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Canada invites 462 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canada PR

Canada invites 462 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canada PR

Canada invites 462 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canada PR

On July 21, 2021, Canada invited 462 Express Entry candidates in a federal draw, to apply for Canada PR.

The candidates who were invited were earlier nominated by a Canadian province through a PNP draw. By virtue of the 600 extra CRS scores, they got due to such nomination, the minimum score requirement for them in this draw was 734.

A tie-break rule was implemented by IRCC in this draw as an administrative requirement. The timestamp applied was April 11, 2021, at 10:56:32 UTC. Hence, candidates with the minimum score prescribed got invited only if they had submitted their Express Entry profiles before the date and time mentioned in the timestamp.

CEC stream and PNP draws

Ever since the pandemic started IRCC had stuck to conducting federal draws that are specific to CEC stream candidates. The reason for this has been that such candidates are currently in Canada and are not affected by the travel restrictions imposed by Canada due to COVID-19.

But Canada is currently is rolling back COVID-related measures and has re-opened its borders to US travelers who are fully vaccinated, arriving in the country for non-essential purposes.

In September 2021, the country will open its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from all countries.

Immigration goals

Canada has a target of 401,000 new immigrants for the year 2021 as per the immigration levels plan. Close to a quarter of those allotted to migrate to Canada comes via the Express Entry system.

So far this year, Canada has invited 94,304 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canada PR. Most of this came from the federal immigration draw held on February 13, 2021, with 27,332 immigration candidates invited.

About Express Entry

Express Entry is Canada’s immigration application management system. It’s a points-based system that gives scores to candidate profiles in what’s called the Express Entry pool.

These candidates apply for Canada immigration for 3 federal high-skilled streams namely CEC, FSTP, and FSWP.

Canadian provinces are allowed to access the Express Entry pool to find suitable candidates who are capable of meeting the labor requirements of that province. The candidates that provinces select are given provincial nominations which will give them an advantage when participating in a federal draw.

Factors such as age, education, work experience, and language skills will determine the scores assigned to Express Entry candidates by CRS. With a provincial nomination, an additional 600 CRS points are granted to the Express Entry candidate.

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Ontario PNP is all for skilled foreign workers, offers nomination

Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program

FSTP – Federal Skill Trades Program

CEC – Canadian Experience Class

BC PNP draw invites 383 immigration candidates, offers nomination

BC PNP invites 383 - July 21 2021

 

BC PNP invites 383 - July 21 2021

British Columbia issued invitations to 383 candidates in a BC PNP draw held on July 20, 2021.

There were 2 separate draws that were held, as it was taking place since February 2021. The first one was a general draw and the second was a targeted one aiming at restaurant & food service managers and wholesale & retail trade managers.

The following is how this BC PNP draw had invitations issued:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Considerations
July 20, 2021 323 SI – Skilled Worker 91 NOC 0631 and 0621 draw conducted separately.
SI – International Graduate 82
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 75
EEBC – Skilled Worker 90
EEBC – International Graduate 81
July 20, 2021 60 SI – Skilled Worker 107 ITAs issued to NOCs 0631, 0621 only.
SI – International Graduate 107
EEBC – Skilled Worker 107
EEBC – International Graduate 107

More updates

  • British Columbia has announced the temporary pause of the intake of fresh registrations under the Entrepreneur Immigration stream.
  • The pause will affect only the registration under the base category.
  • The following are still open:
    • Strategic projects
    • Regional pilot
    • Skills Immigration categories
  • The temporary pause helps authorities review the Entrepreneur Immigration – Base category to make sure that it continues to meet its objectives. These objectives are to support the priorities of the government and economic recovery.
  • British Columbia hinted that it would issue an update in early 2022 so that prospective candidates are informed of when registration will resume.

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Ontario PNP is all for skilled foreign workers, offers nomination

Note:

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

BC – British Columbia

EEBC – Express Entry BC

SI – Skills Immigration

AINP draw invites 181 Express Entry candidates, offers nomination

AINP draw invites 181 Express Entry candidates

AINP draw invites 181 Express Entry candidates

Alberta conducted a PNP draw on July 14, 2021. 181 Express Entry candidates were invited by AINP in the draw to apply for a provincial nomination.

