List of Jobs for the Federal Skilled Trades Program

If you apply to immigrate to Canada under the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), your work experience needs to fall under one of the following classifications. Please click the NOC codes for more information about each classification. You may also read the following articles:

Solutions for Skilled Trades

Your work experience must match the lead statement of the job description under each category. You also need to show you do most of the main duties defined for each category and all essential duties.  If you click on the numbers, you will see the lead statement and main duties for each classification.

Major Group 72, industrial, electrical and construction trades

NOC Code NOC Title
7201 Contractors and supervisors,
machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related
occupations
7202 Contractors and supervisors,
electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
7203 Contractors and supervisors,
pipefitting trades
7204 Contractors and supervisors,
carpentry trades
7205 Contractors and supervisors,
other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
7231 Machinists and machining and
tooling inspectors
7232 Tool and die makers
7233 Sheet metal workers
7234 Boilermakers
7235 Structural metal and platework
fabricators and fitters
7236 Ironworkers
7237 Welders and related machine
operators
7241 Electricians (except industrial
and power system)
7242 Industrial electricians
7243 Power system electricians
7244 Electrical power line and cable
workers
7245 Telecommunications line and
cable workers
7246 Telecommunications installation
and repair workers
7247 Cable television service and
maintenance technicians
7251 Plumbers
7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and
sprinkler system installers
7253 Gas fitters
7271 Carpenters
7272 Cabinetmakers
7281 Bricklayers
7282 Concrete finishers
7283 Tilesetters
7284 Plasterers, drywall installers
and finishers and lathers
7291 Roofers and shinglers
7292 Glaziers
7293 Insulators
7294 Painters and decorators (except
interior decorators)
7295 Floor covering installers

 

Solutions for Skilled Trades

Major Group 73, maintenance and equipment operation trades

NOC Code NOC Title
7301 Contractors and supervisors,
mechanic trades
7302 Contractors and supervisors,
heavy equipment operator crews
7303 Supervisors, printing and
related occupations
7304 Supervisors, railway transport
operations
7305 Supervisors, motor transport and
other ground transit operators
7311 Construction millwrights and
industrial mechanics
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7313 Heating, refrigeration and air
conditioning mechanics
7314 Railway carmen/women
7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft
inspectors
7316 Machine fitters
7318 Elevator constructors and
mechanics
7321 Automotive service technicians,
truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
7322 Motor vehicle body repairers
7331 Oil and solid fuel heating
mechanics
7332 Appliance servicers and repairers
7333 Electrical mechanics
7334 Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle
and other related mechanics
7335 Other small engine and small
equipment repairers
7361 Railway and yard locomotive
engineers
7362 Railway conductors and
brakemen/women
7371 Crane operators
7372 Drillers and blasters – surface
mining, quarrying and construction
7373 Water well drillers
7381 Printing press operators
7384 Other trades and related
occupations, n.e.c.

 

Major Group 82, supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture and related production

NOC Code NOC Title
8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry
8221 Supervisors, mining and quarrying
8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil
and gas drilling and services
8231 Underground production and
development miners
8232 Oil and gas well drillers,
servicers, testers and related workers
8241 Logging machinery operators
8252 Agricultural service
contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
8255 Contractors and supervisors,
landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
8261 Fishing masters and officers
8262 Fishermen/women

 

Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators

NOC Code NOC Title
9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal
processing
9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and
chemical processing and utilities
9213 Supervisors, food and beverage
processing
9214 Supervisors, plastic and rubber
products manufacturing
9215 Supervisors, forest products
processing
9217 Supervisors, textile, fabric,
fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
9221 Supervisors, motor vehicle
assembling
9222 Supervisors, electronics
manufacturing
9223 Supervisors, electrical products
manufacturing
9224 Supervisors, furniture and
fixtures manufacturing
9226 Supervisors, other mechanical
and metal products manufacturing
9227 Supervisors, other products
manufacturing and assembly
9231 Central control and process
operators, mineral and metal processing
9232 Central control and process
operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing
9235 Pulping, papermaking and coating
control operators
9241 Power engineers and power
systems operators
9243 Water and waste treatment plant
operators

 

Solutions for Skilled Trades

Minor Group 632, chefs and cooks

NOC Code NOC Title
6321 Chefs
6322 Cooks

 

Minor Group 633, butchers and bakers

NOC Code NOC Title
6331 Butchers, meat cutters and
fishmongers – retail and wholesale
6332 Bakers

 

Simply falling under one of these job categories does not qualify you to apply. Read the following article for more information.

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