Federal Skilled Worker Program Eligible Occupations: Complete List

Federal Skilled Worker Program Eligible Occupations: Complete List

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 21 Jun, 2023 | 11:24 AM]
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Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is one of the three key economic immigration programs managed under the Express Entry system. The FSWP allows candidates with relevant foreign work experience and no connections to Canada - to apply for permanent residency.

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) uses a point-based system known as the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to rank candidates who wish to apply for Canada PR. Unlike the other two Express Entry programs, the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) - candidates applying under the FSWP are not required to have Canadian work experience to enter the Express Entry pool.

Instead, candidates must meet a minimum point requirement based on factors including Age, Language Proficiency, Education, and Work Experience. Once in the pool, candidates with the highest CRS scores are issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canada PR.

Check eligibility to apply for Express Entry’s FSWP

Who is Eligible for FSWP?

To apply under Express Entry’s FSWP, you would need to meet the following minimum requirements:

Skilled Work Experience

Skilled work experience means that you’ve worked in 1 of these National Occupational Classifications (NOCs) TEER categories: TEER 0, TEER 1, TEER 2, and TEER 3.

Your skilled work experience must be:

  • In the same type of job (have the same NOC) as the job you want to use for your immigration application (called your primary occupation)
  • Within the last 10 years
  • Paid work (have been paid wages or earned commission—volunteer work or unpaid internships don’t count)
  • At least 1 year of continuous work or 1,560 hours total (30 hours per week)—you can meet this in a few different ways:
    • Full-time at 1 job: 30 hours/week for 12 months = 1 year full-time (1,560 hours).
    • Equal amount in part-time work: for example 15 hours/week for 24 months = 1 year full-time (1,560 hours). You can work as many part-time jobs as you need to meet this requirement.
    • Full-time at more than 1 job: 30 hours/week for 12 months at more than 1 job = 1 year full-time (1,560 hours).

