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Everything about NOC 2021: Changes and Effect

What is Changing in the Canada Occupation List and What to do?

Canada’s immigration department is switching to the 2021 version of the National Occupation Code system on November 16, 2022, under Federal Skilled Worker Program. However New codes have been updated on the respective websites.

Eligibility for some of Canada’s immigration programs including Express Entry will change because of the New NOC. and the applicants who are still eligible will need to update their Express Entry file.

Before 16 November, you need work experience that falls under NOC skill types 0, A, or B, which align with the NOC 2016. After the switch on November 16, IRCC will look to the new Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities (TEER) system to determine work experience eligibility.

The following table shows how NOC 2016 skill types compare to TEER categories.

NOC 2016NOC 2021
Skill Type 0TEER 0
Skill Level ATEER 1
Skill Level BTEER 2
Skill Level BTEER 3
Skill Level CTEER 4
Skill Level DTEER 5

Work experience in an occupation listed in one of these NOC TEER Categories: TEER 0, TEER 1, TEER 2, or TEER 3  Will be eligible to submit an application under Federal Skilled Worker Program.

Updated NOC 2021 eligibility criteria for Express Entry

Eligibility criteriaCanadian Experience ClassFederal Skilled Worker ProgramFederal Skilled Trades Program
English or French skillsCLB 7 for TEER 0 or TEER 1 occupations; CLB 5 for TEER 2 or TEER 3 occupationsCLB 7CLB 5 for speaking and listening; CLB 4 for reading and writing
Type/Level of work experienceCanadian work experience in an occupation listed in one or more of these NOC TEER Categories: TEER 0, TEER 1, TEER 2, or TEER 3.Work experience in an occupation listed in one of these NOC TEER Categories: TEER 0, TEER 1, TEER 2, or TEER 3.Work experience in a skilled trade under key groups of TEER 2 or TEER 3.*
Amount of work experienceOne year in Canada in the last three years (either combination of full-time or part-time work).One year continuous within the last 10 years (combination of part-time, full-time or more than one job in your primary occupation).Two years within last five years (either combination of full-time or part-time work)
Job offerNot required.Not required but you can get selection criteria (FSW) points for having a valid job offer.A valid job offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year or a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority.
EducationNot required.Secondary education required. You can get more selection criteria (FSW) points for your post-secondary education.Not required.

Which occupations will be affected?

The following occupations will become eligible under Express Entry starting November 16:

  • Payroll administrators;
  • Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants;
  • Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates;
  • Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants;
  • Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants;
  • Sheriffs and bailiffs;
  • Correctional service officers;
  • By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers;
  • Estheticians, electrologists, and related occupations;
  • Residential and commercial installers and servicers;
  • Pest controllers and fumigators;
  • Other repairers and servicers;
  • Transport truck drivers;
  • Bus drivers, subway operators, and other transit operators;
  • Heavy equipment operators; and
  • Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors.

The three occupations that will become ineligible include:

  • other performers;
  • program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport, and fitness; and
  • tailors, dressmakers, furriers, and milliners.

These three occupations will remain eligible for programs with broader occupational eligibility criteria, such as some streams of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

Canada Updated Occupation List NOC 2021

 

