Federal Skilled Worker Program Occupation List 2017-18


Canadian employers sponsor experienced workers for Canadian permanent residence. Sponsored applicants must be working in eligible Occupations in Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program.

The Federal Skilled Worker Program Occupation list 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 Worker Program; the following occupations are eligible for application:

NOC CodeOccupation NameSkill level or type
0012Senior government managers and officials0
0013 Senior managers - Financial, Communications and other Business services0
0014Senior managers - Health, Education, Social and Community Services and membership organizations0
0015Senior managers - Trade, Broadcasting And Other Services, N.E.C.0
0016Managers - Construction, Transportation, Production And Utilities0
0111Financial managers0
0112Human resources managers0
0113Purchasing managers0
0114Other administrative services managers0
0121Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers0
0122Banking, credit and other investment managers0
0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers0
0125Other business services managers0
0131Telecommunication carriers managers0
0132Postal and courier services managers0
0211Engineering managers0
0212 Architecture and science managers0
0213Computer and information systems managers0
0311Managers in health care0
0411Government managers - health and social policy development & program administration0
0412Government managers - economic analysis, policy development and program administration0
0413Government managers - education policy development and program administration0
0414 Other managers in public administration0
0421Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training0
0422School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education0
0423Managers in social, community and correctional services0
0431Commissioned police officers0
0432Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers0
0433Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces0
0511Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers0
0512Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts0
0513Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors0
0601Corporate sales managers0
0621Retail and wholesale trade managers0
0631Restaurant and food service managers0
0632Accommodation service managers0
0651Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c 0
0711Construction managers0
0712Home building and renovation managers0
0714Facility operation and maintenance managers0
0731Managers in transportation0
0811Managers in natural resources production and fishing0
0821Managers in agriculture0
0822Managers in horticulture0
0823Managers in aquaculture0
0911Manufacturing managers0
0912Utilities managers0
1111Financial auditors and accountantsA
1112Financial and investment analystsA
1113Securities agents, investment dealers and brokersA
1114Other financial officersA
1121Human resources professionalsA
1122Professional occupations in business management consultingA
1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations A
1211Supervisors, general office and administrative support workersB
1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workersB
1213 Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workersB
1214 Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupationsB
1215 Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupationsB
1221 Administrative officersB
1222 Executive assistantsB
1223 Human resources and recruitment officersB
1224 Property administratorsB
1225 Purchasing agents and officersB
1226 Conference and event plannersB
1227 Court officers and justices of the peaceB
1228 Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officersB
1241 Administrative assistantsB
1242 Legal administrative assistantsB
1243 Medical administrative assistantsB
1251 Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupationsB
1252 Health information management occupationsB
1253 Records management techniciansB
1254 Statistical officers and related research support occupationsB
1311 Accounting technicians and bookkeepersB
1312 Insurance adjusters and claims examinersB
1313 Insurance underwritersB
1314 Assessors, valuators and appraisersB
1315 Customs, ship and other brokersB
1411 General office support workersC
1414 ReceptionistsC
1415 Personnel clerksC
1416 Court clerksC
1422 Data entry clerksC
1423 Desktop publishing operators and related occupationsC
1431 Accounting and related clerksC
1432 Payroll administratorsC
1434 Banking, insurance and other financial clerksC
1435 CollectorsC
1451 Library assistants and clerksC
1452 Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerksC
1454 Survey interviewers and statistical clerksC
1511 Mail, postal and related workersC
1512 Letter carriersC
1513 Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributorsC
1521 Shippers and receiversC
1522 Storekeepers and partspersonsC
1523 Production logistics co-ordinatorsC
1524 Purchasing and inventory control workersC
1525 DispatchersC
1526 Transportation route and crew schedulersC
2111 Physicists and astronomersA
2112 ChemistsA
2113 Geoscientists and oceanographersA
2114 Meteorologists and climatologistsA
2115 Other professional occupations in physical sciencesA
2121 Biologists and related scientistsA
2122 Forestry professionalsA
2123 Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialistsA
2131 Civil engineersA
2132 Mechanical engineersA
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers A
2134 Chemical engineersA
2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineersA
