What is NOC Code?

It is a distinct code of four digits that is assigned to every occupation in the labor market of Canada. In other words, it is a system of sorting jobs in the country on the basis of education requirements, skills required for the job and field. This system helps the government in identifying the jobs that have skill shortages and thus plan to improve the economy of Canada.

The National Occupational Classification is a system that gives a 4-digit code and description of jobs to each and every occupation in the labor markets of Canada. This system is recognized all over the country and this is used by the IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to assess your experience of work.

When do you need NOC Code?

Prior to submitting your application for immigration, you can claim NOC Code.

When you are applying for immigration, choosing the appropriate NOC code is very crucial. It doesn’t matter whether you have applied through the express entry or under any Provincial Nomination Programs. Select the correct NOC to get through the application procedure.

The NOC Code that you choose should match with your experience; else your application will be rejected. The visa officer will neither ask you to clarify nor lets you choose the code. So ensure that the NOC Code you choose will match with the work experience. And do not forget to have the documents for proof!

Each NOC code will be associated with:

  • Job title
  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Lead statement

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