National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Implementation

On November 16, 2022, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada and the Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP) will be switching to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that:

  • the current NOC 2016 skill type and skill level structure (NOC 0, A, B, C and D) will be replaced with a 6-category system representing the training, education, experience and responsibilities (TEER) needed to work in an occupation
  • 4-digit occupation codes will become 5-digit codes
  • we’ll update the eligibility criteria for all programs that use the NOC

For more information on the new TEER categories please visit National Occupational Classification 2021 -