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NOC 8611 Harvesting labourers

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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8611 is the National Occupation Classification Code for Harvesting labourers used by Canada Immigration. Identifying yourself with 8611 is the first step in working out whether you have a chance at Immigrating to Canada.

What is NOC 8611

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  Harvesting labourers 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 8611 Harvesting labourers. It will also help you determine which Canada Visas you may be eligible for.

Is my code NOC 8611 for Harvesting labourers?

If you have been employed directly in the area of Harvesting labourers then the Canadian Immigration code will be NOC 8611.

If you are looking at immigrating to Canada with NOC 8611 your job will likely fall under the broad category of Harvesting labourers and the following job description will broadly match your day to day responsibilities:

NOC 8611 Description

“Harvesting labourers assist other farm workers to harvest, sort and pack crops.”

NOC 8611 Skill Level

Canadian Immigration places a Skill Level against the code 8611 Harvesting labourers. This Skill Level is designed so that only suitable qualified and experienced individuals emigrate to Canada under Code 8611.

The Harvesting labourers 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 Harvesting labourers in Canada presently. The level for NOC 8611 Harvesting 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”

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 8611

There are a number of Canada Visa options for National Occupation Code 8611. 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 8611. Some provinces have different requirements for Provincial Nominations and regional programs so take our Free Visa Assessment for your options.

Is NOC 8611 in demand in Canada

8611Harvesting labourers is is Huge demand across Canada. This means that currently, according to Statistics Canada, the role of Harvesting 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 8611 will be filled by highly skilled and motivated newcomers to Canada.

New NOC details for Harvesting labourers 8611

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 8611Harvesting labourers will change in late 2022 to the following:

Harvesting labourers will be classed as Harvesting labourers

The NOC Code of 8611 will change to NOC 85101

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