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NOC 73301 “Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators”

Canada is making some significant changes to its Immigration National Occupation Classification system.

The current NOC List is currently being updated. As a result, the details for NOC 7512 “Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators” has changed to the following:

NOC 7512 has become Noc 73301

NOC 73301 replaces NOC 7512 for the job title of “Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators”

Will this change affect me?

The new 2021 NOC codes will likely impact Express Entry and PNP candidates, especially those with occupations previously at NOC Skill Level B.

“Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators” applicants need to identify which occupation, or NOC code, their work falls under. Making the correct choice of NOC is therefore a vital part of a successful Canadian Immigration project.

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Why has NOC 7512 changed to NOC 73301?

Every seven to ten years Canadian Immigration adjusts the National Occupation Classification Code to reflect changes in immigration and the economy. It also reflects the broader needs of employers and the overall nature of work in Canada. The NOC is developed and maintained between Statistics Canada (STC) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

In 2021 a new National Occupation Code index was announced. This new 2021 NOC List replaces all previous versions of the Canadian NOC List.

The old Skill Levels were based on four categories; Skill Level A, B, C, D.

These have been replaced with levels of Training, Education, Experience and Responsibility (TEER).

Every NOC Code and Occupation now has a TEER level for Immigration purposes rather than one of the traditional Skill Levels.

What’s changed for the job title “Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators”?

The old NOC structure (NOC 2016) for NOC 7512 was categorized based on Skill Level. Level.

The old level of 7512 “Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators” “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”.

The new NOC structure for “Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators” uses the NOC Code 73301 and the Skill requirement of “Completion of a post-secondary education program of less than two years at community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP; or Completion of an apprenticeship training program of less than two years; or More than six months of on-the-job training, training courses or specific work experience with some secondary school education; or Several years of experience in a related occupation from TEER 4 (when applicable).”

NOC 73301 Summary

NOC 73301 was previously 7512

The job title for both 73301 and 7512 is now “Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators”

The TEER level for 73301 is “Completion of a post-secondary education program of less than two years at community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP; or Completion of an apprenticeship training program of less than two years; or More than six months of on-the-job training, training courses or specific work experience with some secondary school education; or Several years of experience in a related occupation from TEER 4 (when applicable).”

The level of demand in Canada for the role remains High

Canada Visa Options for NOC 73301

There are a number of Canada Visa options for NOC 7512. These include:

Federal Skilled Visas

Canadian Experience Class

Provincial Nomination

Is NOC 73301 in demand in Canada

NOC 73301

“Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators”

Demand: High

This means that currently, according to Statistics Canada, the role of “Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators” 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 73301 will be filled by highly skilled and motivated newcomers to Canada.

NOC 73301

NOC 73301 “Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators”

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