33 In-Demand Occupations in Canada (That Can Get You Your Immigrant Visa In 12 Months Or Less)


There are approximately 48,000 candidates in the Express Entry Pool. Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) usually selects less than 4,000 during each draw. Only about 20% are lucky enough to get that most coveted Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Have you been thinking about immigrating to Canada but you got discouraged because you feel like you could be in the 80% who can’t get an ITA?

Read on…

If you have at least 1 year work experience (in the past 10 years) in the following 33 occupations, get your happy dance ready!

NOC 2011 Code NOC 2011 Title
1311 Accounting and related clerks
1241 Administrative assistants
2244 Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors
7332 Appliance servicers and repairers
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
2221 Biological technologists and technicians
2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2131 Civil engineers
4021 College and other vocational instructors
2281 Computer network technicians
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media development
2253 Drafting technologists and technicians
0714 Facility operation and maintenance managers
1111 Financial auditors and accountants
6235 Financial sales representatives
7253 Gas fitters
1252 Health information management occupations
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
2225 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
3233 Licensed practical nurses
821 Managers in agriculture
0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services
2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
1114 Other financial officers
4211 Paralegal and related occupations
1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
0513 Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
4212 Social and community service workers
2255 Technical occupations in geomantic and meteorology
2282 User support technicians

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The occupations listed above can get you into 2 provinces that has a provincial nominee program that won’t require employer sponsorship:


Obtaining a provincial nomination certificate from either of these 2 provinces will definitely get you on the top 20% of the Express Entry Pool.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) and Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) is not open all the time. They have a limited number of applicants they can take in each year and they don’t offer all the spots in one opening. They distribute it throughout the year to ensure program efficiency.

When these programs do open, it only opens for a few hours. The window of opportunity is quite limited.

So if you see your occupation in the list, it’s crunch time for you. Be The Flash and use your super-speed powers to get your requirements ready for when the program opens again.

Knowing that you’ve got a great chance to immigrate to Canada can get you very excited. However, once you see the application guide, you might feel overwhelmed and stop dead in your tracks. So I’ve created a checklist for you so you can keep moving towards your Canadian immigration dream.

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If there’s anything constant with Canadian immigration, it’s change. The list above can change anytime. Do yourself and your family a favor, don your The Flash uniform now and go get that Canadian immigrant visa.

Now, your turn… please share in the comment box below what’s been stopping you from immigrating to Canada. Is it your IELTS score? Is it your educational attainment or work experience? Or is it the settlement funds?

Write you comment below and remember to share this with your tribe. SHARING IS CARING.

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