Top 5 Jobs in Canada That Don't Need A Degree

There is a lot of hype when it comes to skilled immigration to Canada with many healthcare professionals and other professionals making the move. However, there are also plenty of jobs in Canada that don’t require you to have a degree. What’s more is that there are also various immigration programs on offer by the federal government and different provinces/territories in Canada that make this possible.

We’ve listed a few of the top jobs available in the Canadian economy with some falling on the list of in-demand occupations for certain provinces. You can begin your Canadian visa application through one of these programs to start paving the way towards permanent residence in the country.

1. Firefighter - $70-100 000 per year

Start your Canadian visa application and become a firefighter in Canada.

In order to become a firefighter or to be considered as a firefighter in Canada, candidates need to have completed high school, be allowed to work in the country legally, a first aid and CPR certificate, pass a fitness assessment, pass a vision test and have a valid driver’s license.

Immigration Options

PNP Streams
ProvinceStream
Alberta
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream (NOC 0432: Fire Chiefs and Senior Firefighting Officers)
Manitoba
  • Skilled Workers Overseas - Express Entry Substream
  • Manitoba Human Capital Pathway
New Brunswick
  • New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream (NOC 4312: Firefighters & NOC 0432: Fire Chiefs & Senior Firefighting Officers)
  • New Brunswick Skilled Worker with Employer Support Stream
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)
Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker (NOC 0432: Fire Chiefs and Senior Firefighting Officers)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Skilled Worker Category
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot
Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry - (NOC 0432: Fire Chiefs and Senior Firefighting Officers)
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Express Entry Labour Market Priorities
  • Skilled Worker Stream
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Ontario
  • Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream (NOC 0432: Fire Chiefs and Senior Firefighting Officers)
  • Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream
Prince Edward Island
  • PEI PNP Express Entry (NOC 0432: Fire Chiefs and Senior Firefighting Officers)
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Saskatchewan
  • International Skilled Worker - Saskatchewan Express Entry (NOC 0432: Fire Chiefs and Senior Firefighting Officers)
Northwest Territories
  • Northwest Territories — Express Entry Stream (NOC 0432: Fire Chiefs and Senior Firefighting Officers)
Yukon
  • Yukon Express Entry (YEE) - (NOC 0432: Fire Chiefs and Senior Firefighting Officers)
  • Skilled Worker Stream

2. Long-haul Truck Driver - $140, 000 per year

Start your Canadian visa application and become a long-haul truck driver in Canada.

This position is in-demand in a lot of Canada’s provinces as the skill is not being replenished by locals. Find out how to immigrate to Canada as a truck driver once you have the required driver’s license and the necessary temporary work permit to start your Canada visa application.

Immigration Options

PNP Streams
ProvinceStream
Alberta
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream
British Columbia
  • Skills Immigration Stream (Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker Category - NOC 7511: Long-Haul Truck Driver)
  • Express Entry British Columbia
Prince Edward Island
  • Labour Impact Category - Critical Worker Stream
Saskatchewan
  • Saskatchewan Experience Category - Long-haul Truck Driver Project
Northwest Territories
  • Employer Driven Program - Critical Impact Worker Stream
Yukon
  • Critical Impact Worker Program

3. Real Estate Agents - $144, 000 per year

Start your Canadian visa application and become a real estate agent in Canada.

In order to become a recognized real estate agent in Canada, you’ll need a valid certification and need to pass a Real Estate College Admissions test, depending on the province you want to reside in.

Immigration Options

PNP Streams
ProvinceStream
Alberta
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream (NOC 0121: Insurance, Real Estate, Financial Brokerage Managers)
Manitoba
  • Skilled Worker in Manitoba (Manitoba Work Experience Pathway - NOC 6232: Real Estate Agents & Salespersons)
New Brunswick
  • New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream (NOC 6232: Real Estate Agents & Salespersons)
  • New Brunswick Skilled Worker with Employer Support Stream
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)
Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker (NOC 0121: Insurance, Real Estate, Financial Brokerage Managers)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Skilled Worker Category
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot
Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry - (NOC 0121: Insurance, Real Estate, Financial Brokerage Managers)
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Express Entry Labour Market Priorities
  • Skilled Worker Stream
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Ontario
  • Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream (NOC 0121: Insurance, Real Estate, Financial Brokerage Managers)
  • Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream
Prince Edward Island
  • PEI PNP Express Entry (NOC 0121: Insurance, Real Estate, Financial Brokerage Managers)
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Saskatchewan
  • International Skilled Worker - Saskatchewan Express Entry (NOC 0121: Insurance, Real Estate, Financial Brokerage Managers)
Northwest Territories
  • Northwest Territories — Express Entry Stream (NOC 0121: Insurance, Real Estate, Financial Brokerage Managers)
Yukon
  • Yukon Express Entry (YEE) - (NOC 0121: Insurance, Real Estate, Financial Brokerage Managers)
  • Skilled Worker Stream

4. Construction Manager - $55-162, 000 per year

Start your Canadian visa application and become a construction manager in Canada.

Construction managers need to be certified in Canada through a trade certification board and need to have worked in the profession for at least two years. This is also an in-demand position for many provinces with entry available through a number of means.

