If you are moving to a new country as a skilled worker, your occupation must be in demand in that country. It’s obvious that every country wants the people who possess skills and experience in the occupations which are highly in demand across its various provinces and territories and Canada is no exception to the same.
However, unlike Australia, Canada don’t publish any Skilled Occupation list on annual basis, rather it has a list classifying the occupations as per local labour market.
Hence, the applicants looking to apply permanent residency in Canada as a skilled worker, need to have skills and experience, matching any of the NOC occupations categories as per the program requirement.
The ESDC (Employment and Social Development Canada) and Statistics Canada announced a new TEER based NOC System 2021 Version 1, and consequently a new NOC Canada List, i.e. National Occupational Classification (NOC) is now appplicable. From November 16, 2022, Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) and other crucial immigration programs of Canada have moved to the new NOC 2021 Version-1 from old NOC 2016 System.
The NOC every 10 years undertakes a major structural amendment whereby the structure of the Classification and the existing occupational groups are evaluated. The new Canada NOC list, i.e. NOC 2021 is the product of this 10-year cycle. It replicate changes in the economy and in the nature of work.?
|NOC||Title||Skill level or type|
|0012||Senior government managers and officials||O|
|0013||Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services||O|
|0014||Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations||O|
|0015||Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.||O|
|0016||Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities||O|
|0112||Human resources managers||O|
|0114||Other administrative services managers||O|
|0121||Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers||O|
|0122||Banking, credit and other investment managers||O|
|0124||Advertising, marketing and public relations managers||O|
|0125||Other business services managers||O|
|0131||Telecommunication carriers managers||O|
|0132||Postal and courier services managers||O|
|0212||Architecture and science managers||O|
|0213||Computer and information systems managers||O|
|0311||Managers in health care||O|
|0411||Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration||O|
|0412||Government managers - economic analysis, policy development and program administration||O|
|0413||Government managers - education policy development and program administration||O|
|0414||Other managers in public administration||O|
|0421||Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training||O|
|0422||School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education||O|
|0423||Managers in social, community and correctional services||O|
|0431||Commissioned police officers||O|
|0432||Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers||O|
|0433||Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces||O|
|0511||Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers||O|
|0512||Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts||O|