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Ontario PNP Occupation in Demand List- 2023

What is Ontario PNP in demand occupation list?

The Ontario PNP occupation list refers to the list of occupations, eligible to apply for Ontario PNP key streams, i.e.

  • OINP- Human Capital Priorities HCP   Stream
  • Express Entry- French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
  • OINP- skilled trades stream

All the above OINP streams are linked to federal Express Entry System, which means you need to have your profile registered in the online point-based Express Entry System of Canada.

Note: Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program   OINP has switched to new TEER based NOC      occupation system with effect from November 16, 2022. Hence, OINP has adopted new 5-digit codification system for the relevant occupations under NOC 2021.

Comparison of old and New NOC system

NOC 2016

NOC 2021

Skill Type 0


Skill Level A


Skill Level B



Skill Level C


Skill Level D


Which occupations are eligible to apply to OINP?

First, you must decide, which of the following two federal Express Entry System programs you would like to be assessed against:

  • Federal Skilled Workers Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

Federal Skilled Worker Program

Under the FSW Category, you must have:

  • Minimum 1 year of continuous paid full-time work experience   or the equivalent in paid part- time work in TEER Category 0, 1, 2 or 3 of the National Occupational Classification (NOC)

Click here to view new Canada NOC Occupation list- NOC 2021    Version-1  

High Demand Occupations in Ontario

Find below the list of high demand occupations in Ontario, Canada as per Canada Job Bank:

  • Financial managers
  • Human resources managers
  • Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
  • Banking, credit and other investment managers
  • Engineering managers          
  • Architecture and science managers
  • Computer and information systems managers
  • Managers in health care
  • Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training
  • School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
  • Managers in social, community and correctional services
  • Restaurant and food service managers
  • Home building and renovation managers
  • Managers in agriculture           
  • Manufacturing managers
  • Utilities managers
  • Financial auditors and accountants
  • Financial and investment analysts
  • Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
  • Human resources professionals
  • Professional occupations in business management consulting
  • Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
  • Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
  • Executive assistants
  • Property administrators
  • Purchasing agents and officers
  • Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers
  • Medical administrative assistants
  • Health information management occupations
  • Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  • Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
  • Insurance underwriters
  • Assessors, valuators and appraisers
  • Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors
  • Shippers and receivers
  • Purchasing and inventory control workers   
  • Physicists and astronomers
  • Chemists
  • Geoscientists and oceanographers
  • Meteorologists and climatologists
  • Biologists and related scientists
  • Civil engineers             
  • Electrical and electronics engineers        
  • Chemical engineers
  • Industrial and manufacturing engineers
  • Mining engineers                     
  • Petroleum engineers
  • Aerospace engineers
  • Computer engineers except software engineers and designers            
  • Other professional engineers, n.e.c.
  • Architects                  
  • Landscape architects
  • Urban and land use planners
  • Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
  • Information systems analysts and consultants
  • Database analysts and data administrators
  • Software engineers and designers
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • Construction estimators   
  • Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
  • Electronic service technicians household and business equipment            
  • Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors
  • Land survey technologists and technicians
  • Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
  • Construction inspectors
  • Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
  • Computer network technicians
  • Information systems testing technicians
  • Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • Specialist physicians
  • General practitioners and family physicians
  • Dentists         
  • Veterinarians    
  • Optometrists
  • Chiropractors
  • Allied primary health practitioners
  • Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating            
  • Pharmacists        
  • Dietitians and nutritionists
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • Physiotherapists                       
  • Occupational therapists
  • Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
  • Medical laboratory technologists
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants
  • Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • Medical radiation technologists
  • Medical sonographers
  • Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.
  • Other medical technologists and technicians except dental health            
  • Dental hygienists and dental therapists
  • Opticians                      
  • Practitioners of natural healing
  • Licensed practical nurses
  • Paramedical occupations
  • Massage therapists
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • Other assisting occupations in support of health services
  • Secondary school teachers
  • Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers         
  • Family, marriage and other related counsellors
  • Employment counsellors
  • Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts
  • Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers
  • Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers
  • Social and community service workers
  • Early childhood educators and assistants
  • Instructors of persons with disabilities
  • Police officers except commissioned            
  • Home child care providers
  • Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
  • Librarians                     
  • Translators, terminologists and interpreters
  • Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade
  • Food service supervisors
  • Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
  • Customer and information services supervisors
  • Cleaning supervisors
  • Chefs         
  • Cooks
  • Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale
  • Funeral directors and embalmers
  • Sales and account representatives - wholesale trade non-technical            
  • Maîtres d'hôtel and hosts/hostesses     
  • Food and beverage servers
  • Security guards and related security service occupations
  • Pet groomers and animal care workers
  • Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
  • Light duty cleaners
  • Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  • Tool and die makers
  • Boilermakers    
  • Industrial electricians    
  • Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  • Gas fitters         
  • Carpenters                    
  • Cabinetmakers             
  • Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • Supervisors, railway transport operations
  • Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
  • Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • Railway carmen/women
  • Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • Railway and yard locomotive engineers
  • Railway conductors and brakemen/women
  • Crane operators            
  • Transport truck drivers
  • Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
  • Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs
  • Supervisors, mining and quarrying
  • Underground production and development miners
  • General farm workers
  • Nursery and greenhouse workers
  • Harvesting labourers
  • Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
  • Supervisors, food and beverage processing
  • Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
  • Power engineers and power systems operators
  • Water and waste treatment plant operators
  • Machine operators, mineral and metal processing
  • Metalworking and forging machine operators
  • Chemical plant machine operators
  • Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing
  • Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
  • Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors
  • Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectors

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