Find Your NOC

To move to Canada, you must have a basic understanding of NOC code skill type or level under the federal government's Express Entry program. Choosing the right NOC code is one of the vital steps for your Canada PR application. In case your NOC code does not match your work experience, your application may get rejected or returned.

What is the National Occupational Classification NOC?

Canada uses the NOC code to classify all the jobs/occupations in the Canadian labor market. For the immigration process, NOC classifies job groups in the following ways:

  • Skill Level 0  Management jobs, like Restaurant managers, Mine managers, etc.
  • Skill Level A  Professional jobs that usually require from a university, like doctors, dentists, architects, etc.
  • Skill Level B  Technical and Skilled that needs a college diploma or training, like chefs, plumbers, etc
  • Skill Level C  Intermediate jobs that require high school level qualifications and/or job-specific training, like industrial butchers, long-haul truck drivers, etc.
  • Skill Level D  Labour jobs that usually give on-the-job training, like fruit pickers, cleaning staff, etc

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NOC Code requirement for Express Entry Program

To be eligible to apply for Canada PR Visa through the express entry program, you must have work experience in a skilled occupation that is categorized under NOC Skill level 0, A, or B.

What are the other Immigration programs you can be eligible for?

If you have work experience in an occupation categorized under NOC Skill level 0, A, B, or C, you can apply for Canada PR Visa through Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP).

For the occupation falling under NOC skill level C and D, and you want to apply for Canada PR Visa, you can apply through:

  • Provincial Nominee Programs like OINP, AINP, BCPNP, etc.
  • AIPP

People who come to work temporarily are not permanent residents. However, some continue to immigrate here permanently as PR holders.

How to find your right NOC Code for Canada PR Visa?

You have to search for the NOC code that matches your Job duties and is not based on the job titles. When submitting your proof of work experience, your job duties are the most important part.

While processing your application, IRCC will compare your job duties with the NOC code you have selected.

What is my NOC Code?

When you find your NOC, you can check its type or skill level using the table below. This will let you know if your NOC is Skill Type 0 or Level A, B, C, or D, and therefore make sure you are eligible for express entry or any other immigration programs for Canada PR Visa.

