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Posted on August 05 2022

Canada switches NOC levels with TEER categories from Nov. 16, 2022

By  Editor
Updated November 01 2023

Canada switches NOC levels with TEER categories from Nov. 16, 2022

On November 16, 2022, Canada announced that the 2021 policy for the NOC or National Occupational Classification would be implemented. It implies that the NOC 2016 skill type and skill level structure practiced currently will be replaced by a six-category system representing the TEER or training, education, experience, and responsibilities required to be employed in an occupation. Some of the other changes are given below:

  • The 4-digit occupation codes will be changed to 5-digit codes.
  • Canada has updated the eligibility criteria for all the programs used in NOC.

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There are new categories in the TEER. Programs that used the NOC skill type or levels will now use TEER categories.

Skill level B jobs will now be categorized as TEER 2 or TEER 3 jobs.  The new categorization of jobs is given in the table below:

2021 List for TEER Category
Skill type or level
TEER category
Skill type 0 TEER 0
Skill level A TEER 1
Skill level B TEER 2 and TEER 3
Skill level C TEER 4
Skill level D TEER 5


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Categories of TEER and related jobs

Here are the categories of TEER and few examples of related jobs for each category of TEER:

TEER categories and examples of jobs
TEER Occupation types Examples
Management occupations
Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
Financial managers
TEER 1 Occupations that usually require a university degree Financial advisors and Software engineers
Occupations that usually require a college diploma apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or supervisory occupations
Computer network and web technicians
Medical laboratory technologists and Bakers
TEER 3 Occupations that usually require a college diploma apprenticeship training of less than 2 years, or more than 6 months of on-the-job training Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
Occupations that usually require a high school diploma, or several weeks of on-the-job training
Home child care providers
Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers
Occupations that usually need short-term work demonstration and no formal education
Landscaping and grounds maintenance laborers
Delivery service drivers and door-to-door distributors


Eligible programs

These are the programs that have updated their requirements for eligibility because of the change:

  • Express Entry
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Atlantic Immigration Program
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • Caregivers programs
  • Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
  • Agri-Food Pilot
  • Out-of-status construction workers
  • International Mobility Program
  • Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Hopefully, this information was helpful for you if you are looking to work in Canada.

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