Reopening Of The Federal Skilled Worker Program

When you are considering coming to Canada, either as temporary resident or a Permanent Resident, the first question you will likely ask yourself is “How do I come to Canada?” This is a good question. Depending on your purpose for coming to Canada and your specific circumstances, there will be different options available to you. Thankfully, Canada has a comprehensive immigration system, and therefore, there more likely than not be a suitable Program for you through which you can apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

One of the programs established by Citizenship and Immigration Canada is the Federal Skilled Worker Program. This program is for individuals who have work experience in a particular area.

The Eligible Occupation Route

One way you can qualify under the Federal Skilled Worker Program is if you have one year of full-time continuous paid work experience in an occupation that is listed in the List of Eligible Occupations established by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Previously, the List of Eligible Occupations only consisted of 25 occupations and the list was not very narrow. For some the Federal Skilled Worker Program was not an option for them because their occupation was not included in the List of Eligible Occupations. However, this has changed! Effective May 1, 2014, the List of Eligible Occupations has expanded to include 50 diverse occupations. Now you may find your occupation on the List and you may be eligible to apply for Permanent Residence under the Federal Skilled Worker Program.

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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