Canadian Skilled Worker Program Job List

If you are a foreign national who has a high level of education, who speaks English or French well and who has work experience in a particular field, you may be qualified to immigrate to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program. However, this program has been temporarily stopped while the government clears out a backlog of applications so they can work towards processing new applications more quickly. But the program is expected to open soon again in the new year, with some new changes. One example of the new changes is a Skilled Trades stream. 

When you apply under this program you need to have a certain amount of work experience in a specific job category. For every credential you have, including your work experience, your age, your level or education and your language proficiency, you earn “points” to a maximum of 100 possible points. You need 67 points to pass, so everything counts.

It’s important to ensure you are qualified based on the specific job category your work experience is in.

The Skilled Worker Program Job List

The NOC, or National Occupation Classification, is sometimes called the Skilled Worker Job List because it is used to define what work experience qualifies you for the program. However, the list isn’t only used for immigration purposes and is a Canada-wide databases of all different types of jobs that helps define what different job titles mean when employers are looking for suitable candidates.

In reference to the Federal Skilled Worker Program, there are three different categories of jobs that qualify under the National Occupation Classification list. These are Skill Level A, Skill Level B and Skill Type 0 jobs, or technical occupation, managerial occupations, skilled trades and professional occupations.

This immigration stream will be re-opening soon, and it is quite competitive. Make sure that your application is in the best hands by discussing your case with a licensed immigration lawyer – you’ll be glad you did!

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