NOCTitleSkill Level Or Type
12Senior government managers and officials0
13Senior managers - financial, communications, and other business services0
14Senior managers - health, education, social and community services, and membership organizations0
15Senior managers - trade, broadcasting, and other services, n.e.c.0
16Senior managers - construction, transportation, production, and utilities0
111Financial managers0
112Human resources managers0
113Purchasing managers0
114Other administrative services managers0
121Insurance, real estate, and financial brokerage managers0
122Banking, credit, and other investment managers0
124Advertising, marketing, and public relations managers0
125Other business services managers0
131Telecommunication carriers managers0
132Postal and courier services managers0
211Engineering managers0
212Architecture and science managers0
213Computer and information systems managers0
311Managers in health care0
411Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration0
412Government managers - economic analysis, policy development, and program administration0
413Government managers - education policy development and program administration0
414Other managers in public administration0
421Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training0
422School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education0
423Managers in social, community, and correctional services0
431Commissioned police officers0
432Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers0
433Commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces0
511Library, archive, museum, and art gallery managers0
512Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting, and performing arts0
513Recreation, sports, and fitness program and service directors0
601Corporate sales managers0
621Retail and wholesale trade managers0
631Restaurant and foodservice managers0
632Accommodation service managers0
651Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.0
711Construction managers0
712Home building and renovation managers0
714Facility operation and maintenance managers0
731Managers in transportation0
811Managers in natural resources production and fishing0
821Managers in agriculture0
822Managers in horticulture0
823Managers in aquaculture0
911Manufacturing managers0
912Utility managers0
1111Financial auditors and accountantsA
1112Financial and investment analystsA
1113Securities agents, investment dealers, and brokersA
1114Other financial officersA
1121Human resources professionalsA
1122Professional occupations in business management consultingA
1123Professional occupations in advertising, marketing, and public relationsA
1211Supervisors, general office and administrative support workersB
1212Supervisors, finance and insurance office workersB
1213Supervisors, library, correspondence, and related information workersB
1214Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupationsB
1215Supervisors, supply chain, tracking, and scheduling co-ordination occupationsB
1221Administrative officersB
1222Executive assistantsB
1223Human resources and recruitment officersB
1224Property administratorsB
1225Purchasing agents and officersB
1226Conference and event plannersB
1227Court officers and justices of the peaceB
1228Employment insurance, immigration, border services, and revenue officersB
1241Administrative assistantsB
1242Legal administrative assistantsB
1243Medical administrative assistantsB
1251Court reporters, medical transcriptionists, and related occupationsB
1252Health information management occupationsB
1253Records management techniciansB
1254Statistical officers and related research support occupationsB
1311Accounting technicians and bookkeepersB
1312Insurance adjusters and claims examinersB
1313Insurance underwritersB
1314Assessors, valuators, and appraisersB
1315Customs, ship, and other brokersB
1411General office support workersC
1415Personnel clerksC
1416Court clerksC
1422Data entry clerksC
1423Desktop publishing operators and related occupationsC
1431Accounting and related clerksC
1432Payroll administratorsC
1434Banking, insurance, and other financial clerksC
1451Library assistants and clerksC
1452Correspondence, publication, and regulatory clerksC
1454Survey interviewers and statistical clerksC
1511Mail, postal, and related workersC
1512Letter carriersC
1513Couriers, messengers, and door-to-door distributorsC
1521Shippers and receiversC
1522Storekeepers and partspersonsC
1523Production logistics co-ordinatorsC
1524Purchasing and inventory control workersC
1526Transportation route and crew schedulersC
2111Physicists and astronomersA
2113Geoscientists and oceanographersA
2114Meteorologists and climatologistsA
2115Other professional occupations in physical sciencesA
2121Biologists and related scientistsA
2122Forestry professionalsA
2123Agricultural representatives, consultants, and specialistsA
2131Civil engineersA
2132Mechanical engineersA
2133Electrical and electronics engineersA
2134Chemical engineersA
2141Industrial and manufacturing engineersA
2142Metallurgical and materials engineersA
2143Mining engineersA
2144Geological engineersA
2145Petroleum engineersA
2146Aerospace engineersA
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)A
2148Other professional engineers, n.e.c.A
2152Landscape architectsA
2153Urban and land use plannersA
2154Land surveyorsA
2161Mathematicians, statisticians, and actuariesA
2171Information systems analysts and consultantsA
2172Database analysts and data administratorsA
2173Software engineers and designersA
