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Monday, June 28, 2010 5:09:33 PM (IST)  

Immigration Canada Announces New List of Preferred Occupation

by Nancy Mendes
Certified Canadian Immigration Consultant

Totonto, Jun 28: Federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenny has announced new rules and professions for the eligibility for Canadian Immigration in the Federal skilled worker category. Though there will be fewer professions, the qualified professionals will be able to immigrate quicker and join the Canadian work force.

The first such change was introduced in February 2008, with the onset of the Bill C50.  Under these changes FSW applicants will be assessed based on certain criteria.  These criteria are not applicable for applicants intending to live in the Province of Quebec or applications received before June 26th 2010.

As part of the changes, the number of occupations eligible for the federal skilled worker program has also been reduced from 38 to 29.

Due to an oversupply in the job market, 20 of the original 38 job categories have been removed, including managers in finances, computer and information systems, health care and construction, as well as university professors and college and vocational instructors. They are being replaced with 11 new occupations: social workers, psychologists, dental hygienists and therapists, pharmacists, dentists, architects, biologists and related scientists, insurance adjusters and claims examiners, primary industry production managers (except those in agriculture) and professions in business services and management.

The immigration department will also limit the number of applications in each occupation to no more than 1,000; the applications will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis. These instructions and restrictions are effective until June 30, 2011. This limit does not apply for applicants having an Arranged employment opinion.

At the time of applying under the new occupation list one must also submit the results of the official language proficiency test for English and/or French and either

 Have an arranged employment opinion from HRSDC  OR
 Have continuous paid fulltime or equivalent part time of one year of work experience in the past ten years in one of the Preferred 29 occupations listed below:

1. Restaurant and Food Service Managers
2.  Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture)
3. Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management
4. Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners
5. Biologists and Related Scientists
6. Architects
7. Specialist Physicians
8. General Practitioners and Family Physicians
9. Dentists
10. Pharmacists
11. Physiotherapists
12. Registered Nurses
13. Medical Radiation Technologists
14. Dental Hygienists & Dental Therapists
15. Licensed Practical Nurses
16. Psychologists
17. Social Workers
18. Chefs
19. Cooks
20. Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
21. Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades
22. Electricians (Except Industrial & Power System)
23. Industrial Electricians
24. Plumbers
25. Welders & Related Machine Operators
26. Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
27. Crane Operators
28. Drillers & Blasters - Surface Mining, Quarrying & Construction
29. Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service

To find out your eligibility you can fill out an online assessment form on

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Comments on this article
Md. Shafikul Islam, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Sunday, January 06, 2013

I am a Graduate Civil Engineer. I have 4 years working Experience.Now I am working under Project Builders Ltd. in a Water treatment plant financed by JICA.known to me am I qualify to Immigrate to Canada.

Nelson Shapon Biswas, Bangladesh
Monday, November 05, 2012

Im nelson from Bangladesh want to study at Canadian university the subject of IR(International Relationship). Is it accepted to apply as canadian migration? Or will u suggest me which subject the best to study at Canada for eligible of Migration in Canada.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Andleeb Sohail, Islamabad
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I am a speech& language Practioners/special education teacher.My son is suffering from Hipospedia and need surgery.That is the reason i want to settled in Canada. Help me it is an humanitarian cause.

Kiran, India
Saturday, June 02, 2012

I am an SAP HR functional Consultant with 12 years of HR manager experience in India and I would like to immigrate to canada.Can I eligible in under new list of preferred occupations under Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management category. Please advise - Thanks & Regards - Kiran

Nil Giri, Nepal
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I am civil engineer, working in United Arab Emirates since 4 yrs, Does civil engineering is on CSO list

Dr Sabahat Imtiaz, karachi pakistan
Sunday, July 03, 2011


Nazia Qaisar, Pakistan
Sunday, July 03, 2011

I am secondary school teacher can I apply for immigration for Canada.Waiting your early reply.
Best Regards
Nazia Qaisar

nimesh, ahmedabad
Friday, July 01, 2011

i m b.e.electrical by qualification but i have 13 years of expirence in social work. what are the qualification requirement for canada pr as social worker, shuld i apply?

Rajan sharma, India
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I am working in News channel on the post of Video-editor. I am trying hard to come canada with this AEO letter from Canada. But sad to say there is no profession realated to News channel. At least there should also be some post for the News channel persons. Pls. consider about video-editor post for canada skilled category list.

Doni, Kosovo
Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hi, my name is Doni. I am from Kosovo. I have finished Faculty of Civil Engineer and for 5 years I am working as a plumber. I want to apply as skilled worker and as I see in this list, there is a Plumber Occupation so can anyone explain me what I have to do now.