Code (5-digit)Job Title
00010Legislators
00011Senior government managers and officials
00012Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services
00013Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations
00014Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services
00015Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities
10010Financial managers
10011Human resources managers
10012Purchasing managers
10019Other administrative services managers
10020Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
10021Banking, credit and other investment managers
10022Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
10029Other business services managers
10030Telecommunication carriers managers
11100Financial auditors and accountants
11101Financial and investment analysts
11102Financial advisors
11103Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
11109Other financial officers
11200Human resources professionals
11201Professional occupations in business management consulting
11202Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
12010Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers
12011Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
12012Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers
12013Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations
12100Executive assistants
12101Human resources and recruitment officers
12102Procurement and purchasing agents and officers
12103Conference and event planners
12104Employment insurance and revenue officers
12110Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations
12111Health information management occupations
12112Records management technicians
12113Statistical officers and related research support occupations
12200Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
12201Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
12202Insurance underwriters
12203Assessors, business valuators and appraisers
13100Administrative officers
13101Property administrators
13102Payroll administrators
13110Administrative assistants
13111Legal administrative assistants
13112Medical administrative assistants
13200Customs, ship and other brokers
13201Production and transportation logistics coordinators
14100General office support workers
14101Receptionists
14102Personnel clerks
14103Court clerks and related court services occupations
14110Survey interviewers and statistical clerks
14111Data entry clerks
14112Desktop publishing operators and related occupations
14200Accounting and related clerks
14201Banking, insurance and other financial clerks
14202Collection clerks
14300Library assistants and clerks
14301Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks
14400Shippers and receivers
14401Storekeepers and partspersons
14402Production logistics workers
14403Purchasing and inventory control workers
14404Dispatchers
14405Transportation route and crew schedulers
20010Engineering managers
20011Architecture and science managers
20012Computer and information systems managers
21100Physicists and astronomers
21101Chemists
21102Geoscientists and oceanographers
21103Meteorologists and climatologists
21109Other professional occupations in physical sciences
21110Biologists and related scientists
21111Forestry professionals
21112Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
21120Public and environmental health and safety professionals
21200Architects
21201Landscape architects
21202Urban and land use planners
21203Land surveyors
21210Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
21211Data scientists
21220Cybersecurity specialists
21221Business system specialists
21222Information systems specialists
21223Database analysts and data administrators
21230Computer systems developers and programmers
21231Software engineers and designers
21232Software developers and programmers
21233Web designers
21234Web developers and programmers
21300Civil engineers
21301Mechanical engineers
21310Electrical and electronics engineers
21311Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
21320Chemical engineers
21321Industrial and manufacturing engineers
21322Metallurgical and materials engineers
21330Mining engineers
21331Geological engineers
21332Petroleum engineers
21390Aerospace engineers
21399Other professional engineers
22100Chemical technologists and technicians
22101Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
22110Biological technologists and technicians
22111Agricultural and fish products inspectors
22112Forestry technologists and technicians
22113Conservation and fishery officers
22114Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
22210Architectural technologists and technicians
22211Industrial designers
22212Drafting technologists and technicians
22213Land survey technologists and technicians
22214Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology
22220Computer network and web technicians
22221User support technicians
22222Information systems testing technicians
22230Non-destructive testers and inspectors
22231Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers
22232Occupational health and safety specialists
22233Construction inspectors
22300Civil engineering technologists and technicians
22301Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
22302Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
22303Construction estimators
22310Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
22311Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
22312Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
22313Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors
30010Managers in health care
31100Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
31101Specialists in surgery
31102General practitioners and family physicians
31103Veterinarians
31110Dentists
31111Optometrists
31112Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
31120Pharmacists
31121Dietitians and nutritionists
31200Psychologists
31201Chiropractors
31202Physiotherapists
31203Occupational therapists
31204Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
31209Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
31300Nursing coordinators and supervisors
31301Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
31302Nurse practitioners
31303Physicians assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
32100Opticians
32101Licensed practical nurses
32102Paramedical occupations
32103Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
32104Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
32109Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
32110Denturists
32111Dental hygienists and dental therapists
32112Dental technologists and technicians
32120Medical laboratory technologists
32121Medical radiation technologists
32122Medical sonographers
32123Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists
32124Pharmacy technicians
32129Other medical technologists and technicians
32200Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
32201Massage therapists
32209Other practitioners of natural healing
33100Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
33101Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
33102Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
33103Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
33109Other assisting occupations in support of health services
40010Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration
40011Government managers - economic analysis, policy development and program administration
40012Government managers - education policy development and program administration
40019Other managers in public administration
40020Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training
40021School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
