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By utilizing Canada’s Express Entry Program, Canadian government provides permanent residence to international skilled workers. Eligible candidates submit their profile to IRCC and receive a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score which is ranked against the scores of other candidates.

What is TEER in Canada Immigration System?

TEER means Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities (TEER) categories. TEER is a new system which was introduced on November 16th, 2022 and indicates the level of necessary and required Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) needed to enter each occupation.

What is the difference between NOC and TEER?

2021 “TEER Categories” are replacing “Skill Level” classifications under the previous 2016 NOC.


16 newly eligible occupations are:


  •     Payroll administrators

  •     Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants

  •     Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates

  •     Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants

  •     Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants

  •     Sheriffs and bailiffs

  •     Correctional service officers

  •     By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers

  •     Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations

  •     Residential and commercial installers and servicers

  •     Pest controllers and fumigators

  •     Other repairers and servicers

  •     Transport truck drivers

  •     Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators

  •     Heavy equipment operators

  •     Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors


Three newly ineligible occupations:


  •     Other performers

  •     Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport, and fitness

  •     Tailors, dressmakers, furriers, and milliners


Please be advised that the transition to NOC 2021 will affect the CRS score.


2021 National Occupational Classification (NOC) system is used primarily by the Canadian immigration authorities to classify occupations (jobs).


TEER                          Occupation types                                        

TEER 0                   Management occupations                         Ex., Advertising Manager

TEER 1                   Usually require a university degree         Ex.   Software Engineer

TEER 2                   Usually require a college diploma, apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or supervisory occupations                                     Ex.  Web Technician

TEER 3                   Usually require a college diploma, apprenticeship training of less than 2 years, or more than 6 months of on-the-job training Ex. Baker

TEER 4                   Usually require a high school diploma, or several weeks of on-the-job training     Ex. Retail salesperson

TEER 5                   Usually need short-term work demonstration and no formal education    Ex. Landscaping laborer


If any part on Canadian immigration website conflicts with information on the NOC website, assume that the NOC website is correct.

How to find and locate your TEER category and NOC code?

1. You will be required first to enter your job title in the “Filter items” field.

2. Upon typing necessary words, the TEER table will change to display related entries.

3. Please ensure to write down the numeric code shown in the middle and the job title shown in the right column.  Also write down the TEER category shown in the left column.

4. Once you have written down, please proceed to NOC website, choose Version 1.0 of NOC 2021, and search for your NOC using the title or numeric code.

5. Ensure that the main duties listed match what you did at your job. If they do - good. If they don’t, you’ll need to find a different job title with duties and job description that matches yours.


IMPORTANT: If you have submitted your Express Entry Profile, however have not been sent and received an invitation to apply (ITA), you must perform the following steps:

  • search for your specific occupation under the NOC 2021 list on the ESDC website

  • update your profile with your TEER Category and 5-digit occupation code


If you have received an ITA before November 16, 2022, you must submit your application for permanent residence using NOC 2016.



What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is an electronic system for skilled worker application management.

The CRS score is calculated based on a candidate’s age, education, work experience, language skills, as well as other factors.


Below are the steps on how to submit your Express Entry profile and obtain a permanent residence visa to immigrate to Canada:

Step 1: Find out if you are eligible for Express Entry.

Step 2: Complete your language testing and obtain an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA).

Step 3: Submit your profile to IRCC

Step 4: Wait to see if you receive an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residence from IRCC.

Step 5: Submit your completed Application for Permanent Residence to IRCC and pay your fees within the specified deadline.

Step 6: Submit your biometrics when requested by IRCC

Step 7: Wait for IRCC to make a final decision on your application.

Step 8. Once your application is approved you will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and a permanent resident visa (if you are from a country that requires a visa) so you can travel to Canada and complete your landing.


Please note that a job offer in order to be successful under Express Entry is not required. However, if you have a valid job offer it will increase your CRS score.

Clients often ask us about the the difference between Express Entry and the Provincial Nominee Programs?

In Canada, the federal government and provinces and territories can operate their own immigration programs. However, the federal government makes the final decision on whether a candidate can obtain permanent residence. Express Entry, which is a federal program, manages three of the numerous economic immigration programs.

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows provinces and territories to advise to the federal government officials that an immigration candidate meets the economic needs of their specific region. The province nominates such candidates, which implies issuing provincial nomination to be used to support their permanent residence application submitted to the federal government.

Issuance of provincial nomination provides the candidate in an Express Entry pool with an additional 600 points towards their CRS score, which guarantees receipt of invitation (ITA).


If you did receive the ITA for permanent residence, steps to be followed are:


Sending IRCC requested documentation and the payment for the processing of the your documentation. The following documents might be requested:


  •     Valid passport

  •     Birth certificate

  •     Language test results

  •     Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)

  •     Police clearance certificates

  •     Medicals

Source & Copyright: The source of the above visa and immigration information and the copyright owner is the: Citizenship and Immigration Canada

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