IRCC and ESDC will enforce the changes in fall 2022.
Canadian immigration is making predominant adjustments to the NOC in 2022
Canada has added NOC 2021 and the immigration system will incorporate the changes in 2022.
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is a major phase of Canada’s immigration system. Skilled worker candidates and temporary overseas people want to reveal their work journey corresponds with NOC necessities of the software they are applying to. For instance, Express Entry is the fundamental way to immigrate to Canada as a knowledgeable worker, and candidates want to demonstrate their work trip falls beneath NOC ability degree 0, A, or B as one of the eligibility factors underneath Express Entry.
The NOC is Canada’s countrywide reference for occupations. It categorizes employment activities in Canada to help apprehend the nature of the Canadian labour market, run authorities programs, promote skills development, habits research, and help Canada control its immigration and foreign employee programs.
Every ten years, the federal government conducts a main revision of the NOC. Changes to the NOC reflect changes to the Canadian economic system and labour market.
In September, Statistics Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) unveiled NOC 2021.
NOC 2021 is the remaining outcome of a fundamental system that worried widespread research, analysis, and evaluation of the Canadian economy.
Currently, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), ESDC, and Canada’s provinces and territories use NOC 2016 to function immigration and overseas employee programs. In an e-mail to CIC News, IRCC defined that each it and ESDC will now not put in force NOC 2021 till the fall of 2022.
The purpose for this is the federal government needs to provide stakeholders, which includes immigration applicants, greater time to research about how NOC 2021 can also have an effect on them.
Summary of changes
ESDC summarizes the adjustments to NOC 2021 as follows:
The NOC’s current four-category “skill level” shape has been overhauled and changed by a new six-category machine that outlines the level of Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) to enter each occupation. Up until now, the NOC has featured four skill levels. NOC A represents jobs that have a tendency to require college degrees, NOC B represents jobs that are in the skilled trades or require a university diploma, NOC C represents jobs that require intermediate abilities or job-specific training, and NOC D are labour jobs that require on the job training.
NOC 2021 will use a five-tier hierarchical device to classify occupations. Occupations will now have a five-digit codification machine as a substitute of the modern four-digit system.
NOC 2021 no longer makes use of the four talent type categories (i.e., NOC A, B, C, D), and now has a TEER system with six categories: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
|TEER 0||Management occupations.|
|TEER 1||Completion of a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate); or|
Several years of experience in a specific occupation from TEER category 2 (when applicable).
|TEER 2||Completion of a post-secondary education program of two to three years at community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP; or|
Completion of an apprenticeship training program of two to five years; or
Occupations with supervisory or significant safety (police officers and firefighters) responsibilities; or
Several years of experience in a specific occupation from TEER category 3 (when applicable).
|TEER 3||Completion of a post-secondary education program of less than two years at community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP; or|
Apprenticeship training of less than 2 years; or
More than six months of on-the-job training, training courses or specific work experience with some secondary school education; or
Several years of experience in a specific occupation from TEER category 4 (when applicable).
|TEER 4||Completion of secondary school; or|
Several weeks of on-the-job training with some secondary school education; or
Several years of experience in a specific occupation from TEER category 5 (when applicable).
|TEER 5||Short work demonstration and no formal educational requirements.|
How will immigrants and foreign people be impacted?
For many immigration and overseas worker candidates, NOC 2021 will have little to no have an impact on on them. This is due to the fact regardless of changes to the NOC, their work journey will continue to meet the eligibility standards for their preferred immigration or foreign worker program. On the other hand, the changes will help some candidates whilst harm others. Some may now locate themselves eligible for extra programs on account that their work experience has been reclassified. Others may discover themselves no longer eligible for the same reason.
It stays doubtful at this point how candidates will be affected. Stakeholders will want to proceed to wait for IRCC and ESDC to grant further information.
This Statistics Canada device allows individuals to see how their cutting-edge NOC corresponds with NOC 2021. The desk beneath provides an indication of how the four NOC talent tiers have been redistributed across the six new TEER groups.
|NOC 2016 V1.3 Distribution of Unit Groups by Skill Level||NOC 2021 V1.0 Distribution of Unit Groups by TEER|
|Skill Level A||28%||TEER Category 0||9%|
|Skill Level B||42%||TEER Category 1||19%|
|Skill Level C||24%||TEER Category 2||31%|
|Skill Level D||06%||TEER Category 3||13%|
|TEER Category 4||18%|
|TEER Category 5||9%|
Statistics Canada explains there are two major reasons why the skill type model is being replaced by the TEER system. First, the TEER system aims to provide more clarity on the level of education and work experience required to work in an occupation. Second, Statistics Canada believes the skill type model creates artificial categorizations between low- and high-skilled jobs. Implementing TEER will hopefully give stakeholders a better sense of the amount of skills required for each occupation.