National Occupation Classification (NOC)

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The NOC system is Canada’s national system to classify an applicant’s job to determine their eligibility for Canadian immigration programs. The system breaks down all occupations into codes. Codes are then grouped together based on the type of work, and the job duties that the person does. Candidates must select the NOC code that best matches their job.

The New Change to the NOC system

As of November 16, 2022, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) migrated to the NOC 2021 version 1.0 where current skill types, 0, A or B are replaced by the Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) categories. Jobs are grouped into the TEER categories based on the type of job duties and the work conducted.

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