National Occupational Classification (NOC) systems to classify jobs or occupations are grouped based on the type of: Job Duties and Work a person does.
For immigration purposes, the main job groups are Skill Type 0 (Zero), Skill Level A, Skill Level B, Skill Level C, and Skill Level D.
Skill Type 0 (Zero): Management Jobs
- Restaurant Managers
- Shore Captains of Fishing
- Mine Managers
Skill Level A: The professional jobs that usually call for a degree from a University
Skill Level B: Technical Jobs and Skilled Trades that usually call for a college, diploma or training such as:
Skill Level C: Intermediate Jobs that usually call for the High school or Specific Job training
- Industrial Butchers
- Food and Beverages Servers
- Long haul truck Drivers
Skill Level D: Labour Jobs that usually gives on the job training such as
- Fruit Pickers
- Oil field Workers
- Cleaning Staff
The immigration programs use the NOC to decide if a job or a type of work experience meets their eligibility, we consider Skilled jobs those with NOC Skill Level 0, A or B. we access jobs again the 2016 version of the NOC. If you want to visit Canada as a skilled immigrant (Express Entry) then your job and the work you have done in the past must be listed in skill level or type 0, Level A or B to use Express Entry.
If you want to apply as a Skilled Worker then find your job title, code, and skill level or type in the NOC
If you want to come to Canada as a Skilled Immigrant (Express Entry) then you’re Job and the work you have done in the past must be skill type 0, or level A or B to use Express Entry. The express entry manages applications for Permanent Residence (PR) if you want to be considered as the following:
- As the Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Under the Federal Skilled Trades Program or
- Under the Canadian Experience Class
If you want to come to Canada as a Skilled Immigrant (Atlantic Immigration Pilot) then your work experience must be skill type or level 0, A, B, C. If your job is skill level C or D then:
- You may be able to come to Canada as a Provincial Nominee for all skills levels or types
- You may be able to come to Canada through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot for Skill or level 0, A, B, C
- You may be able to work here for up to 2 years
People who come to Canada to work on a temporary basis are not permanent residents. However, some people go on to immigrate here on a permanent basis.
If you couldn’t find your National Occupational Classification in the above search criteria then please Click Here
- Please go to the search page of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) website
- Please search for your Job Title
- Please find the closest match in the list
- Please make sure that the main duties listed match what you did at your job and if you don’t find then you will need to find a different job title with duties that match yours ( for example 5632 Pump mechanic)
- Please enter the number in the filter items field of the above table and note that the skill level or skill type in the last column