National Occupational Classification List

The process of Canada immigration begins with navigating through the Canada NOC list, which means choosing the right National Occupational Classification (NOC) for your application. The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is Canada’s recognized system of organizing and defining occupations for candidates seeking Canada immigration. The system assigns a unique four-digit code and job duties to every occupation as per the Canadian labor market requirements. The NOC plays a pivotal role in helping applicants know the demand of their occupations in the Skilled worker Canada list.

The National Occupation Classification is recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Candidates are required claim a NOC code before you submitting their application in the Canada express entry for the economic immigration.

Effective 01 January, 2015, following occupation are eligible to apply under the new Express Entry Program.

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NOC O Group Occupation List - Management Occupations (Skill level A)

011 Administrative services managers

012 Managers in financial and business services

013 Managers in communication (except broadcasting)

021 Managers in engineering, architecture, science and information systems

031 Managers in health care

041 Managers in public administration

042 Managers in education and social and community services

043 Managers in public protection services

051 Managers in art, culture, recreation and sport

060 Corporate sales managers

062 Retail and wholesale trade managers

063 Managers in food service and accommodation

065 Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.

071 Managers in construction and facility operation and maintenance

073 Managers in transportation

081 Managers in natural resources production and fishing

082 Managers in agriculture, horticulture and aquacultureure

091 Managers in manufacturing and utilities


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NOC A Group Occupation List - (Occupations Usually Require University Education)

111 Auditors, accountants and investment professionals

112 Human resources and business service professionals

211 Physical science professionals

212 Life science professionals

213 Civil, mechanical, electrical and chemical engineers

214 Other engineers

215 Architects, urban planners and land surveyors

216 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

217 Computer and information systems professionals

311 Physicians, dentists and veterinarians

312 Optometrists, chiropractors and other health diagnosing and treating professionals

313 Pharmacists, dietitians and nutritionists

314 Therapy and assessment professionals

411 Judges, lawyers and Quebec notaries

415 Social and community service professionals

416 Policy and program researchers, consultants and officers

511 Librarians, archivists, conservators and curators

512 Writing, translating and related communications professionals

513 Creative and performing artists

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NOC B Group Occupation List - (Occupations Usually Require College Education or Apprenticeship Training)

121 Administrative services supervisors

122 Administrative and regulatory occupations

124 Office administrative assistants - general, legal and medical

125 Court reporters, transcriptionists, records management technicians and statistical officers

131 Finance, insurance and related business administrative occupations

221 Technical occupations in physical sciences

222 Technical occupations in life sciences

223 Technical occupations in civil, mechanical and industrial engineering

224 Technical occupations in electronics and electrical engineering

225 Technical occupations in architecture, drafting, surveying, geomatics and meteorology

226 Other technical inspectors and regulatory officers

227 Transportation officers and controllers

228 Technical occupations in computer and information systems

321 Medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)

322 Technical occupations in dental health care

323 Other technical occupations in health care

421 Paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services

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