Nirketa, Ahmedabad
Monday, February 14, 2011

i had checked your new 29 occupations list. but it is not containing IT filed related occupations. and i am IT professional so i am worried because i want to develop my carrier in CANADA please guide me what should i do?

bikram, gurdaspur
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

i m B Tech in electrical engineering can i go canada on pr basis

jaymin, anand
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

i had checked your new 29 occupations list. but it is not containing IT filed related occupations. and i am IT professional so i am worried because i want to develop my carrier in CANADA please guide me what should i do?

umesh, india
Wednesday, December 22, 2010

i m mechanical engineer with 12 years experience in oil and gas industry , will i qualify for new rules for immigration

Cecilia, Canada
Saturday, November 20, 2010

actually even local canadians don't have proper grammars. and communication isn't just everything. i think it's reasonable to let them in as long as they are able to communicate with their co-workers, about job-related issues. besides, a few of the qualified categories such as chef don't require a high level of communication skills. and the changed policy is ruining my plan so badly. i just graduated at UT(canada) and started working in the summer. i was eligible before the policy changed, but now i don't even know if i can stay in canada after my work visa expires. it just sucks!!

rupinder singh, punjab, india
Thursday, November 11, 2010

Does HR professionals ( HR execuitves) can appfor PR of Canada

ache, philippines
Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Hoping that teachers in Elementary level are elegible to apply on the next occupation list.

Kevin, South Africa
Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Hi all - sorry to moan but... I am also undergoing the evaluation process. All I can say is that the ability to speak and properly write (i.e. communicate in) the English language (and French for added points), is a key factor. You cannot contribute to society otherwise.
So many of the applications, questions, blogs and forum posts I have researched during my process are so poorly written, it is no wonder that they are being refused. The comments herein are a testament to this.
Everyone, please, do not waste the Visa officials' time - I see there is an "English Mastsres" student here yet they cannot even string grammar together.
I for one am glad that Canada places strict rules on getting in - it means that if I am successful, I will be surrounded by similar professional, well spoken, educated and hard working successful business men and women, not the ilk of those who cannot understand the importance of proper communication. All I can say is, stop asking "Can I get in with this, can I get in with that" - take a LOT of time, do a LOT of research, make your own decision and then PROPERLY start asking questions and doing the application. Take the English tests first to ensure this doesn't shoot you down before you even start - If I was a Canadian immigration officer I wouldn't let even 5% of the above people in, based purely on the poor communication skills, showing a lack of respect and serious attitude towards making Canada a truly great nation for its deserving residents.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

i m a bds doctor is bds from india is valid in canada

anil kumar sah, nepal
Sunday, August 29, 2010


Aneela , Canada
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Yes you can apply even if your had the academic studies in a different profession.

Rizwan, Ann Arbor
Sunday, August 22, 2010

So according to the new list of qualifying professions, university professors are not eligible for immigration to Canada under skilled worker class. Is that right? Thanks for your help!

Prakash Rawat, Kathmandu, Nepal
Sunday, August 15, 2010

I Masters in English Literature and working in NGO/Social Sector since five years back. I am trying to apply for Social Worker. So, will I be qualify for the Social Workers since I do not have Social Workers Academic background but I am working in this sector. Is it applicable???

Mudasar Iqbal, Pakistan
Thursday, July 22, 2010


i did diploma of civil engineering and i have a 10 years of experience in feild.Can i eligible for immigration and what will be the points for that.

sandeep, amritsar
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

i have a diploma in pharmacy 2 years with internship of 750 hours in government hospital and i am registered under state pharmacy council chandigarh as REGISTERED PHARMACIST from the year 1999 to till date i am working as a chemist,my query is that can i apply for PR to canada or any other country

shoeb ansari, india
Monday, July 12, 2010

i am bds from india after imigration can i work as dental assistant

Sunday, July 11, 2010

no immigration for computer professional.

