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2024 Express Entry In-Demand Jobs In Canada for Permanent Residents

Publish Date: 17/01/2024

With an objective to improve the immigration to labour force needs, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has introduced Express Entry category-based selection draw to target candidates in the Express Entry pool 2024.

Below are the table showcasing the Express Entry's most in-demand occupations in five different fields:



Healthcare Occupations


  • Licensed practical nurses (NOC 32101)
  • Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates (NOC 33102)
  • Nurse practitioners (NOC 31302)
  • Physician assistants, midwives, and allied health professionals (NOC 31303)
  • Nursing coordinators and supervisors (NOC 31300)
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 31301)

Lab/medical assistants and technical medical staff

  • Medical laboratory assistants and related technical options (NOC 33101)
  • Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 32120)
  • Medical radiation technologists (NOC 32121)
  • Medical sonographers (NOC 32122)
  • Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants (NOC 33103)
  • Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals (NOC 31303)
STEM Occupations


  • Civil engineers (NOC 21300)
  • Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) (NOC 21311)
  • Electrical and electronics engineers (NOC 21310)
  • Engineering managers (NOC 20010);
  • Industrial and manufacturing engineers (NOC 21321)
  • Metallurgic and materials engineers (NOC 21322)
  • Software engineers and designers (NOC 21231)

Business and computer systems specialists

  • Computer and information systems managers (NOC 20012)
  • Computer systems developers and programmers (NOC 21230)
  • Cybersecurity specialists (NOC 21220)
  • Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 21223)
  • Information systems specialists (NOC 21222)
Trade Occupations
  • Residential and commercial installers and servicers (NOC 73200)
  • Elevator constructors and mechanics (NOC 72406)
  • Machine fitters (NOC 72405)
  • Heating refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics (NOC 72402)
  • Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics (NOC 72400)
  • Carpenters (NOC 72310)
  • Plumbers (NOC 72300)
  • Electricians (except industrial and power system) (NOC 72200)
  • Welders and related machine operators (NOC 72106)
  • Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers (NOC 72014)
Transport Occupations
  • Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors (NOC 93200)
  • Transport truck drivers (NOC 73300)
  • Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators (NOC 72604)
  • Engineer officers, water transport (NOC 72603)
  • Deck officers, water transport (NOC 72602)
  • Air traffic controllers and related occupations (NOC 72601)
  • Air pilots, flight engineers, and flying instructors (NOC 72600)
  • Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors (NOC 72404)
  • Railway Carmen/women (NOC 72403)
  • Managers in transportation (NOC 70020)
Agriculture and
Agri-food Occupations
  • Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance, and horticulture services (NOC 82031)
  • Agriculture service contractors and farm supervisors (NOC 82030)
  • Butchers—retail and wholesale (NOC 63201)

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