Skills Required In Canada

Canada is always looking to bring the best and brightest to its shores. The Canadian attitude towards immigration has always been good; for the determined and hard-working there are plenty of opportunities in Canada.  Naturally Canada must be selective when allowing foreign workers in, which is why the federal government and provinces constantly update their list of required occupations. This list contains all of the jobs which the Canadian workforce is currently lacking and that need to be filled by foreign workers.
Our team of experts keep their fingers on the pulse of the Canadian economy so we can give the very best information to our clients.
As this list is always changing we cannot guarantee that this list is completely correct or exhaustive. This list is intended as a guide only - if you want more information please contact us at Haskew's.  To be considered for many of these positions you will need to be between the ages of 21 and 49 with a good level of either English or French. As a lot of these positions require certain skills and experience you will need to have at least one year’s experience in your field.

Shortlist of Occupations for Canadian Visas

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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
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
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
Physical Science Professionals
Physicists and Astronomers
Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists
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
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
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
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
Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists
Dental Technologists, Technicians and Laboratory
Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental)
Midwives and Practitioners of Natural Healing
Licensed Practical Nurses
Ambulance Attendants and Other Paramedical Occupations
Other Technical Occupations in Therapy and Assessment
Judges, Lawyers and Quebec Notaries
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
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.
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
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
Sports Officials and Referees
Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation and Sport
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
Steamfitters, Pipefitters and Sprinkler System Installers
Gas Fitters
Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades
Sheet Metal Workers
Structural Metal and Platework Fabricators and Fitters
Welders and Related Machine Operators
Blacksmiths and Die Setters
Carpenters and Cabinetmakers
Masonry and Plastering Trades
Concrete Finishers
Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers
Other Construction Trades
Roofers and Shinglers
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
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
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
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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