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New Canada NOC 2021 Will Affect Canada Express Entry Eligibility Among Other Programs

Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will switch to the new 2021 version of the NOC system on November 16. As a result, Canada NOC 2021 will affect various immigration programs including Canada Express Entry eligibility.

Presently, Canada is classifying eligible immigrants with relevant work experience. It will be based on NOC 2016 standards, skill types 0, A, or B. Canada NOC 2021 attempts to determine work experience eligibility on the basis of the new Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities (TEER) system. 

Hence, this blog discusses how NOC changes will affect Express Entry candidates.

Impact of NOC 2021 on Canada Express Entry Eligibility 

Statistics Canada explains the rationale behind the new TEER system: 

  1. Focus on the education and experience required to work in a given occupation. 
  2. Accurately capture the skills required in each occupation.

Indeed, the new TEER system classifies all occupations into six categories: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and is equivalent to present Skill level 0, A, B, B, C, and D respectively. 

For Instance, let’s look at the implications of the new Canada NOC 2021 on Canada Express Entry eligibility:

CRS implications

In fact, All registered profiles in the federal pool are evaluated using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
That is factors in age, education, and work experience, and language proficiency among others. 

Also, with the new Canada NOC 2021 coming into force, the points you get for arranged employment will follow the Skill Type/Level update chart.

For example, if you would have received 50 points for arranged employment in Skill Type/Level 0, A, or B, you will still get those points if your NOC is in TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3.

Selection factor points for Federal Skilled Worker Program

However, the points you get based on the selection factors for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP).  It will follow the Skill Type/Level update chart.

This means that if you would have received 10 points for arranged employment in Skill Type/Level 0, A, or B, you will still get those points for arranged employment in TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3.

Eligibility criteria Canadian Experience Class Federal Skilled Worker Program Federal Skilled Trades Program
English or French skills CLB 7 for TEER 0 or TEER 1 occupations; CLB 5 for TEER 2 or TEER 3 occupations CLB 7 CLB 5 for speaking and listening; CLB 4 for reading and writing
Type/Level of work experience Additionally, Canadian work experience in an occupation listed in one or more of these NOC TEER Categories: TEER 0, TEER 1, TEER 2, or TEER 3. Work experience in an occupation listed in one of these NOC TEER Categories: TEER 0, TEER 1, TEER 2, or TEER 3. Work experience in a skilled trade under key groups of TEER 2 or TEER 3.*
Amount of work experience One year in Canada in the last three years (either combination of full-time or part-time work). One year continuous within the last 10 years (combination of part-time, full-time or more than one job in your primary occupation). Two years within last five years (either combination of full-time or part-time work)
Job offer Not required. Not required but you can get selection criteria (FSW) points for having a valid job offer. A valid job offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year or a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority.
Education Not required. Secondary education is required. You can get more selection criteria (FSW) points for your post-secondary education. Not required.

16 new occupations become eligible under TEER

Moreover, A total of 16 occupations including some in the healthcare sector will become eligible for Express Entry, and three will become ineligible. 

Read this report for full analysis.

What Should Express Entry Candidates Do? 

IRCC recommends Express Entry candidates in the pool as well as those who have not submitted to update profiles with the new Canada NOC 2021: 

  • Candidates who have already submitted their profile but have not received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) will have to update their profile on or after November 16, 2022. 
  • Candidates planning to enter the Express Entry pool on or after November 16 must find their occupation’s code on the latest NOC 2021 list. 
  • Also, Candidates who receive ITAs before November 16 must submit their application using NOC 2016. 

Accordingly, Canada Express Entry is the most popular pathway to permanent residency. Despite,  the unusual break in all-program nomination draws and reduction in Express Entry targets due to increasing application backlogs, IRCC will get back to annual targets of over 110,000 new immigrants by 2024.

You can book your free appointment with our expert consultants to determine your eligibility for Canada Express Entry programs. 

Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) for Canada Immigration!

Yukon is notable for its mineral wealth, impeccable wilderness and a closed knit population. Yukon’s two-thirds of the population lives in its capital, Whitehorse. In the year 2019, more than 300 families of immigrants moved to Yukon through YNP.


Yukon Nominee Program

Yukon’s underpopulation stands as the reasons for the stupendous job opportunities for skilled and semi-skilled workers. Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) is one of the major pathways to migrate to Canada. Under Yukon PNP, the categories for skilled migration are,

  • Yukon Skilled Worker
  • Yukon Express Entry
  • Yukon Critical Impact Worker
  • Yukon Community Pilot


Yukon Skilled Worker

The appropriate foreign nationals who have skilled work experience along with a valid job offer from Yukon employer are targeted by the Yukon Skilled Worker Stream. The candidate can directly apply for Canada PR after receiving a provincial nomination from Yukon under this category.

Most importantly, the job offer of the candidate must be for any of the designations under the National Occupation Classification A, O or B. The candidate at the time of applying should also have,

  • A study visa or a Temporary Work Permit (TWP)
  • Proven work experience or valid education to qualify that position applied for
  • Certificates of ECA (Education Credential Assessment)
  • Met the language certificates
  • At least 12 months of minimum full-time work experience acquired in the past 10 years


Yukon Express Entry

You can apply for a provincial nomination from Yukon through Yukon Express Entry stream with an active express entry profile and an in-hand job offer from a Yukon employer. The education qualification, work experience, language ability and age are all brought under consideration to assess the eligibility of the applicant. This stream directly pertains to the federal express entry system and the candidates nominated in this category can enjoy the expedited process of their application for Canada immigration.

Crucial requirements:

  • Jobseeker validation code along with the Express Entry profile number
  • Sufficient settlement funds
  • Full-time permanent job offered by an eligible Yukon employer
  • A reasonable intention to live and work in Canada


Yukon Critical Impact Worker

Semi-skilled workers with a valid job offer from a Yukon employer may apply for a provincial nomination under the Yukon critical employer stream. Anyhow, the candidate must need to qualify the eligibility with some basic requirements like having a minimum of 55 points in the Yukon Nominee Program Pre-Assessment points grid. Otherwise, for at least six months, the candidate must have worked for the same employer who is offering the job on a valid work permit.


Yukon Community Pilot

This program is a new addition to the streams under Yukon PNP launched specifically for the purpose of addressing the economic labour market needs of Yukon. The candidates qualifying under this program get a two-year location restricted open work permit. As it is required that an applicant must work at least 30 hours per week to apply for permanent residence under the Yukon Community Pilot, Yukon permits the applicant to work two or three jobs simultaneously. Moreover, you don’t need to take up the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to obtain a work permit, which means faster processing of the applications.


The jobs must not be contract oriented or seasonal. It should be a full-time offer in any one of the following participating communities:

  • Whitehorse
  • Watson Lake
  • Dawson City
  • Haines Junction
  • Carmacks
  • Carcross

To know more about the Yukon Nominee Program, talk to the expert consultants of CanApprove to explore your options for migrating to Canada through Yukon PNP.

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