Canada's New NOC Codes Effective from 16th November 2022
Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has successfully transitioned to the new National Occupation Classification (NOC) version 2021 on Thursday. This new version is applicable to various immigration programs, including Express Entry, and PNPs, Canada's most popular pathways to Canada PR visa.
Skill Types Replaced with New TEER Categories
The past NOC System Version 2016 required candidates to be classified under skill types 0, A or B. Whereas, with a shift to Version 2021, skill types are now replaced by the TEER, i.e., Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities categories.
Now, there are a total of six TEER categories, an increase from the past four skill levels. In the Version 2016, around one third of all occupations were classified under skill level B. Whereas, as per the new TEER system, most of these skill types vary, aiming to address with a total of six categories.
Let's have a look at how the NOC 2016 system skill types match up with the new TEER categories.
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