Canada Work Permit: List of Qualifying Occupations

If you find your occupation listed below Global Visas have exciting opportunities for you to work in Canada with the option of permanent Canada immigration after three years.

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After the three years you could be eligible to qualify for a Canadian visa that will allow you to continue working and also leads to citizenship.
 
You may qualify if:

  • You are aged between 21 and 49
  • You speak English or French
  • You have over one years experience in your chosen field

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Shortlist of occupations for a Canadian Visa

MANAGEMENT OCCUPATIONS

Major Group 00
SENIOR MANAGEMENT OCCUPATIONS


Legislators and Senior Management
Legislators
Senior Government Managers and Officials
Senior Managers - Financial, Communications and Other Business
Senior Managers - Health, Education, Social and Community
Senior Managers - Trade, Broadcasting and Other Services, n.e.c.
Senior Managers - Goods Production, Utilities, Transportation and Construction

Major Group 01-09
MIDDLE AND OTHER MANAGEMENT OCCUPATIONS


Administrative Services Managers
Financial Managers
Human Resources Managers
Purchasing Managers
Other Administrative Services Managers
Managers in Financial and Business Services
Insurance, Real Estate and Financial Brokerage Managers
Banking, Credit and Other Investment Managers
Other Business Services Managers
Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting)
Telecommunication Carriers Managers
Postal and Courier Services Managers
Managers in Engineering, Architecture, Science and Information Systems
Engineering Managers
Architecture and Science Managers
Computer and Information Systems Managers
Managers in Health, Education, Social and Community Services
Managers in Health Care
Administrators - Post-Secondary Education and Vocational
School Principals and Administrators of Elementary and Secondary
Managers in Social, Community and Correctional Services
Managers in Public Administration
Government Managers - Health and Social Policy Development and Program Administration
Government Managers - Economic Analysis, Policy Development
Government Managers - Education Policy Development and Program Administration
Other Managers in Public Administration
Managers in Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport
Library, Archive, Museum and Art Gallery Managers
Managers - Publishing, Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and Performing Arts
Recreation and Sports Program and Service Directors
Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers
Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers
Managers in Retail Trade
Retail Trade Managers
Managers in Food Service and Accommodation
Restaurant and Food Service Managers
Accommodation Service Managers
Managers in Protective Service
Commissioned Police Officers
Fire Chiefs and Senior Firefighting Officers
Commissioned Officers, Armed Forces
Managers in Other Services
Other Services Managers
Managers in Construction and Transportation
Construction Managers
Residential Home Builders and Renovators
Transportation Managers
Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers
Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers
Managers in Primary Production (Except Agriculture)
Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture)
Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities
Manufacturing Managers
Utilities Managers


BUSINESS, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION OCCUPATIONS

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Major Group 11
PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS IN BUSINESS AND FINANCE


Auditors, Accountants and Investment Professionals
Financial Auditors and Accountants
Financial and Investment Analysts
Securities Agents, Investment Dealers and Brokers
Other Financial Officers
Human Resources and Business Service Professionals
Specialists in Human Resources
Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management

Major Group 12
SKILLED ADMINISTRATIVE AND BUSINESS OCCUPATIONS


Clerical Supervisors
Supervisors, General Office and Administrative Support Clerks
Supervisors, Finance and Insurance Clerks
Supervisors, Library, Correspondence and Related Information Clerks
Supervisors, Mail and Message Distribution Occupations
Supervisors, Recording, Distributing and Scheduling Occupations
Administrative and Regulatory Occupations
Administrative Officers
Executive Assistants
Personnel and Recruitment Officers
Property Administrators
Purchasing Agents and Officers
Conference and Event Planners
Court Officers and Justices of the Peace
Immigration, Employment Insurance and Revenue Officers
Finance and Insurance Administrative Occupations
Bookkeepers
Loan Officers
Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners
Insurance Underwriters
Assessors, Valuators and Appraisers
Customs, Ship and Other Brokers
Secretaries, Recorders and Transcriptionists
Secretaries (Except Legal and Medical)
Legal Secretaries
Medical Secretaries
Court Recorders and Medical Transcriptionists

NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS


Major Group 21
PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS IN NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES


