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Canada Occupation in Demand List 2024

Canada’s job market is always changing, with some jobs needing more skilled people than others. In fact Canada has always been more welcoming to immigrants who have work experience in jobs that are in high demand in Canada. We’ll look at the professions which are In-demand occupations in Canada, as well as some of the good and not-so-good parts of going into these fields

Top High-demand Jobs in Canada

Technology and Engineering: There’s a big need for software developers and programmers, data scientists and analysts civil engineers and environmental engineers. These jobs require specific training but offer good pay and chances to work on interesting projects. The downside is that the work can be stressful and competitive.

Healthcare: Doctors, Nurses, caregivers, pharmacists and lab techs are sought after. Healthcare jobs are rewarding because you get to help people. But shifts can be long and emotionally draining.

Trade Workers: Electricians, welders metal workers and construction managers are lacking. You can get paid well without needing a university degree. However, the work is physically demanding.

Business Services: Jobs in finance, human resources, marketing and advertising are growing fast. They provide variety and room for advancement. But you may need extra schooling and some jobs involve long hours.

Overall there are lots of opportunities in Canada now for motivated people willing to get the right training. Each field has its own mix of pros and cons to weigh.

Check Your Eligibility

The skilled Occupation list Canada 2024 are following:

Canada releases a list of occupations in the regular time of interval, that are facing the shortage of skilled candidates in the local labour market. Any skilled immigrant who is having the required work experience in the in-demand occupations are selected for the PR Visa process.

To facilitate more skilled immigrants in Canada, the Federal government of Canada has multi-year immigration to increase the admission rate of skilled immigrants through various economic immigration programs like Express entry program, Provincial Nominee Program, etc.

The selection criteria of these immigration programs mainly depend on the candidate’s credentials like age, language proficiency, educational qualifications, etc.

Occupation in-demand allows the immigrants to apply for Canada PR Visa without any job-offer. Candidates are only required to have work experience in occupations that are facing the shortage of skilled labour.

Skill Shortage List 2024: list of occupations in-demand in Canada:

  • 0011 Legislators
  • 0012 Senior government managers and officials
  • 0013 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services
  • 0014 Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership organizations
  • 0015 Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.
  • 0016 Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities
  • 0111 Financial managers
  • 0112 Human resources managers
  • 0113 Purchasing managers
  • 0114 Other administrative services managers

For immigration purposes, Skill Levels and Skill Types of a NOC are:

  • Skill Type 0: occupations related to management
  • Skill Level A: professional occupations that usually need a university degree
  • Skill Level B: technical occupations that usually require a college diploma or apprentice training
  • Skill Level C: an intermediate occupation that usually needs a high school diploma, Skill Level D: labour occupation that usually only require training

To qualify for admission to the Express Entry Pool as a Federal Skilled Worker, applicants must meet the following conditions:

Essential Conditions:

  • Possess one-year of continuous full-time paid work experience or the equivalent in part-time continuous employment within the previous 10 years in one of 347 eligible occupations listed under the applicable National Occupational Classification system; AND
  • The work experience must be classified within Skill Type 0 (Managerial Occupations), Skill Level A (Professional Occupations), or Skill Level B (Technical Occupations and Skilled Trades) within the meaning of the National Occupational Classification system; AND
  • Score sufficient points under the skilled worker point grid comprising of six selection factors. The current pass mark is 67 points;
  • Undergo language testing from a recognized third party and demonstrate intermediate-level language skills in English or French corresponding to the Canadian Language Benchmark of 7
  • Possess suitable settlement funding;
  • Undergo a successful security background and medical examination.

What is NOC ?

National Occupation Classification – NOC, is used by the Canadian government to provide a structure for analysis and assessment of occupation in Canada. It is a four-digit code and job description for every occupation in labour market. A nationally recognized system, Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) uses to evaluate candidate’s work experience

The first digit in NOC code signifies Skill Type of occupation:

NOC OCCUPATION SKILL TYPE
0  Management Occupations
1  Business, finance, and administration occupations
2  Natural and applied sciences and related occupations
3  Health occupation
4  Occupations in education, law, and school, community and government services
5  Occupations in art, culture, recreation, and sport
6  Sales and service occupations
7  Trade, transport, and equipment operated and related occupations
8  Natural resources, agriculture, and related production occupations
9  Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

Canada PNP Occupation in-demand list

Every province in Canada has an immigration pathway that allows them to nominate potential immigrants that will easily adapt to the province’s daily life and help in the development of the province. This immigration pathway are known as Provincial Nomination Program (PNPs).

There are PNPs that have a stream that allows them to select skilled immigrants with work experience in high demand occupations in the respective provinces. Following are the some of the PNP occupation in-demand lists:

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Frequently asked questions



Immigrating to Canada is not as difficult as people think. With the right knowledge, research, preparation, and consultation, it is possible to make the transition to a new life in Canada. We have numerous clients who have successfully immigrated to Canada on PR Visa through the step-by-step guidance of our Expert Immigration Consultants. Don’t let the fear of the unknown hold you back - make the jump and start your new journey!

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