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Updates to Alberta 'No LMIA' List


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In May 2017 we advised that (ESDC) Employment and Social Development Canada had partnered with the government of Alberta to disallow Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) to be issued for certain occupations. We further advised in December 2017 that the list had been updated once again.

The list has been revised a third time with occupations ineligible for an LMIA in Alberta as per the following: 

NOC    Title
Management Occupations
0112    Human Resources Managers
0211    Engineering Managers

Business Finance and Administration Occupations
1215    Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination
1225    Purchasing agents and officers
1523    Production logistics co-ordinators

Natural and Applied Science and Related Occupations
2113    Geoscientists and oceanographers
2131    Civil engineers
2132    Mechanical engineers
2133    Electrical and electronic engineers
2212    Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2231    Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2253    Drafting technologists and technicians

Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators and related occupations
7202    Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades/telecommunications
7231    Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7237    Welders/related machine operators (except pressure/alloy welders)
7241    Electricians (except industrial and power system)
7242    Industrial electricians
7251    Plumbers
7271    Carpenters (except scaffolders)
7293    Insulators (except insulators)
7301    Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
7302    Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment
7311    Industrial mechanics (except construction millwrights)
7312    Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7322    Motor vehicle body repairers
7371    Crane operators (except all terrain crane operators)

Occupations in Manufacturing and Utilities
8222    Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
8232    Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
8412    Oil and gas well drilling and related workers and services operators
8615    Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers
9232    Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators
In addition, LMIAs will not be processed for the following occupations, where the work duration is greater than six months:
7021    Scaffolders
7237    Pressure/Alloy welders
7293    Insulators
7311    Construction Millwrights

Oneterra Business Immigration Law will continue to monitor this issue and advise further as developments occur.