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Service Canada is is prioritizing certain occupations for LMIA application

posted Jun 15, 2020, 7:38 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Jun 15, 2020, 7:39 PM ]
Effective June 10, 2020 and until further notice, the program is prioritizing certain occupations which are considered essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The listed occupations have been prioritized across all provinces and territories (except the province of Quebec). For a list of occupations specific to the province of Quebec, please refer to Hiring in the Province of Quebec.

Important: The Refusal to Process applicable to the province of Alberta supersedes any prioritization.

The program is prioritizing and waiving minimum recruitment requirements for the following occupations:

6331-Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers-retail and wholesale
8252- Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
8431- General Farm Workers
8432- Nursery and Greenhouse Workers
8611- Harvesting labourers
9462- Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
9463- Fish and seafood plant workers
9617- Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing
9618- Labourers in fish and seafood processing

The program is prioritizing the following occupations and not waiving the minimum recruitment requirements:

3012 - Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
3111 - Specialist physicians
3112 - General practitioners and family physicians
3124 - Allied primary health practitioners
3131 - Pharmacists
3211 - Medical laboratory technologists
3212 - Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants
3214 - Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
3219 - Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
3233 - Licensed practical nurses
3237 - Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
3413 - Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
3414 - Other assisting occupations in support of health services
6731 - Light duty cleaners
7511 - Transport truck drivers

Important: For positions under National Occupational Classification (NOC) 7511 that are situated in a province that has a Mandatory Entry Level Training requirement or equivalent, the foreign national must be in possession of this training certification at the time of work permit issuance.