How has the NOC change affected the new AAIP applicants?

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How has the NOC changed affected the new AAIP applicants?

After the implementation of the NOC 2021, the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) canceled all applications with an unpaid application fee that were not submitted in the portal as of 4 pm on November 15, 2022. 


The AAIP requires all new applicants to confirm their application status in the AAIP portal. Alberta Express Entry Stream candidates who want to remain eligible for selection and nomination by the AAIP must update their NOC information in their Express Entry profile. Accelerated Tech Pathway candidates who received an AAIP nomination on or after October 15 will receive an email by November 22, 2022, inviting them to create a new application.


The following AAIP worker stream requirements are effective as of November 16, 2022:


  • The new AAIP language requirements are based on TEER. As a result, the basic language requirements have actually risen for sixteen occupations and decreased for 3.
  • New NOC codes have been added to the lists of eligible and ineligible professions.
  • With the addition of new NOC codes, wages for religious workers have been updated.
  • The criteria for professional experience in the Rural Renewal Stream are now based on TEER.
  • For 19 occupations, the general Express Entry Stream eligibility has changed.


An applicant must use the NOC 2021 if his application is submitted on or after November 16, 2022. to comprehend how these changes would impact him.


If you submitted your application on or by November 15, 2022, you will be evaluated based on the NOC 2016:

  • The Eligibility page for each stream contains summaries of the selection requirements as they appear in the NOC 2016 version.
  • The NOC 2016 will be used to issue nomination certificates, nomination extensions, and 204(c) Letters of Support. 


 Highlights NOC 2021 updates

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 major revision improves the classification’s structural structure, making it more reliable, precise, and adaptable. To this end, the categories for Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities (TEER) have taken the place of skill levels as the first significant change. This new terminology is more accurate because the NOC analyzes not only the degree of skills but also the quality of formal education, experience, and training required for each occupation and the activities linked to it.


The number of TEER categories is the subject of the second significant change. Six TEER categories—increased from the previous four skill levels—make up the new NOC structure. The NOC’s “skill level” B has the widest range of employment needs and has the most occupations of any skill level (approximately one-third of all unit groups). This modification ensures more distinct separations between the job needs connected to each TEER category, resulting in a classification that is more standard and homogeneous.


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