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New TEER System Implements Next Week – All You Need To Know



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On November 16, next week, IRCC will implement the new National Occupation Classification (NOC) 2021, the Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities (TEER) system. With this implementation, several changes are coming to the Express Entry system.

These changes will impact Express Entry eligibility. For example, 16 NOC C occupations will become eligible for Express Entry. Additionally, it will also be implemented by all the provincial nominee programs (PNPs). For e.g., 12 NOC codes will become ineligible for the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP).

Another change is in the eligibility criteria of the Express Entry. As with NOC 2016 system, an applicant needed to have skilled experience, such as in NOC 0, A or B, to qualify for Express Entry. Next week, with the implementation of NOC 2021, the eligibility criteria for Express Entry will change.


In this article, you can learn about the upcoming changes in the Express Entry system with the implementation of the new NOC c or the TEER system.

What is the new NOC 2021 and the TEER system?

Canada uses NOC, National Occupation Classification, as a national standard for identifying occupations. After every ten years, the Canadian federal government updates NOC to reflect the country’s labour and economic market changes.

The old 4-digit “Skill Level” structure will be replaced by the NOC 2021. To illustrate the level of Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) required for a given occupation, new NOC categories are introduced. These new categories include a brand-new five-digit hierarchical structure.

Understanding NOC 2021 categorisation and the TEER system


Overview of the new TEER categories

TEER 0: This category includes legislative and senior management occupations with significant experience and knowledge and handles responsibility for directing, resource planning and management.

TEER 1: This category typically calls for a college/ university degree or prior experience and knowledge in the subject matter from a similar job listed under TEER 2.


TEER 2: This includes occupations with major safety or supervisory duties and typically need two to three years of post-secondary education or at least two years of apprenticeship training.

TEER 3: This includes occupations requiring fewer than two years of post-secondary education, on-the-job training, training courses, or work experience of more than six months.

TEER 4: Occupations requiring either a high school diploma or no formal education are under TEER 4 category. Applicants with several years of experience in this category may qualify for TEER 3.


TEER 5: This category is for occupations without formal education requirements.


Express Entry eligibility requirements with the new TEER system

To continue participating in Express Entry, you must update your profile with the new TEER system if you haven’t received an invitation to apply (ITA) by November 16, 2022.

Additionally, if you were issued an ITA before November 16, 2022, you must continue to use the NOC 2016 system exclusively.

For the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trades Program, IRCC has provided updated NOC 2021 eligibility criteria for Express Entry. To understand eligibility after November 16, see the tables below.


Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)


Canadian Experience Class (CEC)


Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)


Occupations that will become eligible & ineligible under the TEER system

With the implementation of the new TEER system, certain occupations will become eligible under the Express Entry system. Sixteen occupations previously under NOC C will upgrade to TEER 3 next week, making them eligible under Express Entry.

However, changes in the NOC will also make 12 occupations ineligible, as some have been moved from NOC C to NOC D, falling under the TEER 5 level. In addition, it will impact applicants under the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) that accepts NOC C and above skill levels.

Below is the list of occupations that will become eligible and ineligible.

16 occupations that will become eligible under Express Entry

  1. Payroll Administrators
  2. Dental Assistants and dental laboratory assistants
  3. Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  4. Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
  5. Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
  6. Sheriffs and bailiffs
  7. Correctional service officers
  8. By-lay enforcement and other regulatory officers
  9. Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
  10. Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  11. Pest controllers and fumigators
  12. Other repairers and servicers
  13. Transport truck drivers
  14. Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
  15. Heavy equipment operators
  16. Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors

12 occupations that will become ineligible For Atlantic Immigrant Program (AIP)

  1. Pet groomers and animal care workers
  2. Other support occupations in personal services
  3. Longshore workers
  4. Material handlers
  5. Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs
  6. Delivery service drivers and door-to-door distributors
  7. Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupations
  8. Livestock labourers
  9. Nursery and greenhouse labourers
  10. Trappers and hunters
  11. Food and beverage servers
  12. Labourers in textile processing and cutting

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  • New Saskatchewan PNP Draw Invited Only 6 Occupations-Nov 8Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 8:12 PM EST

    Today, the Saskatchewan PNP draw, also known as the SINP draw (Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program), sent only 35 new new invites for permanent residency (PR). This draw invited only 6 NOC codes as compared to 82 NOC codes in September 28, 2022 draw.

