As we mentioned previously, the Federal Skilled Worker Program is all about skills. And there are specific ones being looked for by the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada).
They need to know exactly what is it that you do for a living, so they can evaluate what you bring to the table.
Because each part of the world might call the same job by different names, Canada has an official list with codes and descriptions for each profession.
At this point, you need to find the code for your profession on that list.
So, the "list" is called National Occupational Classification (NOC) System
It is veeery comprehensive - has around 30,000 job titles, gathered into 500 unit groups. So it is highly probable that yours is there.
For each profession, there is a code (that you need to know), and a failrly detailed description, to help you make sure you found the right one.
Besides the code, each occupation also has a skill level associated to it.
There are 5 different skill levels. "Zero" is the highest one, which is for manager-type roles. And "D" is the lowest one, which includes job that don't need much studies/preparations, like cleaning staff.
On the Express Entry context, applied to the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the rule is that your job title must belong to a category which skill type is 0, A or B.
|0 (zero)||Management jobs||Restaurant manager, factory manager, etc.|
|A||Jobs that usually require university diploma||Doctor, scientist, engineers, etc.|
|B||Jobs that usually require technical trainning||Chefs, plumbers, electricians, etc.|
|C||Jobs that usually require high-school or job-specific trainnings||Butcher, truck driver, food servers, etc.|
|D||Jobs that usually require on-the-job trainning||Fruit pickers, cleaning staff, etc.|
So, for an example, if you are a super market cachier, that is classified as Skill Level C, which doesn't make the cut.