NOC 2021: Compare all Express Entry programs

On November 16, 2022, we’re switching to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Skill Type and Level changing to TEER Categories

For all 3 Express Entry programs (Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program and Federal Skilled Trades Program), requirements will be updated to align with the NOC 2021 structure. NOC 2016’s Skill Type and Skill Levels will be replaced with NOC 2021’s TEER Categories:

Skill Type/Level TEER Category
Skill Type 0 TEER 0
Skill level A TEER 1
Skill level B TEER 2 and TEER 3

If you plan to submit an Express Entry profile on or after November 16, 2022, you must

If you have already submitted a profile, but have not been sent an invitation to apply (ITA), you must

To remain eligible to receive an ITA, your profile must be updated on or after November 16, 2022.

If you have received an invitation to apply

If you have received an ITA before November 16, 2022, you must submit your application for permanent residence using NOC 2016.

Updated NOC 2021 eligibility criteria for Express Entry

Eligibility criteria Canadian Experience Class Federal Skilled Worker Program Federal Skilled Trades Program
Language skills

English or French skills

  • CLB 7 for TEER 0 or TEER 1 occupations
  • CLB 5 for TEER 2 or TEER 3 occupations

English or French skills

  • CLB 7

English or French skills

  • 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 1 or more of these NOC TEER Categories:

  • TEER 0
  • TEER 1
  • TEER 2
  • TEER 3

Work experience in an occupation listed in 1 of these NOC TEER Categories:

  • TEER 0
  • TEER 1
  • TEER 2
  • TEER 3

Work experience in a skilled trade under key groups of TEER 2 or TEER 3:

  • Major Group 72, technical trades and transportation officers and controllers, excluding Sub-Major Group 726, transportation officers and controllers
  • Major Group 73, general trades
  • Major Group 82, supervisors in natural resources, agriculture and related production
  • Major Group 83, occupations in natural resources and related production
  • Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors, and utilities operators and controllers
  • Major Group 93, central control and process operators and aircraft assembly assemblers and inspectors, excluding Sub-Major Group 932, aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors
  • Minor Group 6320, cooks, butchers and bakers
  • Unit Group 62200, chefs
Amount of work experience One year in Canada in the last 3 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 1 job in your primary occupation) Two years within last 5 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.

Required:

Education Not required.

Secondary education required.

You can get more selection criteria (FSW) points for your post-secondary education.

Not required.

Comprehensive ranking system

The points you get in the comprehensive ranking system will follow the Skill Type/Level update chart.

For example, if you would have received 50 points for arranged employment in Skill Type/Level 0, A or B, you will still get 50 points for arranged employment in TEER 0, 1, 2 or 3.

Federal Skilled Worker Program selection factor points

The points you are assigned based on the selection factors for the Federal Skilled Worker Program will follow the Skill Type/Level update chart.

For example, if you would have received 10 points for arranged employment in Skill Type/Level 0, A or B, you will still get 10 points for arranged employment in TEER 0, 1, 2 or 3.

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