Federal Skilled Worker Program Eligible Occupations

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On January 1, 2015, the Government of Canada implemented the Express Entry Immigration system under the Economic Class including the Federal Skilled Worker Program.

Under Express Entry, Federal Skilled Workers across 347 eligible occupations who meet minimum entry criteria, submit an expression of interest profile to the Express Entry Pool.  The profiles of candidates in the pool are ranked under a Comprehensive Ranking System.  The highest-ranked candidates will be considered for an invitation to apply for permanent residence.   Candidates receiving an invitation must submit a full application within a delay of 60-days.

Federal Skilled Workers are persons with suitable education, work experience, age and language abilities under one of Canada’s official languages and who are selected under the Express Entry Immigration system to apply for permanent residence.

To qualify for admission to the Express Entry Pool as a Federal Skilled Worker, applicants must meet the following conditions:

Essential Conditions:

Possess one-year of continuous full-time paid work experience or the equivalent in part-time continuous employment within the previous 10 years in one of 347 eligible occupations listed under the applicable National Occupational Classification system; AND

The work experience must be classified within Skill Type 0 (Managerial Occupations), Skill Level A (Professional Occupations), or Skill Level B (Technical Occupations and Skilled Trades) within the meaning of the National Occupational Classification system; AND

Score sufficient points under the skilled worker point grid comprising of six selection factors. The current pass mark is 67 points;

Undergo language testing from a recognized third party and demonstrate intermediate-level language skills in English or French corresponding to the Canadian Language Benchmark of 7)

Possess suitable settlement funding;

Undergo a successful security background and medical examination.

Find out whether you qualify under the Federal Skilled Worker Program or other programs in Canada by completing our free on-line evaluation for Skilled Workers or other categories. We will provide you with your evaluation results within 1-2 business days.

Express Entry: Eligible Federal Skilled Worker Occupations:

0011 Legislators

0012 Senior government managers and officials

0013 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services

0014 Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership organizations

0015 Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.

0016 Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities

0111 Financial managers

0112 Human resources managers

0113 Purchasing managers

0114 Other administrative services managers

0121 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers

0122 Banking, credit and other investment managers

0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers

0125 Other business services managers

0131 Telecommunication carriers managers

0132 Postal and courier services managers

0211 Engineering managers

0212 Architecture and science managers

0213 Computer and information systems managers

0311 Managers in health care

0411 Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration

0412 Government managers – economic analysis, policy development and program administration

0413 Government managers – education policy development and program administration

0414 Other managers in public administration

0421 Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training

0422 School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education

0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services

0431 Commissioned police officers

0432 Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers

0433 Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces

0511 Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers

0512 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

0513 Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors

0601 Corporate sales managers

0621 Retail and wholesale trade managers

0631 Restaurant and food service managers

0632 Accommodation service managers

0651 Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.

0711 Construction managers

0712 Home building and renovation managers

0714 Facility operation and maintenance managers

0731 Managers in transportation

0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing

0821 Managers in agriculture

0822 Managers in horticulture

0823 Managers in aquaculture

0911 Manufacturing managers

0912 Utility managers

1111 Financial auditors and accountants

1112 Financial and investment analysts

1113 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers

1114 Other financial officers

1121 Human resources professionals

1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting

1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

1211 Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers

1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers

1213 Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers

1214 Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations

1215 Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations

1221 Administrative officers

1222 Executive assistants

1223 Human resources and recruitment officers

1224 Property administrators

1225 Purchasing agents and officers

1226 Conference and event planners

1227 Court officers and justices of the peace

1228 Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers

1241 Administrative assistants

1242 Legal administrative assistants

1243 Medical administrative assistants

1251 Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations

1252 Health information management occupations

1253 Records management technicians

1254 Statistical officers and related research support occupations

1311 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

1312 Insurance adjusters and claims examiners

1313 Insurance underwriters

1314 Assessors, valuators and appraisers

1315 Customs, ship and other brokers

2111 Physicists and astronomers

2112 Chemists

2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers

2114 Meteorologists and climatologists

2115 Other professional occupations in physical sciences

2121 Biologists and related scientists

2122 Forestry professionals

2123 Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists

2131 Civil engineers

2132 Mechanical engineers

2133 Electrical and electronics engineers

2134 Chemical engineers

2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers

2142 Metallurgical and materials engineers

2143 Mining engineers

2144 Geological engineers

2145 Petroleum engineers

2146 Aerospace engineers

2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

2148 Other professional engineers, n.e.c.

2151 Architects

2152 Landscape architects

2153 Urban and land use planners

2154 Land surveyors

2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

2171 Information systems analysts and consultants

2172 Database analysts and data administrators

2173 Software engineers and designers

2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers

2175 Web designers and developers

2211 Chemical technologists and technicians

2212 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians

2221 Biological technologists and technicians

2222 Agricultural and fish products inspectors

2223 Forestry technologists and technicians

2224 Conservation and fishery officers

2225 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists

2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians

2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians

2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians

2234 Construction estimators

2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)

2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

2244 Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors

2251 Architectural technologists and technicians

2252 Industrial designers

2253 Drafting technologists and technicians

2254 Land survey technologists and technicians

2255 Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology

2261 Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians

2262 Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers

2263 Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety

2264 Construction inspectors

2271 Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors

2272 Air traffic controllers and related occupations

2273 Deck officers, water transport

2274 Engineer officers, water transport

2275 Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators

2281 Computer network technicians

2282 User support technicians

2283 Information systems testing technicians

3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors

3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3111 Specialist physicians

3112 General practitioners and family physicians

3113 Dentists

3114 Veterinarians

3121 Optometrists

3122 Chiropractors

3124 Allied primary health practitioners

3125 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating

3131 Pharmacists

3132 Dietitians and nutritionists

3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

3142 Physiotherapists

3143 Occupational therapists

3144 Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment

3211 Medical laboratory technologists

3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants

3213 Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians

3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

3215 Medical radiation technologists

3216 Medical sonographers

3217 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.