Federal Skilled Worker Program Eligible Occupations

TEER Category NOC Code Occupation
0 10010 Financial managers
0 10011 Human resources managers
0 10012 Purchasing managers
0 10019 Other administrative services managers
0 10020 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
0 10021 Banking, credit and other investment managers
0 10022 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
0 10029 Other business services managers
0 10030 Telecommunication carriers managers
0 20010 Engineering managers
0 20011 Architecture and science managers
0 20012 Computer and information systems managers
0 30010 Managers in healthcare
0 40010 Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration
0 40011 Government managers – economic analysis, policy development and program administration
0 40012 Government managers – education policy development and program administration
0 40019 Other managers in public administration
0 40020 Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training
0 40021 School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
0 40030 Managers in social, community and correctional services
0 40040 Commissioned police officers and related occupations in public protection services
0 40041 Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
0 40042 Commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces
0 50010 Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
0 50011 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
0 50012 Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
0 60010 Corporate sales managers
0 60020 Retail and wholesale trade managers
0 60030 Restaurant and food service managers
0 60031 Accommodation service managers
0 60040 Managers in customer and personal services
0 70010 Construction managers
0 70011 Home building and renovation managers
0 70012 Facility operation and maintenance managers
0 70020 Managers in transportation
0 70021 Postal and courier services managers
0 80010 Managers in natural resources production and fishing
0 80020 Managers in agriculture
0 80021 Managers in horticulture
0 80022 Managers in aquaculture
0 90010 Manufacturing managers
0 90011 Utilities managers
1 11100 Financial auditors and accountants
1 11101 Financial and investment analysts
1 11102 Financial advisors
1 11103 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
1 11109 Other financial officers
1 11200 Human resources professionals
1 11201 Professional occupations in business management consulting
1 11202 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
1 21100 Physicists and astronomers
1 21101 Chemists
1 21102 Geoscientists and oceanographers
1 21103 Meteorologists and climatologists
1 21109 Other professional occupations in physical sciences
1 21110 Biologists and related scientists
1 21111 Forestry professionals
1 21112 Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
1 21120 Public and environmental health and safety professionals
1 21200 Architects
1 21201 Landscape architects
1 21202 Urban and land use planners
1 21203 Land surveyors
1 21210 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
1 21211 Data scientists
1 21220 Cybersecurity specialists
1 21221 Business systems specialists
1 21222 Information systems specialists
1 21223 Database analysts and data administrators
1 21230 Computer systems developers and programmers
1 21231 Software engineers and designers
1 21232 Software developers and programmers
1 21233 Web designers
1 21234 Web developers and programmers
1 21300 Civil engineers
1 21301 Mechanical engineers
1 21310 Electrical and electronics engineers
1 21311 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
1 21320 Chemical engineers
1 21321 Industrial and manufacturing engineers
1 21322 Metallurgical and materials engineers
1 21330 Mining engineers
1 21331 Geological engineers
1 21332 Petroleum engineers
1 21390 Aerospace engineers
1 21399 Other professional engineers
1 31100 Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
1 31101 Specialists in surgery
1 31102 General practitioners and family physicians
1 31103 Veterinarians
1 31110 Dentists
1 31111 Optometrists
1 31112 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
1 31120 Pharmacists
1 31121 Dietitians and nutritionists
1 31200 Psychologists
1 31201 Chiropractors
1 31202 Physiotherapists
1 31203 Occupational therapists
1 31204 Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
1 31209 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
1 31300 Nursing coordinators and supervisors
1 31301 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
1 31302 Nurse practitioners
1 31303 Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
1 41100 Judges
1 41101 Lawyers and Quebec notaries
1 41200 University professors and lecturers
1 41201 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
1 41210 College and other vocational instructors
1 41220 Secondary school teachers
1 41221 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
1 41300 Social workers
1 41301 Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies
1 41302 Religious leaders
1 41310 Police investigators and other investigative occupations
1 41311 Probation and parole officers
1 41320 Educational counsellors
1 41321 Career development practitioners and career counsellors (except education)
1 41400 Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers
1 41401 Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts
1 41402 Business development officers and market researchers and analysts
1 41403 Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers
1 41404 Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers
1 41405 Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers
1 41406 Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers
1 41407 Program officers unique to government
1 41409 Other professional occupations in social science
1 51100 Librarians
1 51101 Conservators and curators
1 51102 Archivists
1 51110 Editors
1 51111 Authors and writers (except technical)
1 51112 Technical writers
1 51113 Journalists
1 51114 Translators, terminologists and interpreters
1 51120 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
1 51121 Conductors, composers and arrangers
1 51122 Musicians and singers
2 12010 Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers
2 12011 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
2 12012 Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers
2 12013 Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations
2 12100 Executive assistants
2 12101 Human resources and recruitment officers
2 12102 Procurement and purchasing agents and officers
2 12103 Conference and event planners
2 12104 Employment insurance and revenue officers
2 12110 Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations
2 12111 Health information management occupations
2 12112 Records management technicians
2 12113 Statistical officers and related research support occupations
2 12200 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
2 12201 Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
2 12202 Insurance underwriters
2 12203 Assessors, business valuators and appraisers
2 22100 Chemical technologists and technicians
2 22101 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2 22110 Biological technologists and technicians
2 22111 Agricultural and fish products inspectors
2 22112 Forestry technologists and technicians
2 22113 Conservation and fishery officers
2 22114 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2 22210 Architectural technologists and technicians
2 22211 Industrial designers
2 22212 Drafting technologists and technicians
2 22213 Land survey technologists and technicians
2 22214 Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology
2 22220 Computer network and web technicians
2 22221 User support technicians
2 22222 Information systems testing technicians
2 22230 Non-destructive testers and inspectors
2 22231 Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers
2 22232 Occupational health and safety specialists
2 22233 Construction inspectors
2 22300 Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2 22301 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
2 22302 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
2 22303 Construction estimators
2 22310 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2 22311 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2 22312 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2 22313 Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors
2 32100 Opticians
2 32101 Licensed practical nurses
2 32102 Paramedical occupations
