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Canada NOC Demand list | Top Most In-Demand Jobs For 2023

Immigrant applicants with work experience in any skilled occupation may be invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada through Canada’s Express Entry system, but experience in a Canada occupation in-demand may be an advantage at the provincial level.

Canada has federal and provincial economic immigration pathways, each with its own specific work experience criteria.

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is the main source of skilled immigrants to apply for a Canada PR Visa. To be eligible for this program, one of the major requirements is to have work experience in any one of the 347 eligible occupations. Any skilled immigrant who has the required work experience in in-demand occupations is selected for the PR visa process.

What is the minimum requirement for a Canada PR Visa?

To apply for a Canada PR visa, the candidate needs to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Have a minimum of one year of continuous work experience or equivalent part-time work experience within the last ten years in any one of the 347 eligible occupations listed in the NOC (National Occupational Classification) system;
  • Must be over 18 years of age;
  • Get at least 67 points out of 100 in FSWP points assessment grid;
  • Score at least 6 per band in IELTS;
  • Must have sufficient settlement funds;
  • Submit a PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) and undergo a medical examination;

Canada Labour Shortage: These Are The Top 9 Most In-Demand Jobs For 2023

NOC – National Occupation Classification is a code system used by the federal government of Canada to give a structure for assessment and analysis of professions in the country. NOC code is a combination of four digits.

The first digit in a NOC shows the industry of the profession:

0 – Legislative and senior management occupations
1 – Business, finance and administration occupations
2 – Natural and applied sciences and related occupations
3 – Health occupations
4 – Occupations in education, law and social, community a nd government services
5 – Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport
6 – Sales and service occupations
7 – Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
8 – Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations
9 – Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

NOC has different skill levels that are based on the type of occupation. These skill levels are: 

TEER 0- Management and legislative occupations

TEER 1- Compulsory university degree

TEER 2- college education or 2 years’ training

TEER 3- College diploma, or less than 2 years’ training, or more than 6 months’ on-the-job training

TEER 4- high school education and on-the-job training

TEER 5- No formal education required. Substantial amount of practical, job specific training.

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    Canada Occupation In-Demand (NOC) List 2023 (Last updated Feb 2023)

