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Canadian Immigration

Business Class

The Business Immigration Program helps drive economic growth and employment objectives in Canada by attracting people with capital and strong business and entrepreneurial skills. The Program aims at developing new business opportunities and to endeavor into foreign markets by encouraging immigrants who are familiar with foreign markets.

The Business Immigration Program currently splits in to three categories:

  1. Entrepreneurs
  2. Investors
  3. Self-employed category

 

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) are also now being used to facilitate the entry of business persons into Canada.

 

The Point System

Like to the Skilled Worker Category for permanent residence, the Business Immigrant Program selection criteria are based on a point system. The pass mark for this criteria is 35 points. There are five (5) selection factors within the point system by which the Applicant is assessed, namely:

  1. Business Experience (maximum of 35 points) – the amount of business experience the Applicant has obtained beginning five years prior to the date of application.
  2. Age (maximum 10 points) – The current age of the Applicant. The ideal age is between twenty-one and forty-nine (21-49) years.
  3. Education (maximum 25 points) – The highest level of education attained, and the total number of years of education by the Applicant.
  4. Language Ability (maximum 24 points) – The Applicant’s ability to speak, listen, write, and read in either one or both of Canada’s official languages - English or French. Please note that if the Applicant claims points under the language factor, proof of language proficiency must be provided.
  5. Adaptability (maximum 6 points) – The elements for receiving points under this factor vary depending on the category chosen.

 

Entrepreneur Category

To  successfully apply as an Entrepreneur, the Applicant must meet the specific requirements and comply with the selection criteria. Most important is the Applicant’s intent and ability to do business in Canada. Business experience is the best indicator of the Applicant’s intent and ability to perform in Canada. In order to meet this requirement, the Applicant must show they have managed a Qualifying Business and controlled a percentage of equity of a Qualifying Business for at least two years in the period beginning five years prior to the date of application.

These factors that a visa officer will consider  include the following:

  1. Net worth (minimum of CDN$300,000.00), this may change from time to time. The rule driving this category may change at any time, to review the changes please chick here http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/business/index.asp
  2. Past and present fields of activity;
  3. Market research
  4. Memberships in professional associates
  5. Level of expertise
  6. Specialized business training
  7. Standing and recognition in the business community
  8. Exploratory visits to Canada
  9. Preparation for the move to Canada
  10. Educational background
  11. Official language proficiency;
  12. Ownership of assets in Canada;
  13. Relatives in Canada; and
  14. Other knowledge of Canada or connections with Canada.

It’s important to note, the Entrepreneur must control and actively manage a Qualifying Canadian Business for a period of one year, within three years of coming to Canada, and the business must employ at least one Canadian citizen or permanent resident (other than the entrepreneur and his/her dependents).

 

Qualifying Business

A Qualifying Business means  that was not operated primarily for the purpose of gaining investment income (i.e. interest, dividends or capital gains). In each of any two years in the five year period prior the date of application, the business:

  1. The percentage of equity multiplied by the number of full-time job equivalents is equal to or greater than two full-time job equivalents per year
  2. The percentage of equity multiplied by the total annual sales is equal to or greater than CDN$500,000.00;
  3. The percentage of equity multiplied by the net income in the year is equal to or greater than CDN$50,000.00
  4. The percentage of equity multiplied by the net assets at the end of the year is equal to or greater than CDN$125,000.00

 

Qualifying Canadian Business

A Qualifying Canadian Business is one that is operated in Canada by the Entrepreneur, but is not operated primarily for the purpose of gaining investment income (i.e. interest, dividends or capital gains). Further, the Entrepreneur must show that in any year within the three-year period after he/she became a Permanent Resident that:

  1. The percentage of equity multiplied by the number of full-time job equivalents is equal to or great than two full-time job equivalents per year;
  2. That the percentage of equity multiplied u the total annual sales is equal to or great than CDN$250,000.00;
  3. That the percentage of equity multiplied by the net income in the year is equal to or greater than CDN$25,000.00
  4. The percentage of equity multiplied by the net assets at the end of the year is equal to or greater than CDN$125,000.00

 

Investor Category

Investors must have successfully operated, directed or controlled a Qualifying Business, and have an accumulated net worth of at least CDN$1,600,000. The Federal Investor Program is for those Applicants who plan to reside in a province or territory other than Quebec. Should an Investor wish to reside in Quebec, he/she should apply directly to the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program.