2 32103 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
2 32104 Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
2 32109 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
2 32110 Denturists
2 32111 Dental hygienists and dental therapists
2 32112 Dental technologists and technicians
2 32120 Medical laboratory technologists
2 32121 Medical radiation technologists
2 32122 Medical sonographers
2 32123 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists
2 32124 Pharmacy technicians
2 32129 Other medical technologists and technicians
2 32200 Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
2 32201 Massage therapists
2 32209 Other practitioners of natural healing
2 42100 Police officers (except commissioned)
2 42101 Firefighters
2 42102 Specialized members of the Canadian Armed Forces
2 42200 Paralegals and related occupations
2 42201 Social and community service workers
2 42202 Early childhood educators and assistants
2 42203 Instructors of persons with disabilities
2 42204 Religion workers
2 52100 Library and public archive technicians
2 52110 Film and video camera operators
2 52111 Graphic arts technicians
2 52112 Broadcast technicians
2 52113 Audio and video recording technicians
2 52114 Announcers and other broadcasters
2 52119 Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
2 52120 Graphic designers and illustrators
2 52121 Interior designers and interior decorators
2 62010 Retail sales supervisors
2 62020 Food service supervisors
2 62021 Executive housekeepers
2 62022 Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
2 62023 Customer and information services supervisors
2 62024 Cleaning supervisors
2 62029 Other services supervisors
2 62100 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade
2 62101 Retail and wholesale buyers
2 62200 Chefs
2 62201 Funeral directors and embalmers
2 62202 Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations
2 72010 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
2 72011 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
2 72012 Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
2 72013 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
2 72014 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
2 72020 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
2 72021 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
2 72022 Supervisors, printing and related occupations
2 72023 Supervisors, railway transport operations
2 72024 Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
2 72025 Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations
2 72100 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
2 72101 Tool and die makers
2 72102 Sheet metal workers
2 72103 Boilermakers
2 72104 Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
2 72105 Ironworkers
2 72106 Welders and related machine operators
2 72200 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
2 72201 Industrial electricians
2 72202 Power system electricians
2 72203 Electrical power line and cable workers
2 72204 Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
2 72205 Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians
2 72300 Plumbers
2 72301 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
2 72302 Gas fitters
2 72310 Carpenters
2 72311 Cabinetmakers
2 72320 Bricklayers
2 72321 Insulators
2 72400 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
2 72401 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
2 72402 Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
2 72403 Railway carmen/women
2 72404 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
2 72405 Machine fitters
2 72406 Elevator constructors and mechanics
2 72410 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
2 72411 Auto body collision, refinishing and glass technicians and damage repair estimators
2 72420 Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
2 72421 Appliance servicers and repairers
2 72422 Electrical mechanics
2 72423 Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
2 72429 Other small engine and small equipment repairers
2 72500 Crane operators
2 72501 Water well drillers
2 72600 Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
2 72601 Air traffic controllers and related occupations
2 72602 Deck officers, water transport
2 72603 Engineer officers, water transport
2 72604 Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators
2 72999 Other technical trades and related occupations
2 82010 Supervisors, logging and forestry
2 82020 Supervisors, mining and quarrying
2 82021 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
2 82030 Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors
2 82031 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
2 92010 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
2 92011 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
2 92012 Supervisors, food and beverage processing
2 92013 Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
2 92014 Supervisors, forest products processing
2 92015 Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
2 92020 Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
2 92021 Supervisors, electronics and electrical products manufacturing
2 92022 Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
2 92023 Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing
2 92024 Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
2 92100 Power engineers and power systems operators
2 92101 Water and waste treatment plant operators
3 13100 Administrative officers
3 13101 Property administrators
3 13102 Payroll administrators
3 13110 Administrative assistants
3 13111 Legal administrative assistants
3 13112 Medical administrative assistants
3 13200 Customs, ship and other brokers
3 13201 Production and transportation logistics coordinators
3 33100 Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
3 33101 Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
3 33102 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
3 33103 Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
3 33109 Other assisting occupations in support of health services
3 43100 Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
3 43109 Other instructors
3 43200 Sheriffs and bailiffs
3 43201 Correctional service officers
3 43202 By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers
3 43203 Border services, customs, and immigration officers
3 43204 Operations members of the Canadian Armed Forces
3 53100 Registrars, restorers, interpreters and other occupations related to museum and art galleries
3 53110 Photographers
3 53111 Motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and performing arts assistants and operators
3 53120 Dancers
3 53121 Actors, comedians and circus performers
3 53122 Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
3 53123 Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
3 53124 Artisans and craftspersons
3 53125 Patternmakers – textile, leather and fur products
3 53200 Athletes
3 53201 Coaches
3 53202 Sports officials and referees
3 63100 Insurance agents and brokers
3 63101 Real estate agents and salespersons
3 63102 Financial sales representatives
3 63200 Cooks
3 63201 Butchers – retail and wholesale
3 63202 Bakers
3 63210 Hairstylists and barbers
3 63211 Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
3 63220 Shoe repairers and shoemakers
3 63221 Upholsterers
3 73100 Concrete finishers
3 73101 Tilesetters
3 73102 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
3 73110 Roofers and shinglers
3 73111 Glaziers
3 73112 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
3 73113 Floor covering installers
3 73200 Residential and commercial installers and servicers
3 73201 General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
3 73202 Pest controllers and fumigators
3 73209 Other repairers and servicers
3 73300 Transport truck drivers
3 73301 Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
3 73310 Railway and yard locomotive engineers
3 73311 Railway conductors and brakemen/women
3 73400 Heavy equipment operators
3 73401 Printing press operators
3 73402 Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction
3 83100 Underground production and development miners
3 83101 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
3 83110 Logging machinery operators
3 83120 Fishing masters and officers
3 83121 Fishermen/women
3 93100 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
3 93101 Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing
3 93102 Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
3 93200 Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors

