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NOC 4152 Social workers

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4152 is the National Occupation Classification Code for Social workers used by Canada Immigration. Identifying yourself with 4152 is the first step in working out whether you have a chance at Immigrating to Canada.

What is NOC 4152

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  Social workers 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 4152 Social workers. It will also help you determine which Canada Visas you may be eligible for.

Is my code NOC 4152 for Social workers?

If you have been employed directly in the area of Social workers then the Canadian Immigration code will be NOC 4152.

If you are looking at immigrating to Canada with NOC 4152 your job will likely fall under the broad category of Social workers and the following job description will broadly match your day to day responsibilities:

NOC 4152 Description

“Social workers help individuals, couples, families, groups, communities and organizations develop the skills and resources they need to enhance social functioning and provide counselling, therapy and referral to other supportive social services. Social workers also respond to other social needs and issues such as unemployment, racism and poverty. They are employed by hospitals, school boards, social service agencies, child welfare organizations, correctional facilities, community agencies, employee assistance programs and Aboriginal band councils, or they may work in private practice.”

NOC 4152 Skill Level

Canadian Immigration places a Skill Level against the code 4152 Social workers. This Skill Level is designed so that only suitable qualified and experienced individuals emigrate to Canada under Code 4152.

The Social workers 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 Social workers in Canada presently. The level for NOC 4152 Social workers “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 4152

There are a number of Canada Visa options for National Occupation Code 4152. 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 4152. Some provinces have different requirements for Provincial Nominations and regional programs so take our Free Visa Assessment for your options.

Is NOC 4152 in demand in Canada

4152Social workers is is Extreme demand across Canada. This means that currently, according to Statistics Canada, the role of Social workers 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 4152 will be filled by highly skilled and motivated newcomers to Canada.

New NOC details for Social workers 4152

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 4152Social workers will change in late 2022 to the following:

Social workers will be classed as Social workers

The NOC Code of 4152 will change to NOC 41300

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