Canada invited 932 Express Entry candidates in its latest draw to apply for permanent residence.
It invited candidates with a CRS score of 796. All the candidates who had applied received an automatic 600 points by holding a nomination from PNP.
Invited candidates have 60 calendar days to apply for the nomination.
In the previous draw, Express Entry invited 589 PNP candidates with a CRS score of at least 741.
From November, National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 will come into effect, allowing the following 16 occupations to become eligible for 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 services;
- Transport truck drivers;
- Bus drivers, subway operators, and other transit operators;
- Heavy equipment operators; and
- Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors.
There will also be three occupations that will become ineligible, including:
- other performers;
- program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport, and fitness; and
- tailors, dressmakers, furriers, and milliners.
These three occupations may still be eligible for other Canadian immigration programs.
Currently, occupations are only eligible for Express Entry if they fall under NOC skill levels 0, A, and B. The new system defines the level of Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities (TEER) required to enter each occupation. It will be replacing the current four-category “skill level” structure with a new six-category system. The 16 previously ineligible occupations are becoming eligible due to this recategorization.
The table shows how the new NOC’s six-category system compares to the skill levels of the current NOC 2016.
|NOC 2016||NOC 2021|
|Skill Type 0||TEER 0|
|Skill Level A||TEER 1|
|Skill Level B||TEER 2|
|Skill Level B||TEER 3|
|Skill Level C||TEER 4|
|Skill Level D||TEER 5|
There are two reasons why the skill type model is being replaced by the TEER system, Canada Statistics says. First, the TEER system aims to clarify the level of education and work experience required to work in an occupation. Second, the skill-type model creates artificial categorizations between low- and high-skilled jobs. Implementing TEER is intended to give stakeholders a better sense of the skills required for each occupation.
Eligibility requirements of FSWP (Federal Skilled Worker Program)
- You must have at least one year of work experience or an equivalent amount in part-time in any occupation in the NOC 0, A, or B category.
- You must have a language proficiency score of at least CLB 7
- You must have completed an education equivalent to a Canadian High School diploma
- You must score at least 67 points out of 100 on the FSWP points grid
- You must have sufficient funds to support yourself and your family in Canada
Eligibility requirements of FSTP (Federal Skilled Trades Program)
- You must have at least two-year experience or an equivalent in part-time in a skilled trade
- You must meet all the skill requirements of the trade as per the NOC
- You must have a language proficient score of at least CLB4 or higher
- You must have a valid job offer from Canada or a Certificate of Qualification in a skilled trade issued by a province or territory in Canada
Eligibility requirements of CEC (Canadian Experience Class)
- You must have at least 1 year of work experience in Canada in the last 3 years. Your work experience must be full-time or an equivalent amount in part-time.
- Your work experience must be in a job in the NOC 0, A, or B category
- You must meet the language requirement. For jobs in the NOC 0 and A category, you must have a language score of CLB 7 or above. For jobs in the NOC B category, you must have a language score of CLB 5 or above.
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