Facts of the draw

  • The minimum CRS score required was 301 points.
  • Alberta has invited 2,613 Express Entry candidates till now in 2021 to apply for a provincial nomination.
  • Alberta is allowed to issue 6,250 certificates of nomination in 2021, by the federal government.

About Alberta Express Entry Stream

  • It allows Alberta’s provincial government to search in the federal government’s pool of Express Entry candidates and find suitable candidates eligible for a provincial nomination.
  • The Express Entry system is an application management system that handles the applications from immigration candidates. These are applications for 3 federal high-skilled programs namely FSTP, CEC, and FSWP.
  • IRCC holds regular Express Entry draws and invites candidates who score the highest. They are invited to apply for Canada PR.
  • With a nomination granted by Alberta to an Express Entry candidate, such a candidate will get 600 extra CRS points. This will in effect assures that the candidate will receive an ITA in a subsequent federal immigration draw.

Eligibility for Alberta Express Entry Stream

  • Work experience in an eligible occupation or a job offer in Alberta.
  • An Express Entry profile indicating that the candidate is interested in moving to Alberta.
  • Canadian education is preferable.
  • Having a parent, sibling, or child will who is a Canadian citizen or a Canada PR visa holder helps in better chances.

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Ontario PNP is all for skilled foreign workers, offers nomination

Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

ITA – Invitation to Apply

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program

FSTP – Federal Skill Trades Program

CEC – Canadian Experience Class

AINP – Alberta Immigration Nominee Program

PEI PNP draw invites 127 immigration candidates, offers nomination

PEI PNP draw invites 127 immigration candidates

PEI PNP draw invites 127 immigration candidates

Prince Edward Island held an immigration draw on July 15, 2021. PEI PNP issued 127 invitations to immigration candidates in the following manner:

Stream No. Of invitations Minimum points
Labor Impact & Express Entry 118 60
Business Impact 9 60

More details

  • This draw was the 7th draw of the year conducted by PEI PNP.
  • This year, so far, PEI has invited 1,032 immigration candidates. Of those 934 were issued from Labor Impact & Express Entry streams. 98 invitations were issued from the Business Impact stream.
  • The next PEI PNP draw is expected to be held on August 19, 2021.

PEI PNP holds these draws to find skilled and qualified foreign candidates to meet the needs of the labor market. PEI PNP draws work within guidelines that are federally approved.

About PEI PNP Express Entry category

  • It’s an enhanced PNP and hence linked with the federal government’s Express Entry
  • Candidates in this category have to have a profile in the federal Express Entry pool.
  • The Express Entry system manages the applications for immigration from candidates for 3 immigration programs in the economic class namely CEC, FSTP, and FSWP.
  • These candidates who are eligible to get a CRS score will be awarded based on age, education, work experience, and proficiency in the English/French language.
  • Canadian provinces nominate suitable candidates in the federal Express Entry pool which fetches the candidates 600 extra CRS scores. Such extra points increase their chances of reaching the front of the line in the next federal immigration draw. They are in effect assured of receiving an ITA in such a draw.
  • To be considered eligible for a nomination from PEI, candidates from Express Entry are required to prepare an EOI profile with PEI PNP.
  • Scores are given to EOI profiles based on a unique points grid of the province. Candidates who score the highest are then sent ITAs via monthly draws.

About Labor Impact Category

  • This immigration category is for foreign nationals holding a valid job offer in PEI as well as the support of the employer in PEI.
  • The 3 streams under this category are:
    • International Graduate
    • Critical Worker
    • Skilled Worker
  • Candidates in this category are required to submit an EOI to be eligible for provincial nomination.

About Business Impact Category

  • This category is meant for business people or entrepreneurs who are interested in owning and operating a business in PEI.
  • The invitations that PEI sent from this category in the July 15 draw were issued under the Work Permit Stream.

