On November 16, 2022, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will transition to the TEER NOC 2021, a new version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system. This new NOC system will affect applicants’ eligibility for certain immigration programs, including Express Entry.
Now, to qualify for Express Entry, you need work experience that falls under NOC skill types 0, A, or B, which correspond with the NOC 2016. After the switchover, IRCC will look to the new Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) system to decide on work eligibility based on experience. Skill type 0 will be replaced with TEER 0, while Skill level A and Skill level B will be replaced by TEER 1 and TEER 2 & 3, respectively.
What should you know about the change?
If you have not received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) after submitting your profile, please update your profile on or after November 16, 2022, by searching the NOC 2021 list on the Employment and Social Development Canada website. After that, you will have to submit your TEER Category and five-digit occupation code.
If you have already received an ITA before November 16, you can still submit your application using the NOC 2016. You do not need to find out which new code corresponds with the one you have – just go ahead and apply!
If you want to submit an Express Entry profile after November 16, first, you should find your five-digit occupation code on the NOC 2021 list and submit it when filling out your profile.
What occupations will benefit from TEER in the Express Entry?
The main change between TEER and the old system is that NOC Skill level B will be split into TEER 2 and 3. At the same time, some old NOC B occupations will be downgraded to TEER 4, while some NOC Skill level C occupations will be upgraded to TEER 3. In the other words, there will be occupations removed from Express Entry and some added to Express Entry.
There are 16 NOCs that will become eligible under Express Entry after November 16, 2022:
- NOC 13102 – Payroll administrators (TEER 3)
- NOC 33100 – Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants (TEER 3)
- NOC 33102 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (TEER 3)
- NOC 33103 – Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants (TEER 3)
- NOC 43100 – Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants (TEER 3)
- NOC 43200 – Sheriffs and bailiffs (TEER 3)
- NOC 43201 – Correctional service officers (TEER 3)
- NOC 43202 – By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers (TEER 3)
- NOC 63211 – Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations (TEER 3)
- NOC 73200 – Residential and commercial installers and servicers (TEER 3)
- NOC 73202 – Pest controllers and fumigators (TEER 3)
- NOC 73209 – Other repairers and servicers (TEER 3)
- NOC 73300 – Transport truck drivers (TEER 3)
- NOC 73301 – Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators (TEER 3)
- NOC 73400 – Heavy equipment operators (TEER 3)
- NOC 93200 – Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors (TEER 3)
The following three NOCs will become ineligible for Express Entry after November 16, 2022:
- NOC 54100 – program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness (TEER 4)
- NOC 55109 – other performers (TEER 5)
- NOC 64200 – tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners (TEER 4)
Will the Comprehensive Ranking System change with TEER NOC 2021?
Not really. Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) applicants will have to meet the same language skills and work experience requirements with updated NOC 2021.
CEC applicants with TEER 0 or TEER 1 occupations will have to possess at least CLB 7, while those with TEER 2 and 3 will have to have CLB 5 or more in addition to one year of work experience. FSWP applicants will have to provide a CLB 7 test result and one year of continuous work experience in the last ten years, while FSTP applicants are required to possess CLB 5 for speaking and listening and CLB 4 for reading and writing in addition to work experience in a skilled trade under key groups of TEER 2 or TEER 3.
Will the Federal Skilled Worker Program 67 points grid change with TEER NOC 2021?
Not at all! The points you earn in the comprehensive ranking system will be based on the Skill Type/Level update chart provided by the Government of Canada. For instance, applicants who would have received 10 points for arranged employment in Skill Type/Level 0, A or B, will still get those points in TEER 0, 1, 2 or 3.
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