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The provincial government has once again published a list of in-demand occupations that would allow interested applicants to immigrate faster than others via the regular express entry processing.

While the term “express entry” under the federal system is a misnomer and only applies to those who are given an invitation to apply, it seems that the provinces are playing a similar game by publishing in-demand occupation lists in order to attract the best and brightest to their territories.

As an added incentive, no job offer is required.

As well, there is no requirement that an applicant work in the field/occupation in which they are selected.

For example, if an applicant is selected based on their vast experience as an architect, there is no requirement that the applicant eventually work in that field.

For that reason, the latest option in immigrating to Canada is attractive to many.

However, to qualify an applicant must:

• have a post-secondary diploma or degree

• proficiency in English

• optimal age is under 35 (over 35 still qualify but less points)

• government processing fee of $300 and at least one year of work experience in one of the following 42 occupations in demand (more than one year will award more points):

• Electrical Engineers

• Industrial Engineers

• Computer Engineers

• Architects

• Land Surveyors

• Software Engineers

• Web Designers

• Psychologists

• Social Workers

• Early Childhood Educators

• Medical Lab Techs

• Medical Sonographers

• Marketing Managers

• Financial Analysts

• Management Consultant

• Chemical Technicians

• Geological Technicians

• Biologists

• Civil Engineering Technicians

• Meat Cutters

• Machinists

• Cabinetmakers

• Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics

• Auto Body repairers

• Welders

• Manufacturing Manager


Effective Oct. 24, 2017, Canada Immigration will increase the age for dependant children from 19 to 22.

All applicants who file an application after Oct. 24, 2017 can include a minor unmarried child under the age of 22.


Atty. Henry Moyal is a certified and licensed immigration lawyer in Toronto, Ontario.

The above article is general advice only and is not intended to act as a legal document.

Send questions to him by e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call toll-free: 1-888-847-2078.

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