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Ontario PNP is all for skilled foreign workers, offers nomination

Note:

CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System

EOI – Expression of Interest

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

ITA – Invitation to Apply

FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program

FSTP – Federal Skill Trades Program

CEC – Canadian Experience Class

PEI – Prince Edward Island

Fully vaxxed tourists can travel to Canada from August 2021

Canada reopening border to fully vaccinated tourists

Canada reopening border to fully vaccinated tourists

Canada is going ahead with reopening its border to tourists who are fully vaccinated. Here’s a summary of the updates regarding travel to Canada.

  • US tourists who are fully vaccinated can enter Canada from August 9, 2021.
  • Fully vaccinated children of Canadians and other travelers who are exempt will have amended quarantine from August 9, 2021.
  • The policy of quarantine at hotels will end on August 9, 2021.
  • Tourists who are fully vaccinated, coming from any country can travel to Canada from September 7, 2021.
  • More airports will accept international flights.

All this is possible now because Canada has brought the COVID-19 situation under control. Backed by that success, Canada is now in a position to accept citizens of the US and permanent residents arriving from the US from August 9, 2021.

What does the new rule mean to travelers?

With the new rule in action, travelers who are fully vaccinated won’t have to do on-arrival as well as the 8-day testing. However, they may have to go through random testing at the border.

Who’s “fully vaccinated”?

The following criteria apply to travelers to be considered fully vaccinated.

  • They must have the recommended dosage of a vaccine that has received approval in Canada.
  • The final vaccination must have been received by the traveler at least 14 days before entering Canada.
  • The vaccines that Canada currently accepts include:
    • Pfizer
    • Astra Zeneca
    • Janssen
    • Moderna
  • Results of vaccination must be presented in the English or French language. In any other case, Canadian officials at the border will need to see a certified translation.
  • All documents have to be submitted to the ArriveCan website or app.

In any case, travelers who travel to Canada are required to have a quarantine plan for 14 days.

The new measures will be coming into effect from August 9, 2021, at 12:01 am Eastern time.

What about children who aren’t vaccinated?

  • From August 9, 2021, dependents of vaccinated travelers, who aren’t vaccinated, won’t anymore have to complete the 14-day quarantine.
  • They will however need to follow public health measures for that period of time.
  • They will have to comply with all requirements related to entry and testing. This will include testing on arrival and on the eighth day.
  • From September 2021, these measures will apply to unvaccinated children of tourists entering Canada.
  • The general guidelines for children say that they must avoid being in groups at places like schools and daycare in the 2 weeks following their arrival in Canada.

Testing requirements

  • The following categories of travelers can do their arrival test before entering Canada:
    • Canadian citizens
    • Permanent residents traveling to the US for under 72 hours
  • If the traveler is tested positive even after he/she has recovered from the COVID-19, they can present their test taken between 14 and 180 days prior to their arrival in Canada.
  • Travelers who are fully vaccinated won’t need to do a test after arrival in Canada. That is unless they have randomly been selected for a test on arrival in Canada.
  • Unvaccinated travelers will have to go through mandatory testing on arrival and the eighth day after arrival.

Proof of vaccination

  • On August 9, 2021, air carriers will do verification of travelers arriving in Canada to check if they have submitted all required details via the ArriveCAN app before boarding the plane.
  • No tourist who hasn’t submitted the required information will be permitted to fly to travel to Canada.
  • Travelers must also carry their actual vaccination certificate to be produced at the Canada border.
  • There are travelers with a right to entry who must submit vaccination details and vaccination status via ArriveCAN. However, they won’t be barred from boarding if this requirement isn’t met.

Vaccination status and easing of quarantine requirements

  • People who haven’t and can’t get vaccinated due to health conditions will be given lenience on quarantine requirements.
  • Nevertheless, they may be required to follow a quarantine plan in a modified form.
  • Those arriving in Canada in a boat will have the eligibility of eased testing and quarantine in case they meet the definition of fully vaccinated.
  • Those who arrive by boat must also satisfy testing requirements before entering Canada. This will be done via ArriveCAN or upon their arrival in Canada.

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Ontario PNP is all for skilled foreign workers, offers nomination

Ontario PNP invites immigration candidates with job offers

Ontario PNP invites immigration candidates with job offers

Lately, Ontario PNP conducted its first-ever immigration draw for the in-Demand Skills stream. The draw was held under its new intake system.

