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Federal Skilled Trades Program Occupation List 2017-2018


Canadian employers sponsor international skilled workers for Canadian permanent residence. Sponsored applicants must be working in eligible Occupations under the Federal Skilled Trades Program FSTP.

The concurrent list of occupations as mentioned below aids an applicant to apply against his/her respective profile and enhance their chances to get selected for Canada immigration. Opting for the right occupation, best suited for your growth and career can not only lead you closer to your goals but also help you attain positive aspects in terms of living standards ahead.

Find your NOC under the Federal Skilled Trades Program FSTP; the following occupations are eligible for application:

Category A

NOC Code Occupation Name
7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
7271 Carpenters
7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry
8221 Supervisors, mining and quarrying
8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling services
8241 Logging machinery operators
8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
9214 Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
9241 Power engineers and power systems operators
9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators


Category B

NOC Code Occupation Name
7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7233 Sheet metal workers
7235 Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters
7236 Ironworkers
7237 Welders and related machine operators
7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
7242 Industrial electricians
7243 Power system electricians
7244 Electrical power line and cable workers
 7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers
7251 Plumbers
7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
7253 Gas fitters
7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7313 Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
7314 Railway carmen/women
7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
 7318 Elevator constructors and mechanics
7371 Crane operators
7372 Drillers and blasters – surface, mining, quarrying and construction
7373 Water well drillers
8231 Underground production and development miners
8232 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
9232 Petroleum, gas and chemical process operator


Calculate your eligibility points for Canada Immigration with our Federal Skilled Trades Program Point Calculator.

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