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NOC 4156 Employment counsellors

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4156 is the National Occupation Classification Code for Employment counsellors used by Canada Immigration. Identifying yourself with 4156 is the first step in working out whether you have a chance at Immigrating to Canada.

What is NOC 4156

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  Employment counsellors 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 4156 Employment counsellors. It will also help you determine which Canada Visas you may be eligible for.

Is my code NOC 4156 for Employment counsellors?

If you have been employed directly in the area of Employment counsellors then the Canadian Immigration code will be NOC 4156.

If you are looking at immigrating to Canada with NOC 4156 your job will likely fall under the broad category of Employment counsellors and the following job description will broadly match your day to day responsibilities:

NOC 4156 Description

“Career Development Practitioners provide advice and guidance related to career exploration, skill acquisition, job search and maintenance.”

NOC 4156 Skill Level

Canadian Immigration places a Skill Level against the code 4156 Employment counsellors. This Skill Level is designed so that only suitable qualified and experienced individuals emigrate to Canada under Code 4156.

The Employment counsellors 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 Employment counsellors in Canada presently. The level for NOC 4156 Employment counsellors “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 4156

There are a number of Canada Visa options for National Occupation Code 4156. 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 4156. Some provinces have different requirements for Provincial Nominations and regional programs so take our Free Visa Assessment for your options.

Is NOC 4156 in demand in Canada

4156Employment counsellors is is High demand across Canada. This means that currently, according to Statistics Canada, the role of Employment counsellors 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 4156 will be filled by highly skilled and motivated newcomers to Canada.

New NOC details for Employment counsellors 4156

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 4156Employment counsellors will change in late 2022 to the following:

Employment counsellors will be classed as Career development practitioners and career counsellors (except education)

The NOC Code of 4156 will change to NOC 41321

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