Eligible Occupations

This program is designed for the skilled workers with a foreign work experience interested in migrating to Canada permanently. 

The Government of Canada imposed the Express Entry Immigration system under the Economic Class including the Federal Skilled Worker Program, dated January 1, 2015.

Federal Skilled Workers are persons with:

  • suitable education
  • work experience
  • specified age 
  • language abilities according to one of Canada’s official languages and 
  • Selected candidates to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry Immigration system

Under this program, the Federal Skilled Workers submit an express of interest profile to the express entry pool. They are required to match across 347 eligible occupations and meet the minimum requirements before submitting the application. Then a comprehensive ranking system will be employed to rank the candidates. A candidate with the highest rank will be selected for an invitation to apply for permanent residence. Once a candidate receives an application, it is mandatory to submit the application within 60 days. 

Below are the requirements that Federal Skilled Worker applicants need to qualify for admission to the Express Entry Pool:

Essential Conditions:

  • Hold one-year of continuous full-time paid work experience or a similar in part-time continuous employment within the previous 10 years as per one of 347 eligible occupations listed under the applicable National Occupational Classification system; AND
  • The work experience is mandatory to be classified as one of the types within the meaning of the National Occupational Classification system; 
    • Skill Type 0 (Managerial Occupations), 
    • Skill Level A (Professional Occupations), or 
    • Skill Level B (Technical Occupations and Skilled Trades); AND
  • Sufficient score points under the skilled worker point grid based on six selection factors. Presently, the pass mark is 67 points;
  • Exhibit suitable settlement funding;
  • Go through a successful security background and medical examination.

Express Entry: Eligible Federal Skilled Worker Occupations:

