The National Occupational Classification (NOC) undergoes a substantial structural revision every ten years, which includes a review of the Classification's structure and existing occupational categories.

This 10-year cycle will culminate in the release of the NOC 2021, which will reflect changes in the economy and the nature of employment.

The new NOC 2021 contains structural modifications such as unit group additions, aggregation or mergers, and splits, as well as rearrangement of select groups within broad occupational categories and Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) categories.

Several Canadian government departments, notably Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), will be affected by the new National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021.

Summary of changes

• Noc codes will be 5 digits instead of 4 in the future. They'll also get away of the NOC Skill levels that are now in use (level 0, level A, level B, level C and level D). TEER levels, which stand for Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibility, will take their place. There will be six TEER levels: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

• Former NOC skill levels 0 and A will mostly stay unaffected, whereas NOC skill B will be the most impacted. There will be a downgrading of 47 NOC skill level B professions. This might have a direct impact on people applying through the Express Entry system for the Canadian Experience Class and as Federal Skilled Workers.

• Replaces the current four-digit codification system with a fresh new five-digit system.

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