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NOC 3222 – Dental hygienists and dental therapists

NOC 3222 – Dental hygienists and dental therapists

December 8, 2019

In Canada immigration application, the National Occupational Classification (NOC) code 3222 is for Dental hygienists and dental therapists job titles.

NOC skill type/level: Skill Level B

Employment requirements

  • Dental hygienists are required to complete a college program ranging from one to three years, or other approved program in dental hygiene recognized by the governing board within the province or territory of residence.
  • Dental therapists are required to complete a two- to three- year college diploma or equivalent credentials from an approved dental institution or complete the dental therapy diploma program offered by the First Nations University of Canada in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
  • Licensing by the appropriate provincial or territorial regulatory body is required for dental hygienists.
  • Licensure is required for dental therapists in Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

List of Job Titles for NOC 3222 – Dental hygienists and dental therapists

  • community dental hygienist
  • dental hygiene technician
  • dental hygienist
  • dental hygienist technician
  • dental nurse
  • dental therapist
  • expanded duty dental hygienist
  • expanded duty dental nurse
  • licensed dental therapist
  • orthodontic hygienist
  • periodontal hygienist
  • registered dental hygienist
  • registered dental therapist
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