Targeted Express Entry Draws | Eligible NOC Codes 2023

IRCC Minister, Sean Fraser has recently revealed the full list of occupations eligible for the newly introduced targeted Express Entry draws for 2023.

Eligible NOC Codes for Targeted Express Entry Draws 2023

To qualify for participation in the targeted Express Entry draws during 2023, candidates must possess a minimum of 6 months of uninterrupted work experience, acquired within the last 3 years, either within Canada or internationally, in any of the occupations mentioned below.

Full list of Eligible occupations for Targeted Express Entry Draws 2023

The list of occupations eligible to apply for the targeted Express Entry Draws are:

  • Healthcare Occupations
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) occupations
  • Transport occupations
  • Trade occupations
  • Agriculture and agri-food occupations

How Many years of Experience do I need to be eligible for Targeted Express Entry Draws?

You must possess a minimum of one year (equivalent to 1560 hours or 30 x 52 weeks) of work experience in occupations classified as TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3 in order to qualify for any Express Entry program.

If you have worked for at least 6 months within the past three years in any of the 82 targeted occupations, then you would be eligible to be considered in one of the targeted rounds of invitations for the Express Entry program.

You can read more about the updated selection criteria for Targeted Express Entry Draws.

What impact would targeted Express Entry draws have on CRS scores?

It is anticipated that the CRS cutoff score will decrease for Express Entry profiles with experience in the specified occupations/NOC codes. Conversely, the CRS cutoff score will rise for profiles that do not fall within the targeted occupations/NOC codes.

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Healthcare Occupations NOC Codes

Occupation2021 NOC code
Audiologists and speech language pathologists31112
Dieticians and nutritionists31121
Education counsellors41320
General practitioners and family physicians31102
Instructors of persons with disabilities42203
Kinesiologists and other professional occupation in therapy and assessment31204
Licensed practical nurses32101
Massage therapists32201
Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations33101
Medical laboratory technologists32120
Medical radiation technologists32121
Medical sonographers32122
Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates33102
Nurse practitioners31302
Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors31300
Occupational therapists31203
Other assisting occupations in support of health services33109
Other practitioners of natural healing32209
Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating31209
Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment32109
Paramedical occupations32102
Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants33103
Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals31303
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses31301
Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists32103
Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine31100
Specialists in surgery31101
Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies41301
Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists32200

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) occupations NOC Codes

Occupation2021 NOC Code
Architecture and science managers20011
Business systems specialists21221
Civil Engineers21300
Computer and information systems managers20012
Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)21311
Computer systems developers and programmers21230
Cybersecurity specialists21220
Data scientists21211
Database analysts and data administrators21223
Electrical and electronics engineers21310
Engineering managers20010
Industrial and manufacturing engineers21321
Information systems specialists21222
Land surveyors21203
Landscape Architects21201
Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries21210
Metallurgical and materials engineers21322
Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers41400
Software developers and programmers21232
Software engineers and designers21231
Urban and land use planners21202
Web designers21233
Web developers and programmers21234

Trade occupations NOC Codes

Occupation2021 NOC code
Residential and commercial installers and servicers73200
Elevator constructors and mechanics72406
Machine fitters72405
Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics72402
Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics72400
Electricians (except industrial and power system)72200
Welders and related machine operators72106
Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers72014

Transport occupations NOC Codes

Occupation2021 NOC code
Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors93200
Transport truck drivers73300
Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators72604
Engineer officers, water transport72603
Deck officers, water transport72602
Air traffic controllers and related occupations72601
Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors72600
Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors72404
Railway carmen/women72403
Managers in transportation70020

Agriculture and agri-food occupations NOC Codes

Occupations2021 NOC Code
Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services82031
Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors82030
Butchers- retail and wholesale63201

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