Archive for January 8th, 2009

Jobs in Canada for non-canadians

National Ocupational List Canadian Restricted Ocupation List
This is a list of all jobs that are in Skill Type 0, Skill Level A or B on the NOC If your work experience is in a restricted occupation then you cannot use it to qualify for the Skilled Worker category

National Occupation List

Code A
0632 Accommodation Service Managers
5135 Actors and Comedians
1221 Administrative Officers
0114 Administrative Services Managers (other)
0312 Administrators – Post-Secondary Education and Vocational
2146 Aerospace Engineers
2222 Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors
8252 Agricultural and Related Service Contractors and Managers
2123 Agricultural Representatives, Consultants and Specialists
2271 Air Pilots, Flight Engineers and Flying Instructors
2272 Air Traffic Control and Related Occupations
2244 Aircraft Instrument, Electrical and Avionics Mechanics, Technicians and Inspectors
7315 Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Inspectors
3234 Ambulance Attendants and Other Paramedical Occupations
5231 Announcers and Other Broadcasters
8257 Aquaculture Operators and Managers
2151 Architects
2251 Architectural Technologists and Technicians
0212 Architecture and Science Managers
5113 Archivists
5244 Artisans and Craftpersons
1235 Assessors, Valuators and Appraisers
5251 Athletes
5225 Audio and Video Recording Technicians
3141 Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
5121 Authors and Writers
7321 Automotive Service Technicians, Truck Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers
Code B
6252 Bakers
0122 Banking, Credit and Other Investment Managers
2221 Biological Technologists and Technicians
2121 Biologists and Related Scientists
7266 Blacksmiths and Die Setters
7262 Boilermakers
1231 Bookkeepers
7281 Bricklayers
5224 Broadcast Technicians
4163 Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants
0123 Business Services Managers (other)
6251 Butchers and Meat Cutters – Retail and Wholesale
Code C
7272 Cabinetmakers
7247 Cable Television Service and Maintenance Technicians
3217 Cardiology Technologists
7271 Carpenters
9231 Central Control and Process Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing
6241 Chefs
2134 Chemical Engineers
2211 Chemical Technologists and Technicians
2112 Chemists
3122 Chiropractors
2231 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2131 Civil Engineers
6215 Cleaning Supervisors
5252 Coaches
4131 College and Other Vocational Instructors
7382 Commercial Divers
0643 Commissioned Officers, Armed Forces
0641 Commissioned Police Officers
4212 Community and Social Service Workers
0213 Computer and Information Systems Managers
2281 Computer and Network Operators and Web Technicians
2147 Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers)
2174 Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
7282 Concrete Finishers
5132 Conductors, Composers and Arrangers
1226 Conference and Event Planners
2224 Conservation and Fishery Officers
5112 Conservators and Curators
2234 Construction Estimators
2264 Construction Inspectors
0711 Construction Managers
7311 Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics (Except Textile)
7215 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
7212 Contractors and Supervisors, Electrical Trades and Telecommunications
7217 Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews
7216 Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades
7214 Contractors and Supervisors, Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades
7219 Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers
7213 Contractors and Supervisors, Pipefitting Trades
6242 Cooks
1227 Court Officers and Justices of the Peace
1244 Court Recorders and Medical Transcriptionists
7371 Crane Operators
1236 Customs, Ship and Other Brokers
Code D
5134 Dancers
2172 Database Analysts and Data Administrators
2273 Deck Officers, Water Transport
3222 Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists
3223 Dental Technologists, Technicians and Laboratory
3113 Dentists
3221 Denturists
3132 Dietitians and Nutritionists
2253 Drafting Technologists and Technicians
7372 Drillers and Blasters D Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction
6214 Dry Cleaning and Laundry Supervisors
Code E
4214 Early Childhood Educators and Assistants
4162 Economists and Economic Policy Researchers and Analysts
5122 Editors
4166 Education Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
4143 Educational Counsellors
7332 Electric Appliance Servicers and Repairers
2241 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2133 Electrical and Electronics Engineers
7333 Electrical Mechanics
7244 Electrical Power Line and Cable Workers
7241 Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System)
3218 Electroencephalographic and Other Diagnostic Technologists, n.e.c.
2242 Electronic Service Technicians (Household and Business
7318 Elevator Constructors and Mechanics
4213 Employment Counsellors
2274 Engineer Officers, Water Transport
2262 Engineering Inspectors and Regulatory Officers
0211 Engineering Managers
1222 Executive Assistants
6213 Executive Housekeepers
Code F
0721 Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers
4153 Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors
