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Posted on January 03 2023

359 occupations now eligible under Canada Federal Skilled Worker program. Are you eligible?

By  Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Highlights of 359 occupations now eligible under the Canada Federal Skilled Worker program. Are you eligible?

  • 359 eligible occupations now come under the Federal skilled worker program of the Express Entry system.
  • These changes were made eligible after adding 16 new occupations from Nov 16, 2022.
  • Canadian firms have been searching for a trained payroll administrator with valid expertise.
  • Human resources of the various employers suggest certified specific skills and training.
  • Ottawa includes Payroll administrators to the eligible occupation list under FSWP to recruit foreign immigrants to fill open jobs.

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Details of 359 Occupations eligible under the Canada Federal Skilled Worker program

Canada has a chronic shortage of skilled workers for 359 occupations eligible under the FSWP (Federal Skilled Worker Program).

IRCC added the list of 16 new occupations eligible under the FSWP. These new eligible occupations and the existing ones were made available with NOC 2021 codes under the worker immigration programs.

These newly added occupations are made eligible under the FSWP of Express Entry on the same day the 16 new ones were added, i.e., Nov 16, 2022. NOC 2021 also came into effect on the same day.

The 16 newly added occupations require a diploma in college, a minimum of 2 years of apprenticeship training, or at least more than 6 months of OJT (on-the-job training) is required.

The list of eligible occupations under the FSWP is shown in the following table:

