National Occupational Classification (NOC) system is used to classify jobs (occupations). Jobs are grouped based on the type of:
For immigration purposes, the main job groups are:
Canadian immigration programs use the NOC to decide if a job or type of work experience meets their eligibility. We consider “skilled” jobs those with NOC Skill Type 0, A or B. We assess jobs against the 2016 version of the NOC.
If you want to apply as a skilled worker, find your job title, code and skill level or type in the NOC.
Your 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 system manages applications for permanent residence if you want be considered:
Your work experience must be skill type/level 0, A, B, or C.
People who come to work on a temporary basis are not permanent residents. However, some go on to immigrate here on a permanent basis.