40030Managers in social, community and correctional services
40040Commissioned police officers and related occupations in public protection services
40041Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
40042Commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces
41100Judges
41101Lawyers and Quebec notaries
41200University professors and lecturers
41201Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
41210College and other vocational instructors
41220Secondary school teachers
41221Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
41300Social workers
41301Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies
41302Religious leaders
41310Police investigators and other investigative occupations
41311Probation and parole officers
41320Educational counsellors
41321Career development practitioners and career counsellors (except education)
41400Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers
41401Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts
41402Business development officers and market researchers and analysts
41403Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers
41404Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers
41405Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers
41406Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers
41407Program officers unique to government
41409Other professional occupations in social science
42100Police officers (except commissioned)
42101Firefighters
42102Specialized members of the Canadian Armed Forces
42200Paralegal and related occupations
42201Social and community service workers
42202Early childhood educators and assistants
42203Instructors of persons with disabilities
42204Religion workers
43100Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
43109Other instructors
43200Sheriffs and bailiffs
43201Correctional service officers
43202By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers
43203Border services, customs, and immigration officers
43204Operations Members of the Canadian Armed Forces
44100Home child care providers
44101Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations
44200Primary combat members of the Canadian Armed Forces
45100Student monitors, crossing guards and related occupations
50010Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
50011Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
50012Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
51100Librarians
51101Conservators and curators
51102Archivists
51110Editors
51111Authors and writers (except technical)
51112Technical writers
51113Journalists
51114Translators, terminologists and interpreters
51120Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
51121Conductors, composers and arrangers
51122Musicians and singers
52100Library and public archive technicians
52110Film and video camera operators
52111Graphic arts technicians
52112Broadcast technicians
52113Audio and video recording technicians
52114Announcers and other broadcasters
52119Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
52120Graphic designers and illustrators
52121Interior designers and interior decorators
53100Registrars, restorers, interpreters and other occupations related to museum and art galleries
53110Photographers
53111Motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and performing arts assistants and operators
53120Dancers
53121Actors, comedians and circus performers
53122Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
53123Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
53124Artisans and craftspersons
53125Patternmakers - textile, leather and fur products
53200Athletes
53201Coaches
53202Sports officials and referees
54100Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
55109Other performers
60010Corporate sales managers
60020Retail and wholesale trade managers
60030Restaurant and food service managers
60031Accommodation service managers
60040Managers in customer and personal services
62010Retail sales supervisors
62020Food service supervisors
62021Executive housekeepers
62022Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
62023Customer and information services supervisors
62024Cleaning supervisors
62029Other services supervisors
62100Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade
62101Retail and wholesale buyers
62200Chefs
62201Funeral directors and embalmers
62202Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations
63100Insurance agents and brokers
63101Real estate agents and salespersons
63102Financial sales representatives
63200Cooks
63201Butchers - retail and wholesale
63202Bakers
63210Hairstylists and barbers
63211Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
63220Shoe repairers and shoemakers
63221Upholsterers
64100Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers
64101Sales and account representatives - wholesale trade (non-technical)
64200Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners
64201Image, social and other personal consultants
64300Maîtres d'hôtel and hosts / hostesses
64301Bartenders
64310Travel counsellors
64311Pursers and flight attendants
64312Airline ticket and service agents
64313Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks
64314Hotel front desk clerks
64320Tour and travel guides
64321Casino workers
64322Outdoor sport and recreational guides
64400Customer services representatives - financial institutions
64401Postal services representatives
64409Other customer and information services representatives
64410Security guards and related security service occupations
65100Cashiers
65101Service station attendants
65102Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers
65109Other sales related occupations
65200Food and beverage servers
65201Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
65202Meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale
65210Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services
65211Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport
65220Pet groomers and animal care workers
65229Other support occupations in personal services
65310Light duty cleaners
65311Specialized cleaners
65312Janitors, caretakers and heavy-duty cleaners
65320Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations
65329Other service support occupations
70010Construction managers
70011Home building and renovation managers
70012Facility operation and maintenance managers
70020Managers in transportation
70021Postal and courier services managers
72010Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
72011Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
72012Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
72013Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
72014Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
72020Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
72021Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
72022Supervisors, printing and related occupations
72023Supervisors, railway transport operations
72024Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
72025Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations
72100Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
72101Tool and die makers
72102Sheet metal workers
72103Boilermakers
72104Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
72105Ironworkers
72106Welders and related machine operators
72200Electricians (except industrial and power system)
72201Industrial electricians
72202Power system electricians
72203Electrical power line and cable workers
72204Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
72205Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians
72300Plumbers
72301Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
