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NOC 85111 “Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers”

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 8615 “Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers” has changed to the following:

NOC 8615 has become Noc 85111

NOC 85111 replaces NOC 8615 for the job title of “Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers”

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.

“Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers” 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 8615 changed to NOC 85111?

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 “Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers”?

The old NOC structure (NOC 2016) for NOC 8615 was categorized based on Skill Level. Level.

The old level of 8615 “Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers” “is Skill Level D which requires short work demonstration or on-the-job training. Alternatively, it could be the case that no formal educational requirements”.

The new NOC structure for “Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers” uses the NOC Code 85111 and the Skill requirement of Short work demonstration and no formal educational requirements.

NOC 85111 Summary

NOC 85111 was previously 8615

The job title for both 85111 and 8615 is now “Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers”

The TEER level for 85111 is Short work demonstration and no formal educational requirements.

The level of demand in Canada for the role remains Exceptional

Canada Visa Options for NOC 85111

There are a number of Canada Visa options for NOC 8615. These include:

Federal Skilled Visas

Canadian Experience Class

Provincial Nomination

Is NOC 85111 in demand in Canada

NOC 85111

“Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers”

Demand: Exceptional

This means that currently, according to Statistics Canada, the role of “Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers” 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 85111 will be filled by highly skilled and motivated newcomers to Canada.

NOC 85111

NOC 85111 “Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers”

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