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NOC 1222 Executive assistants

You can find your NOC code by searching the NOC matrix either by your industry, or by keywords such as your job title. Be sure to check that the lead statement matches your job description, and that you perform the majority of the duties and responsibilities listed under the NOC code.

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1222 is the National Occupation Classification Code for Executive assistants used by Canada Immigration. Identifying yourself with 1222 is the first step in working out whether you have a chance at Immigrating to Canada.

What is NOC 1222

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is Canada’s national system for describing occupations including Financial auditors and accountants. The NOC is often used by employers to help them write job descriptions and identify skill requirements for new job postings. The NOC is also used by Canada Immigration to identify skills shortages in the Canadian job market.

If your job role or job description closely matches that of  Executive assistants then your NOC Code will be {Nownoc}.

Finding your NOC code is the first step in applying to Immigrate to Canada.

Knowing your NOC Code will allow you to assess whether you have the right skills and qualifications required for emigrating to Canada under NOC 1222 Executive assistants. It will also help you determine which Canada Visas you may be eligible for.

Is my code NOC 1222 for Executive assistants?

If you have been employed directly in the area of Executive assistants then the Canadian Immigration code will be NOC 1222.

If you are looking at immigrating to Canada with NOC 1222 your job will likely fall under the broad category of Executive assistants and the following job description will broadly match your day to day responsibilities:

NOC 1222 Description

“Executive assistants co-ordinate administrative procedures, public relations activities and research and analysis functions for members of legislative assemblies, ministers, deputy ministers, corporate officials and executives, committees and boards of directors. They are employed by governments, corporations and associations.”

NOC 1222 Skill Level

Canadian Immigration places a Skill Level against the code 1222 Executive assistants. This Skill Level is designed so that only suitable qualified and experienced individuals emigrate to Canada under Code 1222.

The Executive assistants Skill Level is set by Immigration Canada, and is representative of the level of qualifications desirable and acceptable for someone already holding the role of Executive assistants in Canada presently. The level for NOC 1222 Executive assistants “is Skill Level B which means the requirement is two to three years of post-secondary education at community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP, or Two to five years of apprenticeship training. Alternatively, three to four years of secondary school and more than two years of on-the-job training, occupation-specific training courses or specific work experience may be acceptable.”

If you do not have the required Skill Level then take our Free Visa Assessment to work out your other options.

Canada Visa Options for NOC 1222

There are a number of Canada Visa options for National Occupation Code 1222. These include:

Canada Experience Class

Federal Skilled Visas

Provincial Nomination

In order to be eligible for one of the visas you’ll first need to submit your Express Entry application under National Occupation Code 1222. Some provinces have different requirements for Provincial Nominations and regional programs so take our Free Visa Assessment for your options.

Is NOC 1222 in demand in Canada

1222Executive assistants is is Huge demand across Canada. This means that currently, according to Statistics Canada, the role of Executive assistants in Canada currently has more jobs advertised than available candidates. It is anticipated that over the next 18 to 24 months the Canadian Skills shortage for the National Occupation Code 1222 will be filled by highly skilled and motivated newcomers to Canada.

New NOC details for Executive assistants 1222

Every few years Canadian Immigration update their National Occupation Classification List based on job demand, skills shortage, previous immigration and future plans including economic growth.

The current NOC List is currently being updated. Details for NOC 1222Executive assistants will change in late 2022 to the following:

Executive assistants will be classed as Executive assistants

The NOC Code of 1222 will change to NOC 12100

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