Gurpreet Singh, delhi
Wednesday, July 07, 2010

i m graduate having experience of 3years in bpo.usded to work as driver pls tel me if there is any oppurtunity for me to work in canada

Dr.Sukadeo Neupane, Kaathmandu,Nepal
Wednesday, July 07, 2010

I am MD in general medicine from Luganstk state Medical University Ukraine in 1995 as well as master degree in health cae management in 2007 fron Pokhara University Nepal.I will be elligble or not for canada immigration.

moh elmeligy, Duabi-UAE
Tuesday, July 06, 2010

I am civil engineer...i would like to apply for it possibol.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

My education is Diploma In Pharmacy92 YEARS full time programme after 12th standard).tOTAL 14 YEARS OF EDUCATION.Can i eligible for canada pr.

rajesh, chandigarh
Tuesday, July 06, 2010

plz tell me about thebasic qualification required for pharmacist.

vanita panchal, ahmedabad
Tuesday, July 06, 2010

my qualification is b.a,m.a(psychology)and b.ed,m.ed,m.phil.(education).i want permenant visa for it possible?

komal brahmbhatt, ahmedabad
Tuesday, July 06, 2010

my qualification is b.a,m.a(psychology)and b.ed,m.ed(education).i want permenant visa for it possible?

snehlata, Haryana(India)
Monday, July 05, 2010

I am teacher for primary classes .My qualification is B.A., B.Ed. can I apply for immigration?

Greta Noronha, Mumbai, Canada
Sunday, July 04, 2010

I would like to ask you whether the Indian education credentials are accepted in Canada. It is my personal experience that a degree obtained in India is not valid in Canada and people end up doing odd jobs. Hence a person holding a good job position and professionals in India should not quit and come to Canada.

rajat khanna, patiala
Saturday, July 03, 2010

i am post grauate in dairy technology .i want to know my scope for PR in canada accrding to the new occupation list released by canadian govt

Bhupinder singh Dhillon, Ludhiana
Saturday, July 03, 2010

i applied in september 2005 in skilled work, how much time it will take to complete to get permanent residence of canada

Md. EMarat Hossain Khan, Dhaka,Bangladesh
Saturday, July 03, 2010

I am b.Sc electrical and Electronic engineer an also complted MBA in Managment, am i able to get immigration in canada or my degree is in new occupation list?
Waiting for your soon reply.


Friday, July 02, 2010

May i know what is the procedure for me to get th licence from the dental council in Canada so that i can practice my profession in which i have been trained in India ( Dentistry)

riken, ahmedabad
Thursday, July 01, 2010

i have done my bachelor of engineering in computer in 2004. i was eligible for canada PR in 38 occupation list. can i eligible for new 29 list?

Kaushik Parmar, Anand
Thursday, July 01, 2010

I got my master degree in a field of agriculture with a specialization in agricultural entomology and since three years I'm working as a Senior Research Fellow in Anand Agricultural University. I want to know that I'm eligible for Biologist and related scientist occupation?

fahim bari, pakistan
Thursday, July 01, 2010

request for procedure for social worker immigration

parul, Gujarat
Thursday, July 01, 2010

i have completed my master degree: MCA,i am a lecturer in college of Master of computer application, then am i eligible for PR file.

Jaymin Dalwadi, ANAND,GUJARAT
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

i had checked your new 29 occupations list. but it is not containing IT filed related occupations. and i am IT professional so i am worried because i want to develop my carrier in CANADA please guide me what should i do?

kamrul, Dhaka
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thanks Canadian Govt.

Ganapat Patel, India
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Can a person in Manager capacity in IT field apply for PR in Canada.

Nirav Modi, India
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thanks for announcing a new occupation list for under those who are in federal skill worker. we hopped that canada government will include Computer Engineer but we are disappointed whenever we saw ur 29 new occupation list.please advice us how shall we apply as an Computer Engineer technician. i am looking forward to seeing a good news from u.

harinder grewal, india
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

please tell me....26th jun is a last receiving date of application form or a date of making draft? IF draft was made before 26th jun and sending courier after 26th jun, is this application form will accept or not?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

This article is very helpful for those who interested in going abroad.Dear Madam, it would have been nice if you tell me job opportunities for health care administartors. Thanks a lot.

manish, india
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

tell me the basic qualification for pharmacist and supervisor.

nurul islam, dhaka
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

thanks for announcing a new occupation list for under those who are in federal skill worker. we hopped that canada government will include aircraft avoinics technician but we are disappointed whenever we saw ur 29 new occupation advice us how shall we apply as an aircraft avoinics technician. i am looking forward to seeing a good news from u.

mohit kumar, india
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

its great news for pharmacist who want to migrate in canada

Uday Kulal, Mangalore
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Informative article. Thanks

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Sudip kumar pokhrel, Nepal kathmandu
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I work in kout food group a certifie mgr the brand is pizza hut & burger king i started in 2000 dec till now now my location is in american army base in bagdad camp name is camp victory & camp striker

CA Dipal, India
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Are chartered accountants given PR alongwith spouse and family and within how much time

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