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NOC 6531 Tour and travel guides

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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6531 is the National Occupation Classification Code for Tour and travel guides used by Canada Immigration. Identifying yourself with 6531 is the first step in working out whether you have a chance at Immigrating to Canada.

What is NOC 6531

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  Tour and travel guides 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 6531 Tour and travel guides. It will also help you determine which Canada Visas you may be eligible for.

Is my code NOC 6531 for Tour and travel guides?

If you have been employed directly in the area of Tour and travel guides then the Canadian Immigration code will be NOC 6531.

If you are looking at immigrating to Canada with NOC 6531 your job will likely fall under the broad category of Tour and travel guides and the following job description will broadly match your day to day responsibilities:

NOC 6531 Description

“Tour and travel guides escort individuals and groups on trips, on sightseeing tours of cities and on tours of historical sites and establishments such as famous buildings, manufacturing plants, cathedrals and theme parks. They also provide descriptions and background information on interesting features. Tour and travel guides are employed by tour operators, resorts and other establishments or may be self-employed.”

NOC 6531 Skill Level

Canadian Immigration places a Skill Level against the code 6531 Tour and travel guides. This Skill Level is designed so that only suitable qualified and experienced individuals emigrate to Canada under Code 6531.

The Tour and travel guides 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 Tour and travel guides in Canada presently. The level for NOC 6531 Tour and travel guides “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 6531

There are a number of Canada Visa options for National Occupation Code 6531. 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 6531. Some provinces have different requirements for Provincial Nominations and regional programs so take our Free Visa Assessment for your options.

Is NOC 6531 in demand in Canada

6531Tour and travel guides is is Extreme demand across Canada. This means that currently, according to Statistics Canada, the role of Tour and travel guides 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 6531 will be filled by highly skilled and motivated newcomers to Canada.

New NOC details for Tour and travel guides 6531

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 6531Tour and travel guides will change in late 2022 to the following:

Tour and travel guides will be classed as Tour and travel guides

The NOC Code of 6531 will change to NOC 64320

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