    This Saskatchewan PNP draw just came in as surprise. Most of the, or we can saw all of the PNPs are not sending any invites because of new TEER system implementation on November 16, 2022.

    Cut off score reduced by 12 points for Express Entry category and by 14 points for Occupation In-Demand category as compared to the previous draw. Below are the full details of the draw along with invited NOC codes.

    Saskatchewan PNP Draw – September 28 Full Details

    Invited NOC Codes

    Click here for last SINP Draw


    SINP allows the applicants outside Canada to apply directly under both the categories. Also having an express entry profile is not mandatory to apply. However, there is a list of NOC codes that are ineligible to apply for SINP. Check in the later part of this article to calculate your score.

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    Saskatchewan PNP Ineligibility?

    People with the certain occupations (NOC Codes) are excluded from applying to the Occupations In-Demand (OID) and Express Entry (EE) program. Click here to download list of excluded occupations for SINP. This list will be updated on November 16 with implementation of New TEER system (NOC 2021)

    How To Calculate Your Scores For Saskatchewan PNP Draw:

    (Sourced from SINP website)

    Additionally, To be eligible for SINP Occupation In-Demand and Express Category, you need to score 60. Also, maximum score that can be earned are 110 points in SINP assessment grid:


    How To Apply For SINP?

    Click here to submit an online application for SINP, if you fulfill the above mentioned criteria. If you have any further questions/query, click here.


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  • New Immigration Program For New Brunswick Announced By Sean FraserMonday, 7 November 2022, 3:36 PM EST

    Today, IRCC minister Sean Fraser and New Brunswick immigration minister Arlene Dunn announced a new immigration program for the province. The new program is called “New Brunswick Critical Worker Pilot.”

    The new pilot is aiming at attracting skilled workers into occupations that are difficult to fill. New stream will also allows participating firms to give skill and language training, as well as counselling and assistance to the newcomers they bring into the province.

    The 5-year pilot program will be examined and assessed on a regular basis to ensure that it stays responsive to immigration demands while also delivering the best potential results for the province.

    List of employers participating in the new pilot program

    Below listed 6 employers have been chosen to take part in the pilot as they have been in good standing with the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program.

    1. Cooke Aquaculture
    2. Groupe Savoie Inc.
    3. Groupe Westco
    4. Imperial Manufacturing
    5. J.D. Irving Ltd.
    6. McCain Foods.

    Requirements For Participating Employers:

    The participating employers must have:

    • have thorough settlement plans for housing and transportation as well as strong pledges to long-term retention
    • have complete human resource strategy in place for recruiting and hiring qualified foreign workers, as well as enhancing on-the-job capabilities
    • deliver up to 200 hours of language instruction to selected individuals as needed; and
    • provide assistance and help to students interested in pursuing their Canadian secondary education equivalency

    IRCC minister Sean Fraser said, ““Immigration is not only good for our communities, it is essential. Newcomers play a key role in Atlantic Canadian communities, and in helping businesses succeed. New Brunswick’s Critical Worker Pilot is an innovative approach that will help employers across New Brunswick meet their specific labour market needs.””

    Arlene Dunn said “New Brunswick has a successful track record with immigration-related pilot programs, which is why we are grateful that the federal government has chosen our province for this one. Participating employers will greatly benefit from filling critical vacancies and applicants will find meaningful work in a welcoming community.”


    Details for applications and how to apply are yet to be revealed by New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program. We will post the details as soon as they are made public.

    Source: Opportunities NB

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    • New Immigration Plan To Attract Francophones Released By Nova ScotiaMonday, 7 November 2022, 1:43 PM EST

      On November 7, the Province of Nova Scotia released an action plan to promote the expansion of the French-speaking population. This new plan is also part of the Province’s National Francophone Immigration Week celebration.

      From November 6 to 12, National Francophone Immigration Week honours the numerous significant contributions made by French-speaking immigrants in Canada. In this article, learn about:


      Growing Nova Scotia’s Francophone Population Plan details

      The Province wants to achieve or surpass the 4.4% goal set by the federal government for immigrants who speak French in Canada.