8253 Farm Supervisors and Specialized Livestock Workers
8251 Farmers and Farm Managers
5222 Film and Video Camera Operators
1112 Financial and Investment Analysts
1111 Financial Auditors and Accountants
0111 Financial Managers
1114 Financial Officers (other)
0642 Fire Chiefs and Senior Firefighting Officers
6262 Firefighters
8261 Fishing Masters and Officers
8262 Fishing Vessel Skippers and Fishermen/women
7295 Floor Covering Installers
6212 Food Service Supervisors
2122 Forestry Professionals
2223 Forestry Technologists and Technicians
6272 Funeral Directors and Embalmers
Code G
7253 Gas Fitters
2212 Geological and Mineral Technologists and Technicians
2144 Geological Engineers
2113 Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists
7292 Glaziers
0412 Government Managers – Economic Analysis, Policy Development
0413 Government Managers – Education Policy Development and Program Administration
0411 Government Managers – Health and Social Policy Development and Program Administration
6234 Grain Elevator Operators
5223 Graphic Arts Technicians
5241 Graphic Designers and Illustrators
Code H
6271 Hairstylists and Barbers
3151 Head Nurses and Supervisors
3123 Health Diagnosing and Treating (Other Professional Occupations)
4165 Health Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
7312 Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
0112 Human Resources Managers
Code I
1228 Immigration, Employment Insurance and Revenue Officers
2141 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers
2252 Industrial Designers
7242 Industrial Electricians
2233 Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians
2243 Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics
2171 Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
2263 Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety
4216 Instructors (other)
4215 Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities
7293 Insulators
1233 Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners
6231 Insurance Agents and Brokers
1234 Insurance Underwriters
0121 Insurance, Real Estate and Financial Brokerage Managers
5242 Interior Designers
7264 Ironworkers
Code J
7344 Jewellers, Watch Repairers and Related Occupations
5123 Journalists
4111 Judges
1227 Justices of the Peace
Code L
2254 Land Survey Technologists and Technicians
2154 Land Surveyors
2225 Landscape and Horticultural Technicians and Specialists
2152 Landscape Architects
8255 Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers
4112 Lawyers and Quebec Notaries
1242 Legal Secretaries
0011 Legislators
5111 Librarians
5211 Library and Archive Technicians and Assistants
0511 Library, Archive, Museum and Art Gallery Managers
3233 Licensed Practical Nurses
1232 Loan Officers
8241 Logging Machinery Operators
Code M
7316 Machine Fitters
7231 Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors
0512 Managers – Publishing, Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and Performing Arts
0311 Managers in Health Care
0414 Managers in Public Administration (other)
0314 Managers in Social, Community and Correctional Services
0911 Manufacturing Managers
2255 Mapping and Related Technologists and Technicians
2161 Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries
2232 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2132 Mechanical Engineers
3212 Medical Laboratory Technicians
3211 Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists’ Assistants
3215 Medical Radiation Technologists
1243 Medical Secretaries
3216 Medical Sonographers
3219 Medical Technologists and Technicians (other – except Dental Health)
2142 Metallurgical and Materials Engineers
2213 Meteorological Technicians
2114 Meteorologists
3232 Midwives and Practitioners of Natural Healing
2143 Mining Engineers
4154 Ministers of Religion
5226 Motion Pictures, Broadcasting (other Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations)
7322 Motor Vehicle Body Repairers
7334 Motorcycle and Other Related Mechanics
5212 Museums and Art Galleries (related Technical Occupations)
5133 Musicians and Singers
Code N
4161 Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
2261 Nondestructive Testers and Inspectors
8254 Nursery and Greenhouse Operators and Managers
Code O
3143 Occupational Therapists
8232 Oil and Gas Well Drillers, Servicers, Testers and Related Workers
7331 Oil and Solid Fuel Heating Mechanics
3231 Opticians
3121 Optometrists
Code P
7294 Painters and Decorators
5136 Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists
9234 Papermaking and Coating Control Operators
4211 Paralegal and Related Occupations
5245 Patternmakers – Textile, Leather and Fur Products
5232 Performers (other)
1223 Personnel and Recruitment Officers
2145 Petroleum Engineers
9232 Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Process Operators
3131 Pharmacists
5221 Photographers
2115 Physical Sciences (Other Professional Occupations)
3112 Physicians – General Practitioners and Family Physicians
3111 Physicians – Specialist
2111 Physicists and Astronomers
3142 Physiotherapists
7252 Pipefitters
7284 Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers
7251 Plumbers
6261 Police Officers (Except Commissioned)
0132 Postal and Courier Services Managers
4122 Post-Secondary Teaching and Research Assistants
7243 Power System Electricians
7352 Power Systems and Power Station Operators
