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According to industry experts, Canada is experiencing a massive job shortage across the country. While many of these jobs are skilled, there are significant jobs in certain unskilled sectors, such as 38,000 in construction, 45,900 in hospitality and 50,000 in retail, which has prompted the government to apply for unskilled jobs in Canada. The best part is Canada’s excellent minimum wage, with an average unskilled worker’s salary in excess of $20,000 a year.

With plans by the Canadian government to attract over a million immigrants to their working environments, these jobs are ideal for you as they are not filled by locals. As an unskilled/semi-skilled worker, one of the best ways to apply for a Provincial Nominee Program is through Express Entry, which works with the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Trade Program and the Canadian Experience Class, all of which require a qualification.

What is the Provincial Nominee Program?

Provincial Nominations are for candidates who wish to live and work in a particular province of Canada. There are certain streams for which you can apply under each program (if you meet the criteria) that start the process toward nomination by that province. After the nomination, you can apply for permanent residence.

Alternatively, you can apply for a category that falls under the Express Entry System or simply goes directly into that pool. If you first apply via Express Entry, you must either send an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the province you have selected or wait for it to send you a Notification of Interest (NOI), depending on how that province works. If you succeed, you will be asked to submit a separate application for a nomination. If you receive the nomination, you will receive 600 points for your profile in the Express Entry Pool, which will evaluate you using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). However, no Fast Track system is used for the programs listed here.

1. Alberta

The province of Alberta currently has about 33,900 qualified and unskilled jobs available throughout the province. You can apply for permanent residence under this Provincial Nominee Stream if you already have a temporary work permit, have completed high school and have received an offer from a Canadian employer in one of the following professions in these sectors:

Semi-skilled Occupations

Food and Beverage IndustryHotel and Lodging (Hospitality) IndustryLong-haul Trucking IndustryFood Services IndustryManufacturing Industry
  • Food and Beverage Production Worker
  • Bakery Production Worker
  • Food and Beverage Processing Equipment Cleaner
  • Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters
  • Poultry Production Workers
  • Food and Beverage Servers
  • Room Attendants
  • Front Desk Agent
  • Long-haul truck driver
  • Food and Beverage Servers
  • Food Counter Attendants
  • Kitchen Helpers
  • Shipper and Receiver
  • Production Clerks
  • Other

2. British Columbia

British Columbia has an overwhelming 60,000 unfilled and unskilled skilled and unskilled jobs. In order to apply for permanent residence, applicants must have worked full-time in one of these professions with a temporary work permit. Below are some of the jobs that are most needed within the province.

Entry Level + Semi-skilled Pilot Project

Unskilled Occupations Offered
IndustryOccupations Available
Food Processing
  • Process Control and Machine Operators
  • Industrial Butchers, Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers
  • Fish Plant Workers
  • Food Testers and Graders
  • Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing
Travel and Accommodation
  • Hotel Front Desk Clerks
Tour and Recreational Guides & Casino Occupations
  • Tour and Travel Guides
  • Outdoor Sport and Recreational Guides
  • Casino Occupations
Long-haul Truck Drivers
  • Long-haul truck driver
Food and Beverage Service
  • Hostesses
  • Bartenders
  • Food and Beverage Servers
  • Food Counter Attendants
  • Kitchen Assistants
Cleaners
  • Light Duty Cleaners
  • Specialized Cleaners
  • Janitors, Caretakers and Building Superintendents
Elemental Services
  • Dry Cleaning and Laundry
  • Hotel Valet
  • Other

3. Saskatchewan

While Saskatchewan has only 8,200 unfilled skilled and unskilled workers, this province focuses more on industries such as gastronomy, catering and trucking. Below you will find an overview of the areas that are particularly suitable for applying for these positions and offer specific positions.

Project for the hospitality sector

You must have a high school education, work for at least six months in Saskatchewan on a temporary work permit and have a command of English. The following positions are on the list of vacancies:

  • Food/Beverage Server
  • Food Counter Attendant/Kitchen Assistant
  • Home management/cleaning personnel

long-distance truck driver project

Start working in Canada as a truck driver with a temporary work permit. You’ll need a Class 1A driver’s license, a full-time job offer with a licensed shipping company and have been working in Saskatchewan for six months. Another benefit of this program is the trucker’s salary, which can be up to $70,000 per year.

4. Yukon

Yukon is considered the highest vacancy in Canada with a rate of 5.1%. They have a serious shortage of unskilled labour, especially because the province is known for its tourist attractiveness and not only for its companies. The following programme invites applicants to apply for several degree programmes in these fields.

Programme for employees with critical impact
In order to qualify for this programme, you must have a full-time job for a temporary work permit in one of the areas that do not require intensive training. This may be the case in the hospitality, construction, industry or other sectors. More importantly, you must be fluent in English or French, as many of these roles involve interaction with customers and clients.

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