      To achieve this goal, the Province will invite 150 Francophone candidates from the federal Express Entry system to apply to Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities stream of the Provincial Nominee Program. 

      Expanding efforts to attract francophone newcomers from other countries and provinces are part of Growing Nova Scotia’s Francophone Population – An Action Plan for Success (2022–25). It involves work on the following:

      • Increasing partner and community engagement 
      • Promoting and attracting newcomers 
      • Population growth initiatives
      • Inclusion and retention through settlement services
      • Program research and evaluation

      The new action plan is the result of collaboration with francophone partners from across Nova Scotia, including:

      •  Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse, 
      • Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse, 
      • Université Sainte-Anne, 
      • Provincial Council of School Boards, and 
      • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

      In response to this new plan, Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial, president Marcel Cottreau says,

      “As a francophone organization, the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial looks forward to working with the Province on this new plan. This action plan will allow us to welcome more francophone newcomers to our beautiful province and, in turn, will increase our student population, expand our qualified staff, and develop Nova Scotia’s Acadian and francophone community.” Marcel Cottreau, President, Conseil scolaire acadien provincial

      Nova Scotia Immigration Minister Comments 

      Minister of Labour, Skills and Immigration Jill Balser says, “The Acadian and francophone communities have been an essential part of our province’s identity and heritage for more than 400 years.”


      “Our new action plan demonstrates Nova Scotia’s commitment to increasing the number of French-speaking newcomers throughout the province and ensuring they have opportunities and supports to thrive,” said Balser. 

      Moreover, during the Destination Canada Mobility Forum in France and Morocco the following week, Minister Balser will go with a provincial delegation to promote Nova Scotia to skilled French-speaking employees.

      Nova Scotia Immigration Goals 

      Nova Scotia is making headway in attracting French-speaking residents. 


      Since the launch of the first francophone immigration action plan in 2019, the percentage of French-speaking candidates approved under the Provincial Nominee Program has increased from less than 1% in 2018 to 6.4% in 2021.

      Additionally, Nova Scotia exceeded its one million population goal in December 2021 and intends to reach two million by 2060.

      Click here to view the Growing Nova Scotia’s Francophone Population – An Action Plan for Success (2022–25).


      Source: Nova Scotia News Release

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      • IRCC Acknowledgment of Receipt (AOR) – All You Need To KnowSaturday, 5 November 2022, 1:46 PM EDT

        An official document known as an Acknowledgment of Receipt (AOR) proves that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has received your immigration application. 

        IRCC issues an AOR document after you submit an application and the processing time officially begins from the date of AOR. The document’s importance varies based on the application filed and how it is submitted.

        This article delves into:


        When do you receive an AOR? 

        Depending on the kind of application, IRCC could release an AOR at different times. One such instance is the automated generation of an AOR for Express Entry, which often occurs minutes after the permanent residence application is filed. 

        Contrarily, the AOR for a citizenship or sponsorship application may take weeks or even months.

        What does receiving an AOR indicate? 

        The AOR is a receipt that confirms that IRCC received your application. However, the date of the AOR is important if the factors below apply to you. 

        The age of your dependent children: Only children who match the description of a dependent child may be added to your application. Except in certain circumstances, a dependent child must be unmarried and under 22. Your child must satisfy this requirement by the date IRCC receives your application, as stated on your AOR.


        Validity of your document: The validity of some documents, including police records, IELTS test scores, and ECA reports, is limited. Therefore, when your application is received, these documents must be current and valid on the date stated on the AOR. For this reason, ensure that you apply before your documents expire. 

        Does AOR indicate your application is complete? 

        Obtaining an AOR does not always imply that your application is completed or incomplete. It all depends on the kind of application you filed. For instance, IRCC automatically gives an AOR to Express Entry applicants, but they might reject the application if certain papers are missing.

        The IRCC has verified that the application is complete if you receive an AOR after filing a citizenship application.

        The difference in applying via paper or online 

        When IRCC receives your application, they send you a confirmation as an AOR. As a result, the AOR date for a paper-based application will be the day the IRCC mailroom receives your application package. 


        Once they begin processing your application, they will send the AOR. To monitor your application and get a confirmation when it arrives, it is crucial to utilize a courier service that demands a signature when delivering it.

