Everything you Need to Know About the NOC 2021 Version 1.0
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is Canada’s national system for describing occupations. Every ten years, the NOC undergoes a major structural revision. The objective is to check that the framework of the Classification and the existing occupational groups are still working. Moreover, the NOC 2021 is the result of this major revision cycle.
On September 21st 2021, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Statistics Canada released the new NOC 2021 for data collection purposes. However, the NOC 2021 will be implemented in late 2022 as the data becomes available. This will also provide organizations and programs with enough time to make a transition from NOC 2016 to NOC 2021.
If you do not know what the function of the ESDC is, you can read more about it in this article.
Changes in the NOC:
- According to Canada.ca, the new NOC 2021 includes changes such as the addition, aggregation/merging, and splitting of unit groups. It also recognizes certain groups across broad categories.
- Overhauls the current four-category NOC “Skill level” structure. It introduces a new six-category system representing the level of Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) required for entry into an occupation.
- Adopts a five-tiered hierarchical arrangement of occupational groups with successive levels of disaggregation containing broad occupational categories, major groups, sub-major groups, minor groups, and unit groups.
- Introduces a brand new five-digit codification system to replace the current four-digit system.
Of course these are just some of the major changes, if you want to review all the information related to the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0, please visit the Government’s website.
You can also search your job title in new NOC 2021, here.
We have to wait for the implementation of this new NOC system (in late 2022) to see how it will affect programs and services such as immigrating to Canada, labour market information, job searches, and working in Canada.
Ask your questions!
If you have a broad question about immigration to Canada, please fill out the following form. Of course, if you have specific questions, book a consultation session. You may alternatively fill out our assessment form.
If you wish to visit or move to Canada, please fill out our free assessment form. We will review it for free, but we will contact you only if we find an opportunity for you. Alternatively, you may book a consultation session. Consultation sessions are not free, but you will receive formal advice from a licenced practitioner.
Al Parsai, MA, DTM, RCIC
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant
Ashton College Instructor – Immigration Consulting
Author – 88 Tips on Immigration to Canada
Fill our Free Canada Immigration Assessment Form in your language!
This article provides information of a general nature only. Considering the fluid nature of the immigration world, it may no longer be current. Of course, the item does not give legal advice. Therefore, do not rely on it as legal advice or immigration advice. Consequently, no one could hold us accountable for the content of these articles. Of course, if you have specific legal questions, you must consult a lawyer. Alternatively, if you are looking for immigration advice, book an appointment.
The characters and places in the articles:
All the characters and locations in the articles are fictional, unless otherwise clearly stated. Therefore, any resemblance in names, dates, and places is coincidental.
For our official addresses, trust this website only. We currently do not have offices outside Canada. Therefore, anyone who claims to be our agent is committing fraud. Also, note that we do not issue any work permits or study permits or similar documents. The government of Canada has the sole authority to issue such material.