WHAT IS A NOC CODE?
NOC code is a unique four digit code assigned to each occupation in the Canadian labor market.
WHEN YOU NEED IT?
Applicant requires to select an NOC code prior submitting any visa application.
HOW TO SELECT A NOC CODE?
Selecting an appropriate National Occupational Classification (NOC) code is the major step in your visa application process. It doesn’t matter weather the applicant applies for the visa under Express Entry system or the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), filing the immigration application under the correct NOC code is very important.
In case the applicant selects a NOC code which is a mismatch to the work experience, the application will be straight away rejected and bounce back. You can’t expect the visa officer that’s reviewing your application to ask you for clarification, or to choose the right NOC code. It’s up to you to make sure that your NOC code matches your work experience, and that you have documentation to prove it.
Every NOC code has an associated job title, lead statement, and list of major duties and responsibilities. When you’re choosing your NOC code for immigration purposes, your actual job title and education are not important. Your work experience has to match the lead statement, and you should have performed most of the duties and responsibilities listed. Because of that, your work experience might fall under a couple of different NOC codes, or your official job title might be associated with a NOC code that doesn’t actually match your experience.
If you have experience working in a couple of different industries or positions, each of your past work experiences has its own NOC code. For immigration purposes, you generally have to claim a primary NOC code as well as NOC codes for each of your past positions. Depending on the program you’re applying to, the NOC code that you should claim as your primary one might change.
This can make choosing the right NOC code complicated. Make Visas can help you find the right NOC code: one that matches your work experience and optimizes your chances of successfully applying to immigrate to Canada.