        The AOR date for an electronic application submission usually coincides with the day you click the submit button. However, due to clerical errors or time zone variances, the date on your AOR may occasionally show to be one or two days later. It is a good idea to submit in advance because of this reason. 

        How soon after receiving AOR do you get decision?

        The IRCC may not have even begun processing your application when you get the AOR. Receiving an AOR does not essentially mean that IRCC has started processing your application.


        AOR is just an acknowledgement by IRCC that they have officially received your application. Therefore, the time it takes to receive PR after receiving your AOR may vary depending on the program you applied for.

        Certain applicants start comparing or expecting the decision on their application based on consensus mentioned over the various online forums after receiving the AOR. However, that is not the case. IRCC processing is random and certain applications may take longer than others.

        For more information, visit IRCC’s official page.


      • Canada Unemployment Rate Stays at 5.2% – New StatCan ReportSaturday, 5 November 2022, 8:49 AM EDT

        November 4- New Statistics Canada report shows that employment in October increased by 108,000 (+0.6%), recovering losses from May to September. However, the unemployment rate in October remained unchanged at 5.2 per cent. 

        Statistics Canada’s new report discusses the changes in employment activities in October 2022. Below, you can find the summary of these changes. 

        Summary of changes in employment activities 

        Overall, October saw an increase in employment by 108,000 (+0.6%), making up for the losses experienced from May to September 2022. In comparison, the unemployment rate in October stayed the same at 5.2 per cent. 

        The industries that experienced an increase in employment were manufacturing, construction, accommodation and food services. But, at the same time, it declined in wholesale and retail trade and natural resources.


        Moreover, since March 2022, the number of private-sector employees has increased for the first time. However, employees in the public sector and self-employed workers saw no change in employment.

        In addition, employment increased among men and women between the ages of 25 and 54 in October. On the other hand, men and women aged 15 to 24 and those aged 55 and up showed minimal change. 

        Generally, employment increased in six provinces, with the most significant increases in Ontario and Quebec. Regarding wages, employee hourly wage growth stayed above 5 per cent for the fifth consecutive month in October, increasing 5.6% (+$1.68 to $31.94) compared to October 2021. 

        Following a 0.6 per cent decrease in September, total hours worked increased by 0.7 per cent in October. However, the total hours worked increased by 2.2% compared to October 2021.


        About two-thirds of employees with wages more than $40.00 per hour had received a raise in the past year, compared to half (50.1%) of those with wages less than $20.00 per hour (population aged 15 to 69; not seasonally adjusted).

        Additionally, over one-third (35.3%) of Canadians aged 15 and older lived in homes that reported trouble meeting financial needs in October, up from one-fifth in October 2020. Lastly, more than 1.7 million Canadians had hybrid work arrangements in October for those aged 15 to 69.

        Industries with a significant change in employment 

        Employment in construction increased by 25,000 (+1.6%) in October, with increases in five provinces, including Quebec (+17,000; +5.9%) and British Columbia (+6,000; +2.5%). 


        Despite this growth, construction employment remained almost unchanged in October compared to March 2022, consistent with the latest GDP data showing slowing economic activity in the industry during a similar time.

        Moreover, employment in the manufacturing industry increased by 24,000 (+1.4%), offsetting the 28,000 (-1.6%) decrease recorded in September. British Columbia (+12,000; +6.9%) and Nova Scotia (+3,700; +11.6%) accounted for most of the increase. Manufacturing employment remained relatively unchanged on a year-over-year basis.

        Accommodation and food service employment increased by 18,000 (+1.7%) in October, the first growth in the industry since May. However, according to the most recent Job Vacancy and Wage Survey data, the industry had a more significant job vacancy rate in August than all other industries.


        Employment in professional, scientific, and technical services increased by 18,000 (+1.0%) in October, the third increase in six months. Since June 2020, the number of people working in the industry has been steadily increasing, and in October, it was 297,000 (+19.3%), higher than before the pandemic.

        Moreover, there was also employment growth in “other” services (+18,000; +2.4%) and public administration (+15,000; +1.3%) in October.