Physical Science Professionals
Physicists and Astronomers
Chemists
Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists
Meteorologists
Other Professional Occupations in Physical Sciences
Life Science Professionals
Biologists and Related Scientists
Forestry Professionals
Agricultural Representatives, Consultants and Specialists
Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Chemical Engineers
Civil Engineers
Mechanical Engineers
Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Chemical Engineers
Other Engineers
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers
Metallurgical and Materials Engineers
Mining Engineers
Geological Engineers
Petroleum Engineers
Aerospace Engineers
Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers)
Other Professional Engineers, n.e.c.
Architects, Urban Planners and Land Surveyors
Architects
Landscape Architects
Urban and Land Use Planners
Land Surveyors
Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries
Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries
Computer and Information Systems Professionals
Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
Database Analysts and Data Administrators
Software Engineers
Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
Web Designers and Developers

Major Group 22
TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS RELATED TO NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES


Technical Occupations in Physical Sciences
Chemical Technologists and Technicians
Geological and Mineral Technologists and Technicians
Meteorological Technicians
Technical Occupations in Life Sciences
Biological Technologists and Technicians
Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors
Forestry Technologists and Technicians
Conservation and Fishery Officers
Landscape and Horticultural Technicians and Specialists
Technical Occupations in Civil, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians
Construction Estimators
Technical Occupations in Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Electronic Service Technicians (Household and Business
Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics
Aircraft Instrument, Electrical and Avionics Mechanics, Technicians and Inspectors
Technical Occupations in Architecture, Drafting, Surveying and Mapping
Architectural Technologists and Technicians
Industrial Designers
Drafting Technologists and Technicians
Land Survey Technologists and Technicians
Mapping and Related Technologists and Technicians
Other Technical Inspectors and Regulatory Officers
Non-destructive Testers and Inspectors
Engineering Inspectors and Regulatory Officers
Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety
Construction Inspectors
Transportation Officers and Controllers
Air Pilots, Flight Engineers and Flying Instructors
Air Traffic Control and Related Occupations
Deck Officers, Water Transport
Engineer Officers, Water Transport
Railway Traffic Controllers and Marine Traffic Regulators
Technical Occupations in Computer and Information Systems
Computer and Network Operators and Web Technicians
User Support Technicians
Systems Testing Technicians

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS

Major Group 31
PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS IN HEALTH


Physicians, Dentists and Veterinarians
Specialist Physicians
General Practitioners and Family Physicians
Dentists
Veterinarians
Optometrists, Chiropractors and Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Professionals
Optometrists
Chiropractors
Other Professional Occupations in Health Diagnosing and Treating
Pharmacists, Dieticians and Nutritionists
Pharmacists
Dieticians and Nutritionists
Therapy and Assessment Professionals
Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
Physiotherapists
Occupational Therapists
Other Professional Occupations in Therapy and Assessment
Nurse Supervisors and Registered Nurses
Head Nurses and Supervisors
Registered Nurses

Major Group 32
TECHNICAL AND SKILLED OCCUPATIONS IN HEALTH


Medical Technologists and Technicians (Except Dental Health)
Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists' Assistants
Medical Laboratory Technicians
Veterinary and Animal Health Technologists and
Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Perfusionists and Cardio-Pulmonary Technologists
Medical Radiation Technologists
Medical Sonographers
Cardiology Technologists
Electroencephalographic and Other Diagnostic Technologists, n.e.c.
Other Medical Technologists and Technicians (Except Dental Health)
Technical Occupations in Dental Health Care
Dentists
Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists
Dental Technologists, Technicians and Laboratory
Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental)
Opticians
Midwives and Practitioners of Natural Healing
Licensed Practical Nurses
Ambulance Attendants and Other Paramedical Occupations
Other Technical Occupations in Therapy and Assessment

OCCUPATIONS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE, EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT SERVICE AND RELIGION

Major Group 41
PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE, EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT SERVICES AND RELIGION


