Highlights of TEER category system in Canada
- There will be a switch from NOC (National Occupational Classification) to the TEER category system in Canada immigration.
- The TEER system will start on November 16, 2022.
- An introduction to TEER classification will help you understand skill level requirements for Canada immigration.
- The new skill categories will apply for Canada PR visa eligibility considerations.
Come November 16, 2022, Canada immigration eligibility for skilled worker migration will be determined by skill type or levels as mentioned in the TEER category system instead of NOC 2016. The present NOC system will be replaced with a 6-category system.
The skill type and skill level structure of the present NOC system is as follows:
- NOC 0, A, B, C, and D
TEER’s 6-category system represents Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities.
4-digit occupation codes as it is with NOC will become 5-digit codes under TEER. All eligibility criteria for every program using NOC will now be updated under TEER.
Canada immigration programs that used the NOC skill type/levels will now use categories under TEER.
- Most jobs will stay in the TEER category which draws equal status to the NOC skill level as mentioned in the table given below.
- Skill level B jobs will possibly become jobs under TEER 2 or TEER 3 categories.
- Some jobs may change to a different category under TEER.
- You may search and determine your occupation under the NOC 2021 list and find out what category under TEER it belongs to.
|NOC Skill type/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|
TEER categories and examples of jobs
|TEER categories and examples of jobs|
|Advertising, marketing and public relations managers|
|TEER 1||Occupations that usually require a university degree||Financial advisors and 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 and Bakers|
|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|
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|
Canada immigration programs
Canada immigration programs affected by this updated skill classification system are:
- Express Entry
- FSWP (Federal Skilled Worker Program)
- FSTP (Federal Skilled Trades Program)
- CEC (Canadian Experience Class)
- PNP (Provincial Nominee Program)
- AIP (Atlantic Immigration Program)
- RNIP (Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot)
- Caregiver programs
- Out-of-status construction workers
- Agri-Food Pilot
- TFW (Temporary Foreign Worker) Program
- International Mobility Program
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What to do to find out your TEER category
Use the table available online on the Canada immigration portal to find out your TEER category. Here are some of the in-demand occupations and their TEER codes:
|TEER Category||NOC||Class title|
|1||11200||Human resources professionals|
|1||11201||Professional occupations in business management consulting|
|1||11202||Professional occupations in advertising, marketing, and public relations|
|1||21110||Biologists and related scientists|
|1||21222||Information systems specialists|
|1||21223||Database analysts and data administrators|
|1||21230||Computer systems developers and programmers|
|1||21231||Software engineers and designers|
|1||21232||Software developers and programmers|
|1||21234||Web developers and programmers|
|1||21310||Electrical and electronics engineers|
|1||31301||Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses|
|2||32101||Licensed practical nurses|
|2||52120||Graphic designers and illustrators|
|2||52121||Interior designers and interior decorators|
|3||53123||Theatre, fashion, exhibit, and other creative designers|
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