Learn These Skills If You Want Easy Entry To Canada

Since January 1, 2015, the Canadian Government implemented the Express Entry Immigration system which allows anyone who has acquired one or more Eligible Occupations to submit an expression of interest profile to the Express Entry Pool. If you do your profile will be one of the candidates ranked under a Comprehensive Ranking System. And if you emerge as one if the highest ranked candidates you will be considered for an invitation to apply for permanent residence. When this happens you must submit a full application within 60-days.

Moving to Canada is the most desired goal of most people especially in people. Canada has a good economy and there are lots of job opportunities. At the same time. Canada is a very organised country. Hence, to qualify for entry into Canada you must be admitted to the Express Entry Pool as a Federal Skilled Worker. For this to happen you need to know which skills are required and which conditions you need to meet. Here are the conditions:

a. You must possess one-year of continuous full-time paid work experience or the equivalent in part-time continuous employment within the previous 10 years in one of the 347 eligible occupations listed.

b. The work experience must be classified within Skill Type 0 (Managerial Occupations), Skill Level A (Professional Occupations), or Skill Level B (Technical Occupations and Skilled Trades) within the meaning of the National Occupational Classification system

c. You must score sufficient points under the skilled worker point grid comprising of six selection factors. The current pass mark is 67 points;

d. You must undergo language testing from a recognized third party and demonstrate intermediate level language skills in English or French corresponding to the Canadian Language Benchmark of 7)

e. You must possess suitable settlement funding;

f. You must undergo a successful security background and medical examination.
Skills You Need to Qualify for Express Entry

