Changes to NOC 2021



What is NOC?


National Occupational Classification (NOC) system is used to classify jobs (occupations). Jobs are grouped based on the type of:

  • job duties

  • work a person does

The 4-skill type category known as NOC A, B, C, D will be replaced by the TEER system. These changes will be incorporated in 2022.


The 6 categories of this system are as follows:


TEER 0: Management occupations.


TEER 1:

· Completion of a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate); or Several years of experience in a specific occupation from TEER category 2 (when applicable).


TEER 2:

· Completion of a post-secondary education program of two to three years at community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP; or

· Completion of an apprenticeship training program of two to five years; or

· Occupations with supervisory or significant safety (police officers and firefighters) responsibilities; or

· Several years of experience in a specific occupation from TEER category 3 (when applicable).


TEER 3:

· Completion of a post-secondary education program of less than two years at community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP; or

· Apprenticeship training of less than 2 years; or

· More than six months of on-the-job training, training courses or specific work experience with some secondary school education; or

· Several years of experience in a specific occupation from TEER category 4 (when applicable).


TEER 4:

· Completion of secondary school; or

· Several weeks of on-the-job training with some secondary school education; or

· Several years of experience in a specific occupation from TEER category 5 (when applicable).


TEER 5:

· Short work demonstration and no formal educational requirements.


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