When you fill the IRCC eligibility questionnaire to see if you are eligible to immigrate to Canada, this question will pop up:
In the last five years, do you have at least two years of experience in one of these types of jobs (skilled trades)?
- industrial, electrical and construction trades (NOC codes that start in 72)
- maintenance and equipment operation trades (NOC codes that start in 73)
- supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture and related production (NOC codes that start in 82)
- processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators (NOC codes that start in 92)
- chefs and cooks or (NOC codes that start in 632)
- butchers and bakers (NOC codes that start in 633
IRCC asks this because these groups of professions are considered skilled trades, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (which is also processed through the Express Entry process) specifically looks for people with experience on those jobs .
To see if you have experience in one of those occupations, look for your job on the lists below.
|7201||Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations|
|7202||Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations|
|7203||Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades|
|7204||Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades|
|7205||Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers|
|7231||Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors|
|7232||Tool and die makers|
|7233||Sheet metal workers|
|7235||Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters|
|7237||Welders and related machine operators|
|7241||Electricians (except industrial and power system)|
|7243||Power system electricians|
|7244||Electrical power line and cable workers|
|7245||Telecommunications line and cable workers|
|7246||Telecommunications installation and repair workers|
|7247||Cable television service and maintenance technicians|
|7252||Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers|
|7284||Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers|
|7291||Roofers and shinglers|
|7294||Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)|
|7295||Floor covering installers|
If you have experience in one of these occupations within the last five years, go ahead and say so on the dropdown for the answer. It might impact your eligibility.
These other occupations are also mentioned on the same question during the eligibility questionnaire.
Go through them to see if you have experience on any of them.
I hope this article helps you on your immigration journey!
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