Manitoba In-Demand Occupations List November 2017

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Manitoba In-Demand Occupations List November 2017
Written by Jennifer Aranda.
Updated December 3, 2017 | Canada

The  current in-demand occupations are listed below.  As the needs of employers change from time to time, this list will be edited accordingly.  We invite you to check regularly for changes to this in-demand list. 

Remember, if you intend to apply to specific skilled streams, you must meet the criteria and requirements for the specific pathways of each stream. Once you've identified that your occupation or trade is listed below, you may also want to see if your current job duties and responsibilities coincide with Edition 2016 of the National Occupation Classification (NOC).

On the far right of each table is the minimum Canadian Language Benchmark or CLB you will need if you are going to "claim" that occupation.  See how to convert your IELTS band score per ability to CLB.

The in-demand occupations of Manitoba are classified thus:

  1. Business, finance and administration occupations
  2. Natural and applied sciences and related occupations
  3. Health occupations
  4. Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion
  5. Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport
  6. Sales and service occupations
  7. Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
  8. Occupations unique to primary industry
  9. Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities

1 - Business, finance and administration occupations 

NOC Occupation Title Skill Level Minimum CLB
0111 Financial managers* 0 7
0112 Human resource managers 0 5
0114 Other administrative services managers 0 5
0121 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers 0 5
0122 Banking, credit and other investment managers 0 5
0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers 0 5
1111 Financial auditors and accountants* A 7
1112 Financial and investment analysts A 5
1114 Other financial officers A 5
1121 Human resources professionals A 5
1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting A 5
1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations A 5
1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers B 5
1215 Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations B 5
1221 Administrative officers B 5
1223 Human resources and recruitment officers B 5
1224 Property administrators B 5
1241 Administrative assistants B 5
1242 Legal administrative assistants B 5
1251 Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations B 5
1311 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers B 5

* Regulated occupation

2 - Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

NOC Occupation Title Skill Level Minimum CLB
0211 Engineering manager 0 5
0212 Architecture and science managers 0 5
0213 Computer and information systems managers 0 5
2121 Biologists and related scientists A 5
2123 Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists * A 7
2131 Civil engineers * A 7
2132 Mechanical engineers * A 7
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers * A 7
2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers * A 7
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) * A 7
2151 Architects * A 7
2154 Land surveyors * A 7
2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries A 5
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants A 5
2172 Database analysts and data administrators A 5
2173 Software engineers and designers * A 7
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers A 5
2175 Web designers and developers A 5
2211 Chemical technologists and technicians B 5
2212 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians * B 7
2221 Biological technologists and technicians * B 7
2222 Agricultural and fish products inspectors B 5
2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians * B 7
2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians * B 7
2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians * B 7
2234 Construction estimators B 5
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians * B 7
2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) * B 7
2244 Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors * B 7
2253 Drafting technologists and technicians * B 7
2271 Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors B 5
2281 Computer network technicians * B 7
2282 User support technicians B 5

* Regulated occupation

3 - Health occupations

NOC Occupation Title Skill Level Minimum CLB
0311 Managers in Health Care A 7
3131 Pharmacists * A 7
3132 Dietitians and nutritionists * A 7
3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists * A 7
3142 Physiotherapists * A 7
3143 Occupational therapists * A 7
3211 Medical laboratory technologists * B 7
3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants B 5
3213 Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians B 5
3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists * B 7
3215 Medical radiation technologists B 5
3219 Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) B 5
3222 Dental hygienists and dental therapists* B 7
3236 Massage therapists B 5

* Regulated Occupation

4 - Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion

NOC Occupation Title Skill Level Minimum CLB
0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services 0 5
4112 Lawyers and Quebec notaries * A 7
4151 Psychologists * A 7
4152 Social workers * A 7
4153 Family, marriage and other related counsellors A 5
4161 Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers A 5
4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants A 5
4164 Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers A 5
4165 Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers A 5
4166 Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers A 5
4167 Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers A 5
4168 Program officers unique to government A 5
4211 Paralegal and related occupations B 5
4212 Social and community service workers B 5
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants * B 7
4215 Instructors of persons with disabilities B 5

* Regulated occupation

5 - Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

NOC Occupation Title Skill Level Minimum CLB
0513 Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors 0 5
5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations A 5
5225 Audio and video recording technicians B 5
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators B 5
5242 Interior designers and interior decorators B 5
5243 Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers B 5
5254 Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness   B 5

6 - Sales and service occupations

NOC Occupation Title Skill Level Minimum CLB
0601 Corporate sales managers 0 5
0621 Retail and wholesales trade managers 0 5
0651 Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.   0 5
6221 Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade B 5
6222 Retail and wholesale buyers B 5
6232 Real estate agents and salespersons B 5
6235 Financial sales representatives B 5
6311 Food service supervisors B 5
6322 Cooks B 5
6332 Bakers B 5

7 - Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations

NOC Occupation Title Skill Level Minimum CLB
0711 Construction managers 0 5
0712 Home building and renovation managers 0 5
0714 Facility operation and maintenance managers 0 5
0731 Managers in transportation 0 5
7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors B 5
7232 Tool and die makers B 5
7233 Sheet metal workers B 5
7237 Welders and related machine operators B 5
7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)** B 6
7242 Industrial electricians** B 6
7244 Electrical power line and cable workers B 5
7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers * B 7
7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers* B 7
7251 Plumbers B 5
7271 Carpenters B 5
7282 Concrete finishers B 5
7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers B 5
7294 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators) B 5
7295 Floor covering installers B 5
7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics B 5
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics B 5
7313 Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics ** B 6
7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors B 5
7316 Machine fitters B 5
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers B 5
7322 Motor vehicle body repairers B 5
7361 Railway and yard locomotive engineers B 5
7362 Railway conductors and brakemen/womem B 5
7371 Crane operators** B 6
  • * Regulated occupation
  • ** Compulsory Trade

8 - Occupations unique to primary industry

NOC Occupation Title Skill Level Minimum CLB
0821 Managers in agriculture   0 5

9 - Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities

NOC Occupation Title Skill Level Minimum CLB
0911 Manufacturing managers 0 5
0912 Utilities managers 0 5
9241 Power engineers and power systems operators B 5

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Jennifer Aranda

Jennifer Aranda

Jennifer S. Aranda is the COO of IVC Immigrant Visa Center, Inc.

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