2142 Metallurgical and materials engineersA
2143 Mining engineersA
2144 Geological engineersA
2145 Petroleum engineersA
2146 Aerospace engineersA
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)A
2148 Other professional engineers, n.e.c.A
2151 ArchitectsA
2152 Landscape architectsA
2153 Urban and land use plannersA
2154 Land surveyorsA
2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuariesA
2171 Information systems analysts and consultantsA
2172 Database analysts and data administratorsA
2173 Software engineers and designersA
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developersA
2175 Web designers and developersA
2211 Chemical technologists and techniciansB
2212 Geological and mineral technologists and techniciansB
2221 Biological technologists and techniciansB
2222 Agricultural and fish products inspectorsB
2223 Forestry technologists and techniciansB
2224 Conservation and fishery officersB
2225 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialistsB
2231 Civil engineering technologists and techniciansB
2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and techniciansB
2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and techniciansB
2234 Construction estimatorsB
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and techniciansB
2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)B
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanicsB
2244 Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectorsB
2251 Architectural technologists and techniciansB
2252 Industrial designersB
2253 Drafting technologists and techniciansB
2254 Land survey technologists and techniciansB
2255 Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorologyB
2261 Non-destructive testers and inspection techniciansB
2262 Engineering inspectors and regulatory officersB
2263 Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safetyB
2264 Construction inspectorsB
2271Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructorsB
2272Air traffic controllers and related occupationsB
2273Deck officers, water transportB
2274Engineer officers, water transportB
2275Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulatorsB
2281Computer network techniciansB
2282User support techniciansB
2283Information systems testing techniciansB
3011Nursing co-ordinators and supervisorsA
3012Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nursesA
3111Specialist physiciansA
3112General practitioners and family physiciansA
3124Allied primary health practitionersA
3125Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treatingA
3132Dietitians and nutritionistsA
3141Audiologists and speech-language pathologistsA
3143Occupational therapistsA
3144Other professional occupations in therapy and assessmentA
3211Medical laboratory technologistsB
3212Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistantsB
3213Animal health technologists and veterinary techniciansB
3214Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologistsB
3215Medical radiation technologistsB
3216Medical sonographersB
3217Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.B
3219Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)B
3222Dental hygienists and dental therapistsB
3223Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistantsB
3232Practitioners of natural healingB
3233Licensed practical nursesB
3234Paramedical occupationsB
3236Massage therapistsB
3237Other technical occupations in therapy and assessmentB
3411 Dental assistantsC
3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associatesC
3414 Other assisting occupations in support of health servicesC
4011University professors and lecturersA
4012Post-secondary teaching and research assistantsA
4021College and other vocational instructorsA
4031Secondary school teachersA
4032Elementary school and kindergarten teachersA
4033Educational counsellorsA
4112Lawyers and Quebec notariesA
4152Social workersA
4153Family, marriage and other related counsellorsA
4154Professional occupations in religionA
4155Probation and parole officers and related occupationsA
4156Employment counsellorsA
4161Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officersA
4162Economists and economic policy researchers and analystsA
4163Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultantsA
4164Social policy researchers, consultants and program officersA
4165Health policy researchers, consultants and program officersA
4166 Education policy researchers, consultants and program officersA
4167Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officersA
4168Program officers unique to governmentA
4169Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.A
4211Paralegal and related occupationsB
4212Social and community service workersB
4214Early childhood educators and assistantsB
4215Instructors of persons with disabilitiesB
4216Other instructorsB
4217Other religious occupationsB
4311Police officers (except commissioned)B
4313Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian ForcesB
4411Home child care providersC
4412 Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupationsC
4413 Elementary and secondary school teacher assistantsC
4421Sheriffs and bailiffsC
4422Correctional service officersC
4423By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers, n.e.c.C
5112Conservators and curatorsA
5121Authors and writersA
5125Translators, terminologists and interpretersA
5131Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupationsA
5132Conductors, composers and arrangersA
5133Musicians and singersA
5135Actors and comediansA
5136Painters, sculptors and other visual artistsA
5211Library and public archive techniciansB
5212Technical occupations related to museums and art galleriesB
