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Qualifying Occupations for Federal Skilled Worker

One way to qualify for Canadian immigration as a Federal Skilled Worker is to have at least one year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the past 10 years in one of the following 50 qualifying occupations.

The qualifying occupations are listed by  NOC (National Occupational Classification) 
The NOC is a system used by the Government of Canada to classify jobs (occupations). Jobs are grouped based on the type of work a person does and the types of job duties.

Many of Canada’s immigration programs use it to decide if a job, or type of work experience, is valid for that program’s criteria. For instance, if a person wants to apply as a skilled worker they should check the NOC to see which jobs are considered “skilled” (NOC Skill Type O or Skill Level A or B).

The job information is broken down into a number of groups.
For immigration purposes, the main groups are:

  1. Skill Type 0 (zero) – management jobs.
    • examples: restaurant managers, mine managers, shore captains (fishing)
  2. Skill Level A — professional jobs. People usually need a degree from a university for these jobs.
    • examples: doctors, dentists, architects
  3. Skill Level B — technical jobs and skilled trades. People usually need a college diploma or to train as an apprentice to do these jobs.
    • examples: chefs, electricians, plumbers
  4. Skill Level C — intermediate jobs. These jobs usually need high school and/or job-specific training.
    • examples: long-haul truck drivers, butchers, food and beverage servers
  5. Skill Level D — labour jobs. On-the-job training is usually given.
    • examples: cleaning staff, oil field workers, fruit pickers

If you want to come to Canada as a skilled immigrant (Express Entry):

If your job is skill level C or D:

People who come to work on a temporary basis are not permanent residents. However, some go on to immigrate here on a permanent basis.


Qualifying Occupations for Federal Skilled Worker

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