Judges, Lawyers and Quebec Notaries
Judges
Lawyers and Quebec Notaries
University Professors and Assistants
University Professors
Post-Secondary Teaching and Research Assistants
College and Other Vocational Instructors
College and Other Vocational Instructors
Secondary and Elementary School Teachers and Educational Counsellors
Secondary School Teachers
Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers
Educational Counsellors
Psychologists, Social Workers, Counsellors, Clergy and Probation Officers
Psychologists
Social Workers
Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors
Ministers of Religion
Probation and Parole Officers and Related Occupations
Policy and Program Officers, Researchers and Consultants
Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
Economists and Economic Policy Researchers and Analysts
Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants
Social Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
Health Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
Education Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
Recreation, Sports and Fitness Program Supervisors Consultants
Program Officers Unique to Government
Other Professional Occupations in Social Science, n.e.c.

Major Group 42
PARAPROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS IN LAW, SOCIAL SERVICES, EDUCATION AND RELIGION


Paralegals, Social Services Workers and Occupations in Education and Religion, n.e.c.
Paralegal and Related Occupations
Community and Social Service Workers
Employment Counsellors
Early Childhood Educators and Assistants
Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities
Other Instructors
Other Religious Occupations

OCCUPATIONS IN ART, CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORT

Major Group 51
PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS IN ART AND CULTURE


Librarians, Archivists, Conservators and Curators
Librarians
Conservators and Curators
Archivists
Writing, Translating and Public Relations Professionals
Authors and Writers
Editors
Journalists
Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications
Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters
Creative and Performing Artists
Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations
Conductors, Composers and Arrangers
Musicians and Singers
Dancers
Actors and Comedians
Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists

Major Group 52
TECHNICAL AND SKILLED OCCUPATIONS IN ART, CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORT


Technical Occupations in Libraries, Archives, Museums and Art Galleries
Library and Archive Technicians and Assistants
Technical Occupations Related to Museums and Art Galleries
Photographers, Graphic Arts Technicians and Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts
Photographers
Film and Video Camera Operators
Graphic Arts Technicians
Broadcast Technicians
Audio and Video Recording Technicians
Other Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting
Support Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts
Announcers and Other Performers
Announcers and Other Broadcasters
Other Performers
Creative Designers and Craftspersons
Graphic Designers and Illustrators
Interior Designers
Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers
Artisans and Craftpersons
Patternmakers - Textile, Leather and Fur Products
Athletes, Coaches, Referees and Related Occupations
Athletes
Coaches
Sports Officials and Referees
Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation and Sport

SALES AND SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

Major Group 62
SKILLED SALES AND SERVICE OCCUPATIONS


Sales and Service Supervisors
Retail Trade Supervisors
Food Service Supervisors
Executive Housekeepers
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Supervisors
Cleaning Supervisors
Other Service Supervisors
Technical Sales Specialists, Wholesale Trade
Technical Sales Specialists - Wholesale Trade
Insurance and Real Estate Sales Occupations and Buyers
Insurance Agents and Brokers
Real Estate Agents and Salespersons
Retail and Wholesale Buyers
Grain Elevator Operators
Chefs and Cooks
Chefs
Cooks
Butchers and Bakers
Butchers and Meat Cutters - Retail and Wholesale
Bakers
Police Officers and Firefighters
Police Officers (Except Commissioned)
Firefighters
Technical Occupations in Personal Service
Hairstylists and Barbers
Funeral Directors and Embalmers