72302Gas fitters
72310Carpenters
72311Cabinetmakers
72320Bricklayers
72321Insulators
72400Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
72401Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
72402Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
72403Railway carmen / women
72404Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
72405Machine fitters
72406Elevator constructors and mechanics
72410Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
72411Auto body collision, refinishing and glass technicians and damage repair estimators
72420Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
72421Appliance servicers and repairers
72422Electrical mechanics
72423Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
72429Other small engine and small equipment repairers
72500Crane operators
72501Water well drillers
72600Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
72601Air traffic controllers and related occupations
72602Deck officers, water transport
72603Engineer officers, water transport
72604Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators
72999Other technical trades and related occupations
73100Concrete finishers
73101Tilesetters
73102Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
73110Roofers and shinglers
73111Glaziers
73112Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
73113Floor covering installers
73200Residential and commercial installers and servicers
73201General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
73202Pest controllers and fumigators
73209Other repairers and servicers
73300Transport truck drivers
73301Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
73310Railway and yard locomotive engineers
73311Railway conductors and brakemen / women
73400Heavy equipment operators
73401Printing press operators
73402Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction
74100Mail and parcel sorters and related occupations
74101Letter carriers
74102Couriers and messengers
74200Railway yard and track maintenance workers
74201Water transport deck and engine room crew
74202Air transport ramp attendants
74203Automotive and heavy truck and equipment parts installers and servicers
74204Utility maintenance workers
74205Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers
75100Longshore workers
75101Material handlers
75110Construction trades helpers and labourers
75119Other trades helpers and labourers
75200Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs
75201Delivery service drivers and door-to-door distributors
75210Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupations
75211Railway and motor transport labourers
75212Public works and maintenance labourers
80010Managers in natural resources production and fishing
80020Managers in agriculture
80021Managers in horticulture
80022Managers in aquaculture
82010Supervisors, logging and forestry
82020Supervisors, mining and quarrying
82021Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
82030Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors
82031Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
83100Underground production and development miners
83101Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
83110Logging machinery operators
83120Fishing masters and officers
83121Fishermen / women
84100Underground mine service and support workers
84101Oil and gas well drilling and related workers and services operators
84110Chain saw and skidder operators
84111Silviculture and forestry workers
84120Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators
84121Fishing vessel deckhands
85100Livestock labourers
85101Harvesting labourers
85102Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers
85103Nursery and greenhouse labourers
85104Trappers and hunters
85110Mine labourers
85111Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers
85120Logging and forestry labourers
85121Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
90010Manufacturing managers
90011Utilities managers
92010Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
92011Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
92012Supervisors, food and beverage processing
92013Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
92014Supervisors, forest products processing
92015Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
92020Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
92021Supervisors, electronics and electrical products manufacturing
92022Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
92023Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing
92024Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
92100Power engineers and power systems operators
92101Water and waste treatment plant operators
93100Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
93101Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing
93102Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
93200Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors
94100Machine operators, mineral and metal processing
94101Foundry workers
94102Glass forming and finishing machine operators and glass cutters
94103Concrete, clay and stone forming operators
94104Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing
94105Metalworking and forging machine operators
94106Machining tool operators
94107Machine operators of other metal products
94110Chemical plant machine operators
94111Plastics processing machine operators
94112Rubber processing machine operators and related workers
94120Sawmill machine operators
94121Pulp mill, papermaking and finishing machine operators
94122Paper converting machine operators
94123Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders
94124Woodworking machine operators
94129Other wood processing machine operators
94130Textile fibre and yarn, hide and pelt processing machine operators and workers
94131Weavers, knitters and other fabric making occupations
94132Industrial sewing machine operators
94133Inspectors and graders, textile, fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing
94140Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing
94141Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
94142Fish and seafood plant workers
94143Testers and graders, food and beverage processing
94150Plateless printing equipment operators
94151Camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations
94152Binding and finishing machine operators
94153Photographic and film processors
94200Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers
94201Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
94202Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing
94203Assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, industrial electrical motors and transformers
94204Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
94205Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing
94210Furniture and fixture assemblers, finishers, refinishers and inspectors
94211Assemblers and inspectors of other wood products
94212Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
94213Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
94219Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
95100Labourers in mineral and metal processing
95101Labourers in metal fabrication
95102Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities
95103Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing
95104Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing
95105Labourers in textile processing and cutting
95106Labourers in food and beverage processing
95107Labourers in fish and seafood processing
95109Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
See also  Express Entry latest Draw

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