Canada Federal Skilled Occupation List: An Overview

17 Jul 2014


Immigration News

Canada’s permanent residency program for skilled professionals, The Federal Skilled Worker Program has 50 eligible occupation list. Maximum of 25,000 applications from individuals would be accepted for review, with a cap of 1000 for each individual occupation.

Below is the list of occupation listed in NOC of 2014. The occupation list is updated every annum by CIC on review of Canadian labor market’s demands. The professionals who migrate through the below occupation list under FSW program have great chances of settling in Canada with an appropriate job offer.

1. Senior Managers – Financial, communications, and other business services

Job Description: Senior managers in financial, communications and other major business sectors are mostly responsible for developing and establishing company’s objectives and policies. They are also held responsible for managing the senior or executive management team of their employer.

Average Salary for Senior Managers: $200,000 – $220,000 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Bank President
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Telephone Company
  • President, Advertising Agency

2. Senior Managers – trade, broadcasting, and other services

Job Description: Senior managers in trade broadcasting and other services are responsible for evaluating, planning, directing, and organizing management teams in broadcasting and media services, retail services, wholesale trade, and other sectors.

Average Salary for Senior Managers in this category: $205,000 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Travel Agency
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Professional Sports Club
  • General Manager, Cleaning Service

3. Financial Managers

Job Description: Professionals who organize and control financial and accounting departments in an organization and are also responsible for creating financial policies and systems for their employers are termed as “Financial Managers”

Average Salary: $75,492 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Controller, Financial Services
  • Finance Director
  • Director of Accounting
  • Manager Accounts

4. Human Resource Managers

Job Description: The operations of human resource and personnel departments in an organization are handled, organized and controlled by HR managers. They are also responsible for developing policies and procedures, and also should play a key role in maintaining relations between the management and employees.

Average Salary: $65,964 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Administrator, Human Resources
  • Manager, Industrial Relations
  • Manager, Staff Relations
  • Manager, Employee Relations

5. Purchasing Managers

Job Description: The operations of purchasing department in an organization is handled, organized and controlled by purchasing managers.

Average Salary: $65,050 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Contract Manager
  • Food Purchasing Manager
  • Material Manager

6. Insurance, Real Estate, and Financial Brokerage Managers

Job Description: The above listed managers do organizing and controlling of the activities of departments or organizations that offer insurance, real estate, mortgage, investment and other financial services.

Average Salary: $92,819 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Bond Sales Manager
  • Mortgage Broker Manager
  • Commodities Trading Manager

7. Managers in Health Care

Job Description: Health care managers are in charge of overseeing the delivery of health care services within institutions that provide health care facilities.

Average Salary: $87,360

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Director of Surgery
  • Director of Medicine
  • Director of Physiotherapy

8. Construction Managers

Job Description: Managers who control and handle activities of a construction company or department are termed as “Construction Managers”. They must report to a general or senior manager.

Average Salary: $83,761 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Commercial Construction Manager
  • Construction Superintendent
  • General Contractor

9. Home Building and Renovation Managers

Job Description: Managers who own, operate, and manage organizations that build new residential homes or provide services for renovation of existing residential structures are termed as “Home Building and Renovation Managers”.

Average Salary: $43,261 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Contractor, Home Renovation
  • Home Builder
  • Home Renovator

10. Managers in Natural Resources Production and Fishing

Job Description: This NOC listed occupation group invites managers who plan, organize and manage the operations of establishments in forestry and logging, oil and gas drilling, mining and quarrying, commercial fishing, and production and servicing operations.

Average Salary: $110,240 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Director of Mining
  • Manager, Drilling Operations
  • Manager, Oil Well Servicing

11. Manufacturing Managers

Job Description: Managers responsible for handling the operations of a manufacturing establishment or of a production department in a manufacturing organization or establishment are termed as “Manufacturing Managers”.

Average Salary: $66,738 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Automobile Production Manager
  • Dairy Plant Manager
  • Printing Plant Manager

12. Financial Auditors and Accountants

Job Description: Financial auditors analyze and assess the financial and accounting records of their employers to ensure that they comply with standard accounting procedures where as accountants plan, organize and manage the accounting systems for their employers.

Average Salary: $87,280 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Accountant
  • Income Tax Expert
  • Internal Auditor

13. Financial and Investment Analysts

Job Description: Financial and investment analysts gather financial information and also analyze the same to provide advice related financial and investment advice for the organizations they are employed with.

Average Salary: $57,634 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Money Market Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager

14. Securities Agents, Investment Dealers and Brokers

Job Description: The securities agent and investment dealers buy and sell stocks, securities, and bonds for individual investors or establishments such as banks and insurance firms.

Brokers work on behalf of investment dealers and buy and sell stocks, securities , and bonds.

Average Salary: $163,782 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Bond Dealer
  • Discount Broker
  • Investment Dealer

15. Other Financial Officers

Job Description: Financial planners, mortgage brokers, financial examiners and inspectors are listed under this category.

