Occupation List for Essential Workers + International Students

List A – Eligible Skilled Trades Programs (for International Students)

Major Group 72, industrial, electrical and construction trades

7201 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
7203 Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7232 Tool and die makers
7233 Sheet metal workers
7234 Boilermakers
7235 Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
7236 Ironworkers
7237 Welders and related machine operators
7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
7242 Industrial electricians
7243 Power system electricians
7244 Electrical power line and cable workers
7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers
7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers
7247 Cable television service and maintenance technicians
7251 Plumbers
7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
7253 Gas fitters
7271 Carpenters
7272 Cabinetmakers
7281 Bricklayers
7282 Concrete finishers
7283 Tilesetters
7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
7291 Roofers and shinglers
7292 Glaziers
7293 Insulators
7294 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
7295 Floor covering installers

Major Group 73, maintenance and equipment operation trades;

7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
7303 Supervisors, printing and related occupations
7304 Supervisors, railway transport operations
7305 Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7313 Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
7314 Railway carmen/women
7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
7316 Machine fitters
7318 Elevator constructors and mechanics
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
7322 Motor vehicle body repairers
7331 Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
7332 Appliance servicers and repairers
7333 Electrical mechanics
7334 Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
7335 Other small engine and small equipment repairers
7361 Railway and yard locomotive engineers
7362 Railway conductors and brakemen/women
7371 Crane operators
7372 Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction
7373 Water well drillers
7381 Printing press operators
7384 Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.

Major Group 82, supervisors and technical occupations in natural resources, agriculture and related production

8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry
8221 Supervisors, mining and quarrying
8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
8231 Underground production and development miners
8232 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
8241 Logging machinery operators
8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
8255 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
8261 Fishing masters and officers
8262 Fishermen/women

Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators;

9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
9213 Supervisors, food and beverage processing
9214 Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
9215 Supervisors, forest products processing
9217 Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
9221 Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
9222 Supervisors, electronics manufacturing
9223 Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing
9224 Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
9226 Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing
9227 Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
9232 Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing
9235 Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
9241 Power engineers and power systems operators
9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators

Minor Group 632, chefs and cooks

6321 Chefs
6322 Cooks

Minor Group 633, butchers and bakers

6331 Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale
6332 Bakers

List B – Eligible Health-Related Occupations

Eligible health care occupations include all broad occupational category 3 occupations (Health occupations) from the National Occupational Classification (NOC) with the exception of Veterinarians (NOC 3114) and Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians (NOC 3213). Five occupations from broad occupational category 4 (Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services) are also eligible occupations.

Eligible Occupations:

NOC Occupation
3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
3111 Specialist physicians
3112 General practitioners and family physicians
3113 Dentists
3121 Optometrists
3122 Chiropractors
3124 Allied primary health practitioners
3125 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
3131 Pharmacists
3132 Dietitians and nutritionists
3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
3142 Physiotherapists
3143 Occupational therapists
3144 Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
3211 Medical laboratory technologists
3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
3215 Medical radiation technologists
3216 Medical sonographers
3217 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.
3219 Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
3221 Denturists
3222 Dental hygienists and dental therapists
3223 Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants
3231 Opticians
3232 Practitioners of natural healing
3233 Licensed practical nurses
3234 Paramedical occupations
3236 Massage therapists
3237 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
3411 Dental assistants
3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
3414 Other assisting occupations in support of health services
4151 Psychologists
4152 Social workers
4153 Family, marriage and other related counsellors
4165 Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4212 Social and community service workers
4412 Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations

List C – Other Eligible Essential Occupations

1. Major Unit Groups

Major Unit Group NOC Code Occupation
66 – Sales support occupations 6611 Cashiers
6621 Service station attendants
6622 Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers
6623 Other sales related occupations
72- Industrial, electrical and construction trades 7201 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
7203 Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7232 Tool and die makers
7233 Sheet metal workers
7234 Boilermakers
7235 Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
7236 Ironworkers
7237 Welders and related machine operators
7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
7242 Industrial electricians
7243 Power system electricians
7244 Electrical power line and cable workers
7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers
7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers
7247 Cable television service and maintenance technicians
7251 Plumbers
7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
7253 Gas fitters
7271 Carpenters
7272 Cabinetmakers
7281 Bricklayers
7282 Concrete finishers
7283 Tilesetters
7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
7291 Roofers and shinglers
7292 Glaziers
7293 Insulators
7294 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
7295 Floor covering installers
74 – Other installers, repairers and servicers and material handlers 7441 Residential and commercial installers and servicers
7442 Waterworks and gas maintenance workers
7444 Pest controllers and fumigators
7445 Other repairers and servicers
7451 Longshore workers
7452 Material handlers
75 – Transport and heavy equipment operation and related maintenance occupations 7511 Transport truck drivers
7512 Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
7513 Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs
7514 Delivery and courier service drivers
7521 Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
7522 Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers
7531 Railway yard and track maintenance workers
7532 Water transport deck and engine room crew
7533 Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupations
7534 Air transport ramp attendants
7535 Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers
76 – Trades helpers, construction labourers and related occupations 7611 Construction trades helpers and labourers
7612 Other trades helpers and labourers
7621 Public works and maintenance labourers
7622 Railway and motor transport labourers
86 – Harvesting, landscaping and natural resources labourers 8611 Harvesting labourers
8612 Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
8613 Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers
8614 Mine labourers
8615 Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers
8616 Logging and forestry labourers

