The Canadian government uses the National Occupation Classification (NOC) to classify and evaluate the skills of immigrants who want to live and work in the country. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) put out the NOC 2021 on December 31, 2020. Truck driving is one of the 16 new jobs that are eligible for Express Entry. This is because there aren’t enough workers in the trucking industry right now, and these jobs need to be filled by qualified drivers.
There aren’t enough truck drivers to go around.
Trucking HR The Canada 2021 Labor Market Snapshot shows that Canada has a big shortage of truck drivers. In Canada, there were as many as 18,000 open positions for truck drivers in the second quarter of 2021. Canada’s supply chain, which depends a lot on truck drivers, has been messed up by COVID-19 layoffs in the truck driving industry, a high rate of retirement, and a lack of qualified drivers to meet the demand. The trucking industry is important to the economy because it moves over $850 billion worth of goods to domestic and international markets. The lack of drivers is hurting businesses all over the country, costing them about $450 million in lost productivity.
How to use Express Entry to get into Canada
There are many ways to move to Canada, but Express Entry is one of the most popular and effective. Express Entry is a system for managing applications based on points that lets skilled workers move to Canada for good. To be eligible for Express Entry, you must first meet the requirements of one of the economic immigration programmes: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), or the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) (FSTP).
If you meet the requirements for one of these programmes, your name will be added to a pool of possible applicants. From there, you’ll get a score based on your age, education, work experience, language skills, and other things. The candidates with the highest scores will be asked to fill out an application for permanent residence. The Express Entry system is made to be quick and easy to use, so if you qualify, you should definitely apply!
How a NOC affects an application for Express Entry
The NOC is one of the most important things that IRCC looks at to decide if an Express Entry candidate is eligible to apply for permanent residence. Under Express Entry, candidates get points based on their training, education, work experience, and responsibilities, which are all parts of their “human capital” (TEER). The NOC code for the job that the candidate has now or has had in the past is one of the human capital factors.
The NOC code is used to judge the skills and experience of a candidate. Most of the time, candidates with NOC codes that are ranked as 0, A, or B get more points than those whose NOC codes are ranked as C or D. The NOC code can also affect a candidate’s eligibility for certain programmes, like the Federal Skilled Worker Program or the Federal Skilled Trades Program.
Extra points may also be given to people who have a valid job offer or who have been working in Canada for at least a year.
How to fill out an Express Entry form
The first step is to take a language test and get Education Credential Assessments. After that, you need to set up an online account and fill out the Express Entry profile. In the profile, you will be asked about your age, gender, level of education, work experience, language skills, and other parts of your background. You will also be asked if you are interested in living in certain Canadian provinces or territories.
When you’ve finished filling out your profile, you’ll get a score based on the information you gave. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) ranks profiles based on how many points they have. If you get a high enough score, you will be put in the pool for Express Entry. Then, IRCC will pick people from the pool on a regular basis and send them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.
If you are asked to apply, you will have 60 days to send in a full application with all the necessary paperwork. Once IRCC gets your application, it will be handled according to how things are usually done. About 80% of all complete applications are processed within 6 months of being sent to IRCC. If everything is in order, you will be able to move to Canada and get permanent residency.
The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
It is the most popular programme in Canada’s Express Entry system, which is meant to bring highly skilled workers to the country. The programme is based on the idea that skilled workers with the right experience and training can help the Canadian economy and fill jobs when there aren’t enough people to do them.
For the FSWP, applicants must have worked full-time for at least one year in a job that is listed on the National Occupational Classification (NOC). They must also meet the program’s language requirements, which include getting at least a 7 on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) test and showing proof of funds, education, and language skills. In the FSWP, you need to get at least 67 out of 100 points.
The Canada Experience Class (CEC)
The CEC is a programme for people who want to move to Canada and have worked in a skilled job in Canada for at least a year in the last three years. The goal of the programme is to help skilled workers move to Canada and contribute to the economy there.
Applicants must also meet the language requirements of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) or the Niveaux de Compétence Linguistique Canadiens (NCLC) for English or French, scoring 5 for NOC TEER category 2 or 3 jobs or CLB 7 for NOC TEER category 0 or 1 jobs.
Express Entry changes
Canada uses the Express Entry system to handle applications for skilled workers. Since the system was put in place in 2015, there have been a few changes. Bill C-19, which was signed into law in December 2018, was the most recent change.
Under the new system, Express Entry candidates can be asked to apply based on factors that are important to them. IRCC will look at the situation of each candidate on its own.
The changes to Express Entry are meant to make the system more flexible and responsive to the needs of employers so that they can fill the nearly one million job openings in Canada. This should make it easier for employers to find the skilled workers they need and for skilled workers to get the jobs they want.