Skilled Trades Accepted Occupations

Immigration Options

In order to qualify you must have at least two years of continuous full-time or equivalent part-time paid work experience in at least one of the following Federal Skilled Trade Eligible Occupations within the last five years:

  • 6321 Chefs
  • 6322 Cooks – Capped: We are no longer accepting applications for this occupation.
  • 6331 Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale
  • 6332 Bakers
  • 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 plate work 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
  • 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 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.
  • 8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry
  • 8221 Supervisors, mining and quarrying
  • 8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling 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
  • 9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
  • 9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
  • 9213 Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products 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 Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators
  • 9235 Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
  • 9241 Power engineers and power systems operators
  • 9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators

9 Responses to Skilled Trades Accepted Occupations

  1. Quentin du Toit says:

    Good morning, what is the process to be followed to immigrate to Canada from South Africa? I am a qualified Electrician (High Voltage) with 20 years of experience in food and petro-chemical experience. I also have a Radar technician trade. My brother is a Financial manager with two degrees.
    Thank you,

  2. Abdul Mateen says:

    Dear Sir
    I Lived in Pakistan My Working Experience is 23 years 1991 to 2015
    Oil & Gas Company
    Mail Room Attendent

  3. alexis dazo says:

    i have two years experience in pipefitter in saudi arabia and im looking for pipefitting works in canada .i hope i can find here in this site

  4. Ali Hasan says:

    Respected Sir/ Ma’am,

    I would like to express my extreme interest in moving to Canada permanently. I have more than three years experience in Oil & Gas industry as a Recruitment Specialist and since 2014 I have been promoted to be in charge of middle east branch based in Dubai. I hold M.A in English with A+ Grade and IELTS with 6.5 overall. Am I eligible to apply for immigration?


  5. Suraj Dev says:

    I have 10 years experience in design and cnc programming. I have 6 band each in ielts. I am bechlors in mechanical engineering from AMIE kolkata. Can I appy for work permit or pr in canada.

  6. M Bilal says:

    I have five years of experience in the field of Aviation. I have a License in CAT B1.2 .
    and Beachlor of arts.(7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors) This is my field in SOL list. How can I apply.


  7. Joseph A. says:

    Good day sir,

    I am a Nigerian, posses 7 years experience in the maritime and shipping industry, working in the capacity of an operations officer.
    I also have mechanical/electrical engineering experience.
    I will like to know if i am eligible to apply for a Canadian visa….


  8. john says:

    what do they mean by CONTINUOUS in: “two years of continuous full-time” – do they allow for holidays and if so, how long…?

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