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National Occupational Classification

The 2021 National Occupational Classification (NOC) system to classify jobs (occupations). Jobs are grouped into training, education, experience and responsibilities (TEER) categories based on the type of
 job duties
work a person does
The NOC is a list of all the occupations in the Canadian labor market. It describes each job according to the training, education, experience and responsibilities (TEER) needed to work in an occupation
 
 
TEER
Occupation types
TEER 0
Management occupations
TEER 1
Occupations that usually require a university degree
TEER 2
Occupations that usually require
·                a college diploma
·                apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or
·                supervisory occupations
TEER 3
Occupations that usually require
·                a college diploma
·                apprenticeship training of less than 2 years, or
·                more than 6 months of on-the-job training
TEER 4
Occupations that usually require
·                a high school diploma, or
·                several weeks of on-the-job training
TEER 5
Occupations that usually need short-term work demonstration and no formal education
 

Updated NOC 2021 eligibility criteria for Express Entry

 

Eligibility criteria
Canadian Experience Class
Federal Skilled Worker Program
Federal Skilled Trades Program
English or French skills
CLB 7 for TEER 0 or TEER 1 occupations; CLB 5 for TEER 2 or TEER 3 occupations
CLB 7
CLB 5 for speaking and listening; CLB 4 for reading and writing
Type/Level of work experience
Canadian work experience in an occupation listed in one or more of these NOC TEER Categories: TEER 0, TEER 1, TEER 2, or TEER 3.
Work experience in an occupation listed in one of these NOC TEER Categories: TEER 0, TEER 1, TEER 2, or TEER 3.
Work experience in a skilled trade under key groups of TEER 2 or TEER 3.*
Amount of work experience
One year in Canada in the last three years (either combination of full-time or part-time work).
One year continuous within the last 10 years (combination of part-time, full-time or more than one job in your primary occupation).
Two years within last five years (either combination of full-time or part-time work)
Job offer
Not required.
Not required but you can get selection criteria (FSW) points for having a valid job offer.
A valid job offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year or a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority.
Education
Not required.
Secondary education required. You can get more selection criteria (FSW) points for your post-secondary education.
Not required.