2174Computer programmers and interactive media developersA
2175Web designers and developersA
2211Chemical technologists and techniciansB
2212Geological and mineral technologists and techniciansB
2221Biological technologists and techniciansB
2222Agricultural and fish products inspectorsB
2223Forestry technologists and techniciansB
2224Conservation and fishery officersB
2225Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialistsB
2231Civil engineering technologists and techniciansB
2232Mechanical engineering technologists and techniciansB
2233Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and techniciansB
2234Construction estimatorsB
2241Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and techniciansB
2242Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)B
2243Industrial instrument technicians and mechanicsB
2244Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians, and inspectorsB
2251Architectural technologists and techniciansB
2252Industrial designersB
2253Drafting technologists and techniciansB
2254Land survey technologists and techniciansB
2255Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorologyB
2261Non-destructive testers and inspection techniciansB
2262Engineering inspectors and regulatory officersB
2263Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safetyB
2264Construction inspectorsB
2271Air pilots, flight engineers, and flying instructorsB
2272Air traffic controllers and related occupationsB
2273Deck officers, water transportB
2274Engineer officers, water transportB
2275Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulatorsB
2281Computer network techniciansB
2282User support techniciansB
2283Information systems testing techniciansB
3011Nursing co-ordinators and supervisorsA
3012Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nursesA
3111Specialist physiciansA
3112General practitioners and family physiciansA
3124Allied primary health practitionersA
3125Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treatingA
3132Dietitians and nutritionistsA
3141Audiologists and speech-language pathologistsA
3143Occupational therapistsA
3144Other professional occupations in therapy and assessmentA
3211Medical laboratory technologistsB
3212Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistantsB
3213Animal health technologists and veterinary techniciansB
3214Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists, and cardiopulmonary technologistsB
3215Medical radiation technologistsB
3216Medical sonographersB
3217Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.B
3219Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)B
3222Dental hygienists and dental therapistsB
3223Dental technologists, technicians, and laboratory assistantsB
3232Practitioners of natural healingB
3233Licensed practical nursesB
3234Paramedical occupationsB
3236Massage therapistsB
3237Other technical occupations in therapy and assessmentB
3411Dental assistantsC
3413Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associatesC
3414Other assisting occupations in support of health servicesC
4011University professors and lecturersA
4012Post-secondary teaching and research assistantsA
4021College and other vocational instructorsA
4031Secondary school teachersA
4032Elementary school and kindergarten teachersA
4033Educational counselorsA
4112Lawyers and Quebec notariesA
4152Social workersA
4153Family, marriage, and other related counselorsA
4154Professional occupations in religionA
4155Probation and parole officers and related occupationsA
4156Employment counselorsA
4161Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants, and program officersA
4162Economists and economic policy researchers and analystsA
4163Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultantsA
4164Social policy researchers, consultants, and program officersA
4165Health policy researchers, consultants, and program officersA
4166Education policy researchers, consultants, and program officersA
4167Recreation, sports, and fitness policy researchers, consultants, and program officersA
4168Program officers unique to governmentA
4169Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.A
4211Paralegal and related occupationsB
4212Social and community service workersB
4214Early childhood educators and assistantsB
4215Instructors of persons with disabilitiesB
4216Other instructorsB
4217Other religious occupationsB
4311Police officers (except commissioned)B
4313Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Armed ForcesB
4411Home child care providersC
4412Home support workers, housekeepers, and related occupationsC
4413Elementary and secondary school teacher assistantsC
4421Sheriffs and bailiffsC
4422Correctional service officersC
4423By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers, n.e.c.C
5112Conservators and curatorsA
5121Authors and writersA
5125Translators, terminologists, and interpretersA
5131Producers, directors, choreographers, and related occupationsA
5132Conductors, composers, and arrangersA
5133Musicians and singersA
5135Actors and comediansA
5136Painters, sculptors, and other visual artistsA
5211Library and public archive techniciansB
5212Technical occupations related to museums and art galleriesB
5222Film and video camera operatorsB
5223Graphic arts techniciansB
5224Broadcast techniciansB
5225Audio and video recording techniciansB
5226Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, and the performing artsB
5227Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography, and the performing artsB
5231Announcers and other broadcastersB
