Canadian Skilled Worker Program Job List

A common question we receive at our immigration law firm relates to the types of work experience that qualify for the Skilled Worker Program. Only certain types of work experience will qualify for the program, which is a very popular way for many people to attain permanent residence in Canada. 

Applicants are given “points” for meeting different criteria. For example, applicants are awarded certain amounts of points for their language proficiency, education and age, with a certain number of points required for the applicant to qualify for the program.

Another criteria is that the applicant must have a certain amount of work experience to qualify, but this work experience must be in a specific job category. This is where the Skilled Worker job list comes in.

What is the Skilled Worker Job List?

The National Occupation Classification, or NOC, is referred to as the Skilled Worker List sometimes. This is because the list is often used for immigration purposes, because it assigns all of the job types in Canada with a specific and consistent code that can be used so that everyone is on the same page when considering them. In the case of the Skilled Worker Program, the NOC job codes that are acceptable for work experience and job types are the Skill Level A, Skill Level B and Skill Type 0 jobs, which include skilled trades, professional occupations, managerial occupations and technical occupations.

If you want to immigrate to Canada and become a permanent resident under the Skilled Worker Program, please contact our immigration law firm for assistance. This is an extremely competitive program, but with the right professional assistance you can set yourself up for the best chance of success.

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