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NOC 6421 Retail salespersons

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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6421 is the National Occupation Classification Code for Retail salespersons used by Canada Immigration. Identifying yourself with 6421 is the first step in working out whether you have a chance at Immigrating to Canada.

What is NOC 6421

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  Retail salespersons 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 6421 Retail salespersons. It will also help you determine which Canada Visas you may be eligible for.

Is my code NOC 6421 for Retail salespersons?

If you have been employed directly in the area of Retail salespersons then the Canadian Immigration code will be NOC 6421.

If you are looking at immigrating to Canada with NOC 6421 your job will likely fall under the broad category of Retail salespersons and the following job description will broadly match your day to day responsibilities:

NOC 6421 Description

“Occupations in this major group are primarily concerned with selling or renting a range of commodities and services to the public, usually in stores and other retail business locations but also in wholesale businesses that sell to the general public.”

NOC 6421 Skill Level

Canadian Immigration places a Skill Level against the code 6421 Retail salespersons. This Skill Level is designed so that only suitable qualified and experienced individuals emigrate to Canada under Code 6421.

The Retail salespersons 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 Retail salespersons in Canada presently. The level for NOC 6421 Retail salespersons “is Skill Level C requiring completion of secondary school and some short-duration courses or training specific to the occupation. Alternatively, some secondary school education, with up to two years of on-the-job training, training courses or specific work experience”

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 6421

There are a number of Canada Visa options for National Occupation Code 6421. 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 6421. Some provinces have different requirements for Provincial Nominations and regional programs so take our Free Visa Assessment for your options.

Is NOC 6421 in demand in Canada

6421Retail salespersons is is High demand across Canada. This means that currently, according to Statistics Canada, the role of Retail salespersons 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 6421 will be filled by highly skilled and motivated newcomers to Canada.

New NOC details for Retail salespersons 6421

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 6421Retail salespersons will change in late 2022 to the following:

Retail salespersons will be classed as Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers

The NOC Code of 6421 will change to NOC 64100

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