Canadian Skilled Worker Program Job List

The Federal Skilled Worker Program was recently put on pause while the government changed some aspects of it. However, the program is expected to re-open as soon as very early after New Year’s. The program is extremely popular with skilled workers around the world because it affords them the opportunity to immigrate to Canada based on their own qualifications, like their skills and education levels.

By meeting various criteria, such as a minimum level of education, the applicant can earn points towards a minimum 67 points out of 100 in order to qualify for the program.

But obtaining the required number of points isn’t the only thing an applicant needs to qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. They also need to have work experience in a certain type of job to qualify.

What is the Skilled Worker Job List?

There are several categories of job types that qualify for the Skilled Worker Program, and these are found on the National Occupation Classification or NOC list. This list is used for a number of different things, not limited to immigration. This list is sometimes casually referred to as the Skilled Worker Job List.

The purpose of this list is to define the types of jobs available in Canada so they all have essentially the same job descriptions, and each of the jobs has a code. Jobs that qualify for the Skilled Worker Program fall under Skill Level B, Skill Level A or Skill Type 0, and these categories cover professional occupations, skilled trades, technical occupations and managerial occupations.
The Skilled Worker Program will be re-opening soon, and there will be changes made to it including a new Skilled Trades stream. If you want to immigrate to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, speak with a licensed immigration lawyer first. We can help you make sure you are eligible for the program and also make sure your application is prepared with expertise.

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