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Your Most Frequently Asked Questions About The New TEER Update, Answered!

We've listened to your questions and provided answers, sharing our professional advice.


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.

This update affects current and future applicants and has left many with some important questions.

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).

How does the update affect Express Entry?

Immigration applicants in most occupations will not experience adverse effects from the changes to NOC classification, which are primarily structural. However, you might need to update your Express Entry profile if your occupation code has changed and you need to make sure that, under the new TEER system, you are still eligible to apply for your specific Express Entry program.

What happens if I've already submitted my application using the old NOC Codes?

If this is the case, it is imperative that you update your Express Entry application with the new TEER code. If you don't make this update, you run the risk of not being invited to apply.

Have all the codes changed?

It is important to note that some of the codes have split. As an example, the codes for Software Engineers and Data Scientists have been split into different codes where they were previously the same.

Some occupation codes under the new TEER system have also been downgraded and are now considered as unskilled work. You need to make sure that this isn't the case for your occupation as it will affect your eligibility.

Where can I find my new National Occupation code under the new TEER system?

You will be able to search for your code on the Canadian Government website.

You can search the NOC to find where an occupation is classified or to learn about its main duties, educational requirements or other useful information.

Have More Questions?

Our team is happy to assist you in finding the answers to your specific questions about this new update if you still have any. Feel free to leave a comment or schedule an online consultation if you need help with your application.Feel free to leave a comment or schedule an online consultation if you need help with your application.

Feel free to leave a comment or schedule an online consultation if you need help with your application.


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