1. Legislators
2. Senior government managers and officials
3. Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services, health, education, social 9 community services and membership organization, trade, broadcasting and other services, construction, transportation, production and utilities
4. Financial managers
5. Human resources managers
6. Purchasing managers
7. Other administrative services managers
8. Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
9. Banking, credit and other investment managers
10. Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
11. Other business services managers
12. Telecommunication carriers managers
13. Postal and courier services managers
14. Engineering managers
15. Architecture and science managers
16. Computer and information systems managers
17. Managers in health care
18. Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration, economic analysis, policy development and program administration, education policy development and program administration, Other managers in public administration
19. Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training
20. School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
21. Managers in social, community and correctional services
22. Commissioned police officers
23. Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
24. Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces
25. Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
26. Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
27. Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
28. Corporate sales managers
29. Retail and wholesale trade managers
30. Restaurant and food service managers
31. Accommodation service managers
32. Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.
33. Construction managers
34. Home building and renovation managers
35. Facility operation and maintenance managers
36. Managers in transportation
37. Managers in natural resources production and fishing
38. Managers in agriculture
39. Managers in horticulture
40. Managers in aquaculture
41. 0911 Manufacturing managers
42. Utilities managers
43. Financial auditors and accountants
44. Financial and investment analysts
45. Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
46. Other financial officers
47. Human resources professionals
48. Professional occupations in business management consulting
49. Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
50. Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers, finance and insurance office workers, library, correspondence and related information workers, mail and message distribution occupations, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
51. Administrative officers
52. Executive assistants
53. Human resources and recruitment officers
54. Property administrators
55. Purchasing agents and officers
56. Conference and event planners
57. Court officers and justices of the peace
58. Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers
59. Administrative assistants
60. Legal administrative assistants
61. Medical administrative assistants
62. Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations
63. Health information management occupations
64. Records management technicians
65. Statistical officers and related research support occupations
66. Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
67. Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
68. Insurance underwriters
69. Assessors, valuators and appraisers
70. Customs, ship and other brokers
71. Physicists and astronomers
72. Chemists
73. Geoscientists and oceanographers
74. Meteorologists and climatologists
75. Other professional occupations in physical sciences
76. Biologists and related scientists
77. Forestry professionals
78. Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
79. Civil engineers
80. Mechanical engineers
81. Electrical and electronics engineers
82. Chemical engineers
83. Industrial and manufacturing engineers
84. Metallurgical and materials engineers
85. Mining engineers
86. Geological engineers
87. Petroleum engineers
88. Aerospace engineers
89. Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
90. Other professional engineers,
91. Architects
92. Landscape architects
93. Urban and land use planners
94. Land surveyors
95. Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries – Information systems analysts and consultant, Database analysts and data administrators, Software engineers and designer, Computer programmers and interactive media developers, Web designers and developers, Chemical technologists and technician, Geological and mineral technologists and technicians, Biological technologists and technicians, Agricultural and fish products inspector, Forestry technologists and technicians, Conservation and fishery officers, Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists, Civil engineering technologists and technicians, Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians, Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians, Construction estimators, Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians, Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment), Industrial instrument technicians and mechanic, Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors, Architectural technologists and technicians
96. Industrial designers
97. Drafting technologists and technicians
98. Land survey technologists and technicians
99. Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology
100. Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians
101. Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers
102. Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
103. Construction inspectors
104. Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
105. Air traffic controllers and related occupations
106. Deck officers, water transport
107. Engineer officers, water transport
108. Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators
109. Computer network technicians
110. User support technicians
111. Information systems testing technicians
112. Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
113. Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
114. Specialist physicians
115. General practitioners and family physicians
116. Dentists
117. Veterinarians
118. Optometrists
119. Chiropractors
120. Allied primary health practitioners
121. Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
122. Pharmacists
123. Dietitians and nutritionists
124. Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
125. Physiotherapists
126. Occupational therapists
127. Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
128. Medical laboratory technologists
129. Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
130. Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
131. Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
132. Medical radiation technologists
133. Medical sonographers
134. Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.
135. Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
136. Denturists
137. Dental hygienists and dental therapists
138. Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants
139. Opticians
140. Practitioners of natural healing
141. Licensed practical nurses
142. Paramedical occupations
143. Massage therapists
144. Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
145. University professors and lecturers
146. Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
147. College and other vocational instructors
148. Secondary school teachers
149. Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
150. Educational counsellors
151. Judges
152. Lawyers and Quebec notaries
153. Psychologists
154. Social workers
155. Family, marriage and other related counsellors
156. Professional occupations in religion
157. Probation and parole officers and related occupations
158. Employment counsellors
159. Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers
160. Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts
161. Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
162. Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers
163. Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers
164. Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers
165. Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers
166. Program officers unique to government
167. Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.
168. Paralegal and related occupations
169. Social and community service workers
170. Early childhood educators and assistants
171. Instructors of persons with disabilities
172. Other instructors
173. Other religious occupations
174. Police officers (except commissioned)
175. Firefighters
176. Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces
177. Librarians
178. Conservators and curators
179. Archivists
180. Authors and writers
181. Editors
182. Journalists
183. Translators, terminologists and interpreters
184. Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
185. Conductors, composers and arrangers
186. Musicians and singers
187. Dancers
188. Actors and comedians
189. Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
190. Library and public archive technicians
191. Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries
192. Photographers
193. Film and video camera operators
194. Graphic arts technicians
195. Broadcast technicians
196. Audio and video recording technicians
197. Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
198. Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
199. Announcers and other broadcasters
200. Other performers
201. Graphic designers and illustrators
202. Interior designers and interior decorators
203. Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
204. Artisans and crafts persons
205. Patternmakers – textile, leather and fur products
206. Athletes
207. Coaches
208. Sports officials and referees
209. Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
210. Retail sales supervisors
211. Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade
212. Retail and wholesale buyers
213. Insurance agents and brokers
214. Real estate agents and salespersons
215. Financial sales representatives
216. Food service supervisors
217. Executive housekeepers
218. Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
219. Customer and information services supervisors
220. Cleaning supervisors
221. Other services supervisors
222. Chefs
223. Cooks
224. Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale
225. Bakers
226. Hairstylists and barbers
227. Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners
228. Shoe repairers and shoemakers
229. Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations
230. Upholsterers
231. Funeral directors and embalmers
232. Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations, pipefitting trades, carpentry trades, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
233. Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
234. Tool and die makers
235. Sheet metal workers
236. Boilermakers
237. Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
238. Ironworkers
239. Welders and related machine operators
240. Electricians (except industrial and power system)
241. Industrial electricians
242. Power system electricians
243. Electrical power line and cable workers
244. Telecommunications line and cable workers
245. Telecommunications installation and repair workers
246. Cable television service and maintenance technicians
247. Plumbers
248. Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
249. Gas fitters
250. Carpenters
251. Cabinetmakers
252. Bricklayers
253. Concrete finishers
254. Tile setters
255. Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
256. Roofers and shinglers
257. Glaziers
258. Insulators
259. Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
260. Floor covering installers
261. Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades, supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
262. Supervisors, printing and related occupations, railway transport operations, motor transport and other ground transit operators
263. Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
264. Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
265. Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
266. Railway Carmen/women
267. Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
268. Machine fitters
269. Elevator constructors and mechanics
270. Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
271. Motor vehicle body repairers
272. Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
273. Appliance servicers and repairers
274. Electrical mechanics
275. Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
276. Other small engine and small equipment repairers
277. Railway and yard locomotive engineers
278. Railway conductors and brakemen/women
279. Crane operators
280. Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction
281. Water well drillers
282. Printing press operators
283. Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.
284. Supervisors, logging and forestry, mining and quarrying
285. Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
286. Underground production and development miners
287. Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
288. Logging machinery operators
289. Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
290. Fishing masters and officers
291. Fishermen/women
292. Supervisors, mineral and metal processing, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities, food, beverage and associated products processing, plastic and rubber products manufacturing, forest products processing, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing, motor vehicle assembling, electronics manufacturing, electrical products manufacturing, furniture and fixtures manufacturing, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing other products manufacturing and assembly
293. Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
294. Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators
295. Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
296. Power engineers and power systems operators
297. Water and waste treatment plant operators

If you are proficient with one or more of the above skill you can apply for Canadian Express Entry. If you are fortunate you will qualify as a Federal Skilled Worker. The Canadian Government recognizes a Federal Skilled Worker as someone with suitable education, work experience, age and language abilities.

But while honking your skills in order to gain entry into Canada remember that you must understand one of Canada’s official languages and must have been selected under the Express Entry Immigration system

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