Federal Skilled Worker Program and Skill Type Codes

Managerial Skill TypeFor a person to be eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker Program they must be able to show that they fit into one of the accepted skill types.

Skilled workers are expected to be ready to accept employment as soon as they enter Canada and claim their Permanent Residency.

These skill types are listed in the National Occupation Classification (NOC), which is a list of job descriptions that help human resource professionals match peoples’ skills to the jobs that they will be well-suited to.

There are three skill types that can be used to enter the Federal Skilled Worker Program: Types 0, A and B.

Type 0

Type 0 skill class is for managerial positions. Managers are responsible for the supervision and direction of workers in an organization and are high ranked in companies.

There are a great many different kinds of managers who fall under this classification such as construction managers, finance managers or architectural or engineering managers.

People with skills falling under Type 0 skill level will be expected to have appropriate experience, education and references for the position they wish to undertake.

Type A

The Type A skill classification is composed of jobs that require at least a bachelor’s degree. This also includes positions that require master’s degrees and doctorates (medical, legal or otherwise).

This positions are high level and require a large set of specific skills that can only be obtained through extensive education.

If the applicant received their education outside of Canada they will need to have an Education Credential Assessment before they apply for immigration.

Type B

Type B workers are those who work in a profession which required two to five years of trade school or apprenticeship. There is a high demand for these kinds of jobs in Canada and it is relatively easy to immigrate under Type B.