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NOC 2111 Physicists and astronomers

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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2111 is the National Occupation Classification Code for Physicists and astronomers used by Canada Immigration. Identifying yourself with 2111 is the first step in working out whether you have a chance at Immigrating to Canada.

What is NOC 2111

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  Physicists and astronomers 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 2111 Physicists and astronomers. It will also help you determine which Canada Visas you may be eligible for.

Is my code NOC 2111 for Physicists and astronomers?

If you have been employed directly in the area of Physicists and astronomers then the Canadian Immigration code will be NOC 2111.

If you are looking at immigrating to Canada with NOC 2111 your job will likely fall under the broad category of Physicists and astronomers and the following job description will broadly match your day to day responsibilities:

NOC 2111 Description

“Physicists conduct theoretical and applied research to extend knowledge of natural phenomena and to develop new processes and devices in fields such as electronics, communications, power generation and distribution, aerodynamics, optics and lasers, remote sensing, and medicine and health. They are employed by electronic, electrical and aerospace manufacturing companies, telecommunications companies, power utilities, university and government research laboratories, hospitals and by a wide range of other processing, manufacturing, and research and consulting firms. Astronomers conduct observational and theoretical research to extend knowledge of the universe. They are employed by government and universities.”

NOC 2111 Skill Level

Canadian Immigration places a Skill Level against the code 2111 Physicists and astronomers. This Skill Level is designed so that only suitable qualified and experienced individuals emigrate to Canada under Code 2111.

The Physicists and astronomers 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 Physicists and astronomers in Canada presently. The level for NOC 2111 Physicists and astronomers “has skill Level A: University degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate) is required”

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 2111

There are a number of Canada Visa options for National Occupation Code 2111. 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 2111. Some provinces have different requirements for Provincial Nominations and regional programs so take our Free Visa Assessment for your options.

Is NOC 2111 in demand in Canada

2111Physicists and astronomers is is Unprecedented demand across Canada. 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 2111 will be filled by highly skilled and motivated newcomers to Canada.

New NOC details for Physicists and astronomers 2111

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 2111Physicists and astronomers will change in late 2022 to the following:

Physicists and astronomers will be classed as Physicists and astronomers

The NOC Code of 2111 will change to NOC 21100

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