BC PNP 2019 Stats: Top Occupations – Skills Immigration

Top Occupations – Skills Immigration 2019

For SI nominations in 2019, the order of the top ten occupations shifted. The stats show that there were more restaurant and food service managers, retail and wholesale trade managers, software engineers and designers, graphic designers and illustrators, and transport truck drivers.

SI Nominees – Occupations

NOC Level Occupation 2019 2018 2017 2016
0 0631 – Restaurant and food service managers 553 397 393 232
0 0621 – Retail and wholesale trade managers 379 261 261 335
A 2173 – Software engineers and designers 280 220 119 132
B 5241 – Graphic designers and illustrators 278 179 87 38
C 7511 – Transport truck drivers 269 201 233 343
B 1241 – Administrative assistants 198 318 352 183
D 6711 – Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related 122 180 152 204
B 6211 – Retail sales supervisors 88 152 202 147
B 6322 – Cooks 74 345 267 311
B 7271 – Carpenters 71 184 122 59
Total Top 10 Occupations 2,312 2,437 2,188 1,984

Source: BC PNP Statistical Report 2019 (p.12)

SI Nominees* – Occupations

NOC Level Occupation 2019 2018 2017 2016
0 0631 – Restaurant and food service managers 8.4% 6.1% 6.6% 3.9%
0 0621 – Retail and wholesale trade managers 5.8% 4.0% 4.4% 5.6%
A 2173 – Software engineers and designers 4.3% 3.4% 2.0% 2.2%
B 5241 – Graphic designers and illustrators 4.2% 2.8% 1.5% 0.6%
C 7511 – Transport truck drivers 4.1% 3.1% 3.9% 5.7%
B 1241 – Administrative assistants 3.0% 4.9% 5.9% 3.0%
D 6711 – Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related 1.9% 2.8% 2.5% 3.4%
B 6211 – Retail sales supervisors 1.3% 2.3% 3.4% 2.4%
B 6322 – Cooks 1.1% 5.3% 4.5% 5.2%
B 7271 – Carpenters 1.1% 2.8% 2.0% 1.0%
Total Top 10 Occupations 35.3% 37.5% 36.5% 33.0%

*As a proportion of total BC PNP nominations
Source: BC PNP Statistical Report 2019 (p.13)

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