Changes in job classification

What is NOC Canada?

NOC stands for National Occupational Classification of Occupations.


What is the NOC for?

It serves for Canada to evaluate all occupations in the country and give them a classification.

This classification has 5 skill levels and 10 occupational categories.


Why is this classification important for my migration plan?

Depending on how you apply for permanent residency, the NOC category of your job will be important. There are immigration programs where you can apply for residency with C and D category jobs, i.e. jobs where you do not need a previous technical or college education, but most permanent residency programs focus on skilled occupations that require a technical and/or higher level of education.


As of November 16, 2022 the NOC classification will change to the new classification "NOC 2021", this is very important because as of this date the applications for immigration procedures that are sent have to be with this new classification.


The changes that NOC 2021 brings is that the structure that was handled NOC 0, A, B, C and D will be replaced by a system of 6 categories called TEER and it will also be differentiated by the fact that the codes will now be five digits.


What does TEER mean?

Its acronym stands for training, education, experience and responsibility.

Why is this change being made?

What the new classification seeks to do is to clarify the difference between the formal education or education required for certain occupations. Especially in category B where approximately 42% of all occupations in Canada are located.

As you can see in the table, the difference will be in category B, where it will be divided into TEER 2 and TEER 3.


The good news is that this new classification will include some occupations that were not previously eligible for Express Entry and now are.

 - Payroll administrators;

- Dental and laboratory assistants;

- Nursing assistants, orderlies and patient service associates;

- Pharmacy Assistants and Pharmacy Technician Assistants;

- Teacher assistants for elementary and secondary school teachers;

- Bailiffs;

- Correctional Services Officers;

- Police officers and other officials;

- Beauticians, electrologists and depilators;

- Residential and commercial installers and service providers;

- Pest controllers and fumigators;

- Other repairers;

- Transport truck drivers;

- Passenger bus drivers, subway operators and transit operators;

- Heavy equipment operators;

- Aircraft assembly inspectors;



If you are currently in immigration proceedings with our team of Immiland consultants, don't worry, we are aware of these changes.

If you still don't know how to "find my noc", our consultants are here to help you throughout your immigration process. Schedule your consultation here

We hope this information will be very useful,


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