The In-demand Skills stream was introduced to the new EOI system just 3 weeks before this Ontario PNP draw.

More about the draw

  • There were 2 draws held.
    • The general draw had 54 immigration candidates invited. The minimum score required for this draw was 11.
    • The draw for the Regional Immigration Pilot had 1 candidate invited. This draw had no minimum EOI score prescribed.
  • The candidates invited required work experience in one of the NOC coded occupations listed below:
    • Health & Agriculture
      • NOC 3413 – nurse aides, patient service associates, and orderlies
      • NOC 8431 – general farmworkers
      • NOC 8611 – harvesting laborers
      • NOC 4412 – Home support workers & occupations that are related (barring housekeepers)
      • NOC 8432 – nursery and greenhouse workers
      • NOC 9462 – industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers, and related workers
    • Manufacturing (only outside Greater Toronto Area)
      • NOC 9411 – machine operators and metal & mineral metal processing
      • NOC 9418 – machine operators for other metal products
      • NOC 9437 – machine operators for woodworking
      • NOC 9523 – electronics assemblers, inspectors, fabricators, and testers
      • NOC 9537 – other products assemblers, inspectors, and finishers
      • NOC 9416 – machine operators for metalworking and forging
      • NOC 9421 – operators for chemical plant machine
      • NOC 9446 – machine operators for industrial sewing
      • NOC 9526 – mechanical assemblers & inspectors
      • NOC 9417 – machining tool operators
      • NOC 9422 – machine operators for plastics processing
      • NOC 9461 – food, beverage, and associated products processing, machine operators, and process control
      • NOC 9536 – process operators for coaters, industrial painters, and metal finishing
    • Candidates who were invited have 14 calendar days to file an application for a nomination with Ontario PNP.

Quick facts: In-Demand Skills Stream

  • The stream has its focus on meeting the demand in the Canadian province by offering pathways to skilled immigration candidates.
  • The candidates are supposed to have skills in target occupations the provincial government considers “high-skilled”.
  • Foreign workers with an eligible job offer in Ontario can apply for a nomination in Ontario via the In-Demand Skills stream. They are supposed to have an added-up experience of 9 months in the province within 3 years prior to applying.
  • The candidate’s seasonal work experience isn’t considered eligible to meet the requirement of work experience.
  • If the candidate has a history of completing the required eligible number of work hours in part-time work, such candidate may be considered eligible. The total qualifying work hours is either
    • 1,200 hours of paid employment in a single job, or
    • A minimum of 30 hours of work per week for 9 months in more than one job.
  • The general eligibility requirements include:
    • High-school education
    • Sufficient funds to settle in Canada
    • A minimum language test score of 4 in all language skills

In-demand Occupations

General

  • NOC 3413 – nurse aides, patient service associates, and orderlies
  • NOC 7511 – Transport truck drivers
  • NOC 8432 – Nursery and greenhouse workers
  • NOC 9462 – Industrial butchers, poultry preparers, meat cutters, and related workers
  • NOC 4412 – Home support workers & occupations that are related (barring housekeepers)
  • NOC 7521 – Heavy equipment operators (barring crane)
  • NOC 8611 – Harvesting laborers
  • NOC 7441 – Commercial and Residential servicers and installers
  • NOC 8431 – General farmworkers
  • NOC 7611 – Construction trades helpers and laborers

Only available to candidates outside the GTA (Greater Toronto Area)

  • NOC 9411 – Machine operators, mineral, and metal processing
  • NOC 9418 – Machine operators for other metal products
  • NOC 9437 – Machine operators for woodworking
  • NOC 9523 – Electronics assemblers, inspectors, fabricators, and testers
  • NOC 9537 – Other products assemblers, inspectors, and finishers
  • NOC 9416 – Machine operators for metalworking and forging
  • NOC 9421 – Machine operators for Chemical plant
  • NOC 9446 – Operators for industrial sewing machine
  • NOC 9526 – Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
  • NOC 9417 – Machining tool operators
  • NOC 9422 – Machine operators for processing plastics
  • NOC 9461 – Process control and machine operators, food, beverage, and processing of associated products
  • NOC 9536 – Industrial painters, coaters, and process operators for metal finishing

