Federal Skilled Worker Program

Canada is a country that offers many opportunities. We have a comprehensive immigration system that acknowledges the value of having diverse individuals living in Canada. Canada also sees the value of allowing individuals who are skilled and trained in various trades and occupations to come to Canada. These types of individuals have the potential and capability of contributing to Canada’s thriving economy. Citizenship and Immigration Canada acknowledged the importance of skilled-workers by establishing the Federal Skilled Worker Program.

If you have work experience in an occupation that requires specific skills, training, and/or education, and you are looking to come to Canada as a Permanent Residence, then the Federal Skilled Worker Program may be an option for you. However, you are only eligible to apply under the Federal Skilled Worker Program if:

  • You have a valid offer of arranged employment;
  • You are enrolled in a PhD program in Canada; or
  • You have one year continuous full-time paid work experience in one of the Eligible Occupations noted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada within the last ten years.

Eligible Occupations

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has established a list of Eligible Occupations under the Federal Skilled Worker Program. As of April 23, 2014, this list of Eligible Occupations has been expanded to include further occupations for a total of 50 Eligible Occupations. Effective May 1, 2014, the Federal Skilled Worker Program will be accepting a total of 25,000 new applications. A maximum of 1000 applications will be accepted for each of the 50 Eligible Occupations. If you have at least one year of continuous full-time (or equivalent hours of part-time) paid work experience, within the last ten years, in one of the occupation noted on the list, you are eligible to apply under the Federal Skilled Worker Program for Permanent Residence status in Canada.

List of Eligible Occupations

  • Senior Managers – Financial, Communications, and other Business Services
  • Senior Managers – Trade, Broadcasting, and other Services
  • Financial Managers
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Insurance, Real Estate and Financial Brokerage Managers
  • Managers in Health Care
  • Construction Managers
  • Home Building and Renovation Managers
  • Mangers in Natural Resources Production and Fishing
  • Manufacturing Managers
  • Financial Auditors and Accountants
  • Financial and Investment Analysts
  • Securities Agents, Investment Dealers, and Brokers
  • Other Financial Officers
  • Professional Occupations in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
  • Supervisors, Finance and Insurance Office Workers
  • Property Administrators
  • Geoscientists and Oceanographers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
  • Database Analysts and Data Administrators
  • Software Engineers and Designers
  • Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Construction Estimators
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics
  • Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety
  • Computer Network Technicians
  • Nursing Coordinators and Supervisors
  • Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses
  • Specialist Physicians
  • General Practitioners and Family Physicians
  • Dieticians and Nutritionists
  • Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Physiotherapists
    • Occupational Therapists
  • Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Perfusionists, and Cardiopulmonary Technologists
  • Medical Radiation Technologists
  • Medical Sonographers
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Paramedical Occupations
  • University Professors and Lecturers
    • Psychologists
  • Early Childhood Educators and Assistants
  • Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters


At Akrami & Associates we have the skills, knowledge and expertise to put together a strong application for you under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, taking into consideration your unique circumstances and experiences.

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