Language Proficiency

You must:

  • Take approved language tests in English or French for:
    • Writing
    • Reading
    • Listening
    • Speaking
  • Get a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in all 4 abilities
  • Enter the test results in your Express Entry profile
Your language tests are valid for 2 years after the date of the test result. They must be valid on the day you apply for Canada PR.

Education

If you went to school in Canada, you must have a certificate, diploma, or degree from a Canadian:

  • Secondary institution (high school) or
  • Post-secondary institution
If you have foreign education, you must have:
  • A completed credential, and
  • An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) for immigration purposes from a designated organization showing that your education is equal to a completed certificate, diploma, or degree from a Canadian:
    • Secondary institution (high school) or
    • Post-secondary institution
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Selection Factors

If you meet all the minimum requirements, the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) assess your eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program based on:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Whether you have a valid job offer
  • English or French language skills
  • Adaptability (how well you’re likely to settle here)
Based on how well you do in each of the 6 factors, IRCC assigns you an overall score out of 100 with the help of its 67 points calculator for Canada Immigration.

Selection Factors

How to apply for FSWP?

To apply for FSWP, you must first submit an Express Entry profile to the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The process can be completed in seven easy steps: 

STEP 1: Get your ECA done - Start by getting your Education Credential Assessment (ECA) done. This will evaluate your academic credentials to that of Canadian standards.

STEP 2: Take your IELTS exam - Prove your language proficiency in either English or French. Take and achieve the minimum score required.

STEP 3: Create an Express Entry profile - Create an Express Entry profile, fill in your details, and meet the minimum score required in the Express Entry point’s grid (currently 67/100). Get placed in the Express Entry pool.

STEP 4: Get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) - IRCC will now conduct Express Entry draws and will select the highest-scoring candidates from the pool. If you meet the minimum CRS cut-off score - you will be issued an ITA.

STEP 5: Police and Medical background check - Get your medical and police background check which will justify you holding no criminal background and are in good health to travel to Canada.

STEP 6: Application Audit - Once you have submitted the complete PR application - the IRCC will now evaluate your profile based on the information and documents you have provided.

STEP 7: Earn your COPR - If successful, the IRCC will send you Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) - which you can then use to apply for a Canada PR status.

The standard processing time for Express Entry applications is six months from the time the application is received by the Canadian authorities to the issuance of a permanent residence visa. Make sure to craft a flawless profile to avoid unnecessary delays. Seek guidance from immigration consultants if you’re having trouble.

Good Luck!

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