National Occupational Classification (NOC) for Canada PR

NOC Canada 2020 List: Find Your National Occupational Classification Code

The National Occupation Classification system or NOC code is a four-digit occupational code used to categorize an occupation listed in the Canadian labour market. Read on.

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What is the NOC list of Canada?

The National Occupational Classification list is a database that is developed by the government of Canada. It categorizes all occupations in the country present in the Canadian labor market.

Express Entry: If you want to immigrate to Canada through Express Entry you must be grouped in must be skill type 0, A or B.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot: If you want to immigrate to Canada through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot your work experience must be skill type/level 0, A, B, or C.

Find your NOC

If you want to apply as a skilled worker, find your job title, code and skill level or type in the NOC.

Finding your NOC code and skill level

  • Step 1: Go to the search tab above and find your NOC code in the search box.
  • Step 2: You can search by Job title or NOC code
  • Step 3: Identify the industry
  • Step 4: Go to the NOC Website and search for your NOC using the NOC title or numeric code.
    • Make sure the main duties listed match what you did at your job.
    • If they don’t, you’ll need to find a different job title with duties that match yours.
  • Step 5: Confirm before selecting, that you will do the following:
    • You will perform all the activities described in the lead statement of the for the occupation
    • You will do all the essential duties that reset out in National Occupational Classification.

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Skill Levels and Skill Types of a NOC

NOC skill level identifies occupations by the extent and type of education. Different NOC skill levels are listed below.

Skill Level

Job Opportunities

Skill level zero (0)

Restaurant managers, Mine managers, Shore captain (fishing)

Skill level A

Doctors, Dentists, Architects

Skill Level B

Chefs, Plumbers, Electricians

Skill level C

Industrial butchers, Long haul truck drivers, Food and beverage servers

Skill Level D

Fruit Pickers, Cleaning staff, Oil field workers.


NOC skill type identifies different industries of the occupation. Various kinds of NOC skill types are discussed below.


Skill Type

Job Opportunity

Skill type 0

Management occupation

Skill type 1

Business, finance, and administration occupations

Skill type 2

Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

Skill type 3

Health occupations.

Skill type 4

Occupation in education, law, and social, community, and government services

Skill type 5

Occupation in art, culture, and relation in sports

Skill type 6

Sales and service occupations

Skill type 7

Trades, transports, and equipment operators and related occupations

Skill type 8

Natural resources, agriculture, and related production occupations

Skill type 9

Occupation and manufacturing in utilities.


The first digit of most NOC codes refers to the skill type of the job.

National occupational classification Code or NOC code is just a number. You can identify your correct NOC by searching in the NOC database. Follow the steps to find your correct NOC:

  • Check your NOC using your job title. The job duties must relate to your current position.
  • Apply for Canadian Permanent Residence through skilled worker programs and Express Entry Programs. To gain approval, submit a reference letter from current previous employers.

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List of high-demand occupations in Canada

The most demanding jobs in Canada are listed below.

NOC Code

Job Title


Finance Manager


HR Manager


Project Manager


Computer and Information Systems Manager


Constructions Managers


Financial Auditors and Accountants


Financial and Investment Analyst


Financial Officers


Supervisor, General Officer, and Administrative Support Workers




Electrical and Electronics Engineer


Web Designers and Developers


Registered Nurse


Business Development Officers




Sales Associate


Heavy-duty Mechanic




Flying Crews


Transport Truck Drivers


Heavy Equipment Operators


Construction Trade Helpers and Labourers


To explore the complete list of occupations on the NOC list, click here.

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