Top 25 Eligible Jobs Under Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker Program

Canada has several immigration programs that accept thousands of new immigrants every year. Of these programs, perhaps the most popular is the Federal Skilled Worker Program, which is aimed at bringing to Canada individuals with skills that are highly in demand in the country’s labour market.

Under this program, there are 50 qualified jobs and occupations and applicants should have worked for at least 1 year in at least one of the occupations (part-time work also accepted, as long as the amount of time worked is equivalent to one year of full-time work).

Applicants are screened based on several criteria, including their skills and their ability to adapt to the Canadian way of life. There are approximately 25,000 individuals accepted to Canada every year via this program.

Below is a list of the top 25 of the occupations included in the Federal Worker’s Program, as well as important details about them:

MANAGERIAL OCCUPATIONS:

Senior Managers (financial, communications, and other business services)
> They are expected to manage their employer’s executive management team and lead the development of the goals and policies of their company.
> National Occupation Code: 0013
> Average Annual Salary Rate: $200,000 to $220,000

Senior Managers (trade, broadcasting, and other services)
> They are expected to handle the organization, direction, and evaluation of management teams in their respective fields.
> National Occupation Code: 0015
> Average Annual Salary Rate: $205,000

Human Resource Managers
> They are expected to develop company policies and procedures, maintain good working relationship between employer and employees, and direct the operations of the human resources team.
> National Occupation Code: 0012
> Average Annual Salary Rate: almost $66,000

Financial Managers
> They are expected to handle the finance operations of their company, creating systems for employers and directing the company’s accounting department.
> National Occupation Code: 0011
> Average Annual Salary Rate: around $75,500

Purchasing Managers
> They are expected to direct the operations of the purchasing department of their company.
> National Occupation Code: 0113
> Average Annual Salary Rate: around $65,000

Managers in Natural Resources Production and Fishing
> They are expected to direct the operations of a company in the fields of commercial fishing, forestry and logging, oil and gas drilling, as well as mining and quarrying.
> National Occupation Code: 0811
> Average Annual Salary Rate: almost $110,300

Managers in Health Care
> They are expected to direct the operations of companies that deliver health care.
> National Occupation Code: 0311
> Average Annual Salary Rate: around $87,400

Insurance, Real Estate, and Financial Brokerage Managers (NOC 0121)
> They are expected to organize and direct the operations of companies the offer insurance, real estate, and other investment services.
> National Occupation Code: 0121
> Average Annual Salary Rate: around $93,000

Manufacturing Managers (NOC 0911)
> They are expected to direct the operations of a production department in a company or of an entire manufacturing corporation.
> National Occupation Code: 0911
> Average Annual Salary Rate: almost $67,000

Construction Managers (NOC 0711)
> They are expected to work under the direction of a senior manager in overseeing and directing the operations of a construction department or company.
> National Occupation Code: 0711
> Average Annual Salary Rate: almost 84,000

Home Building and Renovation Managers (NOC 0712)
> They are expected to direct the operations of a company that either builds residential homes or renovates existing ones.
> National Occupation Code: 0712
> Average Annual Salary Rate: around $43,000

ENGINEERS:

Civil Engineers
> They are expected to handle the planning, design, and development of projects for building public infrastructure such as bridges and roads.
> National Occupation Code: 2131
> Average Annual Salary Rate: around $61,000

Mechanical Engineers
> They are expected to handle machinery projects, from research, design, and development, to their installation, operation, and maintenance.
> National Occupation Code: 2132
> Average Annual Salary Rate: around $60,500

Electrical and Electronics Engineers
> They are expected to work on the design and development, as well as the testing, of electronic systems.
> National Occupation Code: 2133
> Average Annual Salary Rate: around $63,500

Petroleum Engineers
> They are expected to work on and study oil and gas deposits – exploring sites, developing methods for extraction, as well as the actual drilling work.
> National Occupation Code: 2145
> Average Annual Salary Rate: around $85,000

FINANCE OCCUPATIONS:

Supervisors, Finance and Insurance Clerks
> They are expected to handle the coordination of activities in the apartment that they handle—accounting, payroll, banking, etc.
> National Occupation Code: 1212
> Average Annual Salary Rate: $44,000 to $53,000

Financial and Investment Analysts
> They are expected to provide investment and financial advice to their employers by analyzing specific financial information.
> National Occupation Code: 1112
> Average Annual Salary Rate: almost $58,000

Securities Agents, Investment Dealers and Brokers
> They are expected to work with investors, buying and selling stock and bonds for them.
> National Occupation Code: 1113
> Average Annual Salary Rate: almost $164,000

Financial Auditors and Accountants
> They are expected to plan their company’s accounting systems and help their employers ensure that the company adheres to standard accounting procedures.
> National Occupation Code: 1111
> Average Annual Salary Rate: around $87,000

Other Financial Officers
> This category covers such occupations as financial planners, mortgage brokers, and financial examiners and inspectors.
> National Occupation Code: 1114
> Average Annual Salary Rate: $50,000 to $70,000

IT OCCUPATIONS:

Information Systems Analysts and Consultants (NOC 2171)
> They are expected to conduct research on info system issues, providing advice and developing policies for their employers.
> National Occupation Code: 2171
> Average Annual Salary Rate: almost $79,000

Database Analysts and Data Administrators
> They are expected to have wide knowledge and familiarity with data management software, designing and developing data management solutions using said software.
> National Occupation Code: 2172
> Average Annual Salary Rate: around $60,000 to $65,000

Professional Occupations in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
> Those working in these occupations are expected to handle all activities in areas of marketing, sales, PR, and advertising.
> National Occupation Code: 1123
> Average Annual Salary Rate: around $65,000 to $95,000

Property Administrators
> They are expected to work with property owners, managing and renting their property and real estate.
> National Occupation Code: 1224
> Average Annual Salary Rate: around $40,000

Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists
> They are expected to develop researches on the earth’s composition in order to learn how to use natural resources and reduce effect of development projects on the environment.
> National Occupation Code: 2113
> Average Annual Salary Rate: $95,000 to $125,000

The mentioned occupations are just half of all the occupations included in the Federal Worker’s Program. If you are skilled in any of these occupations, you might as well apply in order to enjoy the many benefits that await skilled immigrants in Canada.

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