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NOC 2021 system comes into effect

The 2021 version of National Occupation Classification (NOC) has come into effect on November 16. The change was announced for the first time on July 27, 2022. The change will affect the eligibility requirements for more than 100 immigration programs including Express Entry. From now on, the work experience of Express Entry candidates will be assessed on the basis of the new Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) system. The categories of the TEER system will now replace the following skill categories of NOC 2016. Following are the skill categories under NOC 2016 and the corresponding TEER categories:
pnp-finderNOC 2016             NOC 2021

Skill Type 0          TEER 0

Skill Level A         TEER 1

Skill Level B         TEER 2

Skill Level B         TEER 3

Skill Level C         TEER 4

Skill Level D         TEER 5

16 more occupations become eligible under Express Entry

As NOC 2021 has come into effect, 16 more occupations are now eligible under the Express Entry system, while three occupations have become ineligible. The occupations that have become newly eligible are:

  • 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
  • Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors

Similarly, the Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score for arranged employment will now be awarded on the basis of updated Skill Type/Level chart of NOC 2021.

Instructions for Express Entry candidates

On the basis of these changes, those who plan submit now their Express Entry profile must submit their occupation’s code in line with NOC 2021, while filling out their profile. At the same time, those who have already submitted their Express Entry profiles need to update their Express Entry profile with TEER category and five-digit occupation code. However, those who have already received an Express Entry invitation must submit their application using NOC 2016.

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