        In October, the number of individuals employed in wholesale and retail trade decreased by 20,000 (-0.7%). The industry’s employment last rose in May and was a little changed year over year in October. While retail sales grew 0.7% to $61.8 billion in August, advance estimates indicate that sales may fall 0.5% in September.


        After three months of minimal change, natural resource employment fell (-6,800; -2.0%) in October, nearly entirely attributable to a dip in Quebec (-6,100; -13.2%).

        Other employment trends for October 2022 

        In the last year, hybrid employment—the ability to work part-time from home and part-time from a location other than home—has emerged as a viable alternative for employers and employees. 

        In October, nearly one in ten (9.0%; 1,746,000) workers reported working both at home and elsewhere, up 0.4 percentage points from September and 5.4 percentage points from January 2022. 


        Also, in October, 15.8% of workers worked exclusively from home, an 8.5 percentage point decrease from the beginning of the year (population aged 15 to 69).

        The average hourly wages were 5.6% higher (+$1.68 to $31.94) than the previous year (not seasonally adjusted) in October. However, even though average wages have increased by more than 5% year on year in the last five months, they have not kept up with inflation, which was 6.9% in September, contributing to many Canadians’ concerns about affordability and the cost of living.

        The proportion of employees who received a raise after being with the same company for at least a year was among the lowest in agriculture (47.2%) and accommodation and food services (49.7%), two areas with average hourly wages below the national average. 


        In health care and social assistance (53.6%) and educational services (50.3%), where the majority of employees are unionized, the proportion of employees who received a rise was similarly relatively low.

        In contrast, the proportion of employees who had received a rise was among the greatest in manufacturing (67.7%), finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing (68.2%), and professional, scientific and technical services (68.4%), three sectors where unionization is often low.

        Employment in Canada hit a record high in May, and during the summer, there were record numbers of job openings and record-low unemployment rates in the country’s labour market. 


        Consumer inflation in the headlines reached levels not seen in nearly 40 years during the late spring and summer months. In recent times, employment also fell or was flat for four months before increasing in October. 

        Source: Statistics Canada

      • Job Experience Letter For Canada – Know Full Details To IncludeWednesday, 2 November 2022, 5:12 PM EDT

        Job reference letters are an essential part of your permanent residency application. Whether you apply through Express Entry, PNP or come on a work permit, you will need an employer reference letter to evidence your previous work experience. 

        Moreover, there are certain Canadian immigration specifications that your letter needs to match if you want to claim points for your work experience in the Express Entry system. In this article, you will learn about the details your reference letter should include, along with common mistakes and alternatives to reference letters. 


        Details to include in a job reference letter 

        For IRCC to verify your employment history, your employer reference letter should include the following information. 

        • Company information, including company name and address 
        • Printed on the company’s official letterhead
        • Your Full name 
        • All positions held while employed 
        • Supervisor name, position and contact details 
        • Main duties of all positions 
        • Duration and dates of each held position
        • Annual salary 
        • Employment duration 
        • The number of hours worked each week
        • Dates you worked at the company 

        Common mistakes on job reference letters 

        One of the most common mistakes is when your reference letters do not include your main duties. While evaluating your application, IRCC uses your NOC’s description and duties you assess your application. 

        Therefore, to ensure that you get points for your experience, check if your reference letter includes your main duties, which align with your NOC’s description and main duties. Additionally, if you have a new job offer while your permanent residency application is processing, make sure that you update your profile according to the new job offer.

        Another critical point to remember is that from November 16, IRCC will implement the use of the new NOC 2021 to assess all applications. 


        Alternatives to the employment reference letter 

        A job reference letter is the most suitable evidence you can provide to claim points. However, in circumstances where the company is no longer operating or your point of contact is not with the company anymore, there are certain alternatives you can consider. 

        The following is alternative evidence that may help your application: 

        • Pay stubs 
        • Tax forms 
        • Offer of employment 
        • Personal letters from co-workers 
        • Bank statements with pay deposits 
        • Any media references with your name on the company can include social media posts welcoming you as a new hire 
        • Affidavit from your former supervisor or co-worker, including their official ID and business cards 
        • Include a letter explaining why you could not get a job reference letter. 

        Lastly, include any evidence you think will help strengthen your application if you are missing a job reference letter. Remember to refer to the new NOC 2021 while you self-assess your application. 

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