The Investor participating in either of the Federal Investor or Quebec Investor Programs, will be required to invest CDN$800,000, which will be allocated to participating provinces and territories in Canada. These governments use the funds to in the generation of Canadian business. There is no day-to-day work required to support the investment, and no conditions that are attached to the Permanent Resident (unlike the Entrepreneur category). The full amount is guaranteed by the participating provinces and territories and is returned to the Investor after five (5) years without interest. The rules and regulations may change any time.

To review the changes to investors program please chick here http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/business/index.asp

Self Employed Category

Self-employed Applicants are required to either purchase or establish a business in Canada in which they themselves will be employed. Most Applicants applying under this category have a career that is either of a cultural or artistic nature such as a farmer, musician, athlete or artist. Their business plan must be such that it provides for themselves and their families and will also benefit Canada’s culture and economy. Thus, the Applicant is required to show all documents relating to the money that they have earned form their previous endeavors as well as the taxes that have been paid. Previously owning a business is not a requirement for the Self-Employed Applicant, providing that the Applicant can show that he/she has the ability to support his/her family. The rule driving this category may change at any time, to review the changes please chick here http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/business/index.asp

 

Spouses

A spouse is defined as and individual who is 16 years of age or older and is a:

  1. spouse by marriage;
  2. common-law partner; or
  3. conjugal partner

Dependents

A dependent child is defined as:

  1. A child under the age of 22 and does not have a spouse or common-law partner;
  2. A child who has been and still is a full time student and is substantially dependent on a parent for financial support since before the age of 22; or
  3. A child who financially dependent on a parent since before the age of 22 because of a disability.

Medical Examinations

The Applicant and each of his/her dependents (whether accompanying the Applicant or not) is required to undergo a Medical Examination. The Medical Examination must be performed by a physician who has been approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to perform these important exams. The Applicant and each dependent must pass the Medical Examination, therefore showing that neither of them has a medical condition that creates a danger to public health, or would cause significant demands on Canada’s health and/or social services.

 

Police Certificates

Each Applicant and dependent over the age of eighteen (18) must provide police clearances from each country in which they have resided for more than six months. The Applicant may have to consult various Consulates, Embassies and High Commissions for countries where difficulties arise in obtaining the required clearances.

 

Leaving Canada

A Permanent Resident is free to travel in and out of Canada. However, if order to comply with the residency obligations, he/she must accumulate two years of physical presence in Canada for every five-year period after they become a landed Permanent Resident (arrived in Canada). An exception to this rule would only apply to any one of the following:

  1. The Permanent Resident is accompanying a Canadian-citizen spouse or common-law partner;
  2. The Permanent Resident is a child under 22 years of age, accompanying a Canadian-citizen parent;
  3. The Permanent Resident is employed on a full-time basis by a Canadian business, the Public Service of Canada or the public service of a Canadian province; or
  4. The Permanent Resident is a child under 22 years of age, accompanying a permanent resident parent who is outside Canada and employed on a full-time basis by a Canadian business, the Public Service of Canada or the public service of a Canadian province.

A Permanent Resident may lose his/her status if she/he fails to comply with the residency obligations. When a Permanent Resident fails to meet their residency obligations, a departure order may be issued. This order requires that person to leave Canada. The decision to issue a departure order may be appealed to the IAD within 30 days of receiving the notification.

For further information regarding the procedures for applying for Canadian Permanent Residence under the Business Category, please contact our office

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)

Most provinces in Canada (Ontario’s program will be created soon) have an agreement with the Government of Canada that allows them to play a more direct role in selecting immigrants who wish to settle in that province. Please contact us to discuss this. The first stage is applying to the province where you wish to settle. The province will consider your application based on their immigration needs and your genuine intention to settle there.