TRADES, TRANSPORT AND EQUIPMENT OPERATORS AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS

Major Group 72-73
TRADES AND SKILLED TRANSPORT AND EQUIPMENT OPERATORS


Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers
Supervisors, Machinists and Related Occupations
Contractors and Supervisors, Electrical Trades and Telecommunications
Contractors and Supervisors, Pipefitting Trades
Contractors and Supervisors, Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades
Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades
Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews
Supervisors, Printing and Related Occupations
Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers
Supervisors, Railway and Motor Transportation Occupations
Supervisors, Railway Transport Operations
Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators
Machinists and Related Occupations
Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors
Tool and Die Makers
Electrical Trades and Telecommunication Occupations
Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System)
Industrial Electricians
Power System Electricians
Electrical Power Line and Cable Workers
Telecommunications Line and Cable Workers
Telecommunications Installation and Repair Workers
Cable Television Service and Maintenance Technicians
Plumbers, Pipefitters and Gas Fitters
Plumbers
Steamfitters, Pipefitters and Sprinkler System Installers
Gas Fitters
Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades
Sheet Metal Workers
Boilermakers
Structural Metal and Platework Fabricators and Fitters
Ironworkers
Welders and Related Machine Operators
Blacksmiths and Die Setters
Carpenters and Cabinetmakers
Carpenters
Cabinetmakers
Masonry and Plastering Trades
Bricklayers
Concrete Finishers
Tilesetters
Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers
Other Construction Trades
Roofers and Shinglers
Glaziers
Insulators
Painters and Decorators
Floor Covering Installers
Machinery and Transportation Equipment Mechanics (Except Motor Vehicle)
Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics (Except Textile)
Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics
Railway Carmen/women
Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Inspectors
Machine Fitters
Textile Machinery Mechanics and Repairers
Elevator Constructors and Mechanics
Automotive Service Technicians
Automotive Service Technicians, Truck Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers
Motor Vehicle Body Repairers
Other Mechanics
Oil and Solid Fuel Heating Mechanics
Electric Appliance Servicers and Repairers
Electrical Mechanics
Motorcycle and Other Related Mechanics
Other Small Engine and Equipment Mechanics
Upholsterers, Tailors, Shoe Repairers, Jewellers and Related Occupations
Upholsterers
Tailors, Dressmakers, Furriers and Milliners
Shoe Repairers and Shoemakers
Jewellers, Watch Repairers and Related Occupations
Stationary Engineers and Power Station and System Operators
Stationary Engineers and Auxiliary Equipment Operators
Power Systems and Power Station Operators
Train Crew Operating Occupations
Railway and Yard Locomotive Engineers
Railway Conductors and Brakemen/women
Crane Operators, Drillers and Blasters
Crane Operators
Drillers and Blasters Ð Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction
Water Well Drillers
Printing Press Operators, Commercial Divers and Other Trades and Related Occupations, n.e.c.
Printing Press Operators
Commercial Divers
Other Trades and Related Occupations

OCCUPATIONS UNIQUE TO PRIMARY INDUSTRY

Major Group 82
SKILLED OCCUPATIONS IN PRIMARY INDUSTRY


Supervisors, Logging and Forestry
Supervisors, Logging and Forestry
Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas
Supervisors, Mining and Quarrying
Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service
Underground Miners, Oil and Gas Drillers and Related Workers
Underground Production and Development Miners
Oil and Gas Well Drillers, Servicers, Testers and Related Workers
Logging Machinery Operators
Logging Machinery Operators
Contractors, Operators and Supervisors in Agriculture, Horticulture and Aquaculture
Farmers and Farm Managers
Agricultural and Related Service Contractors and Managers
Farm Supervisors and Specialized Livestock Workers
Nursery and Greenhouse Operators and Managers
Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers
Supervisors, Landscape and Horticulture
Aquaculture Operators and Managers
Fishing Vessel Masters and Skippers and Fishermen/women
Fishing Masters and Officers
Fishing Vessel Skippers and Fishermen/women

OCCUPATIONS UNIQUE TO PROCESSING, MANUFACTURING AND UTILITIES

Major Group 92
PROCESSING, MANUFACTURING AND UTILITIES SUPERVISORS AND SKILLED OPERATORS


Supervisors, Processing Occupations
Supervisors, Mineral and Metal Processing
Supervisors, Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Processing and Utilities
Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing
Supervisors, Plastic and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Supervisors, Forest Products Processing
Supervisors, Textile Processing
Supervisors, Assembly and Fabrication
Supervisors, Motor Vehicle Assembling
Supervisors, Electronics Manufacturing
Supervisors, Electrical Products Manufacturing
Supervisors, Furniture and Fixtures Manufacturing
Supervisors, Fabric, Fur and Leather Products Manufacturing
Supervisors, Other Mechanical and Metal Products Manufacturing
Supervisors, Other Products Manufacturing and Assembly
Central Control and Process Operators in Manufacturing and Processing
Central Control and Process Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing
Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Process Operators
Pulping Control Operators
Papermaking and Coating Control Operators

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