    Code (5-digit)Job Title
    00011Senior government managers and officials
    00012Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services
    00013Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations
    00014Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services
    00015Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities
    10010Financial managers
    10011Human resources managers
    10012Purchasing managers
    10019Other administrative services managers
    10020Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
    10021Banking, credit and other investment managers
    10022Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
    10029Other business services managers
    10030Telecommunication carriers managers
    11100Financial auditors and accountants
    11101Financial and investment analysts
    11102Financial advisors
    11103Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
    11109Other financial officers
    11200Human resources professionals
    11201Professional occupations in business management consulting
    11202Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
    12010Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers
    12011Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
    12012Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers
    12013Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations
    12100Executive assistants
    12101Human resources and recruitment officers
    12102Procurement and purchasing agents and officers
    12103Conference and event planners
    12104Employment insurance and revenue officers
    12110Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations
    12111Health information management occupations
    12112Records management technicians
    12113Statistical officers and related research support occupations
    12200Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
    12201Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
    12202Insurance underwriters
    12203Assessors, business valuators and appraisers
    13100Administrative officers
    13101Property administrators
    13102Payroll administrators
    13110Administrative assistants
    13111Legal administrative assistants
    13112Medical administrative assistants
    13200Customs, ship and other brokers
    13201Production and transportation logistics coordinators
    14100General office support workers
    14102Personnel clerks
    14103Court clerks and related court services occupations
    14110Survey interviewers and statistical clerks
    14111Data entry clerks
    14112Desktop publishing operators and related occupations
    14200Accounting and related clerks
    14201Banking, insurance and other financial clerks
    14202Collection clerks
    14300Library assistants and clerks
    14301Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks
    14400Shippers and receivers
    14401Storekeepers and partspersons
    14402Production logistics workers
    14403Purchasing and inventory control workers
    14405Transportation route and crew schedulers
    20010Engineering managers
    20011Architecture and science managers
    20012Computer and information systems managers
    21100Physicists and astronomers
    21102Geoscientists and oceanographers
    21103Meteorologists and climatologists
    21109Other professional occupations in physical sciences
    21110Biologists and related scientists
    21111Forestry professionals
    21112Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
    21120Public and environmental health and safety professionals
    21201Landscape architects
    21202Urban and land use planners
    21203Land surveyors
    21210Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
    21211Data scientists
    21220Cybersecurity specialists
    21221Business system specialists
    21222Information systems specialists
    21223Database analysts and data administrators
    21230Computer systems developers and programmers
    21231Software engineers and designers
    21232Software developers and programmers
    21233Web designers
    21234Web developers and programmers
    21300Civil engineers
    21301Mechanical engineers
    21310Electrical and electronics engineers
    21311Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
    21320Chemical engineers
    21321Industrial and manufacturing engineers
    21322Metallurgical and materials engineers
    21330Mining engineers
    21331Geological engineers
    21332Petroleum engineers
    21390Aerospace engineers
    21399Other professional engineers
    22100Chemical technologists and technicians
    22101Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
    22110Biological technologists and technicians
    22111Agricultural and fish products inspectors
    22112Forestry technologists and technicians
    22113Conservation and fishery officers
    22114Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
    22210Architectural technologists and technicians
    22211Industrial designers
    22212Drafting technologists and technicians
    22213Land survey technologists and technicians
    22214Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology
    22220Computer network and web technicians
    22221User support technicians
    22222Information systems testing technicians
    22230Non-destructive testers and inspectors
    22231Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers
    22232Occupational health and safety specialists
    22233Construction inspectors
    22300Civil engineering technologists and technicians
    22301Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
    22302Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
    22303Construction estimators
    22310Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
    22311Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
    22312Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
    22313Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors
    30010Managers in health care
    31100Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
    31101Specialists in surgery
    31102General practitioners and family physicians
    31112Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
    31121Dietitians and nutritionists
    31203Occupational therapists
    31204Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
    31209Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
    31300Nursing coordinators and supervisors
    31301Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
    31302Nurse practitioners
    31303Physicians assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
    32101Licensed practical nurses
    32102Paramedical occupations
    32103Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
    32104Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
    32109Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
    32111Dental hygienists and dental therapists
    32112Dental technologists and technicians
    32120Medical laboratory technologists
    32121Medical radiation technologists
    32122Medical sonographers
    32123Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists
    32124Pharmacy technicians
    32129Other medical technologists and technicians
    32200Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
    32201Massage therapists
    32209Other practitioners of natural healing
    33100Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
    33101Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
    33102Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
    33103Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
    33109Other assisting occupations in support of health services
    40010Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration
    40011Government managers - economic analysis, policy development and program administration
    40012Government managers - education policy development and program administration
    40019Other managers in public administration
    40020Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training
    40021School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
    40030Managers in social, community and correctional services
    40040Commissioned police officers and related occupations in public protection services
    40041Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
    40042Commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces
    41101Lawyers and Quebec notaries
    41200University professors and lecturers
    41201Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
    41210College and other vocational instructors
    41220Secondary school teachers
    41221Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
    41300Social workers
    41301Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies
    41302Religious leaders
    41310Police investigators and other investigative occupations
    41311Probation and parole officers
    41320Educational counsellors
    41321Career development practitioners and career counsellors (except education)
    41400Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers
    41401Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts
    41402Business development officers and market researchers and analysts
    41403Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers
    41404Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers
    41405Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers
    41406Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers
    41407Program officers unique to government
    41409Other professional occupations in social science
    42100Police officers (except commissioned)
    42102Specialized members of the Canadian Armed Forces
    42200Paralegal and related occupations
    42201Social and community service workers
    42202Early childhood educators and assistants
    42203Instructors of persons with disabilities
    42204Religion workers
    43100Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
    43109Other instructors
    43200Sheriffs and bailiffs
    43201Correctional service officers
    43202By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers
    43203Border services, customs, and immigration officers
    43204Operations Members of the Canadian Armed Forces
    44100Home child care providers
    44101Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations
    44200Primary combat members of the Canadian Armed Forces
    45100Student monitors, crossing guards and related occupations
    50010Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
    50011Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
    50012Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
    51101Conservators and curators
    51111Authors and writers (except technical)
    51112Technical writers
    51114Translators, terminologists and interpreters
    51120Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
    51121Conductors, composers and arrangers
    51122Musicians and singers
    52100Library and public archive technicians
    52110Film and video camera operators
    52111Graphic arts technicians
    52112Broadcast technicians
    52113Audio and video recording technicians
    52114Announcers and other broadcasters
    52119Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
    52120Graphic designers and illustrators
    52121Interior designers and interior decorators
    53100Registrars, restorers, interpreters and other occupations related to museum and art galleries
    53111Motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and performing arts assistants and operators
    53121Actors, comedians and circus performers
    53122Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
    53123Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
    53124Artisans and craftspersons
    53125Patternmakers - textile, leather and fur products
    53202Sports officials and referees
    54100Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
    55109Other performers
    60010Corporate sales managers
    60020Retail and wholesale trade managers
    60030Restaurant and food service managers