Before applying to immigrate to Canada, provincial nominees must complete the provincial nomination process. After you have been nominated by a province, we will have to make a separate application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence. A CIC officer will assess your application based on Canadian immigration regulations.

Provincial nominees are not assessed on the six selection factors of the Federal Skilled Workers Program.  The rule driving this category may change at any time, to review the changes please chick here http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/provincial/index.asp

 

Skilled Worker Program

Applicants who possess a high level of education and/or significant work experience that can be transferred to the Canadian labor market, usually apply under this category. The Applicant must meet certain criteria in order to qualify for immigration under the Skilled Worker category. The immigration criteria are set out in a point system formats.

 

The Point System

The Applicant’s qualifications are assessed through a point system. This point system is made up of six (6) factors which a visa officer will allocate points. These factors are:

  1. Education (maximum 25 points) – The highest level of education attained, and the total number of years of education by the Applicant. Language Ability (maximum 24 points) – The Applicant’s ability to speak, listen, write, and read in either one or both of Canada’s official languages - English or French. Please note that if the Applicant claims points under the language factor, proof of language proficiency must be provided.
  2. Work Experience (maximum 21 points) – The number of years the Applicant has worked in his/her profession.
  3. Age (maximum 10 points) – The current age of the Applicant. The ideal age is between twenty-one and forty-nine (21-49) years.
  4. Arranged Employment in Canada (maximum 10 points) – Either of a) a permanent job offer in Canada for which the Applicant is qualified, or b) the Applicant is currently employed in Canada and holds a work permit which is valid for twelve (12) months, and was confirmed by HRSDC.
  5. Adaptability (maximum 10 points) – The Applicant may be awarded points under this factor if they can show that they or their dependants will adapt easily to living in Canada. Examples are: spouse’s education, arranged employment, and family members who are Canadian Permanent Residents or Citizens.

The current pass mark is 67 points. Should the Applicant receive a score which is slightly less than the pass mark, discretionary points may be awarded by the visa officer if the Applicant can show their ability to successfully establish himself/herself in Canada. Please contact our office for further information regarding discretion cases.  The rule driving this category may change at any time, to review the changes please chick here http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/index.asp

 

Spouses

A spouse is defined as and individual who is 16 years of age or older and is a:,

  • spouse by marriage
  • common-law partner or
  • conjugal partner

Dependents

A dependent child is defined as:

  • A child under the age of 22 and does not have a spouse or common-law partner
  • A child who has been and still is a full time student and is substantially dependent on a parent for financial support since before the age of 22
  • A child who financially dependent on a parent since before the age of 22 because of a disability.

 

Medical Examinations

The Applicant and each of his/her dependents (whether accompanying the Applicant or not) is required to undergo a Medical Examination. The Medical Examination must be performed by a physician who has been approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to perform these important exams. The Applicant and each dependent must pass the Medical Examination, therefore showing that neither of them has a medical condition that creates a danger to public health, or would cause significant demands on Canada’s health and/or social services.

 

Police Certificates

Each Applicant and dependent over the age of eighteen (18) must provide police clearances from each country in which they have resided for more than six months. The Applicant may have to consult various Consulates, Embassies and High Commissions for countries where difficulties arise in obtaining the required clearances.

 

Leaving Canada

A Permanent Resident is free to travel in and out of Canada. However, if order to comply with the residency obligations, he/she must accumulate two years of physical presence in Canada for every five-year period after they become a landed Permanent Resident (arrived in Canada). An exception to this rule would only apply to any one of the following:

  1. The Permanent Resident is accompanying a Canadian-citizen spouse or common-law partner
  2. The Permanent Resident is a child under 22 years of age, accompanying a Canadian-citizen parent
  3. The Permanent Resident is employed on a full-time basis by a Canadian business, the Public Service of Canada or the public service of a Canadian province; or
  4. The Permanent Resident is a child under 22 years of age, accompanying a permanent resident parent who is outside Canada and employed on a full-time basis by a Canadian business, the Public Service of Canada or the public service of a Canadian province.

