Top 10 In-demand Jobs for Semi and Low Skilled Workers in Canada

Canada urgently needs skilled foreign workers of all skill levels to fill the current labour gap and has set its sights high, aiming to welcome over a million newcomers by 2021. The best part is that by applying through various immigration programs, foreign skilled workers will be invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

This all sounds good and well, however, navigating your way through the Canadian immigration system can be extremely complex. With over 70 ways to get to Canada, strict deadlines and regulations regarding form completion and submission, you don’t want to run the risk of having your application rejected. Many hopeful foreigners don’t realise that having a paid immigration assessment done by accredited immigration consultants can mean the difference between having to reapply and starting your new life in Canada.

Thousands of candidates have their applications denied due to incorrectly filled out forms or incomplete applications due to missing documents. One of the most confusing parts of the application process relies on knowing your NOC (National Occupational Classification) code as this will help to know which category of skilled worker you fall under. This helps to determine which programs you qualify for. It is important to note that your NOC code must be able to be verified by supporting documents.

What Is My Job Skill Level?

Carpenter working in Canada

The Canadian immigration divides work skill levels into skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled.

High Skilled Jobs

High skilled jobs usually require a university education, college education or apprenticeship training. This usually includes jobs such as those in education, law and social, community and government services and management positions.

Semi/Low Skilled Jobs

This includes occupations that usually require secondary school and/or occupation-specific training or occupations that usually require on-the-job training. This includes jobs in sales, service, transport and trade sectors.

Unskilled Jobs

This includes jobs in natural resources, agriculture and related production sectors as well as in manufacturing and utilities.

Top 10 In-demand Semi and Low Skilled Worker Jobs in Canada

Truck driver in Canada

There are plenty of semi or low skilled job opportunities available in Canada, which urgently need to be filled by qualified immigrant workers. The top 10 in-demand semi and low skilled jobs in Canada waiting to be filled are listed here:


Semi/Low Skilled Occupations Currently In-demand
OccupationAverage Annual Salary
1. Long-Haul Truck Driver (NOC 7511)$48,384
2. Front Desk Hotel Manager (NOC 0632)$41,096
3. Executive housekeepers (NOC 6312)$28,889
4. Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters (NOC 6331)$33,287
5. Food and Beverage Servers (NOC 6513))$23,400
6. General Farmworkers (NOC 8431)$23,264
7. Livestock Workers (NOC 8252)$33,150
8. Welders (NOC 7237)$39,546
9. Pipefitter (NOC 7252)$63,980
10. Industrial Electrician (NOC 7242)$76,050

How Can I Immigrate As Semi/low Skilled Worker?

women applying for visa on laptop

The best way to immigrate to Canada as a semi-skilled worker is through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). 11 out of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories have their own PNP, each with its own in-demand occupations and set of criteria, targeting a specific need in the labour market. If your job falls on a particular province or territory’s in-demand occupation list it means that you will be more likely to get an Invitation to Apply(ITA) for permanent residence in Canada.

Receiving a provincial nominee awards candidates an extra 600 points to add to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which basically guarantees receiving an ITA.

The top 3 provinces with streams or categories designed specifically to assist semi/low skilled workers to immigrate to Canada are:

How We Can Help


Using a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) can be the difference between obtaining your Canadian visa or being unsuccessful in your application. An RCIC is a professional immigration expert who has been given legal authority to liaise with the Canadian Government on your behalf and assist with your Canada visa application. All out RCICs are registered with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), who regulates their professionalism and credibility. Our RCICs will guide you through every step of the immigration process and help to choose the program that best suits your needs and your job specifications. We ensure that you don’t have to worry about completing your forms correctly, handing in your application on time or whether or not you made the right program selection.

The visa application process no longer has to be a complicated and stressful one. Let us handle the paperwork so that you can focus on preparing for your new life in Canada.