Canada has announced that 16 new occupations will be considered for eligibility of candidates to apply for Express Entry. The selection system will include teaching jobs, dental assistants and many others. IRCC has announced that it will complete the transition of NOC 2016 to NOC 2021 in November 2022 so that people can come and work in Canada.
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After this transition, the classification will move from the current skill-level-based classification to a new TEER classification. TEER can be expanded as Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities.
- 16 new occupations will be eligible for Express Entry
- The transition from NOC 2016 to NOC 2021 will be completed in November 2022
There will be no direct relationship of Skill Type 0 and Skill Type A to D to TEER levels. The table below will give a rough idea for the equivalents of skill types with TEER:
|Skill Type 0||
Skill Level A
|Skill Level B||
|Skill Level C||
Skill Level D
With the help of NOC 2016, qualifications for occupations will start from Skill Level B and above. For NOC 2021, TEER 3 and above will qualify. The occupations that will be added are as follows:
|New occupations||NOC code|
|Dental Assistants and Dental Laboratory Assistants||3223|
|Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates||3413|
|Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants||33103|
|Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants||4413|
|Sheriffs and bailiffs||4421|
|Correctional service officers||4422|
|By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers||4423|
|Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations||6562|
|Residential and commercial installers and servicers||7441|
|Pest controllers and fumigators||7444|
|Other repairers and servicers||7445|
|Transport truck drivers||7511|
|Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators||7512|
|Heavy equipment operators||7521|
|Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors||9521|
Atlantic Immigration Program
Due to the transaction from NOC 2016 to NOC 2021, Atlantic Immigration Program will also be affected. This program is a new one and has been created to invite new skilled workers to the following provinces:
- Nova Scotia
- New Brunswick
- Prince Edward Island
The program is available for the occupations that belong to Skill Level C and above under NOC 2016. Under NOC 2021, Atlantic Immigration Program will be available for the occupation of TEER 4 and above.
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