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NOC 1225 Purchasing agents and officers

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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1225 is the National Occupation Classification Code for Purchasing agents and officers used by Canada Immigration. Identifying yourself with 1225 is the first step in working out whether you have a chance at Immigrating to Canada.

What is NOC 1225

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  Purchasing agents and officers 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 1225 Purchasing agents and officers. It will also help you determine which Canada Visas you may be eligible for.

Is my code NOC 1225 for Purchasing agents and officers?

If you have been employed directly in the area of Purchasing agents and officers then the Canadian Immigration code will be NOC 1225.

If you are looking at immigrating to Canada with NOC 1225 your job will likely fall under the broad category of Purchasing agents and officers and the following job description will broadly match your day to day responsibilities:

NOC 1225 Description

“Purchasing agents and officers purchase general and specialized equipment, materials and business services for use or for further processing by their establishment. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.”

NOC 1225 Skill Level

Canadian Immigration places a Skill Level against the code 1225 Purchasing agents and officers. This Skill Level is designed so that only suitable qualified and experienced individuals emigrate to Canada under Code 1225.

The Purchasing agents and officers 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 Purchasing agents and officers in Canada presently. The level for NOC 1225 Purchasing agents and officers “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 1225

There are a number of Canada Visa options for National Occupation Code 1225. 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 1225. Some provinces have different requirements for Provincial Nominations and regional programs so take our Free Visa Assessment for your options.

Is NOC 1225 in demand in Canada

1225Purchasing agents and officers is is High demand across Canada. This means that currently, according to Statistics Canada, the role of Purchasing agents and officers 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 1225 will be filled by highly skilled and motivated newcomers to Canada.

New NOC details for Purchasing agents and officers 1225

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 1225Purchasing agents and officers will change in late 2022 to the following:

Purchasing agents and officers will be classed as Procurement and purchasing agents and officers

The NOC Code of 1225 will change to NOC 12102

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