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Lower-skilled occupations usually require, at most, secondary school education and/or on the job training. These occupations can be found in clerical; health; sales and service, transportation and equipment operators, primary industry and manufacturing sectors.
Under Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC), lower-skilled occupations for temporary foreign workers are classified as:
- Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related occupations (NOC 6641);
- Light duty cleaners (NOC 6661);
- Cashiers (NO 6611);
- Grocery clerks and store shelf stockers (NOC 6622);
- Construction trades helpers and labourers (NOC 7611);
- Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers (NOC 8612);
- Other attendants in accommodation and travel (NOC 6672);
- Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents (NOC 6663);
- Specialized cleaners (NOC 6662);
- Security guards and related occupations (NOC 6651)
Labour Market Impact Assessment:
Employers seeking to hire migrant workers for low-skilled occupations must first apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) (form EMP5602). The form can be completed using the paper form (by mail or fax), or the LMIA website (online).
Employers seeking to hire migrant workers for occupations related to on-farm primary agriculture, specifically National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes 8251, 8252, 8253, 8254, 8256, 8431, 8432 and 8611, must apply using the paper LMIA Application Form (EMP5602).
This page was last updated: August 3rd., 2016