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Express Entry High Demand Occupation List 2020 (Up to date list)

Canada has humongous growth opportunities for Skilled Workers who are young, aspirant and have a fair aptitude in English and their field of work. With new year 2019 around the corner, the existing rate of opportunity in the country is even brighter than before. This is because the country has officially started with its Multi-year Immigration Plan (2019-2021) and therefore it is all set to take in more than 3,00,000 skilled applicants annually. The maximum intake this year is clearly expected from the Express Entry Program initiated by the Federal government of Canada. There are also provincial nomination programs to intake talented skilled workers willing to settle in any of the 10 provinces of Canada.

Express Entry Program is hugely based on intake of immigration aspirants based on personal details of an individual such as Age, Educational merits, Work experience, Language proficiency, Adaptability and Arranged employment. Based on these details, a score is decided upon through a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and this score is called CRS points. If you manage to score adequate number of CRS points, then your possibilities of getting a PR Status in Canada improves a lot. Other than the score, there is also a factor of Occupation in-demand which decides your fate at the end of the day. Your occupation listed in the demand list is of utmost importance to be able to immigrate to the country and work as a skilled worker.

Canada Express Entry Demand List 2020

Federal Skilled Workers are persons with suitable education, work experience, age and language abilities under one of Canada’s official languages and who are selected under the Express Entry Immigration system to apply for permanent residence.

The Canadian immigration of skilled workers or professionals is based on the high demand professions recognized by the Canadian government. Citizenship and Immigration Canada has issued an updated list of professions in which Canada has the shortage of professionals. The list of high demand for Canadian Immigration under Federal Skilled Worker class following:



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Occupation in Demand list for Canada immigration 2019

While most of countries requires you to have a Job offer in hand before giving you the right of permanent residency, Canada does not ask you to have a Job in hand at the time of granting you PR visa. Canada immigration’s most popular pathway Express Entry has extra points for a Job offer but does not mandates that you find a job before you move there. It is only in case of certain PNPs that an applicant is needed to have a Job. This is majorly in case if you make an application through the OID stream of program that requires various parameters to be met before applying. To know various OID streams and your eligibility for the same, get in touch with us now!

Highly in demand Jobs in Canada 2019

The below mentioned is the list of in-Demand jobs or occupations facing labour shortages in Canada. The occupation in-demand list of the country have been categorised into 3 classes of occupations as per the NOC or National Occupations Classifications list given by Canadian immigration authorities. These three categories are NOC type O, A and B. Out of these, Category O is for management job profiles which have the greatest demand in Canada as of now. This category generally requires a Master’s degree in Business Administration and similar merit in terms of education plus at least 1 year of working experience in management profile. Other Categories of NOC type A and B too are in demand in the country subject to availability at various provincial levels.  If your profession or profile falls into any of these mentioned categories, then you have a good chance of moving to Canada in 2019 even without a job offer.

National Occupational Classification (NOC)

You may have seen the term “NOC” on this site. It is short for the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

The NOC is a system used by the Government of Canada to classify jobs (occupations). Jobs are grouped based on the type of work a person does and the types of job duties.

Many of Canada’s immigration programs use it to decide if a job, or type of work experience, is valid for that program’s criteria. For instance, if a person wants to apply as a skilled worker they should check the NOC to see which jobs are considered “skilled” (NOC Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B). Find your job title, code and skill level or type.

There are some codes used only in specific immigration cases. If you can’t find the NOC for your case in the table below or on the NOC website, check these alternate codes.

The job information is broken down into a number of groups. For immigration purposes, the main groups are:

Skill Type 0 (zero) – management jobs.

  • examples: restaurant managers, mine managers, shore captains (fishing)

Skill Level A — professional jobs. People usually need a degree from a university for these jobs.

  • examples: doctors, dentists, architects

Skill Level B — technical jobs and skilled trades. People usually need a college diploma or to train as an apprentice to do these jobs.

  • examples: chefs, electricians, plumbers

Find your job title, code and skill type

Use this table to find the NOC information that best matches your jobs:

  1. Enter your job title in the “Filter items” field. As you type in the words, the table will adjust to display the NOC related to the words you entered.
  2. Click on the NOC title (to visit the NOC site) and make sure the main duties listed match what you did at your job (if they do not, you will need to find a different job title with duties that match yours).
  3. Write down the numeric code shown on the left column (example: 7253).
  4. Write down the NOC title shown on the center column (example: Gas fitters).
  5. Write down the skill level or type shown on the right column (example: B).