Public policy for foreign nationals in Canada, Canadian work experience in essential occupations




The public policy targets foreign nationals with at least one year of work experience in Canada in an essential occupation.


You may be granted permanent resident status if you:

a. Have accumulated at least one (1) year of full-time work experience, or the equivalent in part-time experience (1,560 hours), in Canada, in an eligible occupation.


b. Be employed in Canada in any occupation at the time that the application for permanent residence is received.


c. Have attained a level of proficiency of at least benchmark 4 in either official language for each of the four language skill areas.


d. Reside in Canada with valid temporary resident status.


e. Intend to reside in a province or territory other than Quebec;


You may be granted permanent resident status if you:


a. Have accumulated at least one (1) year of full-time work experience, or the equivalent in part-time experience (1,560 hours), in Canada, in an eligible occupation listed in Annex A or Annex B in the three (3) years preceding the date when the application for permanent residence is received. The one year of work experience must be obtained in one or more of the eligible occupations as follows:


o Stream A: the one year of work experience must have been acquired in one or more occupations listed in Annex A. Experience cannot be combined with Annex B occupations.

o Stream B: the one year of work experience must have been acquired in one or more occupations listed in Annex B, or a combination of occupations in Annexes A and B.


b. Be employed in Canada in any occupation at the time that the application for permanent residence is received.


c. Have attained a level of proficiency of at least benchmark 4 in either official language for each of the four language skill areas.


d. Reside in Canada with valid temporary resident status.


e. Intend to reside in a province or territory other than Quebec;



Annex A – Eligible Health-Related Occupations

Eligible health care occupations include all broad occupational category 3 occupations (Health occupations) from the National Occupational Classification (NOC) with the exception of Veterinarians (NOC 3114) and Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians (NOC 3213). Five occupations from broad occupational category 4 (Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services) are also eligible occupations.


Eligible Occupations:

NOC Occupation 3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 3111 Specialist physicians 3112 General practitioners and family physicians 3113 Dentists 3121 Optometrists 3122 Chiropractors 3124 Allied primary health practitioners 3125 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating 3131 Pharmacists 3132 Dietitians and nutritionists 3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists 3142 Physiotherapists 3143 Occupational therapists 3144 Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment 3211 Medical laboratory technologists 3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants 3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists 3215 Medical radiation technologists 3216 Medical sonographers 3217 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. 3219 Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) 3221 Denturists 3222 Dental hygienists and dental therapists 3223 Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants 3231 Opticians 3232 Practitioners of natural healing 3233 Licensed practical nurses 3234 Paramedical occupations 3236 Massage therapists 3237 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment 3411 Dental assistants 3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates 3414 Other assisting occupations in support of health services 4151 Psychologists 4152 Social workers 4153 Family, marriage and other related counsellors 4165 Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers 4212 Social and community service workers 4412 Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations


ANNEX B – Other Eligible Essential Occupations

1. Major Unit Groups

Major Unit Group

NOC Code

Occupation

66 - Sales support occupations

6611

Cashiers

6621

Service station attendants

6622

Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers

6623

Other sales related occupations

72- Industrial, electrical and construction trades

7201

Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations

7202

Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations

7203

Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades

7204

Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

7205

Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers

7231

Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

7232

Tool and die makers

7233

Sheet metal workers

7234

Boilermakers

7235

Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters

7236

Ironworkers

7237

Welders and related machine operators

7241

Electricians (except industrial and power system)

7242

Industrial electricians

7243

Power system electricians

7244

Electrical power line and cable workers

7245

Telecommunications line and cable workers

7246

Telecommunications installation and repair workers

7247

Cable television service and maintenance technicians

7251

Plumbers

7252

Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers

7253

Gas fitters

7271

Carpenters

7272

Cabinetmakers

7281

Bricklayers

7282

Concrete finishers

7283

Tilesetters

7284

Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers

7291

Roofers and shinglers

7292

Glaziers

7293

Insulators

7294

Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)

7295

Floor covering installers

74 - Other installers, repairers and servicers and material handlers

7441

Residential and commercial installers and servicers

7442

Waterworks and gas maintenance workers

7444

Pest controllers and fumigators

7445

Other repairers and servicers

7451

Longshore workers

7452

Material handlers

75 - Transport and heavy equipment operation and related maintenance occupations

7511

Transport truck drivers

7512

Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators

7513

Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs

7514

Delivery and courier service drivers

7521

Heavy equipment operators (except crane)

7522

Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers

7531

Railway yard and track maintenance workers

7532

Water transport deck and engine room crew

7533

Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupations

7534

Air transport ramp attendants

7535

Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers

76 - Trades helpers, construction labourers and related occupations

7611

Construction trades helpers and labourers

7612

Other trades helpers and labourers

7621

Public works and maintenance labourers

7622

Railway and motor transport labourers

86 - Harvesting, landscaping and natural resources labourers

8611

Harvesting labourers

8612

Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers

8613

Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers

8614

Mine labourers

8615

Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers

8616

Logging and forestry labourers


2. Minor Unit Groups

Minor Unit Group

NOC Code

Occupation

151 - Mail and message distribution occupations

1511

Mail, postal and related workers

1512

Letter carriers

1513

Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors

642 - Retail salesperson

6421

Retail salespersons

673 - Cleaners

6731

Light duty cleaners

6732

Specialized cleaners

6733

Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents

843 - Agriculture and horticulture workers

8431

General farm workers

8432

Nursery and greenhouse workers

844 - Other workers in fishing and trapping and hunting occupations

8441

Fishing vessel deckhands

8442

Trappers and hunters

946 - Machine operators and related workers in food, beverage and associated products processing

9461

Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing

9462

Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

9463

Fish and seafood plant workers

9465

Testers and graders, food and beverage processing

3. Specific 4 digit unit groups

NOC Code

Occupation

0821

Managers in agriculture

0822

Managers in horticulture

4031

French and French Immersion Secondary school teachers (language of instruction must be French)

4032

French and French Immersion Elementary school and kindergarten teachers (language of instruction must be French)

4411

Home child care providers

4413

Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants

6331

Retail butchers

6523

Airline ticket and service agents

6524

Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks

6541

Security guards and related security service occupations

6551

Customer services representatives - financial institutions

6552

Other customer and information services representatives

8252

Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers

8255

Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

9617

Labourers in food and beverage processing

9618

Labourers in fish and seafood processing


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