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The Alberta Ministry of Labour announced today that Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications would no longer be processed in 29 high-wage occupations where it was determined that there were enough Albertans in the labour market to meet demand. These occupations include many positions in the fields of applied sciences, trades, and oil & gas workers. The complete list of affected occupations has been provided below.

NOC Code Title
0112 Human resources managers
0211 Engineering managers
1225 Purchasing agents and officers
1523 Production logistics co-ordinators
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical engineers
2133 Electrical and electronic engineers
2212 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
2261 Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians
7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7237 Welders and related machine operators
7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
7242 Industrial electricians
7251 Plumbers
7271 Carpenters
7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7322 Motor vehicle body repairers
7511 Transport truck drivers
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

 

This ground to refuse to process LMIAs is a pilot project that will last 24 months. The categories of occupations affected will be reviewed every 3 months.