2. Minor Unit Groups

Minor Unit Group NOC Code Occupation
151 – Mail and message distribution occupations 1511 Mail, postal and related workers
1512 Letter carriers
1513 Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors
642 – Retail salesperson 6421 Retail salespersons
673 – Cleaners 6731 Light duty cleaners
6732 Specialized cleaners
6733 Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
843 – Agriculture and horticulture workers 8431 General farm workers
8432 Nursery and greenhouse workers
844 – Other workers in fishing and trapping and hunting occupations 8441 Fishing vessel deckhands
8442 Trappers and hunters
946 – Machine operators and related workers in food, beverage and associated products processing 9461 Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing
9462 Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
9463 Fish and seafood plant workers
9465 Testers and graders, food and beverage processing

3. Specific 4 digit unit groups

NOC Code Occupation
0821 Managers in agriculture
0822 Managers in horticulture
4031 French and French Immersion Secondary school teachers (language of instruction must be French)
4032 French and French Immersion Elementary school and kindergarten teachers (language of instruction must be French)
4411 Home child care providers
4413 Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
6331 Retail butchers
6523 Airline ticket and service agents
6524 Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks
6541 Security guards and related security service occupations
6551 Customer services representatives – financial institutions
6552 Other customer and information services representatives
8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
8255 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
9617 Labourers in food and beverage processing
9618 Labourers in fish and seafood processing

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20 Responses to Occupation List for Essential Workers + International Students

  1. afroz jahan taniya says:

    is medical college lecturer are eligible for new fswp list of canada

    • CICS Immigration Editor says:

      If you have masters’ or above and the program leads to a degree, then it most likely will be accepted.

  2. Isatu kamara says:

    I am an Human Resource Advisor. Am I eligible?

  3. Rolando Polanco says:

    I have 20 + year accomplished career track known throughout diverse industries within highly competitive markets (Financial Service). My experience encompasses project management, strategic planning, resource utilization, revenue growth, and cost reduction, exceptional problem solving abilities, and a keen client needs assessment aptitude.

    Have a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Diploma in Financial Analysis. Work as Country Manager for International Corporation and as VP level for Local Companies.

    Will like to know:
    Where to apply and what code to use?
    Should i apply for a job first?

  4. Sergio says:

    I am an electronics technician, with 5 years of experience in the computers and computer networks field. I´m also studying my first year of software engineering. I´m from Cuba.
    are Cubans professionals eligibles?
    how should I proceed to apply for the express program?

  5. Kirandeep Sharma says:

    I have completed MSc. Management from University of Salford,UK in 2011 and wish to know am I eligible for the Prog .
    Thnx.

  6. Carlos Alberto Noda says:

    Hi,i am computer network administrator and I have seven years of experience, I am familiar with the new technologies and I have also directed a department of computer networks. i have chance to be chosen?

  7. Mary says:

    Physiotherapists are in the list of the eligible occupations. But, do they have to take any exams here in Canada in order to be registered?

  8. sreenath says:

    Hi…I’m a engineering graduate in electronics&instrumentation from india.Current I’m working in saudi arabia as quality control inspector-instrument.as I go through the job duties Noc 2133 matches my job duties.but not exactly the job title.can anyone help me how to find a job out in canada?

  9. sandhu says:

    i have done masters in computer application(MCA). Now i am doing job in govt school as a computer teacher. i have one year experience of teaching . Please tell me ,am i eligible for this program and how many band required for this program?

  10. hello i have 21.Mechanical engineers college certificate. and 12 years of oil field experience. but no job offer and i would like to immigrate to canada. do i have chance to be chosen?

  11. Doyin says:

    For Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Application, you must first ensure that your occupation is listed on the NOC for 2014 before applying. Personnel manager is also a human resource Manager. Be sure that your present job schedule fits into any of the listed categories. Write your ielts test and send your credentials for assessment in order to acertain your Canadian equivalence.

  12. Md Shaidur Rahman Sohag says:

    Sir,
    I completed my graduation in Electronics & Communication Engineering.
    I have two years experencey in telecommunication sector in BD,
    Now I m working for garments merchandising for 3 years.
    Can you advise my experience does meet any class of NOC.
    Am I eligible to apply for Canada migration.

  13. Simran says:

    Hi,

    Is Early childhood Educator or Assistants (4214) a regulated occupation?

  14. Louis Dauvic JUGLALL says:

    I’m 49 y o workshop mechanical supervisor with 30 years experience.Am I eligible to apply for Canada migration.

  15. RAFAEL SANCHEZ NAZARIEGA says:

    Hola eh trabajado durante 23 años en el area de Telecomunicaciones, soy Ingeniero y tengo MBA en administración de negocios, mis últimos empleos fueron en Nextel y Nokia, mi código de CNO es 2133 0 0015.

    Cuales seria los pasos a seguir para poder migrar a Canada?

  16. I am a doctor from Bangladesh and has completed my internship in May,2014.I am very interested to know whether my 1 year internship will be counted as my experience or not and whether i am eligible to apply in this category?

  17. Subashini says:

    Hello,
    I have applied in july fswp noc,3012.i am a diploma nurse frm india.my eca report is three years hospital study and training.am i eligible or not. Will i be rejected.I am worried.pls advice.

  18. sonam says:

    Hello. I have bachelor’s in electrical engineering and did diploma in electrical engineering too. Have 3+ years of experience in teaching… M I eligible… Please let me know

  19. Dinesh says:

    Hi, I am 20 years old and I finish high school and also git a level 4 diploma from Abe in marketing management. I am working with a commercial bank for three years now and studying for a certificate in commercial management, my native and yo language is English, can u tell me what’s the possibility/chance for me to migrate to canada. Also I have families living in canada. Thank you.

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