Published on : September 14, 2022
Soon, there will be new occupation codes for jobs available in the Canadian labour market. The new Canada job codes will be as per the 2021 NOC.
The updated National Occupation Classification (NOC) matrix will have an impact on the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), also referred to as Ontario PNP. Ontario is among the Canadian provinces and territories that are a part of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
Ontario PNP will be impacted as there will be a change in the eligibility of occupations for specific OINP streams. A job requiring a certain skill level as of now will have to be determined as per the TEER category on the 2021 NOC.
As per an official update, the Government of Ontario is contemplating aligning the OINP with 2021 NOC. Canada’s new NOC system is already in use by Statistics Canada and the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).
According to the official website of the Canadian Government, “On November 16, 2022, IRCC is switching to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). If the province or territory will get your application on or after November 16, 2022, you must use the 2021 version of NOC”.
Here, NOC stands for the National Occupational Classification that allots a unique code to each of the jobs in the Canadian labour market.
On November 16, 2022, Canada will be switching over to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Presently, NOC 2016 Version 1.3 is applicable. With the switchover, there will be 3 major changes -
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