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Canada’s s Occupational Job Demand

11 new opportunity occupations for immigrants in Canada

Canada Permanent resident card is the dream of many would-be immigrants from all over the world. One of the ways to qualify is to apply as a skilled worker in one of the qualifying occupations.  Last month the Federal government added 11 new professions to the list which is great news for dentists, dentist, pharmacists and architects among others. The reasons for this is that most regions in Canada are experiencing a shortage of professionals and skilled workers in these occupations, and some cities and regions have a particularly high need for workers with this experience that is why they have the best chance for success in finding full-time permanent employment in Canada.

Here is the list of the 11 new occupations:

•Contractors and Supervisors in mechanic trades
•Dental Hygienists
•Insurance agents
•Primary Production managers
•Professionals in Business services to Managers
•Social workers

In order to qualify in one of the 11 new occupations, skilled workers should have at least 1 year of paid experience within the last ten years. Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced that Canadian government has amended its current immigration procedures to put even greater emphasis on reducing the Federal Skilled Worker application backlog.

For those skilled workers applying under the occupation list, the government will limit the number of applications considered for processing to 20,000 total per year. Within the 20,000 limit, a maximum of 1,000 applications per occupation will be considered. This limit, however,  does not apply to applicants with a job offer.

If you do not at first see your occupation on this below general  list go to the NOC web site at:
Canadian National Occupational Classification. It may be included in one of the older occupations in the list below.

NOC#: Occupation
0631 : Restaurant and Food Service Managers
0811 : Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture)
1122 : Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management
1233 : Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners
2121 : Biologists and Related Scientists
2151 : Architects
3111 : Specialist Physicians
3112 : General Practitioners and Family Physicians
3113 : Dentists
3131 : Pharmacists
3142 : Physiotherapists
3152 : Registered Nurses
3215 : Medical Radiation Technologists
3222 : Dental Hygienists & Dental Therapists
3233 : Licensed Practical Nurses
4151 : Psychologists
4152 : Social Workers
6241 : Chefs
6242 : Cooks
7215 : Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
7216 : Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades
7241 : Electricians (Except Industrial & Power System)
7242 : Industrial Electricians
7251 : Plumbers
7265 : Welders & Related Machine Operators
7312 : Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
7371 : Crane Operators
7372 : Drillers & Blasters Surface Mining, Quarrying & Construction
8222 : Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service

NOTE: the occupations above are all Skill Type 0 (managerial occupations) or Skill Level A (professional occupations) or B (technical occupations and skilled trades) on the Canadian National Occupational Classification list.


Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, specialized information publisher, and  a SOHO specialist. She also  has been writing on Canada settlement and  immigration law since 2006. contact her @ You can improve your Canada job search through the Canadian database  for Int’l Employers  here ,  an Paid Content or Informational Services run by Hineni Media

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