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Express Entry candidates will be impacted by NOC changes implemented today

Express Entry candidates will be impacted by NOC changes implemented today

Today, IRCC will begin using the NOC 2021 system. Before that modification becomes effective, you should be aware of the following. Since the announcement on July 27, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been preparing to switch to the 2021 version of the National Occupation Classification (NOC) system.

Changes in eligibility will result from this action for several of Canada's more than 100 immigration programs, including Express Entry. For instance, the Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities (TEER) system would replace the present NOC system (NOC 2016), which mandates that Express Entry candidates have work experience categorized under NOC skill classes 0, A, or B.

This is how the TEER categories of the 2021 NOC system correspond to the skill type categories of the existing NOC system.

2016 through 2021

- TEER 0 skill type 0

- TEER 1 Skill Level A

- TEER 2 Skill Level B

- TEER 3 Skill Level B

- TEER 4 Skill Level C

- Level D TEER 5 skill

Eligibility criteria

Canadian Experience Class

Federal Skilled Worker Program

Federal Skilled Trades Program

English or French skills

CLB 7 for TEER 0 or TEER 1 occupations; CLB 5 for TEER 2 or TEER 3 occupations


CLB 5 for speaking and listening; CLB 4 for reading and writing

Type/Level of work experience

Canadian work experience in an occupation listed in one or more of these NOC TEER Categories: TEER 0, TEER 1, TEER 2, or TEER 3.

Work experience in an occupation listed in one of these NOC TEER Categories: TEER 0, TEER 1, TEER 2, or TEER 3.

Work experience in a skilled trade under key groups of TEER 2 or TEER 3.*

Amount of work experience

One year in Canada in the last three years (either combination of full-time or part-time work).

One year continuous within the last 10 years (combination of part-time, full-time or more than one job in your primary occupation).

Two years within last five years (either combination of full-time or part-time work)

Job offer

Not required.

Not required but you can get selection criteria (FSW) points for having a valid job offer.

A valid job offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year or a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority.


Not required.

Secondary education is required. You can get more selection criteria (FSW) points for your post-secondary education.

Not required.

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Important remark on the FSWP's selection factor points

The new Skill Type/Level chart that was established with the NOC 2021 system will now be used to determine how many points are awarded for selection considerations as part of the Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP). For instance, a candidate will still receive 10 points for arranged work in TEER if they would have received 10 points for arranged employment in Skill Type/Level 0, A, or B.

With the switch to NOC 2021, there will be modifications to Express Entry's occupational eligibility. Three occupations lose their eligibility for Express Entry as a result of the switch to NOC 2021, while 16 new occupations gain eligibility. The three newly disqualified jobs will still be eligible for programs with more flexible occupational eligibility requirements, such as some Provincial Nominee Program streams (PNP).

16 new professions are now eligible:

- personnel managers

- Dental assistants and assistants in the dental laboratory

- Orderlies, patient service representatives, and nurse assistants

- Pharmacy assistants and technical pharmacy assistants

- Teacher helpers in elementary and secondary schools

- Bailiffs and sheriffs

- officers in the correctional service

- officers responsible for enforcing regulations and bylaws

- Electrologists, estheticians, and related professions

- Installers and service providers for both homes and businesses

- both fumigators and pest controllers

- Other service providers and mechanics

- drivers of transport trucks

- bus and subway drivers

- operators of heavy machinery

- aircraft assemblers and inspectors of aircraft assembling

Three newly excluded professions:

Other artists

- Recreational, athletic, and fitness program coordinators and teachers

- Dressmakers, milliners, furriers, and tailors

On the CRS, the transition to NOC 2021 will have an impact. The new Skill Type/Level chart launched with the NOC 2021 system will now be followed by the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points awarded for the scheduled employment, similar to the revisions mentioned above with the FSWP.

Example: If a candidate's NOC is in TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3, they will still receive the 50 points they would have earned for scheduled employment at Skill Type/Level 0, A, or B. Depending on your unique situation, the next stages. As part of the transition to NOC 2021, IRCC has varying requirements depending on where a candidate is in their Express Entry process.

First of all, those who have not yet submitted an Express Entry profile but intend to do so on or after today's switch will need to locate and submit their occupation's code in accordance with the NOC 2021 while filling out the profile.

IRCC has separate requirements for applicants who have submitted a profile but have not yet received an Invitation to Apply (ITA). In this instance, candidates must update their Express Entry profile at any point following the implementation of the modifications tomorrow.

In order to do this, the individual must update their profile with their TEER category and five-digit occupation code and search the NOC 2021 list on the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) website. Last but not least, everybody who received their ITA before November 16 needs to submit their Express Entry application using NOC 2016. (Using the NOC code provided at the time of receipt).

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