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Thursday, July 1, 2010

29 In-Demand Occupations | Canada Immigration New High Demand - Priority List

This post is to let you know the new Ministerial Instruction identifying the new high demand list of occupations eligible for processing under Federal Skilled Worker program.

Which means that this supersedes the old list of 38 high demand occupation it published and processed last November 2008.



Here is the new list of high demand occupations or technically known as the 29 In-demand occupations:

0631 Restaurant and Food Service Managers

0811 Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture)

1122 Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management

1233 Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners

2121 Biologists and Related Scientists

2151 Architects

3111 Specialist Physicians

3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians

3113 Dentists

3131 Pharmacists

3142 Physiotherapists

3152 Registered Nurses


3215 Medical Radiation Technologists

3222 Dental Hygienists & Dental Therapists

3233 Licensed Practical Nurses

4151 Psychologists

4152 Social Workers

6241 Chefs

6242 Cooks

7215 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades

7216 Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades

7241 Electricians (Except Industrial & Power System)

7242 Industrial Electricians

7251 Plumbers

7265 Welders & Related Machine Operators

7312 Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics

7371 Crane Operators

7372 Drillers & Blasters - Surface Mining, Quarrying & Construction

8222 Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service


These new Ministerial Instruction will affect you if you applied on or after June 26, 2010.

If your application was received before June 26, 2010, it will be processed according to the rules that were in effect at that time ( old priority list of Canada).

Succeeding this blogpost will be another write up to elaborate the effect, the pros and cons as well as an overview of the changes in the process.

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