About Regional Immigration Pilot

  • The Regional Immigration Pilot was introduced to solve labor shortages in Canadian communities in the country’s provinces.
  • 150 nominations are allocated by the federal government under this pilot to 3 regional locations:
    • Quinte West/Belleville
    • Cornwall
    • Chatham-Kent
  • Provincial nomination is given if candidates:
    • Have eligibility for any of the Employer Job Offer streams of OINP
    • The candidates have an offer for a full-time job in one of the participating communities
  • The 3 Employer Job Offer streams are:
    • International Student stream – meant for international students who have received offers in skilled jobs
    • Foreign Worker stream – meant for foreign workers with a skilled job offer in Ontario
    • In-Demand Skills Stream – meant for foreign workers in occupation facing a shortage of labor in Ontario

Scoring points for immigration to Ontario

  • The ranking of candidates is done based on the basis of some human capital factors.
  • The human capital factors include:
    • education
    • wage
    • the region that’s chosen to study or work
    • official language ability
  • Points are given for the skill level required of the candidate’s job offer and the candidate’s work experience in Canada.
  • An additional 10 points could be awarded to a candidate at the discretion of the province.

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Note:

EOI – Expression of Interest

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

NOC – National Occupational Classification

OINP – Ontario Immigration Nominee Program

Canada’s new open work permit, the new Canada PR pathway, coming soon

Canada to introduce new open work permit starting July 26-1

Canada to introduce new open work permit starting July 26-1

A new open work permit option was announced by Marco Mendicino, the immigration minister of Canada. This is applicable to international graduates and essential workers in Canada who will now have a new pathway open to Canada PR.

Highlights of the new open work permit

  • This pathway to Canada PR will be applicable from July 26, 2021.
  • It will give temporary residents of Canada eligibility to have an open work permit while they wait for the authorities to decide on their visa application.
  • This new pathway will take away the worry of an expiring temporary visa from those who applied for the new Canada immigration programs.
  • They can apply for this new work permit if their ongoing study or work permit expires before IRCC gives its approval or denial.
  • If a temporary resident doesn’t have this new work permit, that individual may need to leave Canada. This applies even if the person has already applied for a program that would give them the reason to continue in Canada.
  • The work permits issued under the new policy will be valid till December 31, 2022.
  • The new pathway for Canada PR is planned for 90,000 international graduates and essential workers.

Qualifying for the new open work permit

It’s necessary that the applicants show the following to prove their eligibility for the new PR pathway:

  • That they have applied under one of the new Canada PR pathways
  • That they hold a valid work permit that will expire within the next 4 months
  • That they are in Canada when their open work permit application is submitted
  • That they have met the requirements for language skills of the new stream which they applied under when their application was submitted
  • That they were authorized to work when they submitted their application
  • That they have
    • maintained status,
    • a temporary residence status, or
    • eligibility for restoration of their status when their application for an open work permit is submitted
  • That they were working in any occupation when their Canada PR application was submitted

Other facts about the new open work permit

  • The new open work permit is available to the applicant’s
    • common-law partner or spouse and
    • dependent children aged over 18 years
  • If you have applied for an extension of your work permit before your current one has expired, you could keep your status. Thus, you will be authorized to work with no permit, holding the same criteria as your original permit. This will be applicable while IRCC is working on processing a new permit.
  • More information on the new open work permit will be available on IRCC’s website on July 26, 2021.

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PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

New scoring system for Arrima now in force in Quebec

Quebec introduces new scoring system for Arrima Expression of Interest profiles

Quebec introduces new scoring system for Arrima Expression of Interest profiles

A new scoring system is now been brought into force by Quebec. It governs the way in which the profiles in Arrima EOI bank will be ranked. It was implemented on July 14, 2021.

