Skilled Worker Class

Federal Skilled Worker

  • Have an Arranged Employment Job Offer, or PhD graduates in Canada within 12 months (with specific requirements not applying below)
  • Have a minimum of 1 year’s paid full-time professional work experience within the last 10 years
  • Meet the minimum of 67 points in the selection factors of Education, Language, Work Experience, Age, Arranged Employment in Canada, and Adaptability

Eligibility Occupations List:

–  Financial and investment analysts
–  Geoscientists and oceanographers
–  Civil engineers
–  Mechanical engineers
–  Chemical engineers
–  Mining engineers
–  Petroleum engineers
–  Geological engineers
–  Aerospace engineers
–  Computer engineers (except software engineers/designers)
–  Land surveyors
–  Computer programmers and interactive media developers
–  Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
–  Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
–  Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
–  Physiotherapists
–  Occupational Therapists
–  Engineering managers
–  Medical laboratory technologists
–  Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
–  Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
–  Medical Radiation Technologists
–  Medical Sonographers
–  Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists

Federal Skilled Trade

  • Have a Qualifying Offer of Employment for at least 1 year OR a Certificate of Qualification from the provincial or territorial apprenticeship authority
  • Have the required language proficiency in English and/or French
  • Have a minimum of 2 year’s paid full time skilled trade work experience within the last 5 years in one of the two listed groups below:

working in Canada

Group A: with 100 caps per each profession

–  Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
–  Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
–  Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
–  Carpenters
–  Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
–  Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
–  Supervisors, logging and forestry
–  Supervisors, mining and quarrying
–  Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling services
–  Logging machinery operators
–  Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
–  Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
–  Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
–  Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
–  Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
–  Power engineers and power systems operators
–  Water and waste treatment plant operators

Group B: no cap per each profession

–  Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
–  Sheet metal workers
–  Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters
–  Ironworkers
–  Welders and related machine operators
–  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
–  Plumbers
–  Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
–  Gas fitters
–  Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
–  Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
–  Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
–  Railway carmen/women
–  Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
–  Elevator constructors and mechanics
–  Crane operators
–  Drillers and blasters – surface, mining, quarrying and construction
–  Water well drillers
–  Underground production and development miners
–  Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
–  Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators

Provincial Nominee Program

    • Initial selection assessed by Provincial or Territorial Governments
    • Selection criteria varies from province to province
    • Some provinces may waive language requirements
    • Programs available for investor, business person, international graduates, workers in Canada or family reunion

New Occupations Released: Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) 

Available till November 28, 2013 Only

Canadian Experience Class

    • Have at least 1 year ‘s qualifying full-time professional experience of authorized work in Canada within last 3 years
    • Professional experience excludes work performed during full-time study, self employment or unauthorized work in Canada
    • Have the minimum language requirements matching the level of professional skills performed in Canada

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