In-Demand Jobs in Canada Targeted Under Express Entry Draws

In-Demand Jobs in Canada Targeted Under Express Entry Draws

Sanjay Yadav Sanjay Yadav
[Published 08 May, 2024 | 05:16 PM]
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When applying for the Canada Express Entry program, securing a job adds additional points to your overall score required to be invited to apply for Canada PR from India. Though, it is not a mandatory step, but could gain you points lost in other factors such as age, education, language skills, and more.

Having relevant experience in in-demand occupations in Canada listed under the National Occupation Classification (NOC) list increases your chances of being selected in an Express Entry draw. To attract more skilled foreign workers, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced category-based selection draws in 2023.

Under these draws, candidates with experience in the following categories are prioritized:

  • Healthcare
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
  • Trade
  • Transport
  • Agriculture and agri-food
  • French-speaking
Meeting the category-specific and general eligibility requirements for the Express Entry program is crucial to increase your chances of success in the “category-based” Express Entry draws.

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Express Entry’s In-Demand Occupations List

Healthcare Occupations

Indian healthcare professionals working as dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical sonographers, and more are prioritized under Canada’s Express Entry when applying for Canada PR from India.

To qualify, you require at least six months of work experience in or outside of Canada - within the last three years - in one of the following targeted occupations:

  • Nurses

Targeted OccupationsNOC Code
Licensed practical nursesNOC 33102
Nurse practitionersNOC 31302
Physician assistants, midwives, and allied health professionalsNOC 31303
Nursing coordinators and supervisorsNOC 31300
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nursesNOC 31301

  • Lab/medical assistants and technical medical staff
Targeted OccupationsNOC Code
Medical laboratory assistants and related technical optionsNOC 33101
Medical laboratory technologistsNOC 32120
Medical radiation technologistsNOC 32121
Medical sonographersNOC 32122
Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistantsNOC 33103
Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionalsNOC 31303

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Occupations

Indians who have been working in one of the STEM occupations with skills and experience required in the Canadian labour market have higher chances of selection under Express Entry’s category-based draws.

To be eligible to apply for PR, you need at least six months of work experience – within or outside Canada, in the last three years – in one of the targeted STEM occupations listed below:

  • Engineers

Targeted OccupationsNOC Code
Civil engineersNOC 21300
Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)NOC 21311
Electrical and electronics engineersNOC 21310
Engineering managersNOC 20010
Industrial and manufacturing engineersNOC 21321
Metallurgic and materials engineersNOC 21322
Software engineers and designersNOC 21231
  • Business and computer systems specialists
Targeted OccupationsNOC Code
Computer and information systems managersNOC 20012
Computer systems developers and programmersNOC 21230
Cybersecurity specialistsNOC 21220
Database analysts and data administratorsNOC 21223
Information systems specialistsNOC 21222

Express Entry’s In-Demand Occupations List

Trades Occupations

If you are an Indian with skills in a single trade such as manufacturing, construction, repairs, and more, you can apply for Canada PR through Express Entry. 

You must meet the general eligibility requirements for Canada PR to be eligible, plus have at least six months of full-time work experience in or outside of Canada in a single occupation. The experience should be within the last three years and in one of the targeted trade occupations listed below:

Targeted OccupationsNOC Code
Residential and commercial installers and servicersNOC 73200
Elevator constructors and mechanicsNOC 72406
Machine fittersNOC 72405
Heating refrigeration and air conditioning mechanicNOC 72402
Construction millwrights and industrial mechanicsNOC 72400
CarpentersNOC 72310
PlumbersNOC 72300
Electricians (except industrial and power systems)NOC 72200
Welders and related machine operatorsNOC 72106
Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicersNOC 72014

Transport Occupations

Next on the list we have transport occupations for Indian workers working in professions supporting commercial transport of people and goods.

If you have at least six months of work experience in a full-time job in or outside of Canada, you can apply for PR in Canada under one of the following targeted transport occupations:

Targeted OccupationsNOC Code
Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectorsNOC 93200
Transport truck driversNOC 73300
Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulatorsNOC 72604
Engineer officers, water transportNOC 72603
Deck officers, water transportNOC 72602
Air traffic controllers and related occupationsNOC 72601
Air pilots, flight engineers, and flying instructorsNOC 72600
Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectorsNOC 72404
Railway carmen/womenNOC 72403
Managers in transportationNOC 70020

Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations

Last on the list are agriculture and agri-food occupations covering landscaping, farming, and production of food and produce.

To qualify for the Canada Express Entry program, you need at least six months of full-time work experience in Canada or outside Canada. The work experience gained must be in the last three years in one of the following targeted agriculture and agri-food occupations:

Targeted OccupationsNOC Code
Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance, and horticulture servicesNOC 82031
Agriculture service contractors and farm supervisorNOC 82030
Butchers—retail and wholesaleNOC 63201
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How to Apply for Canada PR through Express Entry?

To apply for Canada PR under Express Entry, you have three economic immigration programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Check your eligibility for PR using a 67-point calculator, which assesses candidates’ profiles based on factors like age, work experience, language proficiency, education, and other relevant factors. You need 67 out of 100 points to be eligible to apply for Canada PR from India.

Next, create an Express Entry profile under one of the Express Entry programs and enter the pool – where your profile will be ranked using a CRS score calculator and assigned a score out of 1,200. The higher the score is, the higher your chances are of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canada PR in one of the Express Entry category-based draws.

If you’re selected, you will have up to 60 days to submit a complete application for PR. If it gets approved, you will be granted PR status and will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR).

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Applying for Canada PR through Express Entry is getting extremely competitive. Thus, careful planning and strategizing are necessary to boost your chances. With the guidance of the best immigration consultants in Hyderabad, you can get the best solutions to make a well-informed decision.

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