Express Entry - CEC 2022

Here Is IRCC Updated Express Entry Eligibility With New NOC System

As we all know, IRCC has confirmed that new NOC 2021 (TEER system) will be applicable on November 16, 2022. We have previously explained what is the new TEER system and how it will affect Express Entry applicants.

So, if you haven’t received an invitation to apply (ITA) by November 16, 2022, then you will need to update your profile with new TEER system to continue participation in the Express Entry.

Furthermore, Any ITA issued prior to November 16, 2022 will still need to submit their application using NOC 2016 system only.

Skill Type/Level (NOC 2016)TEER Category (NOC 2021)
Skill Type 0TEER 0
Skill level ATEER 1
Skill level BTEER 2 and TEER 3

NOC 2016 and 2021 comparison

IRCC has shared updated NOC 2021 eligibility criteria for Express Entry on their website in a tabular form for Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). Below are those tables to better understand eligibility after November 2016.

1. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Eligibility CriteriaMinimum Requirements
Language skillsEnglish or French skills CLB 7 for TEER 0 or TEER 1 occupations CLB 5 for TEER 2 or TEER 3 occupations
Type/Level of work experienceCanadian work experience in an occupation listed in 1 or more of these NOC TEER Categories: TEER 0 TEER 1 TEER 2 TEER 3
Amount of work experienceOne year in Canada in the last 3 years (either combination of full-time or part-time work)
Job offerNot required.
EducationNot required.

2. Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

Eligibility CriteriaMinimum Requirements
Language skillsEnglish or French skills:
CLB 5 for speaking and listening
CLB 4 for reading and writing
Type/Level of work experienceWork experience in a skilled trade under key groups of TEER 2 or TEER 3:
1. Major Group 72, technical trades and transportation officers and controllers, excluding Sub-Major Group 726, transportation officers and controllers
2. Major Group 73, general trades
3. Major Group 82, supervisors in natural resources, agriculture and related production
4. Major Group 83, occupations in natural resources and related production
5. Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors, and utilities operators and controllers
6. Major Group 93, central control and process operators and aircraft assembly assemblers and inspectors, excluding Sub-Major Group 932, aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors
7. Minor Group 6320, cooks, butchers and bakers
8. Unit Group 62200, chefs
Amount of work experienceTwo years within last 5 years (either combination of full-time or part-time work)
Job offerRequired:
a valid job offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least 1 year or
certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority
EducationNot Required


3. Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

Eligibility CriteriaMinimum Requirements
Language skillsEnglish or French skills CLB 7
Type/Level of work experienceWork experience in an occupation listed in 1 of these NOC TEER Categories: TEER 0 TEER 1 TEER 2 TEER 3
Amount of work experienceOne year continuous within the last 10 years (combination of part-time, full-time or more than 1 job in your primary occupation)
Job offerNot required. But you can get selection criteria (FSW) points for having a valid job offer.
EducationSecondary education required. You can get more selection criteria (FSW) points for your post-secondary education.

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