Last Updated Jun 01,2022

How will New NOC Changes Impact on Your Canada PR Dream?




Certain changes are going to implement in the Canada NOC pattern by Canadian Immigration from November 2022. Moreover, as per the upcoming system, 16 NOC that was falling in the Skill Type C now will be eligible for the Express Entry. On the other side, three programs become ineligible. This new pattern changes the evaluation style of Canada PR, it will bring the new TEER system that considers Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities. However, it is better to understand how the NOC supports the structure of the job market.

  • The NOC are reflection of the Canadian Labour Market
  • NOC make the immigration programs streamline
  • It focuses on the skills and development
  • NOCs are the analysis of the immigration management and the foreign worker programs

Last year in October month, Canada Immigration declared a pre-scheduled change that made the Canada Permanent Residency aspirants in dilemma. The announcement was “Canadian immigration is going to make the major changes to the NOC format in 2022” So what are the changes the Canadian government has made and what will be the impact? In this article, we are going to discuss the thing, try to give you a clear idea, and cover the entire new NOC system brief, and how it will make an impact on your Canada PR dream.

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The Purpose of New TEER System 2022

  • The system has been introduced to provide more clarity on the applicants’ level of education and work experience.
  • The categorization between the low and high skilled jobs will clarify precisely with the new TEER NOC system.
  • The new system will develop a sense of understanding of the skills required for each occupation.
  • As per the occupations, the new system will bring clarity to the applicants’ education level and their work experience.

Significant Changes in NOC

  • There is extensive research, analysis and assessment done by the Statistics Canada and Employment & Social Development Canada (ESDC) to develop this new TEER system.
  • Every 10 years as per the schedule Statistics Canada and Employment & Social Development Canada (ESDC) suggest the structural changes and the content every five years.
  • From November 2022, the NOC version 1.0 is going to launch and it will recognize as Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER).
  • The Skill level is also going to change with this update as per the given below table.
NOC 2016 NOC 2021
Skill Type O ➔ TEER 0
Skill Level A ➔ TEER 1
Skill Level B ➔ TEER 3
Skill Level C ➔ TEER 4
Skill Level ➔ TEER 5


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The NOC Going to Change

As per the changes, the listed below sixteen NOCs are going to be eligible for the Express Entry which means currently, these NOCs are falling under skill type C but from November 2022 they will be considered as TEER 3 occupations and will be eligible.

1432 Payroll administrators
3223 Dental Assistants and Dental Laboratory Assistants
3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
3219 Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
4413 Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
4421 Sheriffs and bailiffs
4422 Correctional service officers
4423 By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers
6562 Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
7441 Residential and commercial installers and servicers
7444 Pest controllers and fumigators
7445 Other repairers and servicers
7511 Transport truck drivers
7512 Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
7521 Heavy equipment operators
9521 Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors

On the other end, three NOC are also going to be ineligible for Express Entry Program

5232 Other performers
5254 Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
6342 Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners


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In this new TEER system, some significant changes are also applicable such as, the latest NOC 2016 Version 1.3 has 423 occupation groups. On the other side, the NOC 2021 Version 1.0 has extended to 516 occupations. Currently, there are 30 NOC groups are existing which are going to expand by 58 groups. Whereas, two different group merger has created 5 more groups of NOCs.

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