Truckers Removed From Express Entry Certificate of Qualification List

Truckers Removed From Express Entry Certificate of Qualification List

Last Updated On 6 November 2023, 1:57 PM EST (Toronto Time)

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?

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:

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island

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

62200: Chefs

63200: Cooks

63201: Butchers (retail and wholesale)

63202: Bakers

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

72103: Boilermakers

72104: Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters

72105: Ironworkers

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

72300: Plumbers

72301: Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers

72302: Gas fitters

72310: Carpenters

72311: Cabinetmakers

72320: Bricklayers

72321: Insulators

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

73101: Tilesetters

73102: Plasterers, drywall installers, finishers and lathers

73110: Roofers and shinglers

73111: Glaziers

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

83121: Fishermen/women

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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