas workers to the province. An agreement between Ottawa and Quebec was signed last year. The agreement includes the number of temporary foreign workers required for different workplace, which was raised from 10% to 20%. The agreement also includes exempt occupations with on-the-job training.
Canadian employers have to show the proof about the positions advertised through different methods. The employers also have to show a proof regarding the recruit efforts that they have used different methods to occupy people from Quebec and Canada.
The efforts include advertising the job positions done at least 28 days before applying for hiring overseas workers. The efforts will also include the number of interviews taken by the employers. The employers have to show proof that none of the people in Canada are fit for the job position. So there is a requirement of foreign workers.
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