NOC 73402 For Canada Immigration

NOC 73402 “Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction”

 

Immigrating to Canada with the job code of “Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction” 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 “Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction” is Noc 73402.

 

Note: NOC 73402 “Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction” replaces NOC 7372. The new NOC structure for “Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction” uses the NOC Code 73402 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).”.

The level of demand in Canada for NOC 73402 is Average. This means that according to Statistics Canada, the role of “Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction” in Canada currently has more jobs advertised than available candidates.

 

Why Do I Need to Know the NOC Code for “Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction”?

 

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 “Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction” uses the NOC Code 73402 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).”.

 

  • The TEER level for 73402 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).”.

 

Employment Description for 73402 “Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction”

 

To be able to use National Occupation Classification 73402 your work history and experience should closely match the following description:

 

  • “Drillers in this unit group operate mobile drilling machines to bore blast holes in open-pit mines and quarries and to bore holes for blasting and for building foundations at construction sites. Blasters in this unit group fill blast holes with explosives and detonate explosives to dislodge coal, ore and rock or to demolish structures. They are employed by mining, quarrying and construction companies and by drilling and blasting contractors.”

 

Canada Visa Options for NOC 73402

 

There are a number of Canada Visa options for NOC 73402 including:

 

  • Federal Skilled Visas

 

  • Canadian Experience Class

 

  • Provincial Nomination

 

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) which use the NOC 73402

 

NOC code 73402 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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