Today, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) removed truck drivers from the list of occupations eligible for a certificate of qualification.
In an IRCC program delivery update on November 6, the department instructed it’s staff that the NOC code for transport truck drivers had been removed from the official Certificate of Qualification list.
So truck drivers in the Express Entry pool claiming points for certificates of qualification for the MELT program or their licensing should update their profiles immediately to avoid any misrepresentation, just in case IRCC conducts a transport-targeted Express Entry draw this week.
What is a certificate of qualification?How does the certificate of qualification benefit Express Entry applicants?How to get Certificate of QualificationFull List of Occupations eligible for Certificate of Qualification with NOC codes
What is a certificate of qualification?
The certificate of qualification demonstrates an individual’s eligibility to work in a certain skilled trade in Canada, reflecting that they possess all the necessary qualifications to practice their trade in that province or territory, including passing a certification exam.
An organization in charge of regulating commerce in a Canadian province or territory or a federal agency is the one who issues this certificate.
This certificate may be referred to as a “certificate of qualification” or a “qualification certificate,” depending on the organization or entity that issued it.
How does the certificate of qualification benefit Express Entry applicants?
Up to 50 extra Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points can be added to an Express Entry profile with a proof of certification in one of these eligible occupations.
The best part is that you can obtain these 50 CRS points without having to have prior job experience in any of these occupations; all you need to do is obtain a certificate of qualification.
Moreover, obtaining these extra points does not require a work offer from a Canadian business.
Therefore, we advise enrolling in one of these skilled trades programs if you are a resident of Canada and have a valid Express Entry profile or intend to create one.
After mastering one of these trades, you can pass an exam and obtain a certification certificate from any province in Canada.
How to get Certificate of Qualification
Every Canadian province and territory has its own standards for certificates of qualification and certification procedures.
You can go to the websites of the relevant regulatory body for your province or territory by clicking on the links below:
You can also visit the official Canadian website for information on skilled trades that are subject to federal law.
Full List of Occupations eligible for Certificate of Qualification with NOC codes
22114: Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
22212: Drafting technologists and technicians
22311: Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
22312: Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
63201: Butchers (retail and wholesale)
63210: Hairstylists and Barbers
72010: Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
72011: Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
72012: Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
72013: Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
72014: Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
72020: Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
72021: Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
72022: Supervisors, printing and related occupations
72023: Supervisors, railway transport operations
72024: Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
72025: Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations
72100: Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
72101: Tool and die makers
72102: Sheet metal workers
72104: Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
72106: Welders and related machine operators
72200: Electricians (except industrial and power system)
72201: Industrial electricians
72202: Power system electricians
72203: Electrical power line and cable workers
72204: Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
72205: Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians
72301: Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
72302: Gas fitters
72400: Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
72401: Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
72402: Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
72403: Railway carmen/women
72404: Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
72405: Machine fitters
72406: Elevator constructors and mechanics
72410: Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
72411: Auto body collision, refinishing, glass technicians and damage repair estimators
72420: Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
72421: Appliance servicers and repairers
72422: Electrical mechanics
72423: Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
72429: Other small engine and small equipment repairers
72500: Crane operators
72501: Water well drillers
72999: Other technical trades and related occupations
73100: Concrete finishers
73102: Plasterers, drywall installers, finishers and lathers
73110: Roofers and shinglers
73112: Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
73113: Floor covering installers
73200: Residential and commercial installers and servicers
73201: General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
73202: Pest controllers and fumigators
73209: Other repairers and servicers
73301: Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
73310: Railway and yard locomotive engineers
73311: Railway conductors and brakemen/women
73400: Heavy equipment operators
73401: Printing press operators
73402: Drillers and blasters—surface mining, quarrying and construction
82010: Supervisors, logging and forestry
82020: Supervisors, mining and quarrying
82021: Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
82030: Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors
82031: Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
83100: Underground production and development miners
83101: Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
83110: Logging machinery operators
83120: Fishing masters and officers
92010: Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
92011: Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing, and utilities
92012: Supervisors, food and beverage processing
92013: Supervisors, plastic and rubber product manufacturing
92014: Supervisors, forest products processing
92015: Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
92020: Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
92021: Supervisors, electronics and electrical products manufacturing
92022: Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
92023: Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing
92024: Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
92100: Power engineers and power systems operators
92101: Water and waste treatment plant operators
93100: Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
93101: Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing
93102: Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
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