Canada’s immigration division will transition to the 2021 National Occupational Classification (NOC) system on November 16, 2022. The new TEER system will alter eligibility criteria for some immigration programs in Canada, notably Express Entry.
Currently, NOC skill classes 0, A, or B, which correspond to the NOC 2016, must be used to describe your job experience to be eligible for Express Entry. After the change, the new Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) system will be used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to establish a candidate’s eligibility for work experience.
Updated NOC 2021 eligibility criteria for Express Entry
Requirements will be changed to conform to the NOC 2021 structure for all 3 Express Entry programs (Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Federal Skilled Trades Program). Skill Type and Skill Levels from NOC 2016 will be replaced by TEER Categories from NOC 2021.
The programs that NOC 2021 will affect are listed below. Due to these modifications, these programs will have new eligibility requirements.
- Express Entry Federal
- Skilled Worker Program
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Atlantic Immigration Program
- Provincial Nominee Program
- Caregiver program
- Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
- Agri-Food Pilot
- Out-of-status construction workers
- International Mobility Program
- Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Professions that will now qualify for Express Entry
Beginning November 16, the following professions will be qualified for Express Entry:
Instructions for Express Entry candidates
Candidates for Express Entry who are currently in the pool as well as those who have not yet applied are given instructions on the IRCC website.
You must update your profile on or after November 16, 2022, if you have already submitted it but you have not yet received an Invitation to Apply (ITA). To make this change, go to the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) website and search the NOC 2021 list first. After that, update your profile with your five-digit profession code and TEER Category.
You must locate your occupation’s code on the NOC 2021 list and include it while creating your Express Entry profile if you intend to submit it on or after November 16, 2022. It is not necessary to determine which new code matches the one you already have if you already received ITA before November 16, 2022.
Comprehensive ranking system
The Skill Type/Level update chart will be followed by the points applicant receive in the complete ranking system.
For instance, express entry applicants will still receive 50 points for arranged work in TEER 0, 1, or 3 if they would have received 50 points for arranged employment in Skill Type/Level 0, A, or B.
The decision of IRCC to adopt the 2021 version of (NOC) National Occupational Classification will not only allow multiple immigrants to work and settle in Canada but also make Multiple occupations eligible under Express Entry. For further assistance regarding new changes in Immigration and Policy, you can visit us at Can X immigration.
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