    60031Accommodation service managers
    60040Managers in customer and personal services
    62010Retail sales supervisors
    62020Food service supervisors
    62021Executive housekeepers
    62022Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
    62023Customer and information services supervisors
    62024Cleaning supervisors
    62029Other services supervisors
    62100Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade
    62101Retail and wholesale buyers
    62201Funeral directors and embalmers
    62202Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations
    63100Insurance agents and brokers
    63101Real estate agents and salespersons
    63102Financial sales representatives
    63201Butchers - retail and wholesale
    63210Hairstylists and barbers
    63211Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
    63220Shoe repairers and shoemakers
    64100Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers
    64101Sales and account representatives - wholesale trade (non-technical)
    64200Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners
    64201Image, social and other personal consultants
    64300Maîtres d'hôtel and hosts / hostesses
    64310Travel counsellors
    64311Pursers and flight attendants
    64312Airline ticket and service agents
    64313Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks
    64314Hotel front desk clerks
    64320Tour and travel guides
    64321Casino workers
    64322Outdoor sport and recreational guides
    64400Customer services representatives - financial institutions
    64401Postal services representatives
    64409Other customer and information services representatives
    64410Security guards and related security service occupations
    65101Service station attendants
    65102Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers
    65109Other sales related occupations
    65200Food and beverage servers
    65201Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
    65202Meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale
    65210Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services
    65211Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport
    65220Pet groomers and animal care workers
    65229Other support occupations in personal services
    65310Light duty cleaners
    65311Specialized cleaners
    65312Janitors, caretakers and heavy-duty cleaners
    65320Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations
    65329Other service support occupations
    70010Construction managers
    70011Home building and renovation managers
    70012Facility operation and maintenance managers
    70020Managers in transportation
    70021Postal and courier services managers
    72010Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
    72011Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
    72012Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
    72013Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
    72014Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
    72020Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
    72021Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
    72022Supervisors, printing and related occupations
    72023Supervisors, railway transport operations
    72024Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
    72025Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations
    72100Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
    72101Tool and die makers
    72102Sheet metal workers
    72104Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
    72106Welders and related machine operators
    72200Electricians (except industrial and power system)
    72201Industrial electricians
    72202Power system electricians
    72203Electrical power line and cable workers
    72204Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
    72205Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians
    72301Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
    72302Gas fitters
    72400Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
    72401Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
    72402Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
    72403Railway carmen / women
    72404Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
    72405Machine fitters
    72406Elevator constructors and mechanics
    72410Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
    72411Auto body collision, refinishing and glass technicians and damage repair estimators
    72420Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
    72421Appliance servicers and repairers
    72422Electrical mechanics
    72423Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
    72429Other small engine and small equipment repairers
    72500Crane operators
    72501Water well drillers
    72600Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
    72601Air traffic controllers and related occupations
    72602Deck officers, water transport
    72603Engineer officers, water transport
    72604Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators
    72999Other technical trades and related occupations
    73100Concrete finishers
    73102Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
    73110Roofers and shinglers
    73112Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
    73113Floor covering installers
    73200Residential and commercial installers and servicers
    73201General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
    73202Pest controllers and fumigators
    73209Other repairers and servicers
    73300Transport truck drivers
    73301Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
    73310Railway and yard locomotive engineers
    73311Railway conductors and brakemen / women
    73400Heavy equipment operators
    73401Printing press operators
    73402Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction
    74100Mail and parcel sorters and related occupations
    74101Letter carriers
    74102Couriers and messengers
    74200Railway yard and track maintenance workers
    74201Water transport deck and engine room crew
    74202Air transport ramp attendants
    74203Automotive and heavy truck and equipment parts installers and servicers
    74204Utility maintenance workers
    74205Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers
    75100Longshore workers
    75101Material handlers
    75110Construction trades helpers and labourers
    75119Other trades helpers and labourers
    75200Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs
    75201Delivery service drivers and door-to-door distributors
    75210Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupations
    75211Railway and motor transport labourers
    75212Public works and maintenance labourers
    80010Managers in natural resources production and fishing
    80020Managers in agriculture
    80021Managers in horticulture
    80022Managers in aquaculture
    82010Supervisors, logging and forestry
    82020Supervisors, mining and quarrying
    82021Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
    82030Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors
    82031Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
    83100Underground production and development miners
    83101Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
    83110Logging machinery operators
    83120Fishing masters and officers
    83121Fishermen / women
    84100Underground mine service and support workers
    84101Oil and gas well drilling and related workers and services operators
    84110Chain saw and skidder operators
    84111Silviculture and forestry workers
    84120Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators
    84121Fishing vessel deckhands
    85100Livestock labourers
    85101Harvesting labourers
    85102Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers
    85103Nursery and greenhouse labourers
    85104Trappers and hunters
    85110Mine labourers
    85111Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers
    85120Logging and forestry labourers
    85121Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
    90010Manufacturing managers
    90011Utilities managers
    92010Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
    92011Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
    92012Supervisors, food and beverage processing
    92013Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
    92014Supervisors, forest products processing
    92015Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
    92020Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
    92021Supervisors, electronics and electrical products manufacturing
    92022Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
    92023Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing
    92024Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
    92100Power engineers and power systems operators
    92101Water and waste treatment plant operators
    93100Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
    93101Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing
    93102Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
    93200Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors
    94100Machine operators, mineral and metal processing
    94101Foundry workers
    94102Glass forming and finishing machine operators and glass cutters
    94103Concrete, clay and stone forming operators
    94104Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing
    94105Metalworking and forging machine operators
    94106Machining tool operators
    94107Machine operators of other metal products
    94110Chemical plant machine operators
    94111Plastics processing machine operators
    94112Rubber processing machine operators and related workers
    94120Sawmill machine operators
    94121Pulp mill, papermaking and finishing machine operators
    94122Paper converting machine operators
    94123Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders
    94124Woodworking machine operators
    94129Other wood processing machine operators
    94130Textile fibre and yarn, hide and pelt processing machine operators and workers
    94131Weavers, knitters and other fabric making occupations
    94132Industrial sewing machine operators
    94133Inspectors and graders, textile, fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing
    94140Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing
    94141Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
    94142Fish and seafood plant workers
    94143Testers and graders, food and beverage processing
    94150Plateless printing equipment operators
    94151Camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations
    94152Binding and finishing machine operators
    94153Photographic and film processors
    94200Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers
    94201Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
    94202Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing
    94203Assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, industrial electrical motors and transformers
    94204Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
    94205Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing
    94210Furniture and fixture assemblers, finishers, refinishers and inspectors
    94211Assemblers and inspectors of other wood products
    94212Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
    94213Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
    94219Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
    95100Labourers in mineral and metal processing
    95101Labourers in metal fabrication
    95102Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities
    95103Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing
    95104Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing
    95105Labourers in textile processing and cutting
    95106Labourers in food and beverage processing
    95107Labourers in fish and seafood processing
    95109Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities

