What is TEER System of Canada?

TEER System Canada for Canada Immigration

The National Occupational Classification, or NOC, is utilized as the country’s primary method for classifying different types of occupations in Canada. The federal government of Canada revises NOC once every ten years to account for the various shifts that have taken place in the country’s labor and economic markets. The updated National Occupation Classification (NOC) 2021, also known as the Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities (TEER) system Canada, was just recently put into place by IRCC. The existing NOC 2016 skill level or type will be replaced by the new TEER categories. This ultimately makes the system more flexible as now you can change your level on several conditions.

Overview of the TEER System of Canada categories

There are 6 categories in the new TEER system Canada. These categories are mentioned below:

TEER 0: This category covers legislative and senior management positions with extensive expertise and knowledge. Individuals in this category are responsible for directing, resource planning, and administration of the organization.

TEER 1: This category normally requires a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university, or prior experience and understanding in the subject area in a related occupation found in TEER 2 (when applicable).

TEER 2: This category covers occupations that need completion of a post-secondary education of two to three years at a community college, institute of technology or CEGEP; or at least two to five years of an apprenticeship training program; or occupations with significant responsibilities in terms of safety or supervision; or several years of experience in a related occupation found in TEER 3 (when applicable).

TEER 3: This category covers occupations that need completion of a post-secondary education of less than two years at a community college, institute of technology or CEGEP; or less than two years of an apprenticeship training program; or more than six months of work experience, on-the-job training, or training courses with some secondary school education; or several years of experience in a related occupation found in TEER 4 (when applicable).

TEER 4: This category covers occupations that call for either a high school diploma; or several weeks of on-the-job training with some secondary school education; or several years of experience in a related occupation found in TEER 5 (when applicable).

TEER 5: This category covers occupations that usually need short-term work demonstration and do not require any kind of formal education to be completed.

TEER system Canada and its impact on Express Entry

The Express Entry system is going to undergo significant revisions as a result of the TEER system Canada implementation. For instance, eligibility for Express Entry will undergo some changes and there will be 16 new occupations added to the Express Entry. In addition to that, it is going to be implemented by each of the provincial nominee programs as well.

Express Entry eligibility requirements after the TEER system Canada

IRCC has issued amended qualifying requirements for Express Entry for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). You can check the updated Express Entry requirements by going through the tables given below:

1. Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

Eligibility CriteriaMinimum Requirements
Language skillsCLB 7 in English or French
Work experience1. You must have work experience in the occupations listed in either TEER 0, 1, 2, 3
2. 1 year of continuous work experience in the last 10 years
3. It can be a combination of part-time, full-time, or more than one job in your primary occupation
Job offerNot required. But you can get extra points if you have a valid job offer.
EducationThe minimum requirement is secondary education. You will get more points if you have an even higher education.

2. Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP)

Eligibility CriteriaMinimum Requirements
Language skillsCLB 5 for speaking and listening in English or French
CLB 4 for reading and writing in English or French
Work experience1. You must have two years of work experience in the last 5 years. It can either be a combination of a full-time or part-time job. 
2. You must have work experience in a skilled trade under key groups of TEER 2 or TEER 3:
Major Group 72
Major Group 73
Major Group 82
Major Group 83
Major Group 92
Major Group 93
Minor Group 6320
Unit Group 62200
Job offerRequired.
You must have a valid full-time job offer for a total period of at least 1 year.
OR
A certificate of qualification in skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territory, or federal authority.
EducationThere are no minimum educational requirements.

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3. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Eligibility CriteriaMinimum Requirements
Language skillsCLB 7 in English or French for TEER 0 or TEER 1 occupations
CLB 5 in English or French for TEER 2 or TEER 3 occupations
Work experience1. You must have Canadian work experience in the occupation listed in one or more of these categories: TEER 0, TEER 1, TEER 2, TEER 3
2. 1 year of Canadian work experience in the last 3 years
3. It can either be a combination of a full-time or part-time job
Job offerNot required.
EducationThere are no minimum educational requirements.

16 new occupations were added in the Express Entry after the TEER system Canada

With the adoption of the new TEER system Canada, 16 jobs are now eligible for the Express Entry system. The reason for these 16 jobs to be added is that before the introduction of the TEER system Canada, only Skill levels 0, A, and B were eligible under Express Entry but now with the inclusion of TEER 3 with 0, 1, and 2 caused to add the sixteen NOC C jobs to be upgraded to TEER 3, making them eligible for Express Entry.

The occupations which are added are as follows: 

  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-law 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

All the newly-added occupations are considered as TEER 3 jobs. These are occupations that need completion of a post-secondary education of less than two years; or less than two years of an apprenticeship training program; or more than six months of work experience, on-the-job training.

Click here! Also read this interesting:  SINP Points Assessment Grid: International Skilled Worker


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