Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have published a list of occupations that are eligible for applications in the Express Entry program. This list is updated as at June 2018.

Accommodation service managers

Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

Actors and comedians

Administrative assistants

Administrative officers

Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training

Advertising, marketing and public relations managers

Aerospace engineers

Agricultural and fish products inspectors

Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists

Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers  Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors

Air traffic controllers and related occupations

Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors

Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

Allied primary health practitioners

Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians

Announcers and other broadcasters

Appliance servicers and repairers


Architectural technologists and technicians

Architecture and science managers


Artisans and craftspersons

Assessors, valuators and appraisers


Audio and video recording technicians

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

Authors and writers

Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers


Banking, credit and other investment managers

Biological technologists and technicians

Biologists and related scientists



Broadcast technicians

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants

Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale


Cable television service and maintenance technicians

Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologist.


Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing


Chemical engineers

Chemical technologists and technicians



Civil engineering technologists and technicians

Civil engineers

Cleaning supervisors


College and other vocational instructors

Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces

Commissioned police officers

Computer and information systems managers

Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

Computer network technicians

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

Concrete finishers

Conductors, composers and arrangers

Conference and event planners

Conservation and fishery officers

Conservators and curators

Construction estimators

Construction inspectors

Construction managers

Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations

Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews

Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations

Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades

Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services

Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers

Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades


Corporate sales managers

Court officers and justices of the peace

Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations

Crane operators

Customer and information services supervisors

Customs, ship and other brokers


Database analysts and data administrators

Deck officers, water transport

Dental hygienists and dental therapists

Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants



Dietitians and nutritionists

Drafting technologists and technicians

Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction

Early childhood educators and assistants

Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts


Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers

Educational counsellors

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

Electrical and electronics engineers

Electrical mechanics

Electrical power line and cable workers

Electricians (except industrial and power system)

Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)

Elementary school and kindergarten teachers

Elevator constructors and mechanics

Employment counsellors

Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers

Engineer officers, water transport

Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers

Engineering managers

Executive assistants

Executive housekeepers

Facility operation and maintenance managers

Family, marriage and other related counsellors

Film and video camera operators

Financial and investment analysts

Financial auditors and accountants

Financial managers

Financial sales representatives

Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers



Fishing masters and officers

Floor covering installers

Food service supervisors

Forestry professionals

Forestry technologists and technicians

Funeral directors and embalmers

Gas fitters

General practitioners and family physicians

Geological and mineral technologists and technicians

Geological engineers

Geoscientists and oceanographers


Government managers – economic analysis, policy development and program administration

Government managers – education policy development and program administration

Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration

Graphic arts technicians

Graphic designers and illustrators

Hairstylists and barbers

Health information management occupations

Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

Home building and renovation managers

Human resources and recruitment officers

Human resources managers

Human resources professionals

Industrial and manufacturing engineers

Industrial designers

Industrial electricians

Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians

Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

Information systems analysts and consultants

Information systems testing technicians

Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety

Instructors of persons with disabilities


Insurance adjusters and claims examiners

Insurance agents and brokers

Insurance underwriters

Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers

Interior designers and interior decorators


Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations



Land survey technologists and technicians

Land surveyors

Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists

Landscape architects

Lawyers and Quebec notaries

Legal administrative assistants



Library and public archive technicians

Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers

Licensed practical nurses

Logging machinery operators

Machine fitters

Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

Managers in agriculture

Managers in aquaculture

Managers in customer and personal services.

Managers in health care

Managers in horticulture

Managers in natural resources production and fishing

Managers in social, community and correctional services

Managers in transportation

Manufacturing managers

Massage therapists

Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians

Mechanical engineers

Medical administrative assistants

Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants

Medical laboratory technologists

Medical radiation technologists

Medical sonographers

Metallurgical and materials engineers

Meteorologists and climatologists

Mining engineers

Motor vehicle body repairers

Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics

Musicians and singers

Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers

Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces

Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians

Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors

Occupational therapists

Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers

Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics



Other administrative services managers

Other business services managers

Other financial officers

Other instructors

Other managers in public administration

Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)

Other performers.

Other professional engineers.

Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating

Other professional occupations in physical sciences

Other professional occupations in social science.

Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment

Other religious occupations

Other services supervisors

Other small engine and small equipment repairers

Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment

Other trades and related occupations.

Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)

Painters, sculptors and other visual artists

Paralegal and related occupations

Paramedical occupations

Patternmakers – textile, leather and fur products

Petroleum engineers

Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators



Physicists and astronomers


Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers


Police officers (except commissioned)

Postal and courier services managers

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

Power engineers and power systems operators

Power system electricians

Practitioners of natural healing

Printing press operators

Probation and parole officers and related occupations

Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

Professional occupations in business management consulting

Professional occupations in religion

Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness

Program officers unique to government

Property administrators


Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators

Purchasing agents and officers

Purchasing managers

Railway and yard locomotive engineers

Railway Carmen/women

Railway conductors and brakemen/women

Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators

Real estate agents and salespersons

Records management technicians

Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers

Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors

Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

Restaurant and food service managers

Retail and wholesale buyers

Retail and wholesale trade managers

Retail sales supervisors

Roofers and shinglers

School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education

Secondary school teachers

Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers

Senior government managers and officials

Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities

Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services

Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership organizations

Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services


Sheet metal workers

Shoe repairers and shoemakers

Social and community service workers

Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

Social workers

Software engineers and designers

Specialist physicians

Sports officials and referees

Statistical officers and related research support occupations

Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers

Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters

Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing

Supervisors, electronics manufacturing

Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers

Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing

Supervisors, forest products processing

Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing

Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers

Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers

Supervisors, logging and forestry

Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations

Supervisors, mineral and metal processing

Supervisors, mining and quarrying

Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators

Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling

Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing

Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly

Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities

Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing

Supervisors, printing and related occupations

Supervisors, railway transport operations

Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations

Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing

Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts

Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners

Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology

Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries

Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

Telecommunication carriers managers

Telecommunications installation and repair workers

Telecommunications line and cable workers

Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers

Tool and die makers

Translators, terminologists and interpreters

Underground production and development miners

University professors and lecturers


Urban and land use planners

User support technicians

Utilities managers


Water and waste treatment plant operators

Water well drillers

Web designers and developers

Welders and related machine operators


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