A Permanent Resident may lose his/her status if she/he fails to comply with the residency obligations. When a Permanent Resident fails to meet their residency obligations, a departure order may be issued. This order requires that person to leave Canada. The decision to issue a departure order may be appealed to the IAD within 30 days of receiving the notification.

For further information regarding the procedures for applying for Canadian Permanent Residence under the Skilled Worker Category, please contact our office.

 

Family Class

Family reunification is one of Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s highest priorities. This category is for Applicants who have a close relative who is a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada. Applicants under this category do not have to meet the point system or discretionary selection criteria used in the other application categories. Instead, they are sponsored by a relative who will provide assistance in the Applicant’s ability to establish themselves in Canada.

 

Who Can Be Sponsored

Only the following members of the family class may be sponsored:

  1. spouses, common-law or conjugal partners 16 years of age or older
  2. parents and grandparents
  3. dependent children, including adopted children
  4. children under 18 years of age whom you intend to adopt
  5. children under guardianship
  6. brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces or grandchildren who are orphans; under the age of 18 and not married or in a common-law relationship.

 

Sponsors and Co-Sponsors

Sponsors assume a legal obligation to help the Foreign National being sponsored and therefore, may have to meet certain income requirements set out by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The Sponsor (and any Co-Sponsor), are responsible for providing the essential needs for the person being sponsored and their dependents for a period of three to ten years after their relative’s arrival in Canada. Should the Canadian Sponsor fail to support the Foreign National, and the Foreign National receives social assistance, the Authorities may take legal recourse. Co-Sponsors become necessary when a single individual cannot meet the minimum financial requirements. Married and common-law partners who are Canadian Permanent Residents or Canadian citizens may be Co-Sponsors. Co-Sponsors assume the same obligations and responsibilities as the sponsor, and must also sign the application forms for sponsorship.

Sponsors and Co-Sponsors must be Canadian Permanent Residents or Canadian Citizens over the age of nineteen (19). Sponsors and Co-Sponsors must be residing in Canada, or if Canadian, show that they plan on returning to Canada with the sponsored relative. Sponsors and Co-Sponsor cannot be bankrupt, in default of a previous undertaking to sponsor, in prison, under a removal order or charged with a serious criminal offence.

 

Adopting A Child From Another Country

To adopt a child from another country you must first go through the appropriate government agency authorized to assist in adoption. Once the adoption has been granted, you must then begin the sponsorship and immigration process. For further information regarding international adoptions, please contact our office.

 

Medical Examinations

The Applicant and each of his/her dependents (whether accompanying the Applicant or not) is required to undergo a Medical Examination. The Medical Examination must be performed by a physician who has been approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to perform these important exams. The Applicant and each dependent must pass the Medical Examination, therefore showing that neither of them has a medical condition that creates a danger to public health, or would cause significant demands on Canada’s health and/or social services.

 

Police Certificates

Each Applicant and dependent over the age of eighteen (18) must provide police clearances from each country in which they have resided for more than six months. The Applicant may have to consult various Consulates, Embassies and High Commissions for countries where difficulties arise in obtaining the required clearances.

 

Leaving Canada

A Permanent Resident is free to travel in and out of Canada. However, if order to comply with the residency obligations, he/she must accumulate two years of physical presence in Canada for every five-year period after they become a landed Permanent Resident (arrived in Canada). An exception to this rule would only apply to any one of the following:

  1. The Permanent Resident is accompanying a Canadian-citizen spouse or common-law partner
  2. The Permanent Resident is a child under 22 years of age, accompanying a Canadian-citizen parent
  3. The Permanent Resident is employed on a full-time basis by a Canadian business, the Public Service of Canada or the public service of a Canadian province; or
  4. The Permanent Resident is a child under 22 years of age, accompanying a permanent resident parent who is outside Canada and employed on a full-time basis by a Canadian business, the Public Service of Canada or the public service of a Canadian province.

