Every Occupation in Labour Market of Canada has a four digit code that is assigned by National Occupation Classification. The NOC list is the nationally recognized list of occupations by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). It defines the skills shortage in the country that they want to acquire from outside of their country.
It is one of the best tools for the candidates who are seeking jobs in Canada.
The NOC list is updated every time there is change in the requirements of the country. The candidate need to carry the required experience in the jobs mentioned in the NOC list in order to go further in the immigration process.
There are 5 major types of NOC codes that define the type of job Canadian government are looking for in the country. These jobs define the major category and the sub categories that are considered under these major categories.
The immigration programs make use of NOC code to make a decision if the job type and the concerned work experience meets their eligibility. Skilled jobs are considered under the NOC skill type 0, A or B.
If the job experience of the candidate is under the NOC skill set C or D, following things can be true for those candidates:-
Picking up the correct NOC code is the most vital thing while filing the visa. It is because if it is incorrect then the application can be rejected. It is applicable in both types of visa i.e. Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Program.
As seen in the previous section, every NOC has the assigned job title, lead statement and catalogue of major duties and responsibilities. While a candidate chooses the NOC code, the actual job title and education are not vital. The work experience of the candidates must match the lead statement and they must have performed most part of the duties mentioned. A thing may happen at this stage, the actual work experience which may fall under 2 or more codes. But the candidates need to choose the correct code.
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