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NOC here stands for National Occupational Classification [NOC].

The NOC is used by the Government of Canada for the purposes of classifying occupational information based on statistical surveys.

Each of the occupations are classified into a unique 4-digit code, referred to as the NOC Code for that particular occupation.

The NOC is used by Canada for various programs and services – such as Canada immigration, work overseas in Canada, job searches and labour market information.

It is through the NOC that compilation, analysis as well as communication pertaining to occupations can easily be conducted.

The National Occupational Classification 2011, also commonly referred to as the NOC 2011, is “a four-tiered hierarchical arrangement of occupational groups”. While there are 10 broad occupational categories, there are 40 major groups, 140 minor groups, and 500 unit groups.

Here, we shall see all the NOC Codes available.

Of the 4-digit unique code specifically assigned to each of the occupations, the first digit belongs to the Skill Type required for the job. For example, in NOC Code 2161 [Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries], the initial digit 2 corresponds, as per the NOC, to “natural and applied sciences and related occupations”.

NOC Code – Skill Type

1st digit of NOC CodeOccupation
0Management occupations
1Business, finance and administration occupations
2Natural and applied sciences and related occupations
3Health occupations
4Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services
5Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport
6Sales and service occupations
7Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
8Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations
9Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

Once the Skill Type of the occupation is clear, the Skill Level would have to be determined. Simply put, while 0 is for all management occupations, not all managers do the same work.

NOC Code – Skill Level

2nd digit of NOC CodeSkill LevelOccupations
0 [zero]Management jobs
0 or 1Skill Level AProfessional jobs, usually requiring a university degree
2 or 3Skill Level BSkilled trades and technical jobs, generally needing a college diploma or training
4 or 5Skill Level CIntermediate jobs, usually requiring high school education and/or job-specific training
6 or 7Skill Level DLabour jobs, usually providing on-the-job training

Note. – For management, the 1st digit is always 0. All management occupations are included in Skill Level A.

List of all NOC Codes

0 –  Management occupations

00 Senior management occupations

01-05 Specialized middle management occupations

06 Middle management occupations in retail and wholesale trade and customer services

07-09 Middle management occupations in trades, transportation, production and utilities

NOC Code Job Description
0012Senior government managers and officials
0013Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services
0014Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership
0015Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c
0016Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities
0111Financial managers
0112Human resources managers
0113Purchasing managers
0114Other administrative services managers
0121Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
0122Banking, credit and other investment managers
0124Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
0125Other business services managers
0131Telecommunication carriers managers
0132