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Posted on November 18 2022

How to update your Canada Express Entry Profile as per new TEER/NOC Code?

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By  Editor
Updated November 01 2023

Highlights: Edit your Express Entry profile with the new TEER code system

  • IRCC started implementing new TEER code from November 16, 2022
  • Selection factors for FSWP and FSTP will be done according to the updated skill type
  • 16 occupations are newly eligible while three are ineligible
  • The three ineligible occupations are eligible for Provincial Nominee Program
  • Applicants have to submit applications according to the NOC 2021

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Apply through Express Entry using the new NOC 2021

IRCC has changed NOC 2016 to NOC 2021. This move will affect most of the immigration programs including Express Entry. The changes made from the NOC 2016 system to the NOC 2021 system can be found in the table below:

NOC 2016 TEER/NOC 2021
Skill Type 0 TEER 0
Skill Level A TEER 1
Skill Level B TEER 2
Skill Level B TEER 3
Skill Level C TEER 4
Skill Level D TEER 5

Eligibility criteria for NOC 2021

Eligibility criteria Canadian Experience Class Federal Skilled Worker Program Federal Skilled Trades Program
English or French skills CLB 7 for TEER 0 or TEER 1 occupations; CLB 5 for TEER 2 or TEER 3 occupations CLB 7 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 one or more of these NOC TEER Categories: TEER 0, TEER 1, TEER 2, or TEER 3. Work experience in an occupation listed in one of these NOC TEER Categories: TEER 0, TEER 1, TEER 2, or TEER 3. Work experience in a skilled trade under key groups of TEER 2 or TEER 3.
Amount of work experience One year in Canada in the last three 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 one job in your primary occupation). Two years within last five 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. A valid job offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year or a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority.
Education Not required. Secondary education required. You can get more selection criteria (FSW) points for your post-secondary education. Not required

CRS score for FSWP

Candidates applying through the Federal Skilled Worker Program have to follow the updated skill level included with the new NOC 2021.

List of eligible and ineligible Express Entry occupations

16 occupations are newly eligible for Express Entry while three occupations are ineligible. The ineligible occupations will still be eligible for Provincial Nominee Program. The table below reveals 16 occupations along with the NOC code:

New NOC/TEER code New eligible occupations
13102 Payroll administrators
33100 Dental Assistants and Dental Laboratory Assistants
32101 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
33103 Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
43100 Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
43200 Sheriffs and bailiffs
43201 Correctional service officers
43202 By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers
63211 Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
73200 Residential and commercial installers and servicers
73202 Pest controllers and fumigators
73209 Other repairers and servicers
73300 Transport truck drivers
73301 Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
73400 Heavy equipment operators
72404 Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors

  The ineligible occupations are mentioned in the table below:

New NOC/TEER code Ineligible occupations
55109 Other performers
54100 Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
53125 Patternmakers (Tailors, dressmakers, furriers, and milliners)

Also read… 16 new occupations added to Canada Express Entry NOC list

Steps to edit your Express Entry profile according to the new NOC/TEER code system

Candidates who are willing to create new Express Entry profile, have to follow new NOC/TEER code system. Whereas the candidates who already have Express Entry profile and didn’t receive an ITA have to edit their profile as per the new NOC/TEER code system. Below steps gives you an idea how to edit your Express Entry profile as per TEER code system. Step 1: Search your new NOC code from NOC 2021 list Step 2: Go through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) website Step 3: Update your profile with TEER category and five-digit occupation code Candidates who received their ITAs before November 16, 2022, have to submit their Express Entry applications according to NOC 2016. Need assistance to apply for Canada PR Visa? Talk to Y-Axis, the leading overseas immigration consultant in Australia. If you found this blog engaging, you may also like … The impact of new National Occupational Classification on Canada’s Express Entry  

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