The POCI will be aligned with the new NOC 2021 system

The POCI will align with the new 2021 NOC system

OINP highlights aligned with the new NOC system

  • The POCI will align with the new NOC system
  • IRCC will roll out the new NOC on November 16
  • Since August 2022, the federal government has been providing guidance to applicants under Express Entry programs

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The new NOC system will be launched on November 16, 2022

Canada is updating its National Occupational Classification and the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program will be aligned with this new system to categorize jobs. The Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development has announced that changes will be made to the Ontario Immigration Act in which the eligibility criteria for the OINP will be defined.

Launch date of the new NOC system

The new NOC system will be deployed on November 16, 2022 by IRCC. The federal government has started providing guidance to candidates under Express Entry since August 2022. IRCC informed in August that candidates applying under the Express Entry system should take note of changes to the NOC as their applications could be affected.

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Things to do by applicants who have not received an invitation to apply

Candidates who have already applied under Express Entry but have not received an Invitation to Apply should do the following:

  • They must search for their job in their NOC 2021 list on the ESDC website.
  • They must update their profile under the five-digit professional code under the TEER category

Candidates who update their profiles accordingly on or after November 16, 2022 will be eligible for all Express Entry programs which include

Applicants who have received ITAs must apply for permanent residency in accordance with NOC 2016.

Changes to the new NOC

CNP codes will become five-digit numbers rather than four-digit numbers. The Canadian government will break down the skill level for each occupation until mid-November. Occupational groups will be categorized into five hierarchical levels which include:

  • Large professional category
  • Large groups
  • Sub-major groups
  • Minor groups
  • Unit groups

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