Canada Opens door to more skilled workers

Under the Federal Skilled Visa a person can live and work in Canada without any limitations.  They can also arrive in Canada without a job offer which makes immigration much easier if not a little scary to arrive in a new country without a job!

Canada Opens door to more skilled workers

Advantages of a Federal Skilled Visa

The visa class is the most popular route to Canada and has many advantages like:

Open access to the market

Instant residency on arrival in Canada

Freedom to move around Canada on arrival

No requirement to have an employer

Peace of mind

Disadvantages to a Federal Skilled Visa for Canada

There are very few disadvantages to this visa as Canada want to make it as attractive as possible.  Their economy is reliant on overseas skills joining their work force each year.

Time required to process the visa


A candidate must be below 40 as a rule but not always the case and requires an IELTS score or for those not aware of IELTS you need to be able to speak english adequately to get along in your job in Canada.  With a few other minor criteria to address it is all about how your skills and experience is presented to convince the Canadian Authorities you are eligible.

What Skills are on the Federal Skilled list 2014/15

The list is certainly much larger than previous years and we are delighted to report some old favourites are back which means a number of our clients are now able to apply for this visa rather than wait to secure an employer.

The list is as follows:

• Chefs

• Cooks

• Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale

• Bakers

• Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting

trades and related occupations

• Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications


• Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades

• Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

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


• Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

• Tool and die makers

• Sheet metal workers

• Boilermakers

• Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters

• Ironworkers

• Welders and related machine operators

• Electricians (except industrial and power system)

• Industrial electricians

• Power system electricians

• Electrical power line and cable workers

• Telecommunications line and cable workers

• Telecommunications installation and repair workers

• Cable television service and maintenance technicians

• Plumbers

• Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers

• Gas fitters

• Carpenters

• Cabinetmakers

• Bricklayers

• Concrete finishers

• Tilesetters

• Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers

• Roofers and shinglers

• Glaziers

• Insulators

• Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)

• Floor covering installers

• Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades

• Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews

• Supervisors, printing and related occupations

• Supervisors, railway transport operations

• Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators

• Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

• Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

• Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics

• Railway carmen/women

• Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

• Machine fitters

• Elevator constructors and mechanics

• Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical


• Motor vehicle body repairers

• Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics

• Appliance servicers and repairers

• Electrical mechanics

• Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics

• Other small engine and small equipment repairers

• Railway and yard locomotive engineers

• Railway conductors and brakemen/women

• Crane operators

• Drillers and blasters – surface, mining, quarrying and construction

• Water well drillers

• Printing press operators

• Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.

• Supervisors, logging and forestry

• Supervisors, mining and quarrying

• Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling services

• Underground production and development miners

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

• Logging machinery operators

• Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock


• Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and

horticulture services

• Fishing masters and officers

• Fishermen/women

• Supervisors, mineral and metal processing

• Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities

• Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing

• Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing

• Supervisors, forest products processing

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


• Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling

• Supervisors, electronics manufacturing

• Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing

• Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing

• Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing

• Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly

• Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing

• Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators

• Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators

• Power engineers and power systems operators

• Water and waste treatment plant operators

How long do these visas stay open for?

Federal skilled visas list is open for a year however during the year if the Canadian Government deem they have received enough of a specific skill they will simply stop processing those visas and take them off the list.  So if you see your skills listed and would like to go to Canada please get in touch now to avoid disappointment.

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Please Leave a Comment


Hi, am a registered nurse with a masters degree in nursing education. I do not see my skills listed above, do i still stand a chance to apply and my partner is above 40.

Ekole, October 9, 2014

My name guide Mansour’ve tried all my powers to migrate to Australia, Canada, but my attempts failed since 1996, but I was determined to suit the certificate my husband and I want to work and live legally and time lengthens online and things are complicated and a message from me to the President or the Minister of Immigration, Mr. Chris Alexander helped me with all the attention and not to neglect and my attempts succeed even for a once in a life and thank you

Mansour, October 9, 2014

I am connected with readymix company here in Qatar since 2007 and and also had previous experience in saudi arabia(3 companies including abv ro k group and in the phil. also. I have 4 children,1 computer engineer,1 registered nurse,1 working in saudi arabia in restaurant and 1 in computer establishment.I want to work with my family together in alberta canada.i have relatives in alberta canada,can you give some i formation on how to enter Canada.its my prayer and my dream for my family to live there together.Thank you,God bless,

Vendiola, October 9, 2014

Hi there i want to move and work because the list that i have seen about the jobs my carrie is there i work as mobile crane operator i can also drive horse and trailer so i to know what must i do to register for work visa and if i have a visa are you going to hook me up with the company’s that match my job i will wait for respont thanks

Malekane, June 17, 2014

I am power system operation engineer. I am 34 years old, married and I have two kids. I think about immigration to Canada just only for my children sake specially their education. could you help me to complete this issue? thank you

EL SAYED, October 9, 2014

am a state registered medical laboratory technician. i want to migrate to canada without a job offer. however, the above listed jobs do not feature my domain. what can i do then? can i apply with my present occupation?

Nelson njemnyuy, October 9, 2014

i want work permit painter and decorators i have experienced in this work

Abbas, October 9, 2014

i have been playing with the idea of moving to Canada for a long time, but the reason i kept delaying the move was because of the immigration paperwork and laws. I needed an employer in Canada for me to be able to move there with my wife and child. We are both university schooled but she has studied HORECA and i have studied Economics. I am now looking forward to moving this year to the land of our dreams…….see you in a few months Canada…..

Bottenbley, October 9, 2014

l like this job

Aboagye, September 9, 2014

Dear sir/madam, I would like to ask how to aply . i am interested to work with my skilled plumber maintenance, welder , stell fabrication, warehouseman, driving , farm working ,

ABELLO, September 9, 2014

Is there opportunity for security officers and what are the guidelines Thank you

Onyamne, September 9, 2014

Hi there, i am interested to live and work in Canada, i saw my job Welders and related machine operators. I will be very happy to hear from you about how to proceed. Micheal Chinedu

Okpara, October 9, 2014

Hi there i saw my job Welders and related machine operators, i will like to live and work in Canada. Michael

Okpara, September 9, 2014

Sir, my total education history are 15th years , no 1:Matric science ,no:2 ,DAE in electronic, no; 3, BTECH in electrical & other 2 years vocational course in electrical trade. My motor control & power circuits, arection single & 3 phase industrial wiring, and my skills in electrical power generation .

Shah, October 15, 2014

Dear sir , I am a professional seaman with over 13 years of offshore experience , i work as a boson in an anchor-handling vessel , supply vessel , sub-sea R . O .V vessel , Tug boat Accommodation barge . i come across your publicity and am willing to relocate to Canada your country. i want to come to Canada and work to contributed with my experience i have working offshore ,and to promote my culture out there as well. my regards ,

Nojang, October 9, 2014

Sir I’m machine operator for CNC Rebar Machine 3 years experience in Jeddah Saudi Arabia I want to apply this Company I finish Work on Nov 26 2014

De guzman, October 9, 2014

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