  1. 0011 Legislators
  2. 0012 Senior authorities managers and officers
  3. 0013 Senior managers – monetary, communications and different commercial enterprise offerings
  4. 0014 Senior managers – fitness, training, social and network offerings and club organizations
  5. 0015 Senior managers – exchange, broadcasting and different offerings, n.e.c.
  6. 0016 Senior managers – production, transportation, manufacturing and utilities
  7. 0111 Financial managers
  8. 0112 Human sources managers
  9. 0113 Purchasing managers
  10. 0114 Other administrative offerings managers
  11. 0121 Insurance, actual property and monetary brokerage managers
  12. 0122 Banking, credit score and different funding managers
  13. 0124 Advertising, advertising and public family members managers
  14. 0125 Other commercial enterprise offerings managers
  15. 0131 Telecommunication providers managers
  16. 0132 Postal and courier offerings managers
  17. 0211 Engineering managers
  18. 0212 Architecture and technology managers
  19. 0213 Computer and records structures managers
  20. 0311 Managers in fitness care
  21. 0411 Government managers – fitness and social coverage improvement and software administration
  22. 0412 Government managers – financial analysis, coverage improvement and software administration
  23. 0413 Government managers – training coverage improvement and software administration
  24. 0414 Other managers in public administration
  25. 0421 Administrators – post-secondary training and vocational training
  26. 0422 School principals and directors of standard and secondary training
  27. 0423 Managers in social, network and correctional offerings
  28. 0431 Commissioned police officials
  29. 0432 Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officials
  30. third Commissioned officials of the Canadian Forces
  31. 0511 Library, archive, museum and artwork gallery managers
  32. 0512 Managers – publishing, movement pictures, broadcasting and acting arts
  33. 0513 Recreation, sports activities and health software and carrier administrators
  34. 0601 Corporate income managers
  35. 0621 Retail and wholesale exchange managers
  36. 0631 Restaurant and meals carrier managers
  37. 0632 Accommodation carrier managers
  38. 0651 Managers in client and private offerings, n.e.c.
  39. 0711 Construction managers
  40. 0712 Home constructing and protection managers
  41. 0714 Facility operation and upkeep managers
  42. 0731 Managers in transportation
  43. 0811 Managers in herbal sources manufacturing and fishing
  44. 0821 Managers in agriculture
  45. 0822 Managers in horticulture
  46. 0823 Managers in aquaculture
  47. 0911 Manufacturing managers
  48. 0912 Utilities managers
  49. 1111 Financial auditors and accountants
  50. 1112 Financial and funding analysts
  51. 1113 Securities retailers, funding sellers and brokers
  52. 1114 Other monetary officials
  53. 1121 Human sources professionals
  54. 1122 Professional occupations in commercial enterprise control consulting
  55. 1123 Professional occupations in advertising, advertising and public family members
  56. 1211 Supervisors, fashionable workplace and administrative help workers
  57. 1212 Supervisors, finance and coverage workplace workers
  58. 1213 Supervisors, library, correspondence and associated records workers
  59. 1214 Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations
  60. 1215 Supervisors, deliver chain, monitoring and scheduling co-ordination occupations
  61. 1221 Administrative officials
  62. 1222 Executive assistants
  63. 1223 Human sources and recruitment officials
  64. 1224 Property directors
  65. 1225 Purchasing retailers and officials
  66. 1226 Conference and occasion planners
  67. 1227 Court officials and justices of the peace
  68. 1228 Employment coverage, immigration, border offerings and sales officials
  69. 1241 Administrative assistants
  70. 1242 Legal administrative assistants
  71. 1243 Medical administrative assistants
  72. 1251 Court reporters, clinical transcriptionists and associated occupations
  73. 1252 Health records control occupations
  74. 1253 Records control technicians
  75. 1254 Statistical officials and associated studies help occupations
  76. 1311 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  77. 1312 Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
  78. 1313 Insurance underwriters
  79. 1314 Assessors, valuators and appraisers
  80. 1315 Customs, deliver and different brokers
  81. 2111 Physicists and astronomers
  82. 2112 Chemists
  83. 2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers
  84. 2114 Meteorologists and climatologists
  85. 2115 Other expert occupations in bodily sciences
  86. 2121 Biologists and associated scientists
  87. 2122 Forestry professionals
  88. 2123 Agricultural representatives, specialists and specialists
  89. 2131 Civil engineers
  90. 2132 Mechanical engineers
  91. 2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
  92. 2134 Chemical engineers
  93. 2141 Industrial and production engineers
  94. 2142 Metallurgical and substances engineers
  95. 2143 Mining engineers
  96. 2144 Geological engineers
  97. 2145 Petroleum engineers
  98. 2146 Aerospace engineers
  99. 2147 Computer engineers (besides software program engineers and designers)
  100. 2148 Other expert engineers, n.e.c.
  101. 2151 Architects
  102. 2152 Landscape architects
  103. 2153 Urban and land use planners
  104. 2154 Land surveyors
  105. 2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
  106. 2171 Information structures analysts and specialists
  107. 2172 Database analysts and facts directors
  108. 2173 Software engineers and designers
  109. 2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  110. 2175 Web designers and developers
  111. 2211 Chemical technologists and technicians
  112. 2212 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
  113. 2221 Biological technologists and technicians
  114. 2222 Agricultural and fish merchandise inspectors
  115. 2223 Forestry technologists and technicians
  116. 2224 Conservation and fishery officials
  117. 2225 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
  118. 2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians
  119. 2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  120. 2233 Industrial engineering and production technologists and technicians
  121. 2234 Construction estimators
  122. 2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
  123. 2242 Electronic carrier technicians (family and commercial enterprise gadget)
  124. 2243 Industrial tool technicians and mechanics
  125. 2244 Aircraft tool, electric and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors
  126. 2251 Architectural technologists and technicians
  127. 2252 Industrial designers
  128. 2253 Drafting technologists and technicians
  129. 2254 Land survey technologists and technicians
  130. 2255 Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology
  131. 2261 Non-unfavourable testers and inspection technicians
  132. 2262 Engineering inspectors and regulatory officials
  133. 2263 Inspectors in public and environmental fitness and occupational fitness and safety
  134. 2264 Construction inspectors
  135. 2271 Air pilots, flight engineers and flying teachers
  136. 2272 Air site visitors controllers and associated occupations
  137. 2273 Deck officials, water shipping
  138. 2274 Engineer officials, water shipping
  139. 2275 Railway site visitors controllers and marine site visitors regulators
  140. 2281 Computer community technicians
  141. 2282 User help technicians
  142. 2283 Information structures checking out technicians
  143. 3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
  144. 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  145. 3111 Specialist physicians