5222Film and video camera operatorsB
5223Graphic arts techniciansB
5224Broadcast techniciansB
5225Audio and video recording techniciansB
5226Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing artsB
5227Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing artsB
5231Announcers and other broadcastersB
5232Other performers, n.e.c.B
5241Graphic designers and illustratorsB
5242Interior designers and interior decoratorsB
5243Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designersB
5244Artisans and craftspersonsB
5245Patternmakers - textile, leather and fur productsB
5253Sports officials and refereesB
5254Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitnessB
6211Retail sales supervisorsB
6221Technical sales specialists - wholesale tradeB
6222Retail and wholesale buyersB
6231Insurance agents and brokersB
6232Real estate agents and salespersonsB
6235Financial sales representativesB
6311Food service supervisorsB
6312Executive housekeepersB
6313Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisorsB
6314Customer and information services supervisorsB
6315Cleaning supervisorsB
6316Other services supervisorsB
6331Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesaleB
6341Hairstylists and barbersB
6342Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and millinersB
6343Shoe repairers and shoemakersB
6344Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupationsB
6346Funeral directors and embalmerssB
6411Sales and account representatives - wholesale trade (non-technical)C
6421Retail salespersonsC
6511 Maîtres d'hôtel and hosts/hostessesC
6512 BartendersC
6513Food and beverage serversC
6521Travel counsellorsC
6522Pursers and flight attendantsC
6523 Airline ticket and service agentsC
6524Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerksC
6525Hotel front desk clerksC
6531Tour and travel guidesC
6532 Outdoor sport and recreational guidesC
6533Casino occupationsC
6541 Security guards and related security service occupationsC
6551Customer services representatives - financial institutionsC
6552Other customer and information services representativesC
6561Image, social and other personal consultantsC
6562 Estheticians, electrologists and related occupationsC
6563 Pet groomers and animal care workersC
6564 Other personal service occupationsC
6621Service station attendantsD
6622Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillersD
6623 Other sales related occupationsD
6711 Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupationsD
6721 Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up servicesD
6722 Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sportd
6731Light duty cleanersD
6732Specialized cleanersD
6733Janitors, caretakers and building superintendentsD
6741Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupationsD
6742Other service support occupations, n.e.c.D
7201Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupationsB
7202Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupationsB
7203Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting tradesB
7204Contractors and supervisors, carpentry tradesB
7205Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicersB
7231Machinists and machining and tooling inspectorsB
7232Tool and die makersB
7233Sheet metal workersB
7235Structural metal and platework fabricators and fittersB
7237Welders and related machine operatorsB
7241Electricians (except industrial and power system)B
7242Industrial electriciansB
7243Power system electriciansB
7244Electrical power line and cable workersB
7245Telecommunications line and cable workersB
7246Telecommunications installation and repair workersB
7247Cable television service and maintenance techniciansB
7252Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installersB
7253Gas fittersB
7282Concrete finishersB
7283Tile settersB
7284Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathersB
7291Roofers and shinglersB
7294Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)B
7295Floor covering installersB
7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic tradesB
7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crewsB
7303 Supervisors, printing and related occupationsB
7304 Supervisors, railway transport operationsB
7305 Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operatorsB
7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanicsB
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanicsB
7313 Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanicsB
7314 Railway Carmen/womenB
7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectorsB
7316 Machine fittersB
7318 Elevator constructors and mechanicsB
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairersB
7322 Motor vehicle body repairersB
7331 Oil and solid fuel heating mechanicsB
7332 Oil Appliance servicers and repairersB
7333 Electrical mechanicsB
7334 Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanicsB
7335 Other small engine and small equipment repairersB
7361 Railway and yard locomotive engineersB
7362 Railway conductors and brakemen/womenB
7371 Crane operatorsB
7372 Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and constructionB
7373 Water well drillersB
7381 Printing press operatorsB
7384 Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.B
7441Residential and commercial installers and servicersC
7442 Waterworks and gas maintenance workersC
7444 Pest controllers and fumigatorsC
7445Other repairers and servicersC
7451 Longshore workersC

7452Material handlersC
7511 Transport truck driversC
7512 Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operatorsC
7513Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeursC
