Skilled occupations are occupations that normally requires either:
- Specialised degree
- Trade school certificate
- Several years of experience
- General office workers are not skilled workers, but office administrative assistants, administrative and regulatory occupations, human resources and business service professionals and managers are skilled workers.
- Natural and applied sciences and related occupations such as engineers are skilled workers.
- Assisting occupations in support of health services such as hospital attendant, first aid attendant and nurse aide are not skilled occupations. Medical technologists, nurses and vets are skilled workers.
- Servers, kitchen helpers and cashers are not skilled workers. Cooks, chefs and service supervisors are skilled workers.
How do I know if my occupation belongs to 0, A or B?
- 0 occupations are managerial occupations. No matter what field of profession your occupation belongs to, if you are in a managerial or supervising position, your occupation is most likely a skill level 0 occupation. That is to say, you are considered to be a high skilled worker.
- A occupations are specialised occupations. If your job requires university degree and/or several years of experience, or specialised degree or license, it is most likely a skill level A occupation. That is to say, your occupation is a skilled professional occupation.
- B occupations are trade occupations. If your job requires certificate, trade license or experience, but does not require university degree, it is likely that your occupation belongs to skill category B, a semi-skilled occupation.
- C occupations are entry level occupations. They require high school degree or occupation specific training. C occupations are not skilled occupations.
- D occupations are also entry level occupations. They do not require high school degree or occupation specific training. D occupations are not skilled occupations.