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One way to qualify for Canadian immigration as a Federal Skilled Worker is to have at least one year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the past 10 years in one of the following 50 qualifying occupations.

Please note: This page pertains to the 2014 application cycle of the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Applications received after December 31, 2014 are processed through the Express Entry immigration selection system. There is no qualifying occupations list for the current version of the Federal Skilled Worker Program. All skilled occupations (NOC 0, A or B) are considered as eligible occupations.

The qualifying occupations are listed by NOC (National Occupational Classification) and are based on the main duties performed. This list of open occupations was updated to reflect ministerial instructions issued on April 23rd, 2014. Click on the occupation title below to see if your occupation is among the qualifying occupations for the Federal Skilled Worker Category.

Qualifying Occupations

1. Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services (0013)

2. Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c. (0015)

3. Financial managers (0111)

4. Human resources managers (0112)

5. Purchasing managers (0113)

6. Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers (0121)

7. Managers in health care (0311)

8. Construction managers (0711)

9. Home building and renovation managers (0712)

10. Managers in natural resources production and fishing (0811)

11. Manufacturing managers (0911)

12. Financial auditors and accountants (1111)

13. Financial and investment analysts (1112)

14. Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers (1113)

15. Other financial officers (1114)

16. Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations (1123)

17. Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers (1212)

18. Property administrators (1224)

19. Geoscientists and oceanographers (2113)

20. Civil engineers (2131)

21. Mechanical engineers (2132)

22. Electrical and electronics engineers (2133)

23. Petroleum engineers (2145)

24. Information systems analysts and consultants (2171)

25. Database analysts and data administrators (2172)

26. Software engineers and designers (2173)

27. Computer programmers and interactive media developers (2174)

28. Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians (2232)

29. Construction estimators (2234)

30. Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians (2241)

31. Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics (2243)

32. Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety (2263)

33. Computer network technicians (2281)

34. Nursing Co-ordinators and Supervisors (NOC 3011)

35. Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (3012)

36. Specialist physicians (3111)

37. General practitioners and family physicians (3112)

38. Dietitians and nutritionists (3132)

39. Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (3141)

40. Physiotherapists (3142)

41. Occupational therapists (3143)

42. Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists (3214)

43. Medical radiation technologists (3215)

44. Medical sonographers (3216)

45. Licensed practical nurses (3233)

46. Paramedical occupations (3234)

47. University professors and lecturers (4011)

48. Psychologists (4151)

49. Early childhood educators and assistants (4214)

50. Translators, terminologists and interpreters (5125)

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