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Canadian Priority Occupation List (POL)

The Canadian Priority Occupation List (POL) is a list of occupations deemed in demand by the Canadian Government. The list identifies occupations which are part of the country's ongoing national skills shortage.

If your occupation is on the Priority Occupation List at the time you lodge your application for Canadian skilled migration, you will be:

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Canadian Priority Occupation List (POL)
Updated: 28/06/2010
Occupations NOC Code
Restaurant and Food Service Managers 0631
Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture) 0811
Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management 1122
Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners 1233
Biologists and Related Scientists 2121
Architects 2151
Specialist Physicians 3111
General Practitioners and Family Physicians 3112
Dentists 3113
Pharmacists 3131
Physiotherapists 3142
Registered Nurses 3152
Medical Radiation Technologists 3215
Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists 3222
Licensed Practical Nurses 3233
Psychologists 4151
Social Workers 4152
Chefs 6241
Cooks 6242
Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades 7215
Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanics Trades 7216
Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System) 7241
Industrial Electricians 7242
Plumbers 7251
Welders and Related Machine Operators 7265
Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics 7312
Crane Operators 7371
Drillers and Blasters – Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction 7372
Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service 8222

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