16 new occupations now qualify for permanent residency under Canada immigration
Some of the 16 occupations now covered by Express Entry include nurse aides, long-term care aides, hospital attendants, elementary and secondary school teaching assistants, and transport truck drivers.
In an effort to attract skilled workers to the country in light of skill shortages in critical industries including healthcare, construction, and transportation, Canada has added 16 additional vocations to the list of professions eligible for permanent residence.
According to the National Occupation Classification (NOC) 2021, among the 16 occupations now covered by Express Entry, a point-based immigration application system, are nurse assistants, long-term care aides, hospital attendants, elementary and secondary school teacher assistants, and transport truck drivers.
“These improvements will benefit Canadians who need these services, and they will support employers by giving them a more strong workforce that we can count on to push our economy forward into a successful future,” said Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship.
The following 16 occupations currently accept applications through Express Entry from foreign nationals:
1. Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
2. Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
3. Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
4. Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
5. Sheriffs and Bailiffs
6. Correctional service officers
7. By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers
8. Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
9. Residential and commercial installers and servicers
10. Pest controllers and fumigators
11. Other repairers and servicers
12. Transport truck drivers
13. Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
14. Heavy equipment operators
15. Aircraft assemblers
16. Aircraft assembly inspectors
The NOC system, which is updated to reflect changes in the economy and the type of work, is used to track and categorize every job on the Canadian labor market. To define and evaluate the occupational eligibility requirements for its temporary and permanent residency programs, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada uses NOC.
16 new in-demand occupations are now eligible for permanent residence. That includes transport truck drivers!— Sean Fraser (@SeanFraserMP) November 17, 2022
Will keep working with @cantruck to ensure trucking companies can find the workers they need in order to strengthen Canada’s supply chains. https://t.co/oyk4JlA3Wt
“The Canadian Support Workers Association (CANSWA) welcomes this initiative as a means of addressing the lack of personal support workers in our healthcare system. According to Miranda Ferrier, CEO of the Canadian Support Workers Association, “personal support workers provide the majority of the bedside nursing care to vulnerable Canadians across our country and are desperately in need of assistance to ensure that basic patient care can be provided.
Every area of the Canadian economy depends on the trucking business, according to Stephen Laskowski, president of the Canadian Trucking Alliance. The declaration made by Minister Fraser today will contribute to the security of supply chains, from manufacturing to agriculture, by giving trucking companies access to a global labor pool that was not before available to our industry.
According to a media report, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) declared that permanent residents, including a Nigerian, will now be able to enlist as the military battles with low recruiting numbers.