Program delivery update: Ministerial Instructions amendments and NOC 2021

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

March 16, 2023

On September 23, 2022, the Ministerial Instructions were amended to:

The Ministerial Instructions amendments do not apply to applications that were received by the community (locked-in date) before September 23, 2022.

On November 16, 2022, IRCC switched to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the current NOC 2016 skill type and skill level structure (NOC 0, A, B, C and D) have been replaced with a 6-category system representing the training, education, experience and responsibilities (TEER) needed to work in an occupation. We are updating our program delivery instructions to reflect the changes.

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