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Canada Occupation In-Demand List 2021-2022

Canada introduced Express Entry, an application management system, in January 2015. It replaced the previous "first come, first serve" immigration system and used a point-based ranking system - CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) for managing the applications of immigrants who have applied for Canada PR Visa through the following three major federal economic immigration programs:

It is the fastest immigration pathway to apply for a PR Visa with an ideal application that takes around 6 to 8 months to process. Under the FSW, candidates who have work experience in 347 eligible occupations can submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) profile in the express entry pool. With the use of CRS, all the profiles are ranked in the express entry pool. The highest-ranked profiles are then invited through frequently held express entry draws to apply for PR Visa. Candidates with an ITA have 60 days to submit their PR Visa application to the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada).

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To apply for Canada PR Visa as a federal skilled worker, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Have a minimum of continuous one year of work experience or equivalent part-time work experience in the past 10 years in one of 347 eligible occupations that are listed under NOC (National Occupation Classification) system - Canada skill shortage list 2021;

  • Work experience must be in a skilled occupation that is categorised in NOC Skill level O (Managerial occupations), A (Professional Occupations), or B (Technical professions and Skilled Trades). You can check your NOC code and all the details related to the profession like roles & responsibilities, examples, etc. in our Canada NOC list;
  • Score minimum 67 points in federal skilled worker points assessment grid;
  • Show minimum required language proficiency level with the cut-off set at  CLB level 7 or 6 per band in IELTS; 
  • Must have sufficient settlement funds;
  • Must undergo a medical examination and have a PCC (Police Clearance Certificate);

You can check whether you are qualified for a PR Visa as a federal skilled worker by our free PR visa eligibility calculator

