Critical Skills Shortage in Canada


At Immigrate Canada the team are Canadian experts so we know the skill shortages in Canada and what Federal Skilled Workers (FSW) are needed to boost the Canadian economy.


The Canadian provinces and territories are able to nominate which skilled migrants they want based on their skill sets which will benefit the local work force and can contribute to their economy.


To be eligible for your Canadian Visa you must meet the following requirements:


Skilled Work Experience


You must have at least one years experience in continuous full time or in equal amount part time skilled work experience. This must be paid work, unfortunately volunteer, internships or unpaid work will not be accepted. Your work experience must be in the same National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill type either 0, A or B and must be within the last 10 years.

Language Ability


You must provide evidence of your ability to speak English or French, this is in a format of a test. The test will cover speaking, reading, listening and writing and it is designed to show that you meet the Canadian standard and the test has to be approved by the CIC (Citizenship Immigration Canada) we personally recommend IELTS as they are known worldwide. As a client you will enjoy privileged access to our in house IELTS tutors who will provide as much tuition as you need.




You will need to provide evidence of your education such as a completed foreign credential and also an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from an agency approved by CIC (Citizen Immigration Canada). This report will show if your education is equal to a completed Canadian secondary or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree. We know this can sound daunting so as part of our Immigrate Canada package we take care of this for you.


If you meet the minimum requirement your application will be assessed on the following factors:


  • Specialized skill set
  • English/French skills
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Age
  • Adaptability


Below we have a list of categories of occupations that are in high demand in Canada in 2023, also known as the Skills Shortage list. Do you work in one of the below categories? If so then complete our Free Visa Assessment and get a free consultation as to your Immigration opportunities based on your personal circumstances and the Canada skills shortage list:


  • Agricultural Professionals
  • Aircraft & Aerospace Professionals
  • All Trade Professionals
  • Animal Professionals
  • Architecture Professionals
  • Arts Professionals
  • Aquaculture Professionals
  • Business & Office Professionals
  • Construction Professionals
  • Culinary Professionals
  • Educational Professionals
  • Engineer Professionals
  • Financial Professionals
  • Geological & Geographical Professionals
  • Government Professionals
  • Hair & Beauty Professionals
  • Horticultural Professionals
  • HR Professionals
  • Industrial Professionals
  • Legal Professionals
  • Marine Professionals
  • Manufacturing Professionals
  • Media Professionals
  • Medical Professionals
  • Mechanical Professionals
  • Scientific Professionals
  • Service Professionals
  • Social Professionals
  • Sports Professionals
  • Technological Professionals
  • Transportation Professionals


Don’t worry if your occupation is not in one of the above categories, they are very broad and we will do everything we can to place you and your skills set.

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Dr. Montague John (PhD), is one of the World’s leading Canadian Immigration experts. Affectionately known as “Monty” he established more than 25 years ago and it has grown to be one of the most reliable sources of Canada Immigration information.

In 2022 Dr. Montague John (PhD) published his book, “How to Immigrate to Canada” as, which featured as Bestseller in its Category for several weeks. Montague co-ordinates all the qualified contributors at and serves as Editor-in-Chief.