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Truckers Removed From Express Entry Certificate of Qualification List

Last Updated On 6 November 2023, 1:57 PM EST (Toronto Time)

Today, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) removed truck drivers from the list of occupations eligible for a certificate of qualification.

In an IRCC program delivery update on November 6, the department instructed it’s staff that the NOC code for transport truck drivers had been removed from the official Certificate of Qualification list.

So truck drivers in the Express Entry pool claiming points for certificates of qualification for the MELT program or their licensing should update their profiles immediately to avoid any misrepresentation, just in case IRCC conducts a transport-targeted Express Entry draw this week.

What is a certificate of qualification?

The certificate of qualification demonstrates an individual’s eligibility to work in a certain skilled trade in Canada, reflecting that they possess all the necessary qualifications to practice their trade in that province or territory, including passing a certification exam.

An organization in charge of regulating commerce in a Canadian province or territory or a federal agency is the one who issues this certificate.

This certificate may be referred to as a “certificate of qualification” or a “qualification certificate,” depending on the organization or entity that issued it.

How does the certificate of qualification benefit Express Entry applicants?

Up to 50 extra Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points can be added to an Express Entry profile with a proof of certification in one of these eligible occupations.

The best part is that you can obtain these 50 CRS points without having to have prior job experience in any of these occupations; all you need to do is obtain a certificate of qualification.

Moreover, obtaining these extra points does not require a work offer from a Canadian business.

Therefore, we advise enrolling in one of these skilled trades programs if you are a resident of Canada and have a valid Express Entry profile or intend to create one.

After mastering one of these trades, you can pass an exam and obtain a certification certificate from any province in Canada.

How to get Certificate of Qualification

Every Canadian province and territory has its own standards for certificates of qualification and certification procedures.

You can go to the websites of the relevant regulatory body for your province or territory by clicking on the links below:

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island

You can also visit the official Canadian website for information on skilled trades that are subject to federal law.

Full List of Occupations eligible for Certificate of Qualification with NOC codes

  1. 22114: Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
  2. 22212: Drafting technologists and technicians
  3. 22311: Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
  4. 22312: Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  5. 62200: Chefs
  6. 63200: Cooks
  7. 63201: Butchers (retail and wholesale)
  8. 63202: Bakers
  9. 63210: Hairstylists and Barbers
  10. 72010: Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  11. 72011: Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  12. 72012: Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  13. 72013: Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  14. 72014: Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  15. 72020: Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  16. 72021: Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  17. 72022: Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  18. 72023: Supervisors, railway transport operations
  19. 72024: Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
  20. 72025: Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations
  21. 72100: Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
  22. 72101: Tool and die makers
  23. 72102: Sheet metal workers
  24. 72103: Boilermakers
  25. 72104: Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
  26. 72105: Ironworkers
  27. 72106: Welders and related machine operators
  28. 72200: Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  29. 72201: Industrial electricians
  30. 72202: Power system electricians
  31. 72203: Electrical power line and cable workers
  32. 72204: Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
  33. 72205: Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians
  34. 72300: Plumbers
  35. 72301: Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  36. 72302: Gas fitters
  37. 72310: Carpenters
  38. 72311: Cabinetmakers
  39. 72320: Bricklayers
  40. 72321: Insulators
  41. 72400: Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  42. 72401: Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  43. 72402: Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  44. 72403: Railway carmen/women
  45. 72404: Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  46. 72405: Machine fitters
  47. 72406: Elevator constructors and mechanics
  48. 72410: Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  49. 72411: Auto body collision, refinishing, glass technicians and damage repair estimators
  50. 72420: Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
  51. 72421: Appliance servicers and repairers
  52. 72422: Electrical mechanics
  53. 72423: Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
  54. 72429: Other small engine and small equipment repairers
  55. 72500: Crane operators
  56. 72501: Water well drillers
  57. 72999: Other technical trades and related occupations
  58. 73100: Concrete finishers
  59. 73101: Tilesetters
  60. 73102: Plasterers, drywall installers, finishers and lathers
  61. 73110: Roofers and shinglers
  62. 73111: Glaziers
  63. 73112: Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  64. 73113: Floor covering installers
  65. 73200: Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  66. 73201: General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
  67. 73202: Pest controllers and fumigators
  68. 73209: Other repairers and servicers
  69. 73301: Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
  70. 73310: Railway and yard locomotive engineers
  71. 73311: Railway conductors and brakemen/women
  72. 73400: Heavy equipment operators
  73. 73401: Printing press operators
  74. 73402: Drillers and blasters—surface mining, quarrying and construction
  75. 82010: Supervisors, logging and forestry
  76. 82020: Supervisors, mining and quarrying
  77. 82021: Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
  78. 82030: Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors
  79. 82031: Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
  80. 83100: Underground production and development miners
  81. 83101: Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
  82. 83110: Logging machinery operators
  83. 83120: Fishing masters and officers
  84. 83121: Fishermen/women
  85. 92010: Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
  86. 92011: Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing, and utilities
  87. 92012: Supervisors, food and beverage processing
  88. 92013: Supervisors, plastic and rubber product manufacturing
  89. 92014: Supervisors, forest products processing
  90. 92015: Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
  91. 92020: Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
  92. 92021: Supervisors, electronics and electrical products manufacturing
  93. 92022: Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
  94. 92023: Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing
  95. 92024: Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
  96. 92100: Power engineers and power systems operators
  97. 92101: Water and waste treatment plant operators
  98. 93100: Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
  99. 93101: Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing
  100. 93102: Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators


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