0811 Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture)
7381 Printing Press Operators
4155 Probation and Parole Officers and Related Occupations
5131 Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations
2148 Professional Engineers, n.e.c. (other)
1122 Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management
5124 Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications
4121 Professors – University
5254 Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation and Sport
4168 Program Officers Unique to Government
1224 Property Administrators
4151 Psychologists
9233 Pulping Control Operators
1225 Purchasing Agents and Officers
0113 Purchasing Managers
Code R
7361 Railway and Yard Locomotive Engineers
7314 Railway Carmen/women
7362 Railway Conductors and Brakemen/women
2275 Railway Traffic Controllers and Marine Traffic Regulators
6232 Real Estate Agents and Salespersons
0513 Recreation and Sports Program and Service Directors
4167 Recreation, Sports and Fitness Program Supervisors Consultants
7313 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics
3152 Registered Nurses
4217 Religious Occupations (other)
0712 Residential Home Builders and Renovators
3214 Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Perfusionists and Cardio-Pulmonary Technologists
0631 Restaurant and Food Service Managers
6233 Retail and Wholesale Buyers
0621 Retail Trade Managers
6211 Retail Trade Supervisors
7291 Roofers and Shinglers
Code S
0611 Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers
0313 School Principals and Administrators of Elementary and Secondary
1241 Secretaries (Except Legal and Medical)
1113 Securities Agents, Investment Dealers and Brokers
0012 Senior Government Managers and Officials
0013 Senior Managers – Financial, Communications and Other Business
0016 Senior Managers – Goods Production, Utilities, Transportation and Construction
0014 Senior Managers – Health, Education, Social and Community
0015 Senior Managers – Trade, Broadcasting and Other Services, n.e.c.
6216 Service Supervisors (other)
0651 Services Managers (other)
7261 Sheet Metal Workers
7343 Shoe Repairers and Shoemakers
7335 Small Engine and Equipment Mechanics (other)
4164 Social Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
4169 Social Science, n.e.c. (Other Professional Occupations)
4152 Social Workers
2173 Software Engineers
1121 Specialists in Human Resources
5253 Sports Officials and Referees
7252 Sprinkler System Installers
7351 Stationary Engineers and Auxiliary Equipment Operators
7252 Steamfitters, Pipefitters and Sprinkler System Installers
7263 Structural Metal and Platework Fabricators and Fitters
9223 Supervisors, Electrical Products Manufacturing
9222 Supervisors, Electronics Manufacturing
9225 Supervisors, Fabric, Fur and Leather Products Manufacturing
1212 Supervisors, Finance and Insurance Clerks
9213 Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing
9215 Supervisors, Forest Products Processing
9224 Supervisors, Furniture and Fixtures Manufacturing
1211 Supervisors, General Office and Administrative Support Clerks
8256 Supervisors, Landscape and Horticulture
1213 Supervisors, Library, Correspondence and Related Information Clerks
8211 Supervisors, Logging and Forestry
7211 Supervisors, Machinists and Related Occupations
1214 Supervisors, Mail and Message Distribution Occupations
9211 Supervisors, Mineral and Metal Processing
8221 Supervisors, Mining and Quarrying
7222 Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators
9221 Supervisors, Motor Vehicle Assembling
8222 Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service
9226 Supervisors, Other Mechanical and Metal Products Manufacturing
9227 Supervisors, Other Products Manufacturing and Assembly
9212 Supervisors, Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Processing and Utilities
9214 Supervisors, Plastic and Rubber Products Manufacturing
7218 Supervisors, Printing and Related Occupations
7221 Supervisors, Railway Transport Operations
1215 Supervisors, Recording, Distributing and Scheduling Occupations
9216 Supervisors, Textile Processing
5227 Support Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts
2283 Systems Testing Technicians
Code T
7342 Tailors, Dressmakers, Furriers and Milliners
4142 Teachers – Elementary School and Kindergarten
4141 Teachers – Secondary School
6221 Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale Trade
0131 Telecommunication Carriers Managers
7246 Telecommunications Installation and Repair Workers
7245 Telecommunications Line and Cable Workers
7317 Textile Machinery Mechanics and Repairers
5243 Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers
3144 Therapy and Assessment (Other Professional Occupations)
3235 Therapy and Assessment (other Technical Occupations)
7283 Tilesetters
7232 Tool and Die Makers
7383 Trades and Related Occupations (other)
5125 Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters
0713 Transportation Managers
Code U
8231 Underground Production and Development Miners
7341 Upholsterers
2153 Urban and Land Use Planners
2282 User Support Technicians
0912 Utilities Managers
Code V
3114 Veterinarians
3213 Veterinary and Animal Health Technologists and
Code W
7373 Water Well Drillers
2175 Web Designers and Developers
7265 Welders and Related Machine Operators