NOC Code Occupation NOC Code Occupation
10010 Financial managers 32102 Paramedical occupations
10011 Human resources managers 32103 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
10012 Purchasing managers 32104 Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
10019 Other administrative services managers 32109 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
10020 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers 32110 Denturists
10021 Banking, credit and other investment managers 32111 Dental hygienists and dental therapists
10022 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers 32112 Dental technologists and technicians
10029 Other business services managers 32120 Medical laboratory technologists
10030 Telecommunication carriers managers 32121 Medical radiation technologists
20010 Engineering managers 32122 Medical sonographers
20011 Architecture and science managers 32123 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists
20012 Computer and information systems managers 32124 Pharmacy technicians
30010 Managers in healthcare 32129 Other medical technologists and technicians
40010 Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration 32200 Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
40011 Government managers – economic analysis, policy development and program administration 32201 Massage therapists
40012 Government managers – education policy development and program administration 32209 Other practitioners of natural healing
40019 Other managers in public administration 42100 Police officers (except commissioned)
40020 Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training 42101 Firefighters
40021 School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education 42102 Specialized members of the Canadian Armed Forces
40030 Managers in social, community and correctional services 42200 Paralegals and related occupations
40040 Commissioned police officers and related occupations in public protection services 42201 Social and community service workers
40041 Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers 42202 Early childhood educators and assistants
40042 Commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces 42203 Instructors of persons with disabilities
50010 Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers 42204 Religion workers
50011 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts 52100 Library and public archive technicians
50012 Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors 52110 Film and video camera operators
60010 Corporate sales managers 52111 Graphic arts technicians
60020 Retail and wholesale trade managers 52112 Broadcast technicians
60030 Restaurant and food service managers 52113 Audio and video recording technicians
60031 Accommodation service managers 52114 Announcers and other broadcasters
60040 Managers in customer and personal services 52119 Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
70010 Construction managers 52120 Graphic designers and illustrators
70011 Home building and renovation managers 52121 Interior designers and interior decorators
70012 Facility operation and maintenance managers 62010 Retail sales supervisors
70020 Managers in transportation 62020 Food service supervisors
70021 Postal and courier services managers 62021 Executive housekeepers
80010 Managers in natural resources production and fishing 62022 Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
80020 Managers in agriculture 62023 Customer and information services supervisors
80021 Managers in horticulture 62024 Cleaning supervisors
80022 Managers in aquaculture 62029 Other services supervisors
90010 Manufacturing managers 62100 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade
90011 Utilities managers 62101 Retail and wholesale buyers
11100 Financial auditors and accountants 62200 Chefs
11101 Financial and investment analysts 62201 Funeral directors and embalmers
11102 Financial advisors 62202 Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations
11103 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers 72010 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
11109 Other financial officers 72011 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
11200 Human resources professionals 72012 Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
11201 Professional occupations in business management consulting 72013 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
11202 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations 72014 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
21100 Physicists and astronomers 72020 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
21101 Chemists 72021 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
21102 Geoscientists and oceanographers 72022 Supervisors, printing and related occupations
21103 Meteorologists and climatologists 72023 Supervisors, railway transport operations
21109 Other professional occupations in physical sciences 72024 Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
21110 Biologists and related scientists 72025 Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations
21111 Forestry professionals 72100 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
21112 Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists 72101 Tool and die makers
21120 Public and environmental health and safety professionals 72102 Sheet metal workers
21200 Architects 72103 Boilermakers
21201 Landscape architects 72104 Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
21202 Urban and land use planners 72105 Ironworkers
21203 Land surveyors 72106 Welders and related machine operators
21210 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries 72200 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
21211 Data scientists 72201 Industrial electricians
21220 Cybersecurity specialists 72202 Power system electricians
21221 Business systems specialists 72203 Electrical power line and cable workers
21222 Information systems specialists 72204 Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
21223 Database analysts and data administrators 72205 Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians
21230 Computer systems developers and programmers 72300 Plumbers
21231 Software engineers and designers 72301 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
21232 Software developers and programmers 72302 Gas fitters
21233 Web designers 72310 Carpenters
21234 Web developers and programmers 72311 Cabinetmakers
21300 Civil engineers 72320 Bricklayers
21301 Mechanical engineers 72321 Insulators
21310 Electrical and electronics engineers 72400 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
21311 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) 72401 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
21320 Chemical engineers 72402 Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
21321 Industrial and manufacturing engineers 72403 Railway carmen/women
21322 Metallurgical and materials engineers 72404 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
21330 Mining engineers 72405 Machine fitters
21331 Geological engineers 72406 Elevator constructors and mechanics
21332 Petroleum engineers 72410 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
21390 Aerospace engineers 72411 Auto body collision, refinishing and glass technicians and damage repair estimators
21399 Other professional engineers 72420 Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
31100 Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine 72421 Appliance servicers and repairers
31101 Specialists in surgery 72422 Electrical mechanics
31102 General practitioners and family physicians 72423 Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
31103 Veterinarians 72429 Other small engine and small equipment repairers
31110 Dentists 72500 Crane operators
31111 Optometrists 72501 Water well drillers
31112 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists 72600 Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
31120 Pharmacists 72601 Air traffic controllers and related occupations
31121 Dietitians and nutritionists 72602 Deck officers, water transport
31200 Psychologists 72603 Engineer officers, water transport
31201 Chiropractors 72604 Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators
31202 Physiotherapists 72999 Other technical trades and related occupations
31203 Occupational therapists 82010 Supervisors, logging and forestry
31204 Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment 82020 Supervisors, mining and quarrying
31209 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating 82021 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
31300 Nursing coordinators and supervisors 82030 Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors
31301 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 82031 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
31302 Nurse practitioners 92010 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
31303 Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals 92011 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
41100 Judges 92012 Supervisors, food and beverage processing
41101 Lawyers and Quebec notaries 92013 Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
41200 University professors and lecturers 92014 Supervisors, forest products processing
41201 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants 92015 Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
41210 College and other vocational instructors 92020 Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
41220 Secondary school teachers 92021 Supervisors, electronics and electrical products manufacturing
41221 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers 92022 Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
41300 Social workers 92023 Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing
41301 Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies 92024 Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
41302 Religious leaders 92100 Power engineers and power systems operators
41310 Police investigators and other investigative occupations 92101 Water and waste treatment plant operators
41311 Probation and parole officers 13100 Administrative officers
41320 Educational counsellors 13101 Property administrators
41321 Career development practitioners and career counsellors (except education) 13102 Payroll administrators
41400 Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers 13110 Administrative assistants
41401 Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts 13111 Legal administrative assistants
41402 Business development officers and market researchers and analysts 13112 Medical administrative assistants
41403 Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers 13200 Customs, ship and other brokers
41404 Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers 13201 Production and transportation logistics coordinators
41405 Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers 33100 Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
41406 Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers 33101 Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
41407 Program officers unique to government 33102 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
41409 Other professional occupations in social science 33103 Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
51100 Librarians 33109 Other assisting occupations in support of health services
51101 Conservators and curators 43100 Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
51102 Archivists 43109 Other instructors
51110 Editors 43200 Sheriffs and bailiffs
51111 Authors and writers (except technical) 43201 Correctional service officers
51112 Technical writers 43202 By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers
51113 Journalists 43203 Border services, customs, and immigration officers
51114 Translators, terminologists and interpreters 43204 Operations members of the Canadian Armed Forces
51120 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations 53100 Registrars, restorers, interpreters and other occupations related to museum and art galleries
51121 Conductors, composers and arrangers 53110 Photographers
51122 Musicians and singers 53111 Motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and performing arts assistants and operators
12010 Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers 53120 Dancers
12011 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers 53121 Actors, comedians and circus performers
12012 Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers 53122 Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
12013 Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations 53123 Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
12100 Executive assistants 53124 Artisans and craftspersons
12101 Human resources and recruitment officers 53125 Patternmakers – textile, leather and fur products
12102 Procurement and purchasing agents and officers 53200 Athletes
12103 Conference and event planners 53201 Coaches
12104 Employment insurance and revenue officers 53202 Sports officials and referees
12110 Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations 63100 Insurance agents and brokers
12111 Health information management occupations 63101 Real estate agents and salespersons
12112 Records management technicians 63102 Financial sales representatives
12113 Statistical officers and related research support occupations 63200 Cooks
12200 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers 63201 Butchers – retail and wholesale
12201 Insurance adjusters and claims examiners 63202 Bakers
12202 Insurance underwriters 63210 Hairstylists and barbers
12203 Assessors, business valuators and appraisers 63211 Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
22100 Chemical technologists and technicians 63220 Shoe repairers and shoemakers
22101 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians 63221 Upholsterers
22110 Biological technologists and technicians 73100 Concrete finishers
22111 Agricultural and fish products inspectors 73101 Tilesetters
22112 Forestry technologists and technicians 73102 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
22113 Conservation and fishery officers 73110 Roofers and shinglers
22114 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists 73111 Glaziers
22210 Architectural technologists and technicians 73112 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
22211 Industrial designers 73113 Floor covering installers
22212 Drafting technologists and technicians 73200 Residential and commercial installers and servicers
22213 Land survey technologists and technicians 73201 General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
22214 Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology 73202 Pest controllers and fumigators
22220 Computer network and web technicians 73209 Other repairers and servicers
22221 User support technicians 73300 Transport truck drivers
22222 Information systems testing technicians 73301 Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
22230 Non-destructive testers and inspectors 73310 Railway and yard locomotive engineers
22231 Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers 73311 Railway conductors and brakemen/women
22232 Occupational health and safety specialists 73400 Heavy equipment operators
22233 Construction inspectors 73401 Printing press operators
22300 Civil engineering technologists and technicians 73402 Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction
22301 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians 83100 Underground production and development miners
22302 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians 83101 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
22303 Construction estimators 83110 Logging machinery operators
22310 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians 83120 Fishing masters and officers
22311 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) 83121 Fishermen/women
22312 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics 93100 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
22313 Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors 93101 Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing
32100 Opticians 93102 Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
32101 Licensed practical nurses 93200 Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors

