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NOC 2121 Biologists and related scientists

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2121 is the National Occupation Classification Code for Biologists and related scientists used by Canada Immigration. Identifying yourself with 2121 is the first step in working out whether you have a chance at Immigrating to Canada.

What is NOC 2121

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  Biologists and related scientists 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 2121 Biologists and related scientists. It will also help you determine which Canada Visas you may be eligible for.

Is my code NOC 2121 for Biologists and related scientists?

If you have been employed directly in the area of Biologists and related scientists then the Canadian Immigration code will be NOC 2121.

If you are looking at immigrating to Canada with NOC 2121 your job will likely fall under the broad category of Biologists and related scientists and the following job description will broadly match your day to day responsibilities:

NOC 2121 Description

“Biologists and related scientists conduct basic and applied research to extend knowledge of living organisms, to manage natural resources, and to develop new practices and products related to medicine and agriculture. They are employed in both laboratory and field settings by governments, environmental consulting companies, resource and utilities companies, chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnical companies and health and educational institutions.”

NOC 2121 Skill Level

Canadian Immigration places a Skill Level against the code 2121 Biologists and related scientists. This Skill Level is designed so that only suitable qualified and experienced individuals emigrate to Canada under Code 2121.

The Biologists and related scientists 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 Biologists and related scientists in Canada presently. The level for NOC 2121 Biologists and related scientists “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 2121

There are a number of Canada Visa options for National Occupation Code 2121. 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 2121. Some provinces have different requirements for Provincial Nominations and regional programs so take our Free Visa Assessment for your options.

Is NOC 2121 in demand in Canada

2121Biologists and related scientists is is High demand across Canada. This means that currently, according to Statistics Canada, the role of Biologists and related scientists 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 2121 will be filled by highly skilled and motivated newcomers to Canada.

New NOC details for Biologists and related scientists 2121

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 2121Biologists and related scientists will change in late 2022 to the following:

Biologists and related scientists will be classed as Biologists and related scientists

The NOC Code of 2121 will change to NOC 21110

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