Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities (TEER)
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What is TEER?

On November 16, 2022, the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) was replaced with a system of six categories called TEER which stands for Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities required to work in an occupation.

Let’s take a look at them in detail:

National Occupation Classification (NOC)

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the national reference for occupations in Canada. The basic principle of the classification of the NOC is the kind of work performed. Job titles are identified and grouped primarily in terms of the work usually performed, this being determined by the tasks, duties, employment requirements, and responsibilities associated with each occupation. Students, workers, employers, career and vocational counselors, and educational and training organizations use the NOC on a daily basis to support career and vocational decisions.

The NOC comprises about 30,000 job titles under NOC 0, A, B, C, and D with 4-digit occupation codes. Skill Level A or B or Skill Type 0 is considered high-skilled work and Skill Level C or D is considered low-skilled work.

Training Education Experience and Responsibilities

New TEER categories

In TEER categories, 4-digit occupation codes will become 5-digit codes. Most jobs will stay in the TEER category which is equal to the skill level in the table below. However, some jobs may change to a different TEER category. As shown below, Skill level B jobs may become TEER 2 or TEER 3 jobs.

Skill type or level TEER category
Skill type 0 TEER 0
Skill level A TEER 1
Skill level B TEER 2 and TEER 3
Skill level C TEER 4
Skill level D TEER 5

TEER categories and examples of jobs

TEER Occupation types Examples
TEER 0 Management occupations Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
Financial managers
TEER 1 Occupations that usually require a university degree Financial advisors
Software engineers
TEER 2 Occupations that usually require

  • a college diploma
  • apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or
  • supervisory occupations
Computer network and web technicians
Medical laboratory technologists
TEER 3 Occupations that usually require

  • a college diploma
  • apprenticeship training of less than 2 years, or
  • more than 6 months of on-the-job training
Bakers
Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
TEER 4 Occupations that usually require

  • a high school diploma, or
  • several weeks of on-the-job training
Home childcare providers
Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers
TEER 5 Occupations that usually need short-term work demonstration and no formal education Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
Delivery service drivers and door-to-door distributors

Considering this change, the following programs will have updated eligibility requirements.

These programs will have updated eligibility requirements because of this change:

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