Occupation list Canada eligible under Federal Skilled Worker Program


NOCOccupation
0011Legislators
0012Senior government managers and officials
0013Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services
0014Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations
0015Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.
0016Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities
0111Financial managers
0112Human resources managers
0113Purchasing managers
0114Other administrative services managers
0121Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
0122Banking, credit and other investment managers
0124Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
0125Other business services managers
0131Telecommunication carriers managers
0132Postal and courier services managers
0211Engineering managers
0212Architecture and science managers
0213Computer and information systems managers
0311Managers in health care
0411Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration
0412Government managers - economic analysis, policy development and program administration
0413Government managers - education policy development and program administration
0414Other managers in public administration
0421Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training
0422School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
0423Managers in social, community and correctional services
0431Commissioned police officers
0432Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
0433Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces
0511Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
0512Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
0513Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
0601Corporate sales managers
0621Retail and wholesale trade managers
0631Restaurant and food service managers
0632Accommodation service managers
0651Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.
0711Construction managers
0712Home building and renovation managers
0714Facility operation and maintenance managers
0731Managers in transportation
0811Managers in natural resources production and fishing
0821Managers in agriculture
0822Managers in horticulture
0823Managers in aquaculture
0911Manufacturing managers
0912Utilities managers
1111Financial auditors and accountants
1112Financial and investment analysts
1113Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
1114Other financial officers
1121Human resources professionals
1122Professional occupations in business management consulting
1123Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
1211Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers
1212Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
1213Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers
1214Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations
1215Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
1221Administrative officers
1222Executive assistants
1223Human resources and recruitment officers
1224Property administrators
1225Purchasing agents and officers
1226Conference and event planners
1227Court officers and justices of the peace
1228Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers
1241Administrative assistants
1242Legal administrative assistants
1243Medical administrative assistants
1251Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations
1252Health information management occupations
1253Records management technicians
1254Statistical officers and related research support occupations
1311Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
1312Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
1313Insurance underwriters
1314Assessors, valuators and appraisers
1315Customs, ship and other brokers
2111Physicists and astronomers
2112Chemists
2113Geoscientists and oceanographers
2114Meteorologists and climatologists
2115Other professional occupations in physical sciences
2121Biologists and related scientists
2122Forestry professionals
2123Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
2131Civil engineers
2132Mechanical engineers
2133Electrical and electronics engineers
2134Chemical engineers
2141Industrial and manufacturing engineers
2142Metallurgical and materials engineers
2143Mining engineers
2144Geological engineers
2145Petroleum engineers
2146Aerospace engineers
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2148Other professional engineers, n.e.c.
2151Architects
2152Landscape architects
2153Urban and land use planners
2154Land surveyors
2161Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
2171Information systems analysts and consultants
2172Database analysts and data administrators
2173Software engineers and designers
2174Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175Web designers and developers
2211Chemical technologists and technicians
2212Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2221Biological technologists and technicians
2222Agricultural and fish products inspectors
2223Forestry technologists and technicians
2224Conservation and fishery officers
2225Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2231Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2232Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
2233Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
2234Construction estimators
2241Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2242Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2244Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors
2251Architectural technologists and technicians
2252Industrial designers
2253Drafting technologists and technicians
2254Land survey technologists and technicians
2255Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology
2261Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians
2262Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers
2263Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
2264Construction inspectors
2271Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
2272Air traffic controllers and related occupations
2273Deck officers, water transport
2274Engineer officers, water transport
2275Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators
2281Computer network technicians
2282User support technicians
2283Information systems testing technicians
3011Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
3012Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
3111Specialist physicians
3112General practitioners and family physicians
3113Dentists
3114Veterinarians
3121Optometrists
3122Chiropractors
3124Allied primary health practitioners
3125Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
3131Pharmacists
3132Dietitians and nutritionists
3141Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
3142Physiotherapists
3143Occupational therapists
3144Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
3211Medical laboratory technologists
3212Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists assistants
3213Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
3214Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
3215Medical radiation technologists
3216Medical sonographers
3217Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.
3219Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
3221Denturists
3222Dental hygienists and dental therapists
3223Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants
3231Opticians
3232Practitioners of natural healing
3233Licensed practical nurses
3234Paramedical occupations
3236Massage therapists
3237Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
4011University professors and lecturers
4012Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
4021College and other vocational instructors
4031Secondary school teachers
4032Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
4033Educational counsellors
4111Judges
4112Lawyers and Quebec notaries
4151Psychologists
4152Social workers
4153Family, marriage and other related counsellors
4154Professional occupations in religion
4155Probation and parole officers and related occupations
4156Employment counsellors
4161Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4162Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts
4163Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
4164Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4165Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4166Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4167Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4168Program officers unique to government
4169Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.
4211Paralegal and related occupations
4212Social and community service workers
4214Early childhood educators and assistants
4215Instructors of persons with disabilities
4216Other instructors
4217Other religious occupations
4311Police officers (except commissioned)
4312Firefighters
4313Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces
5111Librarians
5112Conservators and curators
5113Archivists
5121Authors and writers
5122Editors
5123Journalists
5125Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5131Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
5132Conductors, composers and arrangers
5133Musicians and singers
5134Dancers
5135Actors and comedians
5136Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
5211Library and public archive technicians
5212Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries
5221Photographers
5222Film and video camera operators
5223Graphic arts technicians
5224Broadcast technicians
5225Audio and video recording technicians
5226Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
5227Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
5231Announcers and other broadcasters
5232Other performers, n.e.c.
5241Graphic designers and illustrators
5242Interior designers and interior decorators
5243Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
5244Artisans and craftspersons
5245Patternmakers - textile, leather and fur products
5251Athletes
5252Coaches
5253Sports officials and referees
5254Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
6211Retail sales supervisors
6221Technical sales specialists & wholesale trade
6222Retail and wholesale buyers
6231Insurance agents and brokers
6232Real estate agents and salespersons
6235Financial sales representatives
6311Food service supervisors
6312Executive housekeepers
6313Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
6314Customer and information services supervisors
6315Cleaning supervisors
6316Other services supervisors
6321Chefs
6322Cooks
6331Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers & retail and wholesale
6332Bakers
6341Hairstylists and barbers
6342Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners
6343Shoe repairers and shoemakers
6344Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations
6345Upholsterers
6346Funeral directors and embalmers
7201Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
7202Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
7203Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
7204Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
7205Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
7231Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7232Tool and die makers
7233Sheet metal workers
7234Boilermakers
7235Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
7236Ironworkers
7237Welders and related machine operators
7241Electricians (except industrial and power system)
7242Industrial electricians
7243Power system electricians
7244Electrical power line and cable workers
7245Telecommunications line and cable workers
7246Telecommunications installation and repair workers
7247Cable television service and maintenance technicians
7251Plumbers
7252Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
7253Gas fitters
7271Carpenters
7272Cabinetmakers
7281Bricklayers
7282Concrete finishers
7283Tile setters
7284Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
7291Roofers and shinglers
7292Glaziers
7293Insulators
7294Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
7295Floor covering installers
7301Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
7302Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
7303Supervisors, printing and related occupations
7304Supervisors, railway transport operations
7305Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
7311Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
7312Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7313Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
7314Railway Carmen/women
7315Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
7316Machine fitters
7318Elevator constructors and mechanics
7321Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
7322Motor vehicle body repairers
7331Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
7332Appliance servicers and repairers
7333Electrical mechanics
7334Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
7335Other small engine and small equipment repairers
7361Railway and yard locomotive engineers
7362Railway conductors and brakemen/women
7371Crane operators
7372Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction
7373Water well drillers
7381Printing press operators
7384Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.
8211Supervisors, logging and forestry
8221Supervisors, mining and quarrying
8222Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
8231Underground production and development miners
8232Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
8241Logging machinery operators
8252Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers8255 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
8261Fishing masters and officers
8262Fishermen/women
9211Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
9212Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
9213Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing
9214Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
9215Supervisors, forest products processing
9217Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
9221Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
9222Supervisors, electronics manufacturing
9223Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing
9224Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
9226Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing
9227Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
9231Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
9232Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators
9235Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
9241Power engineers and power systems operators
9243Water and waste treatment plant operators


