Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot: find a job

Find a job

National Occupational Classification 2021

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

  • Use this page if the community will get your application on or before November 15, 2022.
  • Use the NOC 2021 page if the community will get your application on or after November 16, 2022.

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot has changed

Find out more about the changes.

As a candidate, you must have a genuine job offer to work in 1 of the participating communities.

In addition to the requirements on this page, each community will have their own requirements and job search process. To find a job, you must follow the instructions on their websites.

Once you have a job offer, and meet all the requirements, you can apply for a community recommendation.

Job offer requirements

The job you’re offered must meet all of these requirements:

The job you’re offered cannot be from:

Skill level

Your job offer must be for an occupation at a skill level related to the NOC that matches your work experience.

If your work experience is in Your job offer can be in
  • NOC 0
  • NOC A
  • NOC 0
  • NOC A
  • NOC B
  • NOC C
  • NOC B
  • NOC C
  • NOC D - must be in the same occupation (4 digit NOC code) as your work experience

Healthcare exception: If your work experience is in NOC 3012 (Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses- skill level A), you can have a job offer in the following NOC skill level C occupations:

  • NOC 3413: Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates, or
  • NOC 4412: Home Support Worker.
    • Housekeepers and other related cleaning occupations that are also part of NOC 4412 are not included in this exception.

NOC Skill level D exception: If your experience is in NOC skill level D, then the job you’re being offered must be in the same occupation (4 digit NOC code).

We’ll review the main duties of your job offer to confirm that it meets the NOC skill level.

Community websites

Community Community website
North Bay, ON
Sudbury, ON
Timmins, ON
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Thunder Bay, ON
Brandon, MB
Altona/Rhineland, MB
Moose Jaw, SK
Claresholm, AB
Vernon, BC
West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), BC
Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: