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Canada switches NOC levels with TEER categories from Nov. 16, 2022

Posted on August 5, 2022
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Canada switches NOC levels with TEER categories from Nov. 16, 2022

Highlights of announcement of TEER categories

  • Government plans to switch to the new 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) by Nov 16, 2022.
  • Currently, the existing NOC 2016 skill type and skill level structure (NOC 0, A, B, C, and D) will get replaced with a 6-category system that represents the training, education, experience, and responsibilities (TEER) need to get work in the occupation.
  • The 4-digit occupation codes are going to become 5-digit codes.
  • New rules for eligibility criteria will be updated for all the programs that use the NOC codes.

New changes in National Occupational Classification (NOC)

The National Occupational Classification (NOC), 2021 is getting updated from NOC 2016 levels. The sill type and skill level structures which were around 4 digits are now it is getting replaced with a 6-category system. The 4-digit NOC codes and occupation codes are going to become 5-digit codes. The eligibility criteria will also get updated for all the programs.

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New TEER categories

The programs that use NOC skill type or the skill level structures are going to use TEER categories.

  • Most of the jobs are going to stay in the TEER category which is equivalent to the skill level listed in the table below.
  • There are chances that some of the jobs might move to a different TEER category.
  • The Skill level B jobs might come under TEER 2 or TEER 3 jobs.
  • Check if your occupation is listed under the NOC 2021 list and then you can learn in which TEER category your occupation is listed.

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Skill type or level 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

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TEER categories and examples of jobs

TEER Occupation types Examples
Management occupations
Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
Financial managers
Occupations that usually require a university degree
Financial advisors
Software engineers
TEER 2 Occupations that usually require
Computer network and web technicians
a college diploma
apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or
supervisory occupations
Medical laboratory technologists
TEER 3 Occupations that usually require
a college diploma
apprenticeship training of less than 2 years, or
more than 6 months of on-the-job training
Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
TEER 4 Occupations that usually require
Home child care providers
a high school diploma, or
several weeks of on-the-job training
Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers
Occupations that usually need short-term work demonstration and no formal education
Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
Delivery service drivers and door-to-door distributors

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Affected programs

These programs will have updated eligibility requirements because of this change:

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Following table depicts some of the NOC codes of 2021 replaced with new NOC codes that are linked to TEER category

TEER Category NOC Code Class title
0 10010 Financial managers
0 10011 Human resources managers
0 10012 Purchasing managers
0 10019 Other administrative services managers
0 10020 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
0 10021 Banking, credit and other investment managers
0 10022 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
0 10029 Other business services managers
0 10030 Telecommunication carriers managers
0 20010 Engineering managers
0 20011 Architecture and science managers
0 20012 Computer and information systems managers
0 30010 Managers in health care
0 40010 Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration
0 40011 Government managers – economic analysis, policy development and program administration
0 40012 Government managers – education policy development and program administration
0 40019 Other managers in public administration
0 40020 Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training
0 40021 School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
0 40030 Managers in social, community and correctional services
0 40040 Commissioned police officers and related occupations in public protection services
0 40041 Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
0 40042 Commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces
0 50010 Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
0 50011 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
0 50012 Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
0 60010 Corporate sales managers
0 60020 Retail and wholesale trade managers
0 60030 Restaurant and food service managers
0 60031 Accommodation service managers

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