  146. 3112 General practitioners and own circle of relatives physicians
  147. 3113 Dentists
  148. 3114 Veterinarians
  149. 3121 Optometrists
  150. 3122 Chiropractors
  151. 3124 Allied number one fitness practitioners
  152. 3125 Other expert occupations in fitness diagnosing and treating
  153. 3131 Pharmacists
  154. 3132 Dietitians and nutritionists
  155. 3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  156. 3142 Physiotherapists
  157. 3143 Occupational therapists
  158. 3144 Other expert occupations in remedy and assessment
  159. 3211 Medical laboratory technologists
  160. 3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
  161. 3213 Animal fitness technologists and veterinary technicians
  162. 3214 Respiratory therapists, medical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  163. 3215 Medical radiation technologists
  164. 3216 Medical sonographers
  165. 3217 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.
  166. 3219 Other clinical technologists and technicians (besides dental fitness)
  167. 3221 Denturists
  168. 3222 Dental hygienists and dental therapists
  169. 3223 Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants
  170. 3231 Opticians
  171. 3232 Practitioners of herbal healing
  172. 3233 Licensed sensible nurses
  173. 3234 Paramedical occupations
  174. 3236 Massage therapists
  175. 3237 Other technical occupations in remedy and assessment
  176. 4011 University professors and lecturers
  177. 4012 Post-secondary coaching and studies assistants
  178. 4021 College and different vocational teachers
  179. 4031 Secondary faculty teachers
  180. 4032 Elementary faculty and kindergarten teachers
  181. 4033 Educational counsellors
  182. 4111 Judges
  183. 4112 Lawyers and Quebec notaries
  184. 4151 Psychologists
  185. 4152 Social workers
  186. 4153 Family, marriage and different associated counsellors
  187. 4154 Professional occupations in religion
  188. 4155 Probation and parole officials and associated occupations
  189. 4156 Employment counsellors
  190. 4161 Natural and implemented technology coverage researchers, specialists and software officials
  191. 4162 Economists and financial coverage researchers and analysts
  192. 4163 Business improvement officials and advertising researchers and specialists
  193. 4164 Social coverage researchers, specialists and software officials
  194. 4165 Health coverage researchers, specialists and software officials
  195. 4166 Education coverage researchers, specialists and software officials
  196. 4167 Recreation, sports activities and health coverage researchers, specialists and software officials
  197. 4168 Program officials precise to authorities
  198. 4169 Other expert occupations in social technology, n.e.c.
  199. 4211 Paralegal and associated occupations
  200. 4212 Social and network carrier workers
  201. 4214 Early youth educators and assistants
  202. 4215 Instructors of men and women with disabilities
  203. 4216 Other teachers
  204. 4217 Other spiritual occupations
  205. 4311 Police officials (besides commissioned)
  206. 4312 Firefighters
  207. 4313 Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces
  208. 5111 Librarians
  209. 5112 Conservators and curators
  210. 5113 Archivists
  211. 5121 Authors and writers
  212. 5122 Editors
  213. 5123 Journalists
  214. 5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters
  215. 5131 Producers, administrators, choreographers and associated occupations
  216. 5132 Conductors, composers and arrangers
  217. 5133 Musicians and singers
  218. 5134 Dancers
  219. 5135 Actors and comedians
  220. 5136 Painters, sculptors and different visible artists
  221. 5211 Library and public archive technicians
  222. 5212 Technical occupations associated with museums and artwork galleries
  223. 5221 Photographers
  224. 5222 Film and video digital digicam operators
  225. 5223 Graphic arts technicians
  226. 5224 Broadcast technicians
  227. 5225 Audio and video recording technicians
  228. 5226 Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in movement pictures, broadcasting and the acting arts
  229. 5227 Support occupations in movement pictures, broadcasting, pictures and the acting arts
  230. 5231 Announcers and different broadcasters
  231. 5232 Other performers, n.e.c.
  232. 5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
  233. 5242 Interior designers and indoors decorators
  234. 5243 Theatre, fashion, showcase and different innovative designers
  235. 5244 Artisans and craftspersons
  236. 5245 Patternmakers – textile, leather-based and fur merchandise
  237. 5251 Athletes
  238. 5252 Coaches
  239. 5253 Sports officers and referees
  240. 5254 Program leaders and teachers in recreation, game and health
  241. 6211 Retail income supervisors
  242. 6221 Technical income specialists – wholesale exchange
  243. 6222 Retail and wholesale buyers
  244. 6231 Insurance retailers and brokers
  245. 6232 Real property retailers and salespersons
  246. 6235 Financial income representatives
  247. 6311 Food carrier supervisors
  248. 6312 Executive housekeepers
  249. 6313 Accommodation, travel, tourism and associated offerings supervisors
  250. 6314 Customer and records offerings supervisors
  251. 6315 Cleaning supervisors
