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Published by Gabriel Oliveira on November 07, 2020

NOC Codes That Start in 72

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.

Full list of occupations with NOC codes that start in 72:
NOC Code Occupations
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
7234 Boilermakers
7235 Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
7236 Ironworkers
7237 Welders and related machine operators
7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
7242 Industrial electricians
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
7251 Plumbers
7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
7253 Gas fitters
7271 Carpenters
7272 Cabinetmakers
7281 Bricklayers
7282 Concrete finishers
7283 Tilesetters
7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
7291 Roofers and shinglers
7292 Glaziers
7293 Insulators
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.

Other NOCs mentioned on the same question

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.

Sources Used on This Article

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