5232Other performers, n.e.c.B
5241Graphic designers and illustratorsB
5242Interior designers and interior decoratorsB
5243Theatre, fashion, exhibit, and other creative designersB
5244Artisans and craftspersonsB
5245Patternmakers - textile, leather, and fur productsB
5253Sports officials and refereesB
5254Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport, and fitnessB
6211Retail sales supervisorsB
6221Technical sales specialists - wholesale tradeB
6222Retail and wholesale buyersB
6231Insurance agents and brokersB
6232Real estate agents and salespersonsB
6235Financial sales representativesB
6311Food service supervisorsB
6312Executive housekeepersB
6313Accommodation, travel, tourism, and related services supervisorsB
6314Customer and information services supervisorsB
6315Cleaning supervisorsB
6316Other services supervisorsB
6331Butchers, meat cutters, and fishmongers - retail and wholesaleB
6341Hairstylists and barbersB
6342Tailors, dressmakers, furriers, and millinersB
6343Shoe repairers and shoemakersB
6344Jewelers, jewellery and watch repairers, and related occupationsB
6346Funeral directors and embalmersB
6411Sales and account representatives - wholesale trade (non-technical)C
6421Retail salespersonsC
6511Matres d'htel and hosts/hostessesC
6513Food and beverage serversC
6521Travel counselorsC
6522Pursers and flight attendantsC
6523The airline ticket and service agentsC
6524Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives, and related clerksC
6525Hotel front desk clerksC
6531Tour and travel guidesC
6532Outdoor sport and recreational guidesC
6533Casino occupationsC
6541Security guards and related security service occupationsC
6551Customer services representatives - financial institutionsC
6552Other customer and information services representativesC
6561Image, social, and other personal consultantsC
6562Estheticians, electrologists, and related occupationsC
6563Pet groomers and animal care workersC
6564Other personal service occupationsC
6621Service station attendantsD
6622Store shelf stockers, clerks, and order fillersD
6623Other sales-related occupationsD
6711Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers, and related support occupationsD
6721Support occupations in accommodation, travel, and facilities set-up servicesD
6722Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation, and sportD
6731Light duty cleanersD
6732Specialized cleanersD
6733Janitors, caretakers, and building superintendentsD
6741Dry cleaning, laundry, and related occupationsD
6742Other service support occupations, n.e.c.D
7201Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping, and erecting trades and related occupationsB
7202Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades, and telecommunications occupationsB
7203Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting tradesB
7204Contractors and supervisors, carpentry tradesB
7205Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers, and servicersB
7231Machinists and machining and tooling inspectorsB
7232Tool and die makersB
7233Sheet metal workersB
7235Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fittersB
7237Welders and related machine operatorsB
7241Electricians (except industrial and power systems)B
7242Industrial electriciansB
7243Power system electriciansB
7244Electrical power line and cable workersB
7245Telecommunications line and cable workersB
7246Telecommunications installation and repair workersB
7247Cable television service and maintenance techniciansB
7252Steamfitters, pipefitters, and sprinkler system installersB
7282Concrete finishersB
7283Tile settersB
7284Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers, and lathersB
7291Roofers and shinglersB
7294Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)B
7295Floor covering installersB
7301Contractors and supervisors, mechanic tradesB
7302Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crewsB
7303Supervisors, printing, and related occupationsB
7304Supervisors, railway transport operationsB
7305Supervisors, motor transport, and other ground transit operatorsB
7311Construction millwrights and industrial mechanicsB
7312Heavy-duty equipment mechanicsB
7313Heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning mechanicsB
7314Railway carmen/womenB
7315Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectorsB
7316Machine fittersB
7318Elevator constructors and mechanicsB
7321Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics, and mechanical repairersB
7322Motor vehicle body repairersB
7331Oil and solid fuel heating mechanicsB
7332Appliance servicers and repairersB
7333Electrical mechanicsB
7334Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, and other related mechanicsB
7335Other small engine and small equipment repairersB
7361Railway and yard locomotive engineersB
7362Railway conductors and brakemen/womenB
7371Crane operatorsB
7372Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying, and constructionB
7373Water well drillersB
7381Printing press operatorsB
7384Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.B
7441Residential and commercial installers and servicersC
7442Waterworks and gas maintenance workersC
7444Pest controllers and fumigatorsC
7445Other repairers and servicersC
7451Longshore workersC
7452Material handlersC
7511Transport truck driversC
7512Bus drivers, subway operators, and other transit operatorsC
7513Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeursC
7514Delivery and courier service driversC
7521Heavy equipment operators (except crane)C
