NOC 21100 Physicists and astronomers
Canada is making some significant changes to its Immigration National Occupation Classification system.
The current NOC List is currently being updated. As a result, the details for NOC 2111 Physicists and astronomers has changed to the following:
NOC 2111 has become Noc 21100
NOC 21100 replaces NOC 2111 for the job title of Physicists and astronomers
Will this change affect me?
The new 2021 NOC codes will likely impact Express Entry and PNP candidates, especially those with occupations previously at NOC Skill Level B.
Physicists and astronomers applicants need to identify which occupation, or NOC code, their work falls under. Making the correct choice of NOC is therefore a vital part of a successful Canadian Immigration project.
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Why has NOC 2111 changed to NOC 21100?
Every seven to ten years Canadian Immigration adjusts the National Occupation Classification Code to reflect changes in immigration and the economy. It also reflects the broader needs of employers and the overall nature of work in Canada. The NOC is developed and maintained between Statistics Canada (STC) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).
In 2021 a new National Occupation Code index was announced. This new 2021 NOC List replaces all previous versions of the Canadian NOC List.
The old Skill Levels were based on four categories; Skill Level A, B, C, D.
These have been replaced with levels of Training, Education, Experience and Responsibility (TEER).
Every NOC Code and Occupation now has a TEER level for Immigration purposes rather than one of the traditional Skill Levels.
What’s changed for the job title Physicists and astronomers?
The old NOC structure (NOC 2016) for NOC 2111 was categorized based on Skill Level. Level.
The old level of 2111 Physicists and astronomers “has skill Level A: University degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate) is required”.
The new NOC structure for Physicists and astronomers uses the NOC Code 21100 and the Skill requirement of “Completion of a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate) or Previous experience and expertise in subject matter knowledge from a related occupation found in TEER 2 (when applicable).”
NOC 21100 Summary
NOC 21100 was previously 2111
The job title for both 21100 and 2111 is now Physicists and astronomers
The TEER level for 21100 is “Completion of a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate) or Previous experience and expertise in subject matter knowledge from a related occupation found in TEER 2 (when applicable).”
The level of demand in Canada for the role remains Unprecedented
Canada Visa Options for NOC 21100
There are a number of Canada Visa options for NOC 2111. These include:
Federal Skilled Visas
Canadian Experience Class
Is NOC 21100 in demand in Canada
Physicists and astronomers
This means that currently, according to Statistics Canada, the role of Physicists and astronomers 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 21100 will be filled by highly skilled and motivated newcomers to Canada.