7514 Delivery and courier service driversC
7521 Heavy equipment operators (except crane)C
7522 Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workersC
7531Railway yard and track maintenance workersC
7532Water transport deck and engine room crewC
7533Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupationsC
7534Air transport ramp attendantsC
7535 Other automotive mechanical installers and servicersC
7611Construction trades helpers and labourersD
7612 Other trades helpers and labourersD
7621 Other trades helpers and labourersD
7622Railway and motor transport labourersD
8211 Supervisors, logging and forestryB
8221 Supervisors, mining and quarryingB
8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and servicesB
8231 Underground production and development minersB
8232 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workersB
8241 Logging machinery operatorsB
8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workersB
8255Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture servicesB
8261 Fishing masters and officersB
8262 Fishermen/womenB
8411 Underground mine service and support workersC
8412 Oil and gas well drilling and related workers and services operatorsC
8421 Chain saw and skidder operatorsC
8422 Silviculture and forestry workersC
8431 General farm workersC
8432Nursery and greenhouse workersC
8441Fishing vessel deckhandsC
8442Trappers and huntersC
8611 Harvesting labourersD
8612 Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourersD
8613Aquaculture and marine harvest labourersD
8614 Mine labourersD
8615Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourersD
8616 Logging and forestry labourersD
9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processingB
9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilitiesB
9213 Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processingB
9214 Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturingB
9215 Supervisors, forest products processingB
9217 Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturingB
9221 Supervisors, motor vehicle assemblingB
9222 Supervisors, electronics manufacturingB
9223 Supervisors, electrical products manufacturingB
9224 Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturingB
9226 Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturingB
9227 Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assemblyB
9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processingB
9232 Petroleum, gas and chemical process operatorsB
9235 Pulping, papermaking and coating control operatorsB
9241 Power engineers and power systems operatorsB
9243 Water and waste treatment plant operatorsB
9411 Machine operators, mineral and metal processingC
9412 Foundry workersC
9413 Glass forming and finishing machine operators and glass cuttersC
9414 Concrete, clay and stone forming operatorsC
9415 Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processingC
9416 Metalworking and forging machine operatorsC
9417 Machining tool operatorsC
9418 Other metal products machine operatorsC
9421 Chemical plant machine operatorsC
9422 Plastics processing machine operatorsC
9423 Rubber processing machine operators and related workersC
9431 Sawmill machine operatorsC
9432 Pulp mill machine operatorsC
9433 Papermaking and finishing machine operatorsC
9434 Other wood processing machine operatorsC
9435 Paper converting machine operatorsC
9436 Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and gradersC
9437Woodworking machine operators C
9441 Textile fibre and yarn, hide and pelt processing machine operators and workersC
9442 Weavers, knitters and other fabric making occupationsC
9445 Fabric, fur and leather cuttersC
9446 Industrial sewing machine operatorsC
9447 Inspectors and graders, textile, fabric, fur and leather products manufacturingC
9461 Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processingC
9462 Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workersC
9463 Fish and seafood plant workersC
9465 Testers and graders, food and beverage processingC
9471 Plateless printing equipment operatorsC
9472 Camera, platemaking and other prepress occupationsC
9473 Binding and finishing machine operatorsC
9474 Photographic and film processorsC
9521 Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectorsC
9522 Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testersC
9523 Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testersC
9524 Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturingC
9525 Assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, industrial electrical motors and transformersC
9526 Mechanical assemblers and inspectorsC
9527 Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturingC
9531 Boat assemblers and inspectorsC
9532 Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectorsC
9533 Other wood products assemblers and inspectorsCC
9534 Furniture finishers and refinishersC
9535 Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectorsC
9536 Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operatorsC
9537 Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectorsC
9611 Labourers in mineral and metal processingD
9612 Labourers in metal fabricationD
9613 Labourers in chemical products processing and utilitiesD
9614 Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processingD
9615 Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturingD
9616 Labourers in textile processingD
9617 Labourers in food and beverage processingD
9618 Labourers in fish and seafood processingD
9619 Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilitiesD

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