|Skilly Type (NOC 2016)||TEER Category|
|Skill type 0||TEER 0|
|Skill level A||TEER 1|
|Skill level B||TEER 2 and TEER 3|
|Skill level C||TEER 4|
|Skill level D||TEER 5|
Breaking down the new TEER Categories1) TEER Category 0
- Completion of a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate); OR
- previous experience and expertise in subject matter knowledge from a related occupation found in TEER 2 (when applicable).
- Completion of a 2-3 year post-secondary education program at community college, institute of technology, or CÉGEP; OR
- Completion of a 2-5 apprenticeship training program; OR
- Occupations with supervisory or significant safety (e.g. police officers and firefighters) responsibilities; OR
- Several years of experience in a related occupation from TEER 3 (when applicable).
- Completion of a post-secondary education program of less than two years at community college, institute of technology, or CÉGEP; OR
- Completion of an apprenticeship training program of less than two years; OR
- 6+ months of on-the-job training, training courses, or specific work experience with some secondary school education; OR
- Several years of experience in a related occupation from TEER 4 (when applicable).
- Completion of secondary school; OR
- Several weeks of on-the-job training with some secondary school education; OR
- Experience in a related occupation from TEER 5 (when applicable).
- Occupations that usually need short-term work demonstration and no formal education
New occupations that are now eligible for Express EntryMajority of the previous NOC system occupations will carry over and have the same eligibility for Express Entry. However, the IRCC has added 16 occupations to the system that used to be ineligible. The following includes
- Payroll administrators.
- Dental assistants as well as dental laboratory assistants.
- Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates.
- Pharmacy technical assistants as well as pharmacy assistants.
- Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants.
- Sheriffs and bailiffs.
- Correctional service officers.
- Bylaw enforcement as well as other regulatory officers.
- Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations.
- Residential and commercial installers as well as servicers.
- Pest controllers and fumigators.
- Other repairers and servicers.
- Transport truck drivers.
- Bus drivers, subway operators as well as other transit operators.
- Heavy equipment operators.
- Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors.
- Other performers.
- Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness.
- Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners.
What do these new TEER changes mean for your immigration journey?Depending on which step you are at in your Express Entry application or any other immigration pathway, the IRCC requires different actions in accordance to the switch. This would include
- Express Entry candidates who have yet to submit an online profile (before November 16) must find and submit their occupation’s code in line with the NOC 2021 system when filling out their profile.
- Those who have submitted a profile but have not received an invitation to apply (ITA) will need to update their profile. Candidates need to make sure to add or alter their TEER category and five-digit occupation code.
- Anyone who received an ITA prior to November 16 must submit their Express Entry application using NOC 2016.