7522Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workersC
7531Railway yard and track maintenance workersC
7532Water transport deck and engine room crewC
7533Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupationsC
7534Air transport ramp attendantsC
7535Other automotive mechanical installers and servicersC
7611Construction trades helpers and laborersD
7612Other trades helpers and laborersD
7621Public works and maintenance laborersD
7622Railway and motor transport laborersD
8211Supervisors, logging and forestryB
8221Supervisors, mining, and quarryingB
8222Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and servicesB
8231Underground production and development minersB
8232Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers, and related workersB
8241Logging machinery operatorsB
8252Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors, and specialized livestock workersB
8255Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance, and horticulture servicesB
8261Fishing masters and officersB
8411Underground mine service and support workersC
8412Oil and gas well drilling and related workers and services operatorsC
8421Chain saw and skidder operatorsC
8422Silviculture and forestry workersC
8431General farmworkersC
8432Nursery and greenhouse workersC
8441Fishing vessel deckhandsC
8442Trappers and huntersC
8611Harvesting laborersD
8612Landscaping and grounds maintenance laborersD
8613Aquaculture and marine harvest laborersD
8614Mine laborersD
8615Oil and gas drilling, servicing, and related laborersD
8616Logging and forestry laborersD
9211Supervisors, mineral and metal processingB
9212Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilitiesB
9213Supervisors, food and beverage processingB
9214Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturingB
9215Supervisors, forest products processingB
9217Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur, and leather products processing and manufacturingB
9221Supervisors, motor vehicle assemblingB
9222Supervisors, electronics manufacturingB
9223Supervisors, electrical products manufacturingB
9224Supervisors, furniture, and fixtures manufacturingB
9226Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturingB
9227Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assemblyB
9231Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processingB
9232Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas, and chemical processingB
9235Pulping, papermaking, and coating control operatorsB
9241Power engineers and power systems operatorsB
9243Water and waste treatment plant operatorsB
9411Machine operators, mineral and metal processingC
9412Foundry workersC
9413Glass forming and finishing machine operators and glass cuttersC
9414Concrete, clay, and stone forming operatorsC
9415Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processingC
9416Metalworking and forging machine operatorsC
9417Machining tool operatorsC
9418Other metal products machine operatorsC
9421Chemical plant machine operatorsC
9422Plastics processing machine operatorsC
9423Rubber processing machine operators and related workersC
9431Sawmill machine operatorsC
9432Pulp mill machine operatorsC
9433Papermaking and finishing machine operatorsC
9434Other wood processing machine operatorsC
9435Paper converting machine operatorsC
9436Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and gradersC
9437Woodworking machine operatorsC
9441Textile fiber and yarn, hide and pelt processing machine operators and workersC
9442Weavers, knitters, and other fabric making occupationsC
9445Fabric, fur, and leather cuttersC
9446Industrial sewing machine operatorsC
9447Inspectors and graders, textile, fabric, fur, and leather products manufacturingC
9461Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processingC
9462Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers, and related workersC
9463Fish and seafood plant workersC
9465Testers and graders, food and beverage processingC
9471Plateless printing equipment operatorsC
9472Camera, plate making, and other prepress occupationsC
9473Binding and finishing machine operatorsC
9474Photographic and film processorsC
9521Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectorsC
9522Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors, and testersC
9523Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors, and testersC
9524Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus, and equipment manufacturingC
9525Assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, industrial electric motors and transformersC
9526Mechanical assemblers and inspectorsC
9527Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturingC
9531Boat assemblers and inspectorsC
9532Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectorsC
9533Other wood products assemblers and inspectorsC
9534Furniture finishers and refinishersC
9535Plastic products assemblers, finishers, and inspectorsC
9536Industrial painters, coaters, and metal finishing process operatorsC
9537Other products assemblers, finishers, and inspectorsC
9611Laborers in mineral and metal processingD
9612Laborers in metal fabricationD
9613Laborers in chemical products processing and utilitiesD
9614Laborers in wood, pulp, and paper processingD
9615Laborers in rubber and plastic products manufacturingD
9616Laborers in textile processingD
9617Laborers in food and beverage processingD
9618Laborers in fish and seafood processingD
9619Other laborers in processing, manufacturing, and utilitiesD

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