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NOC 2173 Software engineers and designers

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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2173 is the National Occupation Classification Code for Software engineers and designers used by Canada Immigration. Identifying yourself with 2173 is the first step in working out whether you have a chance at Immigrating to Canada.

What is NOC 2173

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  Software engineers and designers 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 2173 Software engineers and designers. It will also help you determine which Canada Visas you may be eligible for.

Is my code NOC 2173 for Software engineers and designers?

If you have been employed directly in the area of Software engineers and designers then the Canadian Immigration code will be NOC 2173.

If you are looking at immigrating to Canada with NOC 2173 your job will likely fall under the broad category of Software engineers and designers and the following job description will broadly match your day to day responsibilities:

NOC 2173 Description

“Software engineers and designers research, design, evaluate, integrate and maintain software applications, technical environments, operating systems, embedded software, information warehouses and telecommunications software.”

NOC 2173 Skill Level

Canadian Immigration places a Skill Level against the code 2173 Software engineers and designers. This Skill Level is designed so that only suitable qualified and experienced individuals emigrate to Canada under Code 2173.

The Software engineers and designers 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 Software engineers and designers in Canada presently. The level for NOC 2173 Software engineers and designers “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 2173

There are a number of Canada Visa options for National Occupation Code 2173. 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 2173. Some provinces have different requirements for Provincial Nominations and regional programs so take our Free Visa Assessment for your options.

Is NOC 2173 in demand in Canada

2173Software engineers and designers is is Extreme demand across Canada. This means that currently, according to Statistics Canada, the role of Software engineers and designers 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 2173 will be filled by highly skilled and motivated newcomers to Canada.

New NOC details for Software engineers and designers 2173

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 2173Software engineers and designers will change in late 2022 to the following:

Software engineers and designers will be classed as Software engineers and designers

The NOC Code of 2173 will change to NOC 21231

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