Average Salary: $50,000 – $70,000 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Account Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Trust Officer

16. Professional Occupations in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

Job Description: This group includes occupations that organize and control the activities of organizations that are involved in different types of sales, marketing, advertising, and public relations.

Average Salary: $66,000 – $95,000 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Advertising Consultant
  • Communications Officer
  • Event Marketing Specialist

17. Supervisors, Finance and Insurance Clerks

Job Description: Supervisors in this field supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in accounting, payroll, customer service, financial services, banking and insurance.

Average Salary: $44,000 – $53,000 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Accounts Payable Supervisor
  • Bank Clerks Supervisor
  • Credit Supervisor

18. Property Administrators

Job Description: Managing and renting property and real estate on behalf of property owners is the main responsibility of a “Property Administrator”.

Average Salary: $39,587 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Housing Project Manager
  • Apartment Rental Agent
  • Property Rentals Manager

19. Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists

Job Description: Professionals who conduct research and exploration programs to learn more about the earth’s composition, as well as to find and use the earth’s natural resources are termed as Geologists, geochemists and geophysicists”.

They may also be involved in designing and implementing programs to assess and reduce the effects of development and waste disposal projects on the environment.

Average Salary: $95,000 – $125,000 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Development Geologist
  • Mineralologist
  • Petrologist

20. Civil Engineers

Job Description: Civil engineers plan, design and develop projects for the construction or repair of public infrastructures like roads, tunnels and bridges. They can also be involved in building and structural inspection and municipal projects planning.

Average Salary: $61,150 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Bridge Engineer
  • Highway Engineer
  • Sanitation Engineer

21. Mechanical Engineers

Job Description: Research, design and development of different types of machinery is the main responsibility of a mechanical engineer. Installation, operation and maintenance of machinery also is a part of the responsibilities.

Average Salary: $60,526 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Acoustics Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer

22. Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Job Description: Research, plan, design and test electronic equipment and systems is the main responsibility of a electrical and electronics engineer.

Average Salary: $63,492 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Avionics Engineer
  • Television Systems Engineer
  • Electrical Network Engineer

23. Petroleum Engineers

Job Description: Engineers who perform studies and research on the exploration, development, and extraction of oil and gas deposits are petroleum engineers. Overseeing drilling projects for oil and gas wells is also a part of duties..

Average Salary: $85,188 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Drilling Engineer, Oil and Gas
  • Subsea Engineer
  • Reservoir Engineer, Petroleum

24. Information Systems Analysts and Consultants

Job Description: Information systems analysts and consultants conduct research, provide advice, and develop policies and plans on a wide range of information systems issues.

Average Salary: $78,626 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Informatics Consultant
  • Systems Consultant
  • IT (Information Technology) Consultant

 25. Database Analysts and Data Administrators

Job Description: Designing, developing and administering data management solutions by usage of appropriate data management software is the core function of a database analysts and data administrators. Data administrators also develop data administration policy and standards.

Average Salary: $58,000 – $65,000 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Database Architect
  • Data Custodian
  • Data Warehouse Analyst

26. Software Engineers and Designers

Job Description: Software engineers and designers do research, design, and development of software applications, technical environments, information warehouses, embedded software, and telecommunications software.

Average Salary: $58,041 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Software Design Engineer
  • Software Testing Engineer
  • Telecommunications Software Engineer

27. Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers

Job Description: Writing, modifying, and testing computer code for different computer and software applications is the main job responsibility for computer programmers while the interactive media developers write, modify, and test computer code for film, computer games, Internet applications, and other interactive media.

Average Salary: $65,000 – $75,000 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Multimedia Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Programmer

28. Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians

Job Description: Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians provide technical support and services. They may also work independently in different mechanical engineering fields such as developing, testing, and maintaining different types of machines.

Average Salary: $50,600 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Technologist
  • Tool Designer

29. Construction Estimators

Job Description: Construction estimators analyze costs of and prepare estimates on civil engineering, architectural, structural, electrical, and mechanical construction projects.

Average Salary: $52,530 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Chief Estimator – Construction
  • Cost Estimator – Construction
  • Quantity Surveyor – Construction

30. Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians

Job Description: Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians design, develop and test electrical and electronic equipment and systems.

Average Salary: $64,191 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Communications Technologist
  • Electrical Engineering Technologist
  • Electronics Engineering Technician

31. Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics

Job Description: Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics repair, maintain and install industrial measuring and controlling instrumentation.

Average Salary: $66,000 – $95,000 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Industrial Instrument Mechanic
  • Instrument Technician, Industrial
  • Apprentice Industrial Instrument Mechanic

32. Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety

Job Description: Inspectors in this group evaluate and monitor safety hazards and develop strategies to control risks in the workplace. They inspect workplaces to ensure that they have met government health standards.

Average Salary: $53,000 – $66,000 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Health and Safety Officer
  • Public Health Inspector

33. Computer Network Technicians

Job Description: Computer network technicians operate, maintain, and co-ordinate the use of computer networks and equipment.

