In order for an individual to meet eligibility requirements for the Federal Skilled Worker Class, he/she must have at least one (1) year of paid full-time experience (or an equal amount of paid part-time work experience) in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) occupation at Skill Type 0, A or B within the past ten (10) years.
The NOC was developed by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to be a systematic cataloguing of occupations in the Canadian labour market. The NOC is divided into five (5) bands:
|Skill Type 0||Management Occupations;|
|Skill Type A||which is primarily comprised of professional occupations;|
|Skill Type B||which consists of technical, skilled trades and paraprofessional occupations;|
|Skill Type C||which comprises occupations that mainly consist of intermediate level, clerical or supportive functions;|
|Skill Type D||which consists of elemental sales or service and primary labourer occupations.|