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With this NOC finder, you can filter your occupation and find your NOC code for Canada immigration.

Canada uses the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system to classify jobs (occupations). Jobs are grouped based on the type of:

  • Job Duties
  • Work a person does

For immigration purposes, the main job groups are:

Skill Type 0 (zero): management jobs, such as:
  1. Restaurant Managers
  2. Mine Managers
  3. Shore Captains (Fishing)
Skill Level A: professional jobs that usually call for a degree from a university, such as:
  1. Doctors
  2. Dentists
  3. Architects
Skill Level B: technical jobs and skilled trades that usually call for a college diploma or training as an apprentice, such as:
  1. Chefs
  2. Plumbers
  3. Electricians
Skill Level C: intermediate jobs that usually call for high school and/or job-specific training, such as:
  1. Industrial butchers
  2. Long-haul truck drivers
  3. Food and beverage servers
Skill Level D: labour jobs that usually give on-the-job training, such as:
  1. Fruit pickers
  2. Cleaning staff
  3. Oil field workers


Our immigration programs use the NOC to decide if a job or type of work experience meets their eligibility. We consider “skilled” jobs those with NOC Skill Type 0, A or B. We assess jobs against the 2016 version of the NOC.

If you want to apply as a skilled worker, find your job title, code and skill level or type in the NOC.

If you want to come to Canada as a skilled immigrant (Express Entry),

Your job, and the work you have done in the past, must be skill type 0, or level A or B to use Express Entry. The Express Entry system manages applications for permanent residence if you want to be considered:
  • as a Federal Skilled Worker
  • under the Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • or under the Canadian Experience Class
  • If you want to come to Canada as a skilled immigrant (Atlantic Immigration Pilot)
  • Your work experience must be skill type/level 0, A, B, or C.
If your job is skill level C or D
  • you may be able to come to Canada as a provincial nominee (all skill types/levels),
  • you may be able to come to Canada through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (skill type/level 0, A, B, or C), or
  • you may be able to work here for up to two years.
  • People who come to work temporarily are not permanent residents. However, some go on to immigrate here permanently.

You can perform searching either by using your Job title or your NOC code as your search term.


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