A Permanent Resident may lose his/her status if she/he fails to comply with the residency obligations. When a Permanent Resident fails to meet their residency obligations, a departure order may be issued. This order requires that person to leave Canada. The decision to issue a departure order may be appealed to the IAD within 30 days of receiving the notification.

 

Appeals

Should an immigration officer refuse an application for Sponsorship, the Sponsor and the Applicant will be advised in writing of the reasons for the refusal. The Sponsor may bring an appeal within thirty (30) days of receiving the refusal letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. For further information regarding the procedures for applying for Canadian Permanent Residence under the Family Class category, please contact our office

Eligible Occupations

Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture) (NOC 0811-0)

This unit group includes managers who plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of establishments in the following primary industries: forestry and logging, mining and quarrying, oil and gas drilling, production and servicing operations, and commercial fishing.
Included job titles: director of mining, manager, drilling operations, manager, fishing operations, manager, forestry operations, manager, gas field operations, manager, oil well servicing, mine manager, quarry manager, shore captain – fishing.

Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners (NOC 1233-B)

Insurance adjusters investigate insurance claims and determine the amount of loss or damages covered by insurance policies. They are employed in claims departments of insurance companies or as independent adjusters. Insurance claims examiners examine claims investigated by insurance adjusters and authorize payments. They are employed at head offices or branches of insurance companies.
Included job titles: adjuster, claims examiner, claims representative, insurance adjuster.

Biologists and Related Scientists (NOC 2121-A)

Biologists and related scientists conduct basic and applied research to extend knowledge of living organisms, to manage natural resources, and to develop new practices and products related to medicine and agriculture. They are employed in both laboratory and field settings by governments, environmental consulting companies, resource and utilities companies, chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnical companies and health and educational institutions.
Included job titles: anatomist, bacteriologist, bioinformatician, biologist, botanist, cell biologist, ecologist, embryologist, geneticist, histologist, immunologist, marine biologist, microbiologist, molecular biologist, parasitologist, pharmacologist, physiologist, protozoologist, toxicologist, virologist, zoologist.

Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture) (NOC 0811-0)

This unit group includes managers who plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of establishments in the following primary industries: forestry and logging, mining and quarrying, oil and gas drilling, production and servicing operations, and commercial fishing.
Included job titles: director of mining, manager, drilling operations, manager, fishing operations, manager, forestry operations, manager, gas field operations, manager, oil well servicing, mine manager, quarry manager, shore captain – fishing.

Architects (NOC 2151-A)

Architects conceptualize, plan and develop designs for the construction and renovation of commercial, institutional and residential buildings. They are employed by architectural firms, private corporations and governments, or they may be self-employed.
Included job titles: architect, architectural standards specialist, chief architect, consulting architect, industrial and commercial buildings architect, residential architect.

Specialist Physicians (NOC 3111-A)

This unit group includes specialist physicians in clinical medicine, in laboratory medicine and in surgery. Specialists in clinical medicine diagnose and treat diseases and physiological or psychiatric disorders and act as consultants to other physicians. Specialists in laboratory medicine study the nature, cause and development of diseases in humans. Specialists in surgery perform and supervise surgical procedures. Specialists in clinical medicine usually work in private practice or in a hospital while those in laboratory medicine and in surgery usually work in hospitals. Residents in training to become specialist physicians are included in this unit group.
Included job titles: anatomical pathologist, anesthetist, cardiac surgeon, cardiologist, clinical immunologist-allergist, dermatologist, diagnostic radiologist, emergency physician, endocrinologist, gastroenterologist, general pathologist, general surgeon, geriatrician, hematologist, hematopathologist, medical microbiologist, nephrologist, neurologist, neuropathologist, neurosurgeon, obstetrician-gynecologist, oncologist, ophthalmologist, orthopedic surgeon, orthopedist, otolaryngologist, otorhinolaryngologist, pediatric surgeon, pediatrician, physiatrist, plastic surgeon, pneumologist, psychiatrist, radiation oncologist, respirologist, rheumatologist, thoracic surgeon, urologist, vascular surgeon.

