16 New Occupations To Become Eligible For Express Entry

By Joseph Parker [Published 28 May, 2022 | 05:02 AM] 942
16 New Occupations To Become Eligible For Express Entry

16 new occupations to become eligible for Express Entry when Canada overhauls NOC. 

A Ministerial memorandum showcased jobs including bus and truck drivers, teaching assistants, orderlies, and dental assistants to be mentioned under the selection system. The memorandum confirmed that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will complete the transition from NOC 2016 to NOC 2021 in November 2022. 

The system will now move from the current skill level-based classification to a new Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities (TEER) classification. 

The current Skill Type 0 and Skill Level A to D do not directly correspond to the TEER level 0 to 5.

The rough equivalent is as follows: 


The following occupations will be added: 

  • Payroll administrators.
  • Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates.
  • Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants.
  • Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants.
  • Sheriffs and bailiffs.
  • Correctional service officers. 
  • By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers. 
  • Aestheticians, electrologists, and related occupations.
  • Residential and commercial installers and servicers. 
  • Pest controllers and fumigators.
  • Other repairers and servicers.
  • Transport truck drivers,
  • Bus drivers, subway operators, and other transit operators
  • Heavy equipment operators.
  • Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors.

The following three Express Entry occupations under NOC 2016 will become ineligible under the NOC 2021:

Atlantic Immigration Pilot

The eligible occupations under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) will also be affected owing to this transition. 

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a program designed to bring new skilled immigrants to the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador. 

The AIP is currently open to occupations at Skill Level C or above within NOC 2016. It will open to occupations at TEER 4 and above. 

The following occupations will become ineligible as a result:

  • Other support occupations in personal services.
  • Longshore workers.
  • Material handlers.
  • Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs.
  • Delivery service drivers and door-to-door distributors.
  • Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupations.
  • Livestock laborers.
  • Nursery and greenhouse laborers.
  • Trappers and hunters.
  • Food and beverage servers.
  • Laborers in textile processing and cutting.

Further Express Entry Changes

Certain changes to the Express Entry will allow occupation-based invitations have been further outlined in amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. 

The amendment proposed by the IRCC under Bill C-19 will give the immigration minister more flexibility on who can be invited from the Express Entry pool. 

Sean Fraser will have the power to identify a specific economic goal and invite candidates who would help achieve that goal. This would in turn make it possible to conduct draws targeting specific National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes. 

Tags: Express Entry, Atlantic Immigration Pilot, National Occupation Classification, canada occupation in-demand list, Immigrate to Canada, Provincial Nominee Program, Canada Immigration News

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