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TEER has replaced NOC code system! How will it change the immigration process?

To describe job occupations in Canada they used to work with a system called National Occupational Classification. You could find useful information like training, education, and responsibilities in NOC. NOC helped job seekers in Canada to understand the nature of a job in Canadian job market.
From November 16, 2022 they switched to TEER ( training , education, experience , responsibilities) .
This ultimately makes the system more flexible as now you can change your level on several conditions.
The TEER system strives to increase transparency in the amount of education and work experience needed to work in a specific occupation.
The key features appointed to TEER are as follows:

  •  Under this new system, a 6-categories represents the TEER (Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities) needed to work in an occupation.
  •  New TEER system introduces 5-digit code for each NOC occupation, replacing Old 4-digit occupation codes.
  •  The TEER system is going to impact Express Entry.

TEER category

Example occupation


                Management occupations:

Advertising, marketing and public relations managers

Financial managers


Occupations that usually require a university degree:

Financial advisors

Software engineers


Occupations that usually require a college diploma, apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or supervisory occupations

Computer network and web technicians

Medical laboratory technologists


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


Occupations that usually require a high school diploma, or several weeks of on-the-job training

Home child care providers

Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers


                Occupations that usually need short-term work demonstration and no formal education

Landscaping and grounds maintenance laborers

Delivery service drivers and door-to-door distributors

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