Restricted Occupations List
To protect the Canadian labour market, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has to make sure that Canada does not have too many people with the same skills.

If your occupation is listed below, you cannot use this work experience:


  • to meet the minimum work experience requirement; or
  • to earn points under Factor 3: Experience.

There are no restricted occupations at this time.

Canadian experience class

This new inmigration class is a proposed new avenue for certain temporary foreign workers and foreign student graduates with Canadian work experience. Unlike other existing programs, the Canadian Experience Class will allow certain temporary foreign workers and certain foreign student graduates with managerial, professional, or technical or trade work experience to apply to become permanent residents, and eventually Canadian citizens. All applicants, depending on their occupational skill level, will be required to proof either basic or moderate language skills.

The Canadian Experience Class Immigration is one more measure this government is proposing to make our immigration system more attractive and accessible to individuals with diverse skills from around the world, and more responsive to Canada’s labour market needs. This new proposed avenue for immigration would also go further to spread the benefits of immigration into smaller centres across Canada.

Through the Canadian Experience Class Immigration, newcomers will be more likely to make the most of their abilities while undergoing a more seamless social and economic transition to Canada. And, in turn, their cultural and economic contributions will enrich Canada.

As temporary foreign workers and foreign students are generally spread out across Canada and contribute to the growth of smaller communities as well as metropolitan areas. Individuals applying for permanent residence through this experience class immigration could apply from within Canada while continuing to work and continuing to contribute to their local communities.

The Canadian Experience Class comes after a number of recent initiatives the government has undertaken to help newcomers succeed and to help make Canada a more attractive destination for skilled individuals from around the world. These initiatives include changes to the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program; the establishment of the Foreign Credentials Referral Office; increased investments in language training and other programs and services aimed at helping newcomers successfully settle and integrate into their new communities; and, most recently, changes to the immigration system that would allow for priority processing of certain skilled applicants and reduced wait times for those wanting to immigrate to Canada.

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What is a Temporary Work Permit?

A Temporary Work Permit allows foreign workers to take a job in  Canada on a temporary basis. In almost all cases, you must have a job offer in Canada before you can apply for a Temporary Work Permit. Foreign workers who want to take a job in Canada will need a Temporary Work Permit.

Visitors can work in Canada if they get permission from a Canadian visa office in their own country before entering.

The Temporary Work Permit is tied to the job for which you were confirmed and is only valid for a limited time: usually multiples of 6 months. This means that you cannot work for another employer without having your Temporary Work Permit updated or amended. Anecdotally, it is possible to switch employment, as long as you meet the normal Work Permit sponsorship requirements.

How much does it cost?
The application for a Temporary Work Permit (and a Temporary Resident Permit) is CAD $75 for a single entry, and CAD $150 for a multiple entry permit.

How long does it take?
The current processing time for Temporary Work Permits ranges from 2 to 30 working days, depending on the visa office you apply to.  

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What is a Skilled Worker Visa?

The Skilled Worker Visa is the most popular way for people to immigrate to Canada independently. You do not need family sponsorship or a job offer to apply for a Skilled Worker Visa.