3219 Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)

3221 Denturists

3222 Dental hygienists and dental therapists

3223 Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants

3231 Opticians

3232 Practitioners of natural healing

3233 Licensed practical nurses

3234 Paramedical occupations

3236 Massage therapists

3237 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment

4011 University professors and lecturers

4012 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

4021 College and other vocational instructors

4031 Secondary school teachers

4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers

4033 Educational counselors

4111 Judges

4112 Lawyers and Quebec notaries

4151 Psychologists

4152 Social workers

4153 Family, marriage and other related counselors

4154 Professional occupations in religion

4155 Probation and parole officers and related occupations

4156 Employment counsellors

4161 Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants, and program officers

4162 Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts

4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants

4164 Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

4165 Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers

4166 Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers

4167 Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants, and program officers

4168 Program officers unique to government

4169 Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.

4211 Paralegal and related occupations

4212 Social and community service workers

4214 Early childhood educators and assistants

4215 Instructors of persons with disabilities

4216 Other instructors

4217 Other religious occupations

4311 Police officers (except commissioned)

4312 Firefighters

4313 Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces

5111 Librarians

5112 Conservators and curators

5113 Archivists

5121 Authors and writers

5122 Editors

5123 Journalists

5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters

5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

5132 Conductors, composers, and arrangers

5133 Musicians and singers

5134 Dancers

5135 Actors and comedians

5136 Painters, sculptors, and other visual artists

5211 Library and public archive technicians

5212 Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries

5221 Photographers

5222 Film and video camera operators

5223 Graphic arts technicians

5224 Broadcast technicians

5225 Audio and video recording technicians

5226 Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, and the performing arts

5227 Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts

5231 Announcers and other broadcasters

5232 Other performers, n.e.c.

5241 Graphic designers and illustrators

5242 Interior designers and interior decorators

5243 Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers

5244 Artisans and craftspersons

5245 Patternmakers – textile, leather, and fur products

5251 Athletes

5252 Coaches

5253 Sports officials and referees

5254 Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport, and fitness

6211 Retail sales supervisors

6221 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

6222 Retail and wholesale buyers

6231 Insurance agents and brokers

6232 Real estate agents and salespersons

6235 Financial sales representatives

6311 Foodservice supervisors

6312 Executive housekeepers

6313 Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors

6314 Customer and information services supervisors

6315 Cleaning supervisors

6316 Other services supervisors

6321 Chefs

6322 Cooks

6331 Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale

6332 Bakers

6341 Hairstylists and barbers

6342 Tailors, dressmakers, furriers, and milliners

6343 Shoe repairers and shoemakers

6344 Jewellers, jewelry and watch repairers and related occupations

6345 Upholsterers

6346 Funeral directors and embalmers

7201 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations

7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations

7203 Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades

7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers, and servicers

7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

7232 Tool and die makers

7233 Sheet metal workers

7234 Boilermakers

7235 Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters

7236 Ironworkers

7237 Welders and related machine operators

7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)

7242 Industrial electricians

7243 Power system electricians

7244 Electrical power line and cable workers

7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers

7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers

7247 Cable television service and maintenance technicians

7251 Plumbers

7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers

7253 Gasfitters

7271 Carpenters

7272 Cabinetmakers

7281 Bricklayers

7282 Concrete finishers

7283 Tile setters

7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers

7291 Roofers and shinglers

7292 Glaziers

7293 Insulators

7294 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)

7295 Floor covering installers

7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades

7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews

7303 Supervisors, printing and related occupations

7304 Supervisors, railway transport operations

7305 Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators

7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

7313 Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics

7314 Railway Carmen/women

7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

7316 Machine fitters

7318 Elevator constructors and mechanics

7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

7322 Motor vehicle body repairers

7331 Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics

7332 Appliance servicers and repairers

7333 Electrical mechanics

7334 Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics

7335 Other small engine and small equipment repairers

7361 Railway and yard locomotive engineers

7362 Railway conductors and brakemen/women

7371 Crane operators

7372 Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction

7373 Water well drillers

7381 Printing press operators

7384 Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.

8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry

8221 Supervisors, mining and quarrying

8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services

8231 Underground production and development miners

8232 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers

8241 Logging machinery operators

8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers8255 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

8261 Fishing masters and officers

8262 Fishermen/women

9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing

9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas, and chemical processing and utilities

9213 Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing

9214 Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing

9215 Supervisors, forest products processing

9217 Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing

9221 Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling

9222 Supervisors, electronics manufacturing

9223 Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing

9224 Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing

9226 Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing

9227 Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly

9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing

9232 Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators

9235 Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators

9241 Power engineers and power systems operators

9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators

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