High demand for Payroll administrator occupation

Payroll administrators' occupation is a highly demanding job in Canada. Foreign immigrants from anywhere in the world can immigrate to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program of the Express Entry System as public administrators. Canadian employers increased the need for payroll administrators by adding more workers.

Ottawa included payroll administrators' occupations to the list of eligible occupations under the FSWP by encouraging employers to hire foreign nationals to fill vacant jobs.

The Human Resources departments from various employers suggested that the Canadian authorities recruit highly skilled foreign immigrants with a recognized foreign education and good work experience.

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Roles and responsibilities of Payroll administrators

  • Payroll administrators are the employees who prepare the paycheques, manage employee benefits, collect & verify the payroll information and continue accuracy in payroll information.
  • Payroll administrators are recruited through public and private agencies, government organizations, etc.
  • Most companies' employees benefit from the work done by payroll administrators.
  • Companies are looking for payroll administrators who have good expertise and training.

Average wages of Payroll administrators

The average annual wage for a payroll administrator in Canada is CAD 53,430.

Eligibility requirement under FSWP

  • The Canadian authorities stated that specific industries and sectors need particular skills or training to be certified. Foreign work experience is beneficial to any Canadian company.

Work experience for FSWP

  • Foreign nationals planning to apply for permanent residence through FSWP (Federal Skilled Worker Program) must have 1 or more years of work experience, which is paid. This job should be classified using TEER/NOC 2021 codes.

Language proficiency for FSWP

  • Candidates applying under the FSWP must take a language test that proves the necessary language proficiency skill to enter Canada.
  • Language tests available for evaluating an applicant's abilities are IELTS, CELPIP, PTE, etc.
  • Candidates are tested for their language proficiency at various levels like The Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing sections.
  • The Candidate must obtain CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) level 7 to qualify under Federal Skilled Worker Program.

Proof of funds

  • The Candidate needs to provide proof of funds that supports his family, too, along with the Candidate upon reaching Canada.

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