High Demand Occupations

Are you thinking of moving to Canada? Did you ever wondered what it would be like to live and work in Canada?

If you are moving to a new country as a skilled worker. your occupation must be in demand in that country. every country wants to attract people who possess skills and experience in the occupations which are in high demand in Canada.

Here are the occupations in highest demand in Canada:

Skilled Trades: Eligible Occupation List and Skill Level
NOCTITLESkill level or type
632 Chefs, cooks 
633 Butchers, bakers 
7201 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupationsB
7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupationsB
7203 Contractors 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 plate work 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
7282Concrete finishersB
7283Tile settersB
7284Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathersB
7291Roofers and shinglesB
7294Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)B
7295Floor covering installersB
7301Contractors and supervisors, mechanic tradesB
7302Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crewsB
7303Supervisors, printing and related occupationsB
7304Supervisors, railway transport operationsB
7305Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operatorsB
7311Construction millwrights and industrial mechanicsB
7312Heavy-duty equipment mechanicsB
7313Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanicsB
7314Railway carmen/womenB
7315Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectorsB
7316Machine fittersB
7318Elevator constructors and mechanicsB
7321Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics, and mechanical repairersB
7322Motor vehicle body repairersB
7331Oil and solid fuel heating mechanicsB
7332Appliance servicers and repairersB
7333Electrical mechanicsB
7334Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanicsB
7335Other small engine and small equipment repairersB
7361Railway and yard locomotive engineersB
7362Railway conductors and brakemen/womenB
7371Crane operatorsB
7372Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and constructionB
7373Water well drillersB
7381Printing press operatorsB
7384Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.B
8211Supervisors, logging and forestryB
8221Supervisors, mining and quarryingB
8222Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and servicesB
8231Underground production and development minersB
8232Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers, and related workersB
8241Logging machinery operatorsB
8252Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors, and specialized livestock workersB
8255Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture servicesB
8261Fishing masters and officersB
9211Supervisors, mineral and metal processingB
9212Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilitiesB
9213Supervisors, food, beverage, and associated products processingB
9214Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturingB
9215Supervisors, forest products processingB
9217Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturingB
9221Supervisors, motor vehicle assemblingB
9222Supervisors, electronics manufacturingB
9223Supervisors, electrical products manufacturingB
9224Supervisors, furniture, and fixtures manufacturingB
9226Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturingB
9227Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assemblyB
9231Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processingB
9232Petroleum, gas and chemical process operatorsB
9235Pulping, papermaking and coating control operatorsB
9241Power engineers and power systems operatorsB
9243Water and waste treatment plant operatorsB
Source: Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Specific Occupations in Demand in the Province of British Columbia:

  • Cooks
  • Automotive Service Technicians, Truck & Bus Mechanics, and Mechanical Repairers
  • Carpenters
  • Hairstylists and Barbers
  • Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers
  • Heavy Equipment Operators (except crane)
  • Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics
  • Welders and Related Machine Operators
  • Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • Bakers

You should not be concerned if your current occupation is not at the top of the list occupations in demands in Canada. Canada’s National Occupation Classification (NOC) has a list of hundreds of other jobs in Canada that need to be filled.

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