Skilled Worker Visas are designed to attract the skilled workers that the Canadian economy needs. While most immigrants still arrive in Ontario, more and more newcomers are calling Ontario home. Ontario and Alberta offers Skilled Worker Visa applicants more job opportunities than other provinces, making it an ideal choice for immigration.

How do I Apply for a Skilled Worker Visa?

The Skilled Worker Visa program uses a points system to assess applicants. You must score 67 points to apply.

You can earn points from a variety of factors, including education, work experience and suitability to life in Canada. While not necessary to apply, it is possible to score bonus points for having a job offer in Canada, among other factors. Before you can score 67 points and file an application, you must meet a few minimum requirements:

You must have at least a full continuous year of paid work experience, or the equivalent of one year in part-time work.
Your work experience must be in a managerial, professional, technical or skilled field. Low-skilled workers will not be successful.
Your work experience must have been within the last 10 years.
How much does it cost to apply?
The application fee for a Skilled Worker Visa is CAD $1040 per adult applicant. If you are successful, each adult on the application will have to pay the Right of Permanent Residence fee of CAD $490.

You will also have to pay for your medical tests, police clearance and language tests (if applicable) as part of your application. These fees vary depending on where you live and will be in your local currency.

How long does it take?

The processing time ranges anywhere from 6 months to 71 months. Shorter processing times tend to be in North America, South America and the Caribbean.

Where do I apply?

Our office offers and handle your Skilled Worker Visa application kit.

What are the main visas for Canada?

What are the main visas for Canada?

Unless you are a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, you will need to go through the process of immigrating to Canada. Once you have a visa to Canada, you can live and work wherever you choose, including Ontario!

Skilled Worker Visa
The skilled worker visa is the most popular way for independent workers to make Canada their permanent home. The Skilled Worker Visa gives you the right to work and live anywhere in Canada.

Temporary Work Permit
The Temporary Work Permit is a Canadian visa that allows foreign workers to work in Canada for a limited period of time. Usually, you will need to have a bona fide job offer from a Canadian employer before you can apply for a Temporary Work Permit. In most cases, Temporary Work Permits are issued for the length of your employment contract: usually six months. This can often be extended along with your employment.

How much money do I need to immigrate?

How much money do I need to immigrate?

To be become a Canadian Permanent Resident on a Skilled Worker Visa, you will need to prove that you have enough money to support yourself when you arrive in Canada.

If any of your family are applying to immigrate with you, you will need to prove that you have enough money to support yourself, your partner or spouse, and any dependant children. This amount of money is called your settlement funds.

Settlement funds are in addition to your visa application fee and Right of Permanent Residence fee.

If you already have a job set up in  anywhere else in Canada, you will not need to prove that you have any funds. CIC assumes that your employment income will be enough to cover the costs of settlement for you and your family in it.

Here is how much you need:

Number of people on your application Minimum Settlement Funds
1 person $10,168
2 people $12,659
3 people $15,563
4 people $18,895
5 people $21,431
6 people $24,170
7 people or more $26,910

How can I prove how much money I have?

CIC needs to see that your funds are unencumbered and readily transferable. This means that you need to be able to show that you can access the money easily and bring it to Canada without any problems.

Your settlement funds can be in the form of a gift from another person, but they cannot be borrowed. Your settlement funds must be your own to dispose of as you wish.

You must have your settlement funds in your possession when you land in Canada, or have them already transferred to Canada before you arrive.

Here is how you can prove your funds if they have already been transferred to Canada ahead of time:

Evidence of a savings balance, in the form of an official bank statement on bank letterhead, not printed from a bank website. OR
A current bank certification letter from the bank that holds your funds. OR
A fixed or timed deposit statement from your bank, on bank letterhead.

Carrying more than $10,000
When some people enter Canada for the first time, they choose to carry a large portion of their savings with them in person. This often includes:

securities in bearer form (such as stocks or bonds)
any negotiable instruments in bearer form (such as money orders or travelers cheques)
If you arrive in Canada with more than $10,000 CAD, you must tell a customs officer when you enter. You will also have to declare this amount of your landing card. Bringing over $10,000 into Canada without informing the authorities can be punished with a prison term.

If you transfer money to Canada ahead of time, your bank should ask you to fill out paperwork to declare that you are moving a large sum of money across the border.

How long does it take to process a Skilled Worker Visa application?

The processing time for a Skilled Worker Visa depends on which country you apply from.

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