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New Job Profiles in demand in Canada

Since the introduction of Express Entry Category-based draws, candidates have been selected based on their professional experiences rather than their CRS scores.

Below mentioned is the list of In demand jobs by different provinces. All the provinces have their own basic eligibility criteria as well as full-time work experience in a targeted or in-demand profession.


Alberta PNP (AAIP) has not provided a list of targeted occupations, but it has given the occupations that are currently in high demand in the province.

Following is the list showing the number of people who are currently employed in each role, and includes occupations such as:

  • Retail sales supervisors;
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses;
  • Transport truck drivers;
  • Retail and wholesale trade managers; and
  • Accounting and related clerks, and more.

Alberta has also posted a list of ineligible occupations, for the individuals who work in these jobs are not eligible for PNP immigration.
The province also holds targeted draws for healthcare workers and agriculture workers, under the Dedicated Healthcare pathway & the Priority Sectors and Farm streams respectively.

British Columbia

British Columbia PNP (BCPNP) separates its targeted occupations into four categories:

  • Tech occupations (including data scientists, web designers, physicists, & astronomers., etc.);
  • Healthcare occupations (including dentists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, etc.);
  • Childcare occupations (which specifically target Early childhood educators and assistants); and
  • Other priority occupations (which specifically target veterinarians Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians).

Manitoba PNP (MPNP), the oldest PNP in Canada, organizes its targeted occupations into 10 different categories:

  • Business, finance, and administration occupations, including financial managers, human resource professionals, administrative officers, and more;
  • Natural and applied sciences and related occupations, including architects, data scientists, land surveyors, mechanical and civil engineers, and more;
  • Health occupations, including pharmacists, psychologists, physical therapists, and more;
  • Occupations in education, law, and social, community, and government services, including lawyers, social workers, therapists, early childhood educators and assistants, and more;
  • Occupations in art, recreation, and sport, including audio and video recording technicians, graphic designers and illustrators, sports and fitness program and service directors, and more;
  • Sales and service occupations, including corporate sales managers, retail sales supervisors, cooks, bakers, and more;
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators, and related occupations, including construction managers, tool and die makers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, and more;
  • Natural resources, agriculture, and related occupations, which specifically targets managers in agriculture;
  • Occupations in manufacturing and utilities, which targets manufacturing managers, utility managers, power engineers, and power system operators; and
  • Rural in-demand occupations, which target Nurse’s aides, orderlies, patient service associates, industrial butchers, meat cutters, poultry preparers, and related workers.

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New Brunswick

New Brunswick PNP (NBPNP) gives a list of sectors that had the highest number of job vacancies instead of a list of all targeted occupations.

In July 2023, these sectors are:

  • Sales and service, including occupations like retail salesperson, cashiers, retail sales supervisors, and more;
  • Other services, which include administrative assistants, hairstylists, barbers, estheticians, bus mechanics, and more;
  • Business, finance, and administration, including light duty cleaners, financial sales representatives, police officers, administrative assistants, other customer and information service representatives, and more;
  • Trades, transport, and equipment operators and related, which encompasses roles like store shelf stockers, clerks, transport truck drivers, letter carriers, and laborers in food, beverage, and associated products processing (among others);
  • Education, law, and social and community government, including roles such as elementary and kindergarten schoolteachers, university professors and lecturers, non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian armed forces, building superintendents, and more; and
  • Health occupations, which include professions like licensed practical nurses, early childhood educators and assistants, home support workers, nurses’ aides, orderlies, patient service associates, and more.
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Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador PNP (NLPNP) separates its in-demand occupations into four broad categories:

  • Healthcare occupations, encompass professions like physicians, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, clinical psychologists, and more;
  • Information Communications Technology occupations, including professions like software developers, biomedical engineers, UI/UX developers, AI developers, and more;
  • Technical specialist occupations, including jobs like security specialists, cloud specialists, bioinformaticians, data analysts, offshore technicians, and more; and
  • Aquaculture occupations, encompass jobs like captains (requiring a fishing master class-4 certificate), farming and feeding managers, facility technicians, assistant managers, and more.
Nova Scotia

The targeted occupations in Nova Scotia are under the TEER levels 3, 4 and 5. TEER codes span from 0-5 with roles at the 0-level being responsibility intensive and needing the most education and experience of all jobs classified; and roles at the 5-level requiring the least education and experience.

  • Nurse’s aides;
  • Food and beverage servers;
  • Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers, and related support occupations;
  • Light duty cleaners;
  • Transport truck drivers;
  • Heavy equipment operators; and
  • Construction trades helpers and labourers.

OINP Employer Job Offer stream invites the candidates who have both, an Employer Job Offer and have skills in an in-demand position.

In-demand jobs are divided into two categories:

  • In-demand jobs for positions anywhere in Ontario, and
  • In-demand positions outside of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Some positions that are in-demand anywhere in Ontario include:

  • Home support workers, caregivers, and related occupations;
  • Meat cutters and fish mongers (retail and wholesale); and
  • Construction trades helpers and labourers.

Some positions that are in-demand outside of the GTA include:

  • Machine operators, mineral, and metal processing;
  • Metalworking and forging machine operators; and
  • Mechanical assemblers and inspectors.
Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island’s PNP (PEIPNP) targets the following in-demand occupations:

  • Nurse’s aides, orderlies, and patient service associates;
  • Transport truck drivers;
  • Construction trades helpers and laborers;
  • Light duty cleaners;
  • Other laborers in processing, manufacturing, and utilities;
  • Material handlers;
  • Process control and machine operators for food and beverage processing); and
  • Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers, and related workers.

Saskatchewan’s PNP (SINP) doesn’t have a targeted occupation list, instead choosing to target occupations in TEER levels 0, 1, 2, and 3. Professions on this list are not eligible to apply to the SINP through the Express Entry and Occupations in Demand streams.

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