NOC 72401 For Canada Immigration

NOC 72401 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

 

Immigrating to Canada with the job code of Heavy-duty equipment mechanics using the Express Entry Permanent Residency pathway requires that you correctly identify the National Occupation Classification (“NOC”) Code for your occupation.

 

The NOC code is the most important piece of information you require to immigrate to Canada. Without knowing your job classification or NOC code you are unable to work out your eligility to immigrate to Canada or make an application. The NOC is developed and maintained between Statistics Canada (STC) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

 

The National Occupation Classification for Heavy-duty equipment mechanics is Noc 72401.

 

Note: NOC 72401 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics replaces NOC 7312. The new NOC structure for Heavy-duty equipment mechanics uses the NOC Code 72401 and the Skill requirement of “Completion of a post-secondary education program of two to three years at community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP; or Completion of an apprenticeship training program of two to five years; or Occupations with supervisory or significant safety responsibilities; or Several years of experience in a related occupation from TEER 3 (when applicable).”.

The level of demand in Canada for NOC 72401 is Average. This means that according to Statistics Canada, the role of Heavy-duty equipment mechanics in Canada currently has more jobs advertised than available candidates.

 

Why Do I Need to Know the NOC Code for Heavy-duty equipment mechanics?

 

Whenever applicants for Canadian Immigration are asked to identify work experience, they must do so on the requisite forms by stating the NOC code that best fits their employment, skills and  experience. Some Canada immigration pathways are only open to applicants that have experience in occupations identified by very specific NOC codes.

 

Training, Education, Experience and Responsibility (TEER)

 

  • The NOC structure for Heavy-duty equipment mechanics uses the NOC Code 72401 and the Skill requirement of “Completion of a post-secondary education program of two to three years at community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP; or Completion of an apprenticeship training program of two to five years; or Occupations with supervisory or significant safety responsibilities; or Several years of experience in a related occupation from TEER 3 (when applicable).”.

 

  • The TEER level for 72401 is “Completion of a post-secondary education program of two to three years at community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP; or Completion of an apprenticeship training program of two to five years; or Occupations with supervisory or significant safety responsibilities; or Several years of experience in a related occupation from TEER 3 (when applicable).”.

 

Employment Description for 72401 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

 

To be able to use National Occupation Classification 72401 your work history and experience should closely match the following description:

 

  • “Heavy-duty equipment mechanics repair, troubleshoot, adjust, overhaul and maintain mobile heavy-duty equipment used in construction, transportation, forestry, mining, oil and gas, material handling, landscaping, land clearing, farming and similar activities. They are employed by companies which own and operate heavy equipment, and by heavy equipment dealers, rental and service establishments, and railway transport companies and urban transit systems.”

 

Canada Visa Options for NOC 72401

 

There are a number of Canada Visa options for NOC 72401 including:

 

  • Federal Skilled Visas

 

  • Canadian Experience Class

 

  • Provincial Nomination

 

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) which use the NOC 72401

 

NOC code 72401 is used for Provincial Nomination in following streams:

 

  • PNP Skilled Worker streams

 

  • PNP Semi-Skilled Worker streams

 

  • PNP Graduate streams

 

  • PNP Family Sponsorship streams.

 

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