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    NOC (National occupation Classification) now changed to TEER system to classify an applicant’s work experience while submitting Permanent Residency application. TEER level and code must match with work experience of the applicant . Selecting mismatched TEER code may lead to rejection . Job Title ,Code and TEER all must be checked while submitting expression Of Interest .


    NOC System, now changed with the TEER system, is made to categorise jobs of applicants . As per TEER system all occupations are categorised in 6 levels.Further these levels expand into major and minor groups . Relevant NOC code must be mentioned in express Entry application and in Provincial Nomination Application .Applicants can search the NOC to find where an occupation is classified or to check about its main duties, educational requirements etc.


    As per NOC /TEER system , Occupations are divided into 6 levels- 

    • Level – O
    • Level – 1
    • Level – 2
    • Level – 3
    • Level – 4
    • Level – 5

    Out of these occupations falling in the first 4 levels are eligible to apply PR under FSWP from India .

    Occupations with work experience at a skilled level may be invited to apply for a PR visa to Canada. NOC must match with previous or current working experience. To check the NOC Canada government has provided a dedicated website. or you can connect with Province Immigration to help you in finding the correct and in-demand NOC for your application.

    Applicants must match the job duties mentioned in the code. Candidates must have worked for 1 year in the last 10 years of time with given job duties. Applicants should have worked for 30 hours a week for continuous 12 months.

    Every province has its own demand list, which may change from time to time. Any NOC can come in demand at any point in time as per the state’s requirement. However below are  10 all-time in-demand occupations –

    • 1– Legislative and senior management occupations 
    • 2 – Business, finance, and administration occupations 
    • 3 – Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 
    • 4 – Health occupations 
    • 5 – Occupations in education, law and social, community, and government services
    • 6 – Occupations in art, culture, recreation, and sport 
    • 7 – Sales and service occupations 
    • 8 – Trades, transport and equipment operators, and related occupations
    • 9 – Natural resources, agriculture, and related production occupations
    • 10– Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

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