The website of the Canada federal government has published a list of occupations which do not qualify for a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), while applying for immigration to Alberta. The website warns that the LMIA applications for these occupations will be refused.

Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document a Canadian employer may need while hiring a foreign worker. A positive LMIA means there is a need for a foreign worker to fill a particular job vacancy, as no Canadian worker is available to do that job. The foreign worker can apply for job once the employer gets the LMIA.

Occupations for which LMIA will be refused

Management Occupations

National Occupational Classification code Title
112 Human resources managers
211 Engineering managers

Business, Finance and Administration Occupations

National Occupational Classification code Title
1215 Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
1225 Purchasing agents and officers
1523 Production logistics coordinators

Natural and Applied Sciences and Related Occupations

National Occupational Classification code Title
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

National Occupational Classification code Title
7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7237 Welders and 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

Occupations in Manufacturing and Utilities

National Occupational Classification code Title
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



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