Canada Immigration National
Determine Your NOC Category
Follow these steps to see if your work experience meets the
requirements to apply as a skilled worker.
Note: After checking the external NOC
Web sites mentioned in each steps below, press the back button on your Web
browser to return to this page.
Find the title of any full-time jobs you had in the past 10 years
from the National Occupational Classification
List listed below. These
are all jobs that are in Skill Type 0, and Skill Level A or B on
the NOC. Write down the four-digit code located to the
left of your job’s title.
Go to the NOC Web
site and type your four-digit job code in the “Quick Search” box. Make
sure you press the “GO” button. A description of your occupation will appear.
Make sure the description and “Main Duties” describe what you did
at your last jobs.
If you have experience in more than one occupation during the
past 10 years, repeat the search to determine if you meet the minimum
requirement to apply as a skilled worker. Work experience in several
occupations may also be used, if it adds up to one full year.
You are not eligible to apply as a skilled worker
your experience did not occur within 10 years of
the date of application;
your eligible work experience does not add up to
one full year; or
your only work experience is in a restricted
If your work experience meets the minimum requirements to
apply as a skilled worker, your application will be assessed against two
criteria: required funds and selection factors.
The first 4
digits in front of each occupation
represent the NOC (National
Occupation Code) of the
occupations, Skill Type 0 or
Skill Level A or B.
0211 Engineering managers
1112 Financial and investment
2113 Geoscientists and
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical engineers
2134 Chemical engineers
2143 Mining engineers
2144 Geological engineers
2145 Petroleum engineers
2146 Aerospace engineers
2147 Computer engineers (except
2154 Land surveyors
2174 Computer programmers and
2243 Industrial instrument technicians
2263 Inspectors in public and
environmental health and occupational
health and safety
3141 Audiologists and speech-language
3211 Medical laboratory
3212 Medical laboratory technicians and
3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical
perfusionists and cardiopulmonary
3215 Medical radiation
3216 Medical sonographers
3217 Cardiology technicians and
technologists, n.e.c. (not elsewhere