New TEER Classification System Replaces NOC
Understanding The NOC Update & How It Affects Your Immigration Journey
An applicant's job is classified by the NOC system to determine their eligibility for Canadian immigration programs. Codes are used to categorize all occupations. The codes are then grouped according to the type of work a person does, and their job duties.
Immigration Canada has switched to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system as of November 16, 2022. Canada's immigration programs, including Express Entry, for example, will change their eligibility criteria due to this new classification system that we will now know as TEER.
What is the TEER System?
The 4-digit NOC system we've been using identifies the skill type and skill level structure (NOC 0, A, B, C, D) and will be replaced with a 6-category, 5-digit system that represents the training, education, experience, and responsibilities (TEER).
TIPS FOR APPLICANTS & IMMIGRATION PROFESSIONALS
Be careful when it comes to the duties listed in your application vs. the new TEER system and ensure that they align with the new duties of your NOC under TEER, duties have changed and you need to review these to avoid rejection of your Express Entry application.
As a result of the above, applicants may need to update their Express entry profile, and ensure that their work experience letters are detailed enough to support their chosen NOC.
When it comes to LMIAs, the changes to the NOC system will also have a significant impact:
As an employer who is filing for an LMIA, you will need to review the NOC code you've chosen and select a new TEER NOC code for your LMIA. The wages associated with NOC codes have changed as a result of the update, so please ensure that the median wage matches your new NOC code.
In addition to above, when filing for an LMIA, you need to review the duties until the new 5 digit NOC code, as they have changed and you'll want to ensure that your advertisements are compliant with the new NOC codes.
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