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Frequently Asked Question

  • How much can I earn in Canada?

    The average salary of an employee in Canada is around CAD $952 per week or just around CAD $50,000 a year. 


  • Few provinces like Manitoba, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Ontario are very good at immigrating to Canada for the information technology (IT) industry, engineers, and business analysts. Migrating to Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a smart way to relocate primarily for those who were unable to meet the point requirement in the Express Entry program.

    • NOC 0013 Senior managers  financial, communications and other business services
    • NOC 0015 Senior managers  trade, broadcasting, and other services, n.e.c.
    • NOC 0111 Financial managers
    • NOC 0112 Human resources managers
    • NOC 0113 Purchasing managers
    • NOC 0121 Insurance, real estate, and financial brokerage managers
    • NOC 0311 Managers in health care
    • NOC 0711 Construction managers
    • NOC 0712 Home building and renovation managers
    • NOC 0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing
    • NOC 0911 Manufacturing managers
    • NOC 1111 Financial auditors and accountants
    • NOC 1112 Financial and investment analysts
    • NOC 1113 Securities agents, investment dealers, and brokers
    • NOC 1114 Other financial officers

  • It is still essential to meet the requirements if you are migrating to Canada without a job offer in 2021. Some of the requirements are:

    • Your profession must be in high demand, which ensures that you will get a job as soon as possible after immigrating to Canada in 2021
    • You must have a statement showing proof of funds guaranteeing that you will support your life while looking for a job there.

  • The highest job vacancies were in the province of Quebec. Job vacancies were 4 percent, followed by British Columbia with 3.8 percent, while Ontario at 3.2 percent matched the national average job vacancy rate. Prince Edward Island had the lowest percentage of job vacancies at 1.9%.

  • Following are the top 10 best-paying jobs in Canada:

    • Nurse Practitioners  CAD $104,000
    • Dentist  CAD $93,600
    • Utilities Manager  CAD $114,000
    • Power Systems Manager  CAD $86,000
    • Mining and Quarrying Supervisor  CAD $83,200
    • Pipefitting Supervisor  CAD $81,000
    • Engineering Manager  CAD $106,000
    • Scientific Research Manager  CAD $102,000
    • Public Administration Director  CAD $110,000
    • Construction Manager  CAD $83,000

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