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Here’s How the Express Entry candidates will be impacted by NOC Changes

Austin Campbell



NOC System

The 2021 National Occupational Classification (NOC) system will be implemented by the Canadian government on November 16, 2022. It has just been announced that the new NOC system would alter how Canada IRCC assesses work experience and that 16 new occupations will become eligible for Express Entry while three remain ineligible. As a result, Canada’s immigration systems will be affected by the new NOC amendments, including Express Entry.

A candidate’s eligibility for Express Entry is evaluated using the NOC system by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). There are currently no Express Entry profiles available for applicants with work experience in NOC skill types A, B, or 0. The newly introduced Training Educational Experience Responsibility (TEER) system will consider work experience eligibility. All (TEER) 0, 1, 2, and 3 occupations will now be eligible for Express Entry programs under the new NOC system.

What Jobs will be Eligible for Express Entry in November 2022?

A large number of jobs that were previously eligible for the NOC system will be eligible for Express Entry as well. Based on updated educational and experience requirements, the below-mentioned 16 previously ineligible jobs will be eligible for Express Entry, from Nov 16 onwards.

  • Aircraft assemblers and inspectors;
  • Bus and transit drivers, subway operators, and others
  • Correctional service officers;
  • Dental Lab assistants and dental assistants;
  • Elementary /secondary school teacher assistants;
  • Estheticians, electrologists, and other similar occupations;
  • Heavy equipment operators; and
  • Law enforcement officers and regulatory officers;
  • Nurse aides, attendants, and patient service associates;
  • Other repairers and servicers;
  • Payroll administrators;
  • Pharmacy technical assistants and other assistants;
  • Pest controllers and fumigators;
  • Residential and commercial installers and servicers;
  • Sheriffs and bailiffs; and
  • Truck drivers;
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3 Ineligible Occupations Include

  • Other performers;
  • Program coordinators and instructors in recreation, sport, and fitness; and
  • Tailors, costume designers, furriers, and milliners.

For those applying for Express Entry, here are the guidelines

  • The IRCC website, in addition to offering guidance to Express Entry candidates now in the pool, also provides information to those who have yet to submit applications.
  • As of November 16, 2022, all applicants who have already submitted a profile but have not yet received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) must do so.
  • On or after November 16, you must submit your occupation code from the NOC 2021 list when completing your Express Entry profile.
  • If you received your ITA before November 16, you must submit your application through NOC 2016. You don’t have to figure out which code is new because you already have it.
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