  252. 6316 Other offerings supervisors
  253. 6321 Chefs
  254. 6322 Cooks
  255. 6331 Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale
  256. 6332 Bakers
  257. 6341 Hairstylists and barbers
  258. 6342 Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners
  259. 6343 Shoe repairers and shoemakers
  260. 6344 Jewellers, jewelry and watch repairers and associated occupations
  261. 6345 Upholsterers
  262. 6346 Funeral administrators and embalmers
  263. 7201 Contractors and supervisors, machining, steel forming, shaping and erecting trades and associated occupations
  264. 7202 Contractors and supervisors, electric trades and telecommunications occupations
  265. 7203 Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  266. 7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  267. 7205 Contractors and supervisors, different production trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  268. 7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
  269. 7232 Tool and die makers
  270. 7233 Sheet steel workers
  271. 7234 Boilermakers
  272. 7235 Structural steel and platework fabricators and fitters
  273. 7236 Ironworkers
  274. 7237 Welders and associated system operators
  275. 7241 Electricians (besides business and electricity machine)
  276. 7242 Industrial electricians
  277. 7243 Power machine electricians
  278. 7244 Electrical electricity line and cable workers
  279. 7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers
  280. 7246 Telecommunications set up and restore workers
  281. 7247 Cable tv carrier and upkeep technicians
  282. 7251 Plumbers
  283. 7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler machine installers
  284. 7253 Gas fitters
  285. 7271 Carpenters
  286. 7272 Cabinetmakers
  287. 7281 Bricklayers
  288. 7282 Concrete finishers
  289. 7283 Tile setters
  290. 7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  291. 7291 Roofers and shinglers
  292. 7292 Glaziers
  293. 7293 Insulators
  294. 7294 Painters and decorators (besides indoors decorators)
  295. 7295 Floor masking installers
  296. 7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  297. 7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy gadget operator crews
  298. 7303 Supervisors, printing and associated occupations
  299. 7304 Supervisors, railway shipping operations
  300. 7305 Supervisors, motor shipping and different floor transit operators
  301. 7311 Construction millwrights and business mechanics
  302. 7312 Heavy-responsibility gadget mechanics
  303. 7313 Refrigeration and air con mechanics
  304. 7314 Railway Carmen/women
  305. 7315 Aircraft mechanics and plane inspectors
  306. 7316 Machine fitters
  307. 7318 Elevator constructors and mechanics
  308. 7321 Automotive carrier technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  309. 7322 Motor car frame repairers
  310. 7331 Oil and stable gasoline heating mechanics
  311. 7332 Appliance servicers and repairers
  312. 7333 Electrical mechanics
  313. 7334 Motorcycle, all-terrain car and different associated mechanics
  314. 7335 Other small engine and small gadget repairers
  315. 7361 Railway and backyard locomotive engineers
  316. 7362 Railway conductors and brakemen/women
  317. 7371 Crane operators
  318. 7372 Drillers and blasters – floor mining, quarrying and production
  319. 7373 Water properly drillers
  320. 7381 Printing press operators
  321. 7384 Other trades and associated occupations, n.e.c.
  322. 8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry
  323. 8221 Supervisors, mining and quarrying
  324. 8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and fueloline drilling and offerings
  325. 8231 Underground manufacturing and improvement miners
  326. 8232 Oil and fueloline properly drillers, servicers, testers and associated workers
  327. 8241 Logging equipment operators
  328. 8252 Agricultural carrier contractors, farm supervisors and specialised cattle workers
  329. 8255 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds upkeep and horticulture offerings

  330. 8261 Fishing masters and officials
  331. 8262 Fishermen/women
  332. 9211 Supervisors, mineral and steel processing
  333. 9212 Supervisors, petroleum, fueloline and chemical processing and utilities
  334. 9213 Supervisors, meals, beverage and related merchandise processing
  335. 9214 Supervisors, plastic and rubber merchandise production
  336. 9215 Supervisors, woodland merchandise processing
  337. 9217 Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather-based merchandise processing and production
  338. 9221 Supervisors, motor car assembling
  339. 9222 Supervisors, electronics production
  340. 9223 Supervisors, electric merchandise production
  341. 9224 Supervisors, fixtures and furniture production
  342. 9226 Supervisors, different mechanical and steel merchandise production
  343. 9227 Supervisors, different merchandise production and assembly
  344. 9231 Central manipulate and method operators, mineral and steel processing
  345. 9232 Petroleum, fueloline and chemical method operators
  346. 9235 Pulping, papermaking and coating manipulate operators
  347. 9241 Power engineers and electricity structures operators
  348. 9243 Water and waste remedy plant operators