The Canadian government has stated that it is trying to welcome immigrants who offer the talents required for the economy of the nation in order to assist address the severe labor shortages in the country.

16 additional jobs are now available under Canada’s new PR system for immigration

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 has gone into effect for immigration programs run by the Express Entry system, according to an announcement made by Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, Sean Fraser. Canada will be able to attract international talent in high-demand industries like healthcare, building, and transportation by using the new NOC categories.

Some of the 16 vocations now recognized by Express Entry include nurse aides, long-term care aides, hospital attendants, elementary and secondary school teaching assistants, and transport truck drivers.

The NOC system, which is updated to account for changes in the economy and the type of work, is used to track and categorize every job in the Canadian labor market. As more jobs become eligible for the programs run by Express Entry, the modifications to the NOC system complement the Minister’s pledge to provide avenues to permanent residency for temporary employees and international students. This change opens up new avenues to permanent residence for 16 professions that were previously ineligible.

“We are combating labor shortages with every weapon at our disposal, especially in vital industries like healthcare, construction, and transportation. These adjustments will benefit Canadians who require these services as well as employers by giving them access to a more capable workforce that will help propel our economy into a thriving future. For these in-demand workers, I’m excited to offer new pathways to permanent residency in Canada, said Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship.

The following 16 professions are now open to foreign nationals with work experience under Express Entry:

  • 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

The national reference for occupations in Canada is the National Occupational Classification (NOC). In order to gather, analyze, and disseminate occupational data for labor market information and employment-related program administration, it offers a systematic classification structure that classifies the entire range of occupational activity in Canada. Career intelligence, skill development, occupational forecasting, labor supply, and demand analysis, employment equity, and several other programs and services are all supported by occupational information. To define and evaluate the occupational eligibility requirements for its temporary and permanent residency programs, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada uses NOC.