Skills in Demand in Canada Today

This page provides a complete list of all professions in demand in Canada currently.   

To apply for a skilled position in Canada your qualifications and work experience need to be assessed to Canadian standards and accredited correctly, to ensure you have the qualifications and experience required to secure a working visa for emigration purposes.
A Canadian company cannot hire a foreign national without permission from the federal government (in the form of a Labour Market Impact Assessment, or LMIA), a system designed to ensure foreign workers do not take jobs from Canadian residents. Only those workers with skills deemed to be in sufficient demand are granted permission to emigrate.
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Complete List Of  Canadian Skills In Demand:

Accommodation service managers
Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
Actors and comedians
Administrative assistants
Administrative officers
Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training
Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
Aerospace engineers
Agricultural and fish products inspectors
Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
Air traffic controllers and related occupations
Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors
Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
Allied primary health practitioners
Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
Announcers and other broadcasters
Appliance servicers and repairers
Architectural technologists and technicians
Architecture and science managers
Artisans and craftspersons
Assessors, valuators and appraisers
Audio and video recording technicians
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
Authors and writers
Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
Banking, credit and other investment managers
Biological technologists and technicians
Biologists and related scientists
Broadcast technicians
Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale
Cable television service and maintenance technicians
Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.
Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
Chemical engineers
Chemical technologists and technicians
Civil engineering technologists and technicians
Civil engineers
Cleaning supervisors
College and other vocational instructors
Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces
Commissioned police officers
Computer and information systems managers
Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
Computer network technicians
Computer programmers and interactive media developers
Concrete finishers
Conductors, composers and arrangers
Conference and event planners
Conservation and fishery officers
Conservators and curators
Construction estimators
Construction inspectors
Construction managers
Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
Corporate sales managers
Court officers and justices of the peace
Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations
Crane operators
Customer and information services supervisors
Customs, ship and other brokers
Database analysts and data administrators
Deck officers, water transport
Dental hygienists and dental therapists
Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants
Dietitians and nutritionists
Drafting technologists and technicians
Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction
Early childhood educators and assistants
Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts
Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers
Educational counsellors
Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
Electrical and electronics engineers
Electrical mechanics
Electrical power line and cable workers
Electricians (except industrial and power system)
Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
Elevator constructors and mechanics
Employment counsellors
Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers
Engineer officers, water transport
Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers
Engineering managers
Executive assistants
Executive housekeepers
Facility operation and maintenance managers
Family, marriage and other related counsellors
Film and video camera operators
Financial and investment analysts
Financial auditors and accountants
Financial managers
Financial sales representatives
Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
Fishing masters and officers
Floor covering installers
Food service supervisors
Forestry professionals
Forestry technologists and technicians
Funeral directors and embalmers
Gas fitters
General practitioners and family physicians
Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
Geological engineers
Geoscientists and oceanographers
Government managers - economic analysis, policy development and program administration
Government managers - education policy development and program administration
Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration
Graphic arts technicians
Graphic designers and illustrators
Hairstylists and barbers
Health information management occupations
Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers
Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
Home building and renovation managers
Human resources and recruitment officers
Human resources managers
Human resources professionals
Industrial and manufacturing engineers
Industrial designers
Industrial electricians
Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
Information systems analysts and consultants
Information systems testing technicians
Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
Instructors of persons with disabilities
Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
Insurance agents and brokers
Insurance underwriters
Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
Interior designers and interior decorators
Jewellers, Jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations
Land survey technologists and technicians
Land surveyors
Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
Landscape architects
Lawyers and Quebec notaries
Legal administrative assistants
Library and public archive technicians
Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
Licensed practical nurses
Logging machinery operators
Machine fitters
Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
Managers in agriculture
Managers in aquaculture
Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.
Managers in health care
Managers in horticulture
Managers in natural resources production and fishing
Managers in social, community and correctional services
Managers in transportation
Manufacturing managers
Massage therapists
Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
Mechanical engineers
Medical administrative assistants
Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants
Medical laboratory technologists
Medical radiation technologists
Medical sonographers
Metallurgical and materials engineers
Meteorologists and climatologists
Mining engineers
Motor vehicle body repairers
Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
Musicians and singers
Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers
Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces
Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians
Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
Occupational therapists
Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
Other administrative services managers
Other business services managers
Other financial officers
Other instructors
Other managers in public administration
Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
Other performers, n.e.c.
Other professional engineers, n.e.c.
Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
Other professional occupations in physical sciences
Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.
Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
Other religious occupations
Other services supervisors
Other small engine and small equipment repairers
Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.
Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
Paralegal and related occupations
Paramedical Occupations
Patternmakers - Textile, leather and fur products
Petroleum engineers
Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators
Physicists and astronomers
Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
Police officers (except commissioned)
Postal and courier services managers
Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
Power engineers and power systems operators
Power system electricians
Practitioners of natural healing
Printing press operators
Probation and parole officers and related occupations
Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
Professional occupations in business management consulting
Professional occupations in religion
Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
Program officers unique to government
Property administrators
Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
Purchasing agents and officers
Purchasing managers
Railway and Yard locomotive engineers
Railway carmen/women
Railway conductors and brakemen/women
Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators
Real estate agents and salespersons
Records management technicians
Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers
Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
Restaurant and food service managers
Retail and wholesale trade managers
Retail sales supervisors
Roofers and shinglers
School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
Secondary school teachers
Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
Senior government managers and officials
Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities
Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services
Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organisations
Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.
Sheet metal workers
Shoe repairers and shoemakers
Social and community service workers
Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers
Social workers
Software engineers and designers
Specialist physicians
Sports officials and referees
Statistical officers and related research support occupations
Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing
Supervisors, electronics manufacturing
Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing
Supervisors, forest products processing
Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers
Supervisors, logging and forestry
Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations
Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
Supervisors, mining and quarrying
Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing
Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
Supervisors, Printing and related occupations
Supervisors, railway transport operations
Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations
Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners
Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology
Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries
Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade
Telecommunication carriers managers
Telecommunications installation and repair workers
Telecommunications line and cable workers
Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
Tool and die makers
Translators, terminologists and interpreters
Underground production and development miners
University professors and lecturers
Urban and land use planners
User support technicians
Utilities managers
Water and waste treatment plant operators
Water well drillers
Web designers and developers
Welders and related machine operators
High Demand Skills in Canada Today
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Name: Job Titles of High Demand Occupations for Skilled Worker Visas

Description: There is a limited list of skills in demand at any given time in Canada. Distinctions between roles can impact the desirability of your role for visa purposes. Haskew Law revises its list regularly to reflect the preferences of the Canadian skilled worker visa programme.

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