Nov 23, 2022
Canada
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New occupations are now eligible for permanent residence under the Express Entry

With the change to NOC 2021 system, 16 additional occupations will be added to the programs under Express Entry.

New occupations are now eligible for permanent residence under the Express Entry

To solve the significant labour shortages across the nation, the government of Canada is making some changes to its most popular immigration program Express Entry to allow more people to immigrate.

With the change to NOC 2021 system, 16 additional occupations will be added to the programs under Express Entry. They are:
  • Payroll administrators
  • Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
  • Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
  • Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
  • Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
  • Sheriffs and bailiffs
  • Correctional service officers
  • By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers
  • Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
  • Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  • Pest controllers and fumigators
  • Other repairers and servicers
  • Transport truck drivers
  • Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
  • Heavy equipment operators
  • Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors

Three occupations are now ineligible:
  • Other performers
  • Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport, and fitness
  • Tailors, dressmakers, furriers, and milliners

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