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Canada’s New NOC 2021 Issued & In Affect for Fall 2022

Canada Immigration system is being renovated with new occupations list which can be upshot from fall 2022. These changes can affect a few economic classes and foreign worker applicants. Detailed information on the affecting applicant categories is yet to be released by the Federal Government.

Know everything about CANADA NOC 2021 updatesNOC- National Occupational Classification is Canada’s way of classifying occupations of the immigrants. Each occupation will have its code with which the foreigners apply for various visas. And it will be verified every year and updated every five years as per the standards of the job market and its requirements. For every ten years, the occupation list will be updated with great changes. The previous biggest update took place in 2011 and recently Canadian government released its New NOC Publication 2021.

Previously,

As per NOC 2016, the applicants, who are willing to move to Canada, must demonstrate their work experience based on the occupation category below;

NOC 0: Managerial level jobs

NOC A: Professional jobs – must have a university degree

NOC B: Skilled trade jobs – must have at least a college diploma or training as an apprentice.

NOC C &D: Semi and low-skilled jobs in trades, sales.

Based on these NOC categories, IRCC and ESDC evaluate the applications for immigration and Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Labor market Impact Assessment is the test taken by the applicants of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The Employment and Social Development of Canada (ESDC) department conducts LMIA to assess the impact of hiring the applicant on Canada’s labor market.

What are the Changes in New NOC 2021?

Canada overhauled the NOC list with a completely new approach to reach the expectations of market trends. Before applying to get a job in Canada from India, check the changes in NOC codes. Below are the changes in Canada NOC 2021.

1. The new TEER System replaces the NOC Skill level

The earlier skill categories are 0, A, B, C. But IRCC has mentioned that the new NOC is going to have an altogether new TEER system to segregate the occupations of the applicants. TEER means Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities on which jobs will be categorized.

Why New TEER System is introduced by Canada?

To begin with, classifying professions based on “skill levels” is perplexing, given the NOC is concerned with occupations rather than skills. The new TEER system is introduced to lay a spotlight on the applicants who have good experience and education to work for a specific job.

Second, Statistics Canada claims that the previous NOC method is not up to the mark in dividing low- and high-skilled workers. So, this new NOC TEER method can categorize professionals more accurately based on their skills.

2. Total of 6 Teer Categories

Currently, there are 4 categories – 0, A, B, C. But NOC 2021 is coming with 6 different categories which are why it is worth migrating to work in Canada. Here is the detailed information on the TEER system.
TEER 0: Managerial Occupations

TEER 1: Multiple years of experience in a particular occupation from TEER 2
Or
A University degree (bachelors or masters or doctoral)

TEER 2: Jobs at supervisory or substantial safety (for example police officers and firefighters)
Or
Multiple years of experience in a particular occupation from TEER 3
Or
2-3 years of post-secondary education at any community college or any Institute of Technology or CEGEP
Or
Completion of 2-5 years of the apprentice program

TEER 3: Less than 2 years of post-secondary education at any community college or any Institute of Technology or CEGEP
Or
Completion of 1-2 years of the apprentice program
Or
Multiple years of experience in a particular occupation from TEER 4
Or
Six or more months of job training /training course/ work experience in any occupations in-demand in Canada with any secondary school education.

TEER 4: Multiple years of experience in a particular occupation from TEER 5
Or
Secondary School education
Or
Multiple weeks of job training /training course/ work experience with any secondary school education

TEER 5: No Formal Education is required and Short work experience proof is enough

3. New Occupations added in Data Science & Cyber Security

There are 516 professions in the new TEER system, up from 500 in NOC 2016. To represent expanding disciplines such as data science, cyber security, and others, new jobs have been established in 2021.

All these changes will be in effect for fall 2022. IRCC has released this news earlier so that ESDC and others will have time for updating their systems with new NOC categories. For more detailed information, check with our Canada Immigration Counselors.

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