Recently there have been many changes and updates to Canada’s immigration system as the country quickly tries to get back on track post-pandemic. As labor shortages reach an all-time high, many provinces in Canada are looking for workers to fill these jobs and are actively giving many foreign workers abroad the opportunity for a fresh start. As mentioned previously, the IRCC is updating the NOC code system which was implemented in November 2022. With this new update, there are now 16 new occupations added to the eligible list for Express Entry!
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What Is Express Entry?
Express Entry is the most popular immigration pathway for those looking to use their work experience and skills to gain Canada PR. This system is managed by the IRCC who will assess each applicant’s profile to determine if they’d be a good candidate for Canada PR through a number of factors.
Occupations That Became Eligible
With a lot of industries experiencing labor shortages country-wide, the IRCC has added 16 occupations that are now eligible through Express Entry through the NOC code update. This will open doors for many foreign workers interested in immigrating to Canada and some of those who are working entry-level jobs. These occupations include:
- Payroll administrators
- Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
- Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
- Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
- Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
- Sheriffs and bailiffs
- Correctional service officers
- By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers
- Estheticians, electrologists, and related occupations
- Residential and commercial installers and servicers
- Pest controllers and fumigators
- Other repairers and servicers
- Transport truck drivers
- Bus drivers, subway operators, and other transit operators
- Heavy equipment operators
- Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors.
Occupations That Became Ineligible
On the flip side, there were three occupation categories that became ineligible with this NOC code update. Those categories include:
- Other performers
- Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport, and fitness
- Tailors, dressmakers, furriers, and milliners
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