Priority Workers List For Canadian Foreign Worker Applications

Economic Class Applications

All economic class applications, with the exception of federal skilled worker applications, shall be placed into processing according to existing priorities, including:

  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Investors
  • Live-in Caregivers
  • Quebec economic applicants
  • Provincial nominees

Federal skilled worker applications submitted on or after February 27, 2008, and that meet the following criteria shall be placed into processing immediately upon receipt:

  • Applications submitted with an offer of arranged employment; or
  • Applications submitted by foreign nationals who have been residing legally in Canada for at least one year as temporary foreign workers or international students; or
  • Applications from skilled workers with evidence of experience [note 1] under one or more of the following National Occupational Classification categories.

Canada’s National Occupational Classification Categories

0111 Financial Managers

0213 Computer and Information Systems Managers

0311 Managers in Health Care

0631 Restaurant and Food Service Managers

0632 Accommodation Service Managers

0711 Construction Managers

1111 Financial Auditors and Accountants

2113 Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists

2143 Mining Engineers

2144 Geological Engineers

2145 Petroleum Engineers

3111 Specialist Physicians

3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians

3141 Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists

3143 Occupational Therapists

3142 Physiotherapists

3151 Head Nurses and Supervisors

3152 Registered Nurses

3215 Medical Radiation Technologists

3233 Licensed Practical Nurses

4121 University Professors

4131 College and Other Vocational Instructors

6241 Chefs

6242 Cooks

7213 Contractors and Supervisors, Pipefitting Trades

7215 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades

7217 Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews

7241 Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System)

7242 Industrial Electricians

7251 Plumbers

7252 Steamfitters, Pipefitters and Sprinkler System Installers

7265 Welders and Related Machine Operators

7312 Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics

7371 Crane Operators

7372 Drillers and Blasters – Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction

8221 Supervisors, Mining and Quarrying

8222 Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service

9212 Supervisors, Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Processing and Utilities

Additional Questions About Hiring For Priority Worker Positions

If you are looking to hire foreign employees and you are unsure whether your position falls within the classification of a priority worker, call to book an appointment with our immigration lawyers in Edmonton and let us help you assess your application and employment needs, in accordance with Canada’s foreign worker policies.

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