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NOC 5125 “Translators, terminologists and interpreters”

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5125 is the National Occupation Classification Code for “Translators, terminologists and interpreters” used by Canada Immigration. Identifying yourself with 5125 is the first step in working out whether you have a chance at Immigrating to Canada.

What is NOC 5125

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  “Translators, terminologists and interpreters” 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 5125 “Translators, terminologists and interpreters”. It will also help you determine which Canada Visas you may be eligible for.

Is my code NOC 5125 for “Translators, terminologists and interpreters”?

If you have been employed directly in the area of “Translators, terminologists and interpreters” then the Canadian Immigration code will be NOC 5125.

If you are looking at immigrating to Canada with NOC 5125 your job will likely fall under the broad category of “Translators, terminologists and interpreters” and the following job description will broadly match your day to day responsibilities:

NOC 5125 Description

“Translators translate written material from one language to another. Interpreters translate oral communication from one language to another during speeches, meetings, conferences, debates and conversation, or in court or before administrative tribunals. Terminologists conduct research to itemize terms connected with a certain field, define them and find equivalents in another language. Sign language interpreters use sign language to translate spoken language and vice versa during meetings, conversations, television programs or in other instances. Translators, terminologists and interpreters are employed by government, private translation and interpretation agencies, in-house translation services, large private corporations, international organizations and the media, or they may be self-employed. Sign language interpreters work in schools and courts, and for social service agencies, interpretation services, government services and television stations, or they may be self-employed.”

NOC 5125 Skill Level

Canadian Immigration places a Skill Level against the code 5125 “Translators, terminologists and interpreters”. This Skill Level is designed so that only suitable qualified and experienced individuals emigrate to Canada under Code 5125.

The “Translators, terminologists and interpreters” 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 “Translators, terminologists and interpreters” in Canada presently. The level for NOC 5125 “Translators, terminologists and interpreters” “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 5125

There are a number of Canada Visa options for National Occupation Code 5125. 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 5125. Some provinces have different requirements for Provincial Nominations and regional programs so take our Free Visa Assessment for your options.

Is NOC 5125 in demand in Canada

5125″Translators, terminologists and interpreters” is is Massive demand across Canada. This means that currently, according to Statistics Canada, the role of “Translators, terminologists and interpreters” 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 5125 will be filled by highly skilled and motivated newcomers to Canada.

New NOC details for “Translators, terminologists and interpreters” 5125

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 5125″Translators, terminologists and interpreters” will change in late 2022 to the following:

“Translators, terminologists and interpreters” will be classed as “Translators, terminologists and interpreters”

The NOC Code of 5125 will change to NOC 51114

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