Now, the new system involves points in the categories of:

Human capital factors:

  • French language ability
  • Age
  • Education
  • French and English combined
  • Work experience

Quebec labor market factors:

  • Job offer outside or inside Greater Montreal
  • Level of Quebec education
  • Professional experience in the rest of Canada
  • Qualifications in one of the areas of training in Quebec
  • Professional experience in Quebec
  • Work experience in a field with a labor shortage

MIFI stated that the new system of ranking for Arrima will help to respond to labor market requirements better as well as assess the potential to integrate that a candidate has.

Out of the 1,320 points available,

  • 740 is for Quebec labor market factors
  • 580 is for human capital factors

Job offers outside Montreal have 380 points.

Job offers inside Montreal have 180 points.

With the new scoring system for Arrima, CSQ can be issued within 6 months of Quebec receiving completed applications. It’s candidates with a CSQ that can apply for Canada PR.

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BC PNP draw issues invitations to nominate 56 immigration candidates

Note:

PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

EOI – Expression of Interest

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

MIFI – Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration

CSQ – Quebec Selection Certificate

Nova Scotia PNP is here with a new immigration stream for graduates

Nova Scotia launches new immigration stream targeting international graduates

Nova Scotia launches new immigration stream targeting international graduates

Nova Scotia has launched a new Nova Scotia PNP stream that targets international graduates namely International Graduates in Demand.

NSNP has opened this stream to foreign workers in one of the following NOC coded occupations:

  • NOC 4214 – Early childhood educators and assistants
  • NOC 3413 – Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates

Eligibility requirements

You as a candidate must:

  • Have a job offer for a full-time permanent job from an employer in Nova Scotia for jobs corresponding to NOC 4214 or 3413 that relates to your recent field of study
  • Complete a course of study of a minimum of 30 weeks in length and 50% done in Nova Scotia, within 3 years of your application
  • Have certifications required for the job issued by regulatory bodies in Nova Scotia
  • Be between 21 and 55
  • Have completed a program that must grant a diploma, certificate, or degree in case you come under NOC 3413
  • Have completed a program that must grant a degree or diploma in case you come under NOC 4214
  • Have language ability of CLB Level 5 in English/French
  • Have a high school diploma
  • Have financial resources to successfully settle in Nova Scotia

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PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

NOC – National Occupational Classification

BC PNP draw issues invitations to nominate 56 immigration candidates

BC PNP draw issues invitations to nominate 56 immigration candidates

BC PNP draw issues invitations to nominate 56 immigration candidates

The BC PNP draw on July 13, 2021, invited 56 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

This is how the draw went:

Date No. of
invitations
Immigration category Min. score Other details
July 13, 2021 56 SI – Skilled Worker 80 Tech draw
SI – International Graduate 80
EEBC – Skilled Worker 80
EEBC – International Graduate 80

What is a Tech draw?

The Tech Pilot draw is designed by BC PNP to help employers in BC’s tech sector attract skilled foreign talent to work in Canada in the province. They will be called in to work in 29 in-demand occupations via draws that are conducted on a weekly basis.

Here are the 29 in-demand occupations along with the NOC assigned to each:

0131 – Telecommunication carrier managers

2131 – Civil engineers

2134 – Chemical engineers

2172 – Database analysts and data administrators

2175 – Web designers and developers

2242 – Electronic service technicians (business and household equipment)

2282 – User support technicians

5122 – Editors

5225 – Audio and video recording technicians

5241 – Graphic designers and illustrators

0213 – Computer and information systems managers

2132 – Mechanical engineers

2147 – Computer engineers (except designers and software engineers)

2173 – Software engineers and designers

2221 – Biological technologists and technicians

2243 – Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

2283 – Information systems testing technicians

5125 – Terminologists, Translators, and interpreters

5226 – Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, and the performing arts

6221 – Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

0512 – Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting, and performing arts

2133 – Electrical and electronics engineers

2171 – Information systems analysts and consultants

2174 – Computer programmers and interactive media developers

2241 – Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

2281 – Computer network technicians

5121 – Authors and writers

5224 – Broadcast technicians

5227 – Support occupations in broadcasting, motion pictures, photography, and the performing arts

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PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

NOC – National Occupational Classification