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National Occupation Classification (NOC)

From November 16, 2022, (NOC ) National Occupational Classification (NOC).has been switched to the 2021 version of the

 National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 system is used 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

TEER categories and examples of jobs

TEER

Occupation types

Examples

TEER 0

Management occupations

Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
Financial managers

TEER 1

Occupations that usually require a university degree

Financial advisors
Software engineers

TEER 2

Occupations that usually require

  • a college diploma

  • apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or

  • supervisory occupations

Computer network and web technicians
Medical laboratory technologists

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

Bakers
Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants

TEER 4

Occupations that usually require

  • a high school diploma, or

  • several weeks of on-the-job training

Home child care providers
Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers

TEER 5

Occupations that usually need short-term work demonstration and no formal education

Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
Delivery service drivers and door-to-door distributors

You can view the full list of occupation classifications under NOC 2021 on the ESDC site. Choose “NOC 2021” from the drop-down menu to search for your occupation.