NOC to TEER Changes 2022

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NOC to TEER Changes 2022

November 14, 2022

On November 16, 2022, IRCC is switching to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) from the previously used 2016 skill level structure (NOC 0, A, B, C and D). The current NOC will be replaced by a 6-category system representing the training, education, experience and responsibilities (TEER) needed to work in an occupation.

This means the eligibility criteria for all immigration programs will use the new NOC TEER system.


Previous NOC classification

Occupation Types



Skill type 0

Management occupations

Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
Financial managers


Skill type A

Occupations that usually require a university degree

Financial advisors
Software engineers


Skill type B

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


Skill type B

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


Skill type C

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


Skill type D

Occupations that usually need short-term work demonstration and no formal education

Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
Delivery service drivers and door-to-door distributors

Current Express Entry applicants with Skill type 0,A & B have to update their applications on 16 Nov 2022 to the TEER system.

The following 16 occupations will hereafter qualify for express entry since they will upgrade to TEER 3 from NOC C, which was earlier ineligible:

  • 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-lay enforcement and other regulatory officers

  • Estheticians, 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

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NOC to TEER Changes 2022

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