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Alberta Reduces The Number Of Occupations In Its Refusal To Process LMIA List


The Government of Alberta has decreased the number of occupations considered ineligible for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to 24 occupations.

The Refusal to Process list is established and maintained by the Alberta Labour and Employment and Social Development Canada to ensure that employers seek potential workers locally before seeking workers outside Canada.

Canada established the Employer Liaison Service to help Alberta employers find workers locally to fill in-demand occupations.

The Refusal to Process list helps both the provincial and federal government ensure the province's local skilled workforce thrives.

Any employer attempting to hire foreign workers through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) for the following occupations will be contacted by the Alberta Department of Labour and matched with potential workers in Alberta.

The provincial government says its Refusal to Process list will be revised nearly twice a year.

Occupations removed or replaced on the Refusal to Process a LMIA list:

  • NOC 0112 - Human Resources managers
  • NOC 1215 - Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
  • NOC 1523 - Production logistics co-ordinators
  • NOC 2132 - Mechanical engineers
  • NOC 2212 - Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2231 - Civil engineering technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2253 - Drafting technologists and technicians
  • NOC 7202 - Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • NOC 7231 - Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
  • NOC 7237 - Welders and related machine operators
  • NOC 7301 - Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • NOC 7302 - Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment
  • NOC 7311 - Industrial mechanics
  • NOC 7312 - Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • NOC 8222 - Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
  • NOC 8232 - Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
  • NOC 8412 - Oil and gas well drilling and related workers and services operators
  • NOC 8615 - Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers


Updated Alberta Refusal to Process occupation list

NOC Codes Occupation
0121 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
0211 Engineering managers
0212 Architecture and science managers
0213 Computer and information systems managers
0601 Corporate sales managers
1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
1225 Purchasing agents and officers
2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers
2131 Civil engineers
2133 Electrical and electronic engineers
2252 Industrial designers
7201 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7203 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
7236 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
7242 Industrial electricians
7251 Plumbers
7271 Carpenters
7293 Insulators
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7322 Motor vehicle body repairers
7371 Crane operators (except all terrain crane operators)
9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities

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