All occupations under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 0, A, and B category are eligible to apply under the Express Entry Program of Canada. However, there is no denying the fact that some occupations are more in demand in Canada than others. It is no surprise then that some occupations end up getting a majority of the Canada PR Visas.
Now that Canada is on its road to recovery after the pandemic lockdown, it has revived its immigration efforts. Which occupation do you think will get the most number of Canada PR Visas through the Express Entry Program in 2020?
Here is a look at the occupations that got the most number of Canada PR Visas in 2019:
|Occupation & NOC Code||No. of Admissions in 2019|
|2011 – Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences||16,685|
|2016 – Professional occupations in business and finance||6,825|
|2011 – Specialized middle management occupations||5,320|
|2011 – 12 – Administrative occupations and financial and administrative supervisors||5,260|
|2011- 22 – Applied sciences and natural technical occupations||3,870|
|2011 – 40 – Professional occupations in education services||3,565|
|2011 – 63 – Specialized service occupations and Service supervisor||2,825|
|2011- 62 – Specialized sales occupations and Retail sales supervisors||2,415|
|2011- 41 – Professional occupations in law and social, community and government services||2,325|
|2011- 06 – Middle management occupations in retail and wholesale trade and customer services||2,185|
|Total Express Entry Admissions||1,09,595|
15% of all Express Entry admissions in 2019 were IT professionals and engineers, including:
- Software developers
- Computer programmers
- Computer engineers
- Web designers
- Chemical engineers
The following occupations are most likely to win the Canada PR Visa lottery in 2020:
- Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences
Just like 2019, NOC 21 is most likely to dominate the Express Entry Program in 2020. Engineers and technology professionals are the most in-demand in Canada. The significant demand means that these professionals easily earn between CAD 60,000 to CAD 120,000 a year.
Occupations under NOC 21 are :
|211||Physical science professionals|
|212||Life science professionals|
|213||Civil, mechanical, electrical and chemical engineers|
|215||Architects, urban planners, and land surveyors|
|216||Mathematicians, statisticians, and actuaries|
|217||Computer and information systems professionals|
- Professional occupations in business and finance
Auditors, Accountants, and Human Resource professionals are an integral part of a successful business.
Accountants easily earn between CAD 50,000 and CAD 100, 000 per year while HR professionals take home between CAD 60,000 and CAD 150,000.
Occupations under NOC 11
|111||Auditors, accountants, and investment professionals|
|112||Human resources and business service professionals|
- Specialized middle management occupations
NOC 01-05 has a range of middle management roles like financial managers, administrators, engineering managers, and information systems managers.
Financial managers take home anywhere between CAD 75,000 and CAD 150,000. Engineering managers, depending on their experience, can earn anywhere between CAD 75,000 and CAD 140,000.
Occupations under NOC 01-05
|11||Administrative services managers|
|12||Managers in financial and business services|
|13||Managers in communication (except broadcasting)|
|21||Engineering, Architecture, Science and Information System Managers|
|31||Managers in health care|
|41||Managers in public administration|
|42||Education and social and community services managers|
|43||Managers in public protection services|
|51||Managers in art, culture, recreation, and sport|
- Administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations
NOC 12 includes human resource executives, recruitment officers, and finance office supervisors.
Recruitment officers earn anything between CAD 40,000 and CAD 75,000 with other benefits and incentives.
Occupations under NOC 12
|121||Administrative services supervisors|
|122||Administrative and regulatory occupations|
|124||General, legal and medical – Office administrative assistant|
|125||Records management technicians, statistical officers, transcriptionists and court reporters|
- Natural and applied science technical occupations
NOC 22 has a wide range of occupations including IT and engineering. Other popular occupations in NOC 22 are computer network technicians, information systems testing technicians, user support technicians, and engineering technologists.
Occupations in NOC 22
|221||Technical occupations in physical sciences|
|222||Technical occupations in life sciences|
|223||Civil, mechanical and industrial engineering|
|224||Electronics and electrical engineering|
|225||Architecture, drafting, surveying, geomatics, and meteorology|
|226||Other technical inspectors and regulatory officers|
|227||Transportation officers and controllers|
|228||Technical occupations in computer and information systems|
- Professional occupations in education services
NOC 40 includes College and University Professors which is another popular occupation in Canada.
Occupations under NOC 40
|401||University professors and post-secondary assistants|
|402||College and other vocational instructors|
And Elementary and Secondary school teachers
- Service supervisors and specialized service occupations
NOC 63 has Butchers and Fishmongers which are also high-priority occupations in Canada.
Occupations under NOC 63
|632||Chefs and cooks|
|633||Butchers and bakers|
|634||Specialized occupations in personal and customer services|
- Retail sales supervisors and specialized sales occupations
NOC 62 has insurance agents, wholesale buyers, and real estate agents. There were 2,415 admissions under NOC 62 in 2019.
Occupations under NOC 62
|621||Retail sales supervisors|
|622||Technical sales specialists in wholesale trade, retail and wholesale buyers|
|623||Insurance, real estate, and financial sales occupations|
- Professional occupations in law and social, community, and government services
Jobs falling under NOC 41 are judges, lawyers, social workers, psychologists, and counsellors.
Occupations under NOC 41
|411||Judges, lawyers and Quebec notaries|
|415||Social and community service professionals|
|416||Policy and program researchers, consultants, and officers|
- Middle management occupations in retail and wholesale trade and customer service
NOC 06 had 2,185 admissions in 2019.
Occupations under NOC 06
|60||Corporate sales managers|
|62||Retail and wholesale trade managers|
|63||Managers in food service and accommodation|
|65||Managers in customer and personal services|
The occupations listed above have the highest chances of getting a Canada PR Visa in 2020. However, if you know the Express Entry system, you know that occupation is not a criterion. What really matters are your CRS scores. The better your CRS scores, the higher chance you have to get an ITA to initiate your Canada Visa process.
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