Canada has so many job options has helped the employers as well as the employees by creating the NOC popularly known as the National occupational classification,and this is a national level contribution through which Canada. NOC helps private, small, large or government employers to display their job descriptions, education requirements, related occupations, required skills and is also used by the government agencies to find out about the skill shortages in Canada. The best part is that Canada is concerned and responsible for keeping us aware about the job availability that it keeps revising the NOC every five years.
NOC is updated in a particular format,and the jobs are classified by:
- Work a person does
Looking at a NOC could be very difficult for a layperson as it is not easy to understand just by looking at it.There are specific NOC codes, which are of four numbers for each code.It differentiates one occupation from the other occupation. It describes the type of skills required for the job, the qualifications and the type of industry to which it belongs.
1. Skill Level A: This level classifies jobs that actually need a degree from a university such as:
- Hotel Management
- Mine Management
- Event Management
2. Skill Level B: This level broadcasts jobs demanding technical awareness and skills that are bestowed with a degree in hand and from training such as:
3. Skill Level C: This skill level showcases those jobs which are intermediate ones and usually ask for qualifications such as high school or job-specific training like these:
- Industrial butchers
- Long distance truck drivers
4. Skill Level D:This skill lists the jobs, which are labor jobs and are usually given on the job training such as:
- Fruit pickers
- Cleaning maids or staff
- Mine /oil field workers
The minor and unit groups further contain more than 100 jobs options each.
As mentioned earlier, this is not easy to be done by a layman as you could get easily confused between the different codes and numbers and get all the more frustrated so it is advisable to take opinion or help of an immigration professional or counselor so that he could help you out with your job searching process.
How to select your NOC when you are immigrating to Canada through express entry?
Your past work experience has to be of skill type D or level A or B to be able to avail yourself with the express entry. The express entry also manages with the application for permanent visas so you could think about that option too if you want to consider under the Canadian Experience Class or as a skilled federal worker.
How to seek for NOC when you are immigrating to Canada as a skilled immigrant (Atlantic immigration Pilot)?
For immigration to Canada as a skilled worker, you need to have past work experience in skill type/level O, A, B or C.
How to seek for NOC when your skill type or level is C or D?
- If your skill type or level is C or D, then you may be able to migrate to Canada as a provincial nominee.
- Under the skill type/level O, A, B, C you may be allowed to migrate to Canada through the previous discussion (Atlantic Immigration Pilot).
- Under the skill level /type C or D,you might be able to work in Canada for up to 2 years. People who immigrate to Canada for work purpose only are the ones who live there as temporary residents but mostly after some time going to opt for a permanent residence visa.
How to find your job title, code and skill type?
It is advisable that you check your NOC code before you look up for your preferable job as looking for the desired job option could be too uneasy when you don’t know the NOC code and finally,you’ll get all mixed up between the numbers and varied codes.
Many times we get to see that the employer himself posts the NOC code or number while posting for the job and that too becomes an advantage for us and turns out to be helpful. Some handful information might also be provided within the posts,or we could just find out by trying the code itself about the qualifications, skills, specialized training, education,etc. needed for the desired job and sometimes the NOC also shows related profession that requires the same skills.
As the NOC helps us find jobs and avail us desired job options;it is to be necessarily noted that if your NOC table shows any error, then you are supposed to assume or believe it as real and have to rely upon it as it is a trusted mechanism built by the Canadian government itself.
Finding jobs these days has become a headache, because many times,we either do not get our desired job,or we are forced to work on lower wages. It happens due to the issue of unemployment, hence moving out or immigrating overseas could be a better option. Because in that case,you might get to work on your desired platform on your preferred wage too.When you migrate to Canada, you can be assured that at least the pay you get there is of more worth or value when sent back to your family,parents or friends in India. Canada has a vast variety of job options and is slowly and progressively a hub of immigrants as it keeps welcoming the foreign laborers or workers for better efficiency and hard work.
NOC is a helpful and organized way of displaying and categorizing the various job availability options for everyone. Even if you feel confused about the NOC, then you should obviously consult an immigration consultant, and we here at ‘Round World Immigration’ also provide you with excellent, reliable, speedy, hassle-free immigration consultancy. So, you are heartily welcomed to seek and enjoy our expert and superior services.