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.