Immigration Options

PNP Streams
ProvinceStream
Alberta
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream (NOC 0711: Construction Managers)
Manitoba
  • Skilled Worker in Manitoba (Manitoba Work Experience Pathway - NOC 0711: Construction Managers)
  • Skilled Workers Overseas - Express Entry Substream
  • Skilled Workers Overseas - Manitoba Human Capital Pathway
New Brunswick
  • New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream (NOC 0711: Construction Managers)
  • New Brunswick Skilled Worker with Employer Support Stream
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)
Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker (NOC 0711: Construction Managers)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Skilled Worker Category
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot
Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry - (NOC 0711: Construction Managers)
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Express Entry Labour Market Priorities
  • Skilled Worker Stream
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Ontario
  • Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream (NOC 0711: Construction Managers)
  • Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream
  • Employer Job Offer Category - Foreign Worker Stream (NOC 7611: Construction Trades Helpers & Labourers
Prince Edward Island
  • PEI PNP Express Entry (NOC 0711: Construction Managers)
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Saskatchewan
  • International Skilled Worker - Saskatchewan Express Entry (NOC 0711: Construction Managers)
Northwest Territories
  • Northwest Territories — Express Entry Stream (NOC 0711: Construction Managers)
Yukon
  • Yukon Express Entry (YEE) - (NOC 0711: Construction Managers)
  • Skilled Worker Stream

5. Web Designers & Developers - $78, 000 per year

Start your Canadian visa application and become a web developer in Canada.

The demand for web developers in Canada is expected to grow by 15% by 2026 due to the expansion of technology and tech-related businesses in the country. You will need to provide evidence of two years work experience as well as proof of your specialization within the field of web development.

Targeted Immigration Options

PNP Streams
ProvinceStream
Alberta
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream (NOC 2175: Web Designers & Developers)
Manitoba
  • Skilled Worker in Manitoba (Manitoba Work Experience Pathway - NOC 2175: Web Designers & Developers)
  • Skilled Workers Overseas - Express Entry Substream
  • Skilled Workers Overseas - Manitoba Human Capital Pathway
New Brunswick
  • New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream (NOC 2175: Web Designers & Developers)
  • New Brunswick Skilled Worker with Employer Support Stream
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)
Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker (NOC 2175: Web Designers & Developers)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Skilled Worker Category
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot
Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry - (NOC 2175: Web Designers & Developers)
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Express Entry Labour Market Priorities
  • Skilled Worker Stream
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Ontario
  • Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream (NOC 2175: Web Designers & Developers)
  • Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream
Prince Edward Island
  • PEI PNP Express Entry (NOC 2175: Web Designers & Developers)
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Saskatchewan
  • International Skilled Worker - Saskatchewan Express Entry (NOC 2175: Web Designers & Developers)
Northwest Territories
  • Northwest Territories — Express Entry Stream (NOC 2175: Web Designers & Developers)
Yukon
  • Yukon Express Entry (YEE) - (NOC 2175: Web Designers & Developers)
  • Skilled Worker Stream

6. Pilot - $120, 000 per year

Start your Canadian visa application and become a pilot in Canada.

In order to practice as a pilot in Canada, candidates need to complete their training through the appropriate facility and provide evidence of their licence as a commercial/private pilot. You will also need to have the necessary hours of flight experience relevant to your field.

Immigration Options

PNP Streams
ProvinceStream
Alberta
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream (NOC 2271: Air Pilots, Flight Engineers & Flying Instructors)
Manitoba
  • Skilled Worker in Manitoba (Manitoba Work Experience Pathway - NOC 2271: Air Pilots, Flight Engineers & Flying Instructors)
  • Skilled Workers Overseas - Express Entry Substream
  • Skilled Workers Overseas - Manitoba Human Capital Pathway
New Brunswick
  • New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream (NOC 2271: Air Pilots, Flight Engineers & Flying Instructors)
  • New Brunswick Skilled Worker with Employer Support Stream
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)
Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker (NOC 2271: Air Pilots, Flight Engineers & Flying Instructors)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Skilled Worker Category
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot
Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry - (NOC 2271: Air Pilots, Flight Engineers & Flying Instructors)
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Express Entry Labour Market Priorities
  • Skilled Worker Stream
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Ontario
  • Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream (NOC 2271: Air Pilots, Flight Engineers & Flying Instructors)
  • Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream
Prince Edward Island
  • PEI PNP Express Entry (NOC 2271: Air Pilots, Flight Engineers & Flying Instructors)
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Saskatchewan
  • International Skilled Worker - Saskatchewan Express Entry (NOC 2271: Air Pilots, Flight Engineers & Flying Instructors)
Northwest Territories
  • Northwest Territories — Express Entry Stream (NOC 2271: Air Pilots, Flight Engineers & Flying Instructors)
Yukon
  • Yukon Express Entry (YEE) - (NOC 2271: Air Pilots, Flight Engineers & Flying Instructors)
  • Skilled Worker Stream

Express Entry System

Start your Canadian visa application through the Express Entry system.

The above occupations (except for long-haul truck driver) can be applied for through the Express Entry system (which was introduced in 2015) but candidates must still meet the criteria for the respective programs. They are all occupations that are classified as category 0, A or B according to the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This system controls the three federal programs, namely the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class which fast-track applications to be processed in as little as six months.

Federal Skilled Trades

  • Major Group 72: Industrial, Electrical & Construction

Federal Skilled Workers

  • NOC 2175: Web Designers & Developers
  • NOC 0432: Fire Chiefs & Senior Firefighting Officers
  • NOC 0711: Construction Managers
  • NOC 0121: Insurance, Real Estate, Financial Brokerage Managers
  • NOC 2271: Air Pilots, Flight Engineers & Flying Instructors

How to Apply

Apply for the Express Entry system by creating an online profile and selecting the program of your choice. Your profile is then scored according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which measures things such as education level, work experience and language proficiency.

You are then entered into the Express Entry pool which measures your profile against others. A draw then takes place every two weeks, selecting the highest scoring candidates and issuing them with an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.

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