Average Salary: $42,730 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Computer Network Technician
  • Network/System Administrator
  • Network Maintenance Technician

34. Nursing Co-ordinators and Supervisors

Job Description: Workers in this field co-ordinate and supervise the activities of registered nursing personnel in the provision of patient care.

Average Salary: $81,362 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Nursing Care Co-ordinator
  • Nursing Supervisor
  • Psychiatric Nursing Supervisor

35. Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses

Job Description: Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses provide direct nursing care to patients, and deliver health care programs and consultation services relevant to nursing.

Average Salary: $29.77 per hour

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Clinical Nurse
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse (R.P.N.)
  • Nursing Consultant

36. Specialist Physicians

Job Description: This group includes specialist physicians in clinical medicine, in laboratory medicine and in surgery.

Average Salary: $186,018 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Cardiologist
  • General Pathologist
  • General Surgeon

37. General Practitioners and Family Physicians

Job Description: General practitioners and family physicians diagnose and treat the diseases and injuries of their patients. They provide their patients with direct contact and continuous care.

Average Salary: $117,951 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Family Physician
  • General Practitioner (GP)
  • Medical Doctor

38. Dietitians and Nutritionists

Job Description: Dieticians and nutritionists plan, oversee and apply nutrition and food service programs.

Average Salary: $65,000 – $75,000 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Nutrition Specialist
  • Public Health Dietitian
  • Research Dietitian

39. Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists

Job Description: Audiologists diagnose, evaluate and treat patients with hearing loss and balance problems. Speech language pathologists diagnose, evaluate and treat human communication disorders.

Average Salary: $75,000 – $85,000 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Clinical Audiologist
  • Research Audiologist
  • Educational Speech-Language Pathologist

40. Physiotherapists

Job Description: Physiotherapists plan and carry out programs designed to maintain, improve or restore the physical functions of their patients, as well as to relieve pain and prevent injury in their patients.

Average Salary: $35.05 per hour

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Physical Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Research Physiotherapist

41. Occupational Therapists

Job Description: Occupational therapists develop individual and group programs with people affected by illness, injury, emotional disorders or psychological problems to maintain, restore or increase their ability to care for themselves and to engage in work, school or leisure.

Average Salary: $58,949

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Clinical Occupational Therapist
  • Community Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Rehabilitation Consultant

42. Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Perfusionists, and Cardiopulmonary Technologists

Job Description: Respiratory therapists assist physicians in the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with respiratory and cardiopulmonary disorders. Clinical perfusionists provide technical support to patients undergoing cardiac surgery and patients requiring cardio respiratory support. Cardiopulmonary Technologists assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases.

Average Salary: $29.39 per hour

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Cardiopulmonary Technologist
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Clinical Perfusionist

43. Medical Radiation Technologists

Job Description: This group includes technologists who operate radiographic and radiation therapy equipment to perform radiation treatment and produce images of body structures to diagnose injury and disease.

Average Salary: $29.37 per hour

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Radiation Oncology Technologist
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Clinical Instructor, Radiation Therapy

44. Medical Sonographers

Job Description: Medical sonographers operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images of different parts of the body to aid physicians in monitoring various parts of the body.

Average Salary: $65,000 – $75,000 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Ultrasound Technologist
  • Medical Sonographer
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

45. Licensed Practical Nurses

Job Description: Licensed practical nurses provide nursing care usually under the direction of medical practitioners, registered nurses, or other health team members.

Average Salary: $23.96 per hour

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Graduate Nursing Assistant
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nursing Assistant

46. Paramedical Occupations

Job Description: Paramedics provide pre-hospital emergency medical care to patients with injuries or medical illnesses. They aid in transport of these patients to hospitals or other medical facilities for further care.

Average Salary: $50,000 – $60,000 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Ambulance Attendant
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic

47. University Professors and Lecturers

Job Description: University professors and lecturers teach courses to undergraduate and graduate students and conduct research at universities.

Average Salary: $115,513 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Associate Professor, Linguistics
  • English Professor, University
  • Professor of Medicine, University

48. Psychologists

Job Description: Psychologists assess behavioral, cognitive and emotional disorders, and also provide counsel and therapy for these patients. They are also involved in research relating to behavior and mental process.

Average Salary: $70,076 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Experimental Psychologist
  • Research Psychologist

49. Early Childhood Educators and Assistants

Job Description: Early childhood educators and assistants provide care for infants and pre-school-aged children. They lead children in activities to stimulate and develop their physical, intellectual and emotional growth and ensure their security and well-being.

Average Salary: $14.70 per hour

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Daycare Supervisor
  • Child Care Worker Assistant
  • Preschool Helper

50. Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters

Job Description: Translators translate written material from one language to another where as Interpreters translate oral communication from one language to another during speeches, meetings, debates, and hearings. Terminologists do research to define terms in a certain field, and find their equivalent in other languages.

Average Salary: $50,356 per annum

Professionals holding the below designations can apply under the above category:

  • Conference Interpreter
  • Medical Terminologist
  • Translator

Source: CIC


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