The Federal Skilled Worker NOC List

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As part of its recent changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (“FSWP“), the government has changed which National Occupational Classification (“NOC“) categories are eligible under the program. In short, the FSWP requires that a prospective immigrant either have a job offer or sufficient experience in a designated NOC occupation. These are typically occupations of which there are a shortage of skilled Canadians.

The following table shows the eligible NOC categories before and after the changes. It shows which occupations have been removed, and which have been added.

NOC

Before

Now

0213

Computer and information systems managers

0311

Managers in health care

0631

Restaurant and food service managers

Restaurant and food service managers

0632

Accommodation service managers

0711

Construction managers

1111

Financial auditors

2113

Geologists, geochemists, geophysicists

2143

Mining engineers

2144

Geological engineers

2145

Petroleum engineers

3111

Specialists physicians

Specialist physicians

3112

General practitioners and family physicians

General practitioners and family physicians

3141

Audiologists

3143

Occupational therapists

3142

Physiotherapists

Physiotherapists

3151

Head nurses

3152

Registered nurses

Registered nurses

3215

Medical radiation technologists

Medical radiation technologists

3233

Licensed practical nurses

Licensed practical nurses

4121

University professors

4131

College and other vocational instructors

6241 Executive chefs Executive chefs

6242

Cooks

Cooks

7213

Contractors and supervisors (pipes)

7215

Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

7216

Contractors and supervisors (mechanic trades)

Contractors and supervisors (mechanic trades)

7241 Electricians (except industrial & power system) Electricians (except industrial & power system)
7242 Industrial electricians Industrial electricians

7251

Plumbers

Plumbers

7252

Steamfitters and pipefitters

7265

Welders

Welders

7312

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

7371

Crane operators

Crane operators

7372

Drillers & blasters

Drillers & blasters

8221

Supervisors (mining)

8222

Supervisors (oil & gas drilling)

Supervisors (oil & gas drilling)

9212

Supervisors (refineries, chemical plants)

0811

Primary production managers

1122

Professional occupations in business services to management

1233

Insurance adjusters and claims examiners

2121

Biologists and related scientists

2151

Architects

3113

Dentists

3131

Pharmacists

3222

Dental hygienists & dental therapists

4152

Psychologists

4152

Social workers

 


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