Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities (TEER)
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.
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 0||Management occupations||Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
|TEER 1||Occupations that usually require a university degree||Financial advisors
|TEER 2||Occupations that usually require
||Computer network and web technicians
Medical laboratory technologists
|TEER 3||Occupations that usually require
Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
|TEER 4||Occupations that usually require
||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:
- Express Entry (FSWP-FSTP-CEC)
- Atlantic Immigration Program
- Provincial Nominee Program
- Caregivers programs
- Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
- Agri-Food Pilot
- Out-of-status construction workers
- International Mobility Program
- Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Contact Canadian Immigration Experts
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