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NOC 33101 Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations

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 3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants has changed to the following:

NOC 3212 has become Noc 33101

NOC 33101 replaces NOC 3212 for the job title of Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations

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.

Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations 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 3212 changed to NOC 33101?

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 Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations?

The old NOC structure (NOC 2016) for NOC 3212 was categorized based on Skill Level. Level.

The old level of 3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants “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.”.

The new NOC structure for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants uses the NOC Code 33101 and the Skill requirement of “Completion of a post-secondary education program of less than two years at community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP; or Completion of an apprenticeship training program of less than two years; or More than six months of on-the-job training, training courses or specific work experience with some secondary school education; or Several years of experience in a related occupation from TEER 4 (when applicable).”

NOC 33101 Summary

NOC 33101 was previously 3212

The job title for both 33101 and 3212 is now Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations

The TEER level for 33101 is “Completion of a post-secondary education program of less than two years at community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP; or Completion of an apprenticeship training program of less than two years; or More than six months of on-the-job training, training courses or specific work experience with some secondary school education; or Several years of experience in a related occupation from TEER 4 (when applicable).”

The level of demand in Canada for the role remains Exceptional

Canada Visa Options for NOC 33101

There are a number of Canada Visa options for NOC 3212. These include:

Federal Skilled Visas

Canadian Experience Class

Provincial Nomination

Is NOC 33101 in demand in Canada

NOC 33101

Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations

Demand: Exceptional

This means that currently, according to Statistics Canada, the role of Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations 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 33101 will be filled by highly skilled and motivated newcomers to Canada.

NOC 33101 Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations

NOC 33101 Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations

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