General Practitioners and Family Physicians (NOC 3112-A)

General practitioners and family physicians diagnose and treat the diseases, physiological disorders and injuries of patients. They provide primary contact and continuous care toward the management of patients' health. They usually work in private practice, including group or team practices, hospitals and clinics. Residents in training to be general practitioners and family physicians are included in this unit group.
Included job titles: family physician, general practitioner (GP), medical doctor, resident, general practice.


Dentists (NOC 3113-A)

Dentists diagnose, treat, prevent and control disorders of the teeth and mouth. They work in private practice or may be employed in hospitals, clinics, public health facilities or universities.
Included job titles: dentist, endodontist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral pathologist, oral radiologist, orthodontist, pediatric dentist, periodontist, prosthodontist, public health dentist.

Pharmacists (NOC 3131-A)

Community pharmacists and hospital pharmacists compound and dispense prescribed pharmaceuticals and provide consultative services to both clients and health care providers. They are employed in community and hospital pharmacies, or they may be self-employed. Industrial pharmacists participate in the research, development, promotion and manufacture of pharmaceutical products. They are employed in pharmaceutical companies and government departments and agencies.
Included job titles: clinical pharmacist, community pharmacist, druggist, hospital pharmacist, industrial pharmacist, pharmacist, retail pharmacist.

Medical Radiation Technologists (NOC 3215-B)

This unit group includes technologists who operate radiographic and radiation therapy equipment to administer radiation treatment and produce images of body structures for the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease. They are employed in hospitals, cancer treatment centres, clinics and radiological laboratories. Medical radiation technologists who are supervisors or instructors are included in this unit group.
Included job titles: X-ray (radiology) technician, clinical instructor, radiation therapy, mammography technician, nuclear medicine clinical instructor, nuclear medicine technologist, radiation oncology technologist, radiation therapist, radiation therapy technologist (RTT), radiography technologist, radiological technologist, radiotherapy technician, supervisor, nuclear medicine technologists.

Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists (NOC 3222-B)

Dental hygienists provide dental hygiene treatment and information related to the prevention of diseases and disorders of the teeth and mouth. They are employed in dentists' offices, hospitals, clinics, educational institutions, government agencies and private industry. Dental therapists carry out limited dental services related to the prevention and treatment of diseases and disorders of the teeth and mouth. They are employed by the federal government and the provincial governments to provide services in rural and remote communities.
Included job titles: dental hygienist, dental nurse, dental therapist.

Licensed Practical Nurses (NOC 3233-B)

Licensed practical nurses provide nursing care usually under the direction of medical practitioners, registered nurses or other health team members. They are employed in hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centres, doctors' offices, clinics, companies, private homes and community health centres. Operating room technicians are included in this unit group.
Included job titles: certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse (L.P.N.), operating room technician, registered nursing assistant (R.N.A.), registered practical nurse (R.P.N.).

Psychologists (NOC 4151-A)

Psychologists assess and diagnose behavioural, emotional and cognitive disorders, counsel clients, provide therapy and research and apply theory relating to behaviour and mental processes. Psychologists help clients work toward the maintenance and enhancement of physical, intellectual, emotional, social and interpersonal functioning. Psychologists work in private practice or in institutions such as clinics, correctional facilities, hospitals, mental health facilities, rehabilitation centres, community service organizations, businesses, schools and universities, and government and private research agencies.
Included job titles: clinical psychologist, experimental psychologist, psychological associate, psychologist, research psychologist.

Social Workers (NOC 4152-A)

Social workers help individuals, couples, families, groups, communities and organizations develop the skills and resources they need to enhance social functioning and provide counselling, therapy and referral to other supportive social services. Social workers also respond to other social needs and issues such as unemployment, racism and poverty. They are employed by hospitals, school boards, social service agencies, child welfare organizations, correctional facilities, community agencies, employee assistance programs and Aboriginal band councils, or they may work in private practice.
Included job titles: co-ordinator of social work, medical social worker, psychiatric social worker, social work supervisor, social worker.

