Canada has stated that 16 additional occupations would be examined for Express Entry candidate eligibility. Teaching employment, dental assistants, and other positions will be available through the selection process. IRCC has declared that it will complete the transition from NOC 2016 to NOC 2021 in November 2022, allowing people to come to Canada and work.
After this transition, the classification will move from the current skill-level-based classification to a new TEER classification. TEER can be expanded as Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities.
- Express Entry will be available for 16 new
- In November 2022, the transition from NOC 2016 to NOC 2021 will be
There will be no direct relationship between Skill Types 0 through D and TEER levels.
The table below gives a general idea of the skill types that are equivalent to TEER:
|NOC 2016||NOC 2021|
|Skill Type 0||TEER 0|
|Skill Level A||TEER 1|
|Skill Level B||TEER 2|
|Skill Level C||TEER 4|
|Skill Level D||TEER5|
Qualifications for jobs will begin at Skill Level B and up with the support of NOC 2016. NOC 2021 will accept TEER 3 and higher.
The following occupations will be included:
|New occupations||NOC code|
|Dental Assistants and Dental Laboratory Assistants||3223|
|Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates||3413|
|Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants||33103|
|Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants||4413|
|Sheriffs and bailiffs||4421|
|Correctional service officers||4422|
|By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers||4423|
|Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations||6562|
|Residential and commercial installers and servicers||7441|
|Pest controllers and fumigators||7444|
|Other repairers and servicers||7445|
|Transport truck drivers||7511|
|Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators||7512|
|Heavy equipment operators||7521|
|Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors||9521|
Program for Atlantic Immigration
The Atlantic Immigration Program will be impacted as a result of the transition from NOC 2016 to NOC 2021. This is a new program designed to attract new skilled people to the provinces listed below:
- Nova Scotia
- New Brunswick
- Prince Edward Island
Under NOC 2016, the program is available for vocations with Skill Level C and higher.
The Atlantic Immigration Program will be offered under NOC 2021 for TEER 4 and above occupations.
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