Chefs (NOC 6241-B)

This unit group includes various types of chefs who plan and direct food preparation and cooking activities and who prepare and cook meals and specialty foods. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, hospitals and other health care institutions, central food commissaries, clubs and similar establishments, and on ships.
Included job titles: chef, chef de cuisine, chef de partie, corporate chef, executive chef, executive sous-chef, head chef, master chef, pastry chef, saucier, sous-chef, specialist chef.

Cooks (NOC 6242-B)

Cooks prepare and cook a wide variety of foods. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, hospitals and other health care institutions, central food commissaries, educational institutions and other establishments. Cooks are also employed aboard ships and at construction and logging campsites. Apprentice cooks are included in this unit group.
Included job titles: apprentice cook, cook, dietary cook, first cook, grill cook, hospital cook, institutional cook, journeyman/woman cook, licensed cook, line cook, second cook, short order cook.


Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades (NOC 7215-B)

This unit group includes carpentry and cabinetmaking trade contractors who own and operate their own businesses. This group also includes supervisors who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers classified in the following unit groups: Carpenters (7271) and Cabinetmakers (7272). They are employed by construction companies, carpentry contractors, maintenance departments of industrial establishments, and custom furniture and fixture manufacturing or repair companies.
Included job titles: cabinetmaking contractor, carpentry contractor, foreman/woman, finish carpenters, foreman/woman, form builders, foreman/woman, framers, foreman/woman, maintenance carpenters, supervisor, carpenters.

Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades (NOC 7216-B)

This unit group includes heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, millwrighting and elevator installation trade contractors who own and operate their own businesses. This group also includes supervisors who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers classified in unit groups within the following minor groups: Machinery and Transportation Equipment Mechanics (Except Motor Vehicle) (731), Automotive Service Technicians (732) and Other Mechanics (733). They are employed in a wide range of establishments; places of employment are indicated in the unit group descriptions.
Included job titles: contractor, heating systems, foreman/woman, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics, foreman/woman, aircraft mechanics and inspectors, foreman/woman, electrical mechanics, foreman/woman, heating systems mechanics, foreman/woman, heavy-duty equipment mechanics, foreman/woman, printing machine repairers, foreman/woman, railway car repairers, foreman/woman, railway equipment maintenance inspectors, foreman/woman, textile machine mechanics, supervisor, aircraft maintenance engineers (AME), supervisor, appliance repair shop, supervisor, industrial mechanics, supervisor, motor vehicle repair shop, supervisor, small-engine repair shop.

Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System) (NOC 7241-B)

Electricians in this unit group lay out, assemble, install, test, troubleshoot and repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices and related equipment in buildings and other structures. They are employed by electrical contractors and maintenance departments of buildings and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.
Included job titles: apprentice electrician, construction electrician, construction electrician apprentice, domestic and rural electrician, electrician.


Industrial Electricians (NOC 7242-B)

Industrial electricians install, maintain, test, troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls. They are employed by electrical contractors and maintenance departments of factories, plants, mines, shipyards and other industrial establishments.
Included job titles: electrician, shipyard, industrial electrician, industrial electrician apprentice, marine electrician, mill electrician, mine electrician, plant electrician, plant maintenance electrician.

Plumbers (NOC 7251-B)

Plumbers install, repair and maintain pipes, fixtures and other plumbing equipment used for water distribution and waste water disposal in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. They are employed in maintenance departments of factories, plants and similar establishments, by plumbing contractors, or they may be self-employed.
Included job titles: maintenance plumber, plumber, plumber apprentice, plumbing mechanic.

Welders and Related Machine Operators (NOC 7265-B)

Welders operate welding equipment to weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals. This unit group also includes machine operators who operate previously set up production welding, brazing and soldering equipment. They are employed by companies that manufacture structural steel and platework, boilers, heavy machinery, aircraft and ships and other metal products, and by welding contractors and welding shops, or they may be self-employed.
Included job titles: aviation welding technician, brazing machine operator, brazing machine setter, electric arc welder, journeyman/woman welder, laser welding operator, pressure vessel welder, production welder, soldering machine operator, spot welder, welder, welder apprentice, welder-fitter.

Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics (NOC 7312-B)

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics repair, troubleshoot, adjust, overhaul and maintain mobile heavy-duty equipment used in construction, transportation, forestry, mining, oil and gas, material handling, landscaping, land clearing, farming and similar activities. They are employed by companies which own and operate heavy equipment, and by heavy equipment dealers, rental and service establishments, and railway transport companies and urban transit systems.
Included job titles: construction equipment mechanic, diesel mechanic – heavy equipment, farm equipment mechanic, heavy equipment mechanic, heavy mobile logging equipment mechanic, heavy mobile mining equipment mechanic, heavy-duty equipment mechanic apprentice, heavy-duty equipment technician, locomotive mechanic, tractor mechanic.

Crane Operators (NOC 7371-B)

Crane operators operate cranes or draglines to lift, move, position or place machinery, equipment and other large objects at construction or industrial sites, ports, railway yards, surface mines and other similar locations. They are employed by construction, industrial, mining, cargo handling and railway companies.
Included job titles: boom truck crane operator, bridge crane operator, climbing crane operator, construction crane operator, crane operator, dragline crane operator, gantry crane operator, hoist operator (except underground mining), mobile crane operator, tower crane operator, tractor crane operator.

Drillers and Blasters – Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction (NOC 7372-B)

Drillers in this unit group operate mobile drilling machines to bore blast holes in open-pit mines and quarries and to bore holes for blasting and for building foundations at construction sites. Blasters in this unit group fill blast holes with explosives and detonate explosives to dislodge coal, ore and rock or to demolish structures. They are employed by mining, quarrying and construction companies and by drilling and blasting contractors.
Included job titles: blaster – surface mining, blaster, construction, driller, construction, foundation drill operator, open-pit blaster, open-pit driller, rotary drilling machine operator.

Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service (NOC 8222-B)

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers engaged in drilling for oil or gas, operating service rigs, or providing oil and gas well services. They are employed by drilling and well service contractors and by petroleum producing companies.
Included job titles: fracturing supervisor, multi-service operator, rig manager, toolpusher, well services crew supervisor.

Restaurant and Food Service Managers (NOC 0631-0)

Restaurant and food service managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of restaurants, bars, cafeterias and other food and beverage services. They are employed in food and beverage service establishments, or they may be self-employed.
Included job titles: assistant manager, restaurant, banquet manager, bar manager, cafeteria manager, catering service manager, dining room manager, food services manager, hotel food and beverage service manager, restaurant manager, restaurateur – food services.

 

New Eligible Occupations for Federal Skilled Worker Program

  • 0013 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services
  • 0015 Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.
  • 0111 Financial managers
  • 0112 Human resources managers
  • 0113 Purchasing managers
  • 0121 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
  • 0311 Managers in health care
  • 0711 Construction managers
  • 0712 Home building and renovation managers
  • 0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing
  • 0911 Manufacturing managers
  • 1111 Financial auditors and accountants
  • 1112 Financial and investment analysts
  • 1113 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
  • 1114 Other financial officers
  • 1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
  • 1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
  • 1224 Property administrators
  • 2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers
  • 2131 Civil engineers
  • 2132 Mechanical engineers
  • 2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
  • 2145 Petroleum engineers
  • 2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
  • 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
  • 2173 Software engineers and designers
  • 2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • 2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  • 2234 Construction estimators
  • 2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
  • 2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • 2263 Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
  • 2281 Computer network technicians
  • 3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
  • 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • 3111 Specialist physicians
  • 3112 General practitioners and family physicians
  • 3132 Dietitians and nutritionists
  • 3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • 3142 Physiotherapists
  • 3143 Occupational Therapists
  • 3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • 3215 Medical Radiation Technologists
  • 3216 Medical Sonographers
  • 3233 Licensed practical nurses
  • 3234 Paramedical occupations
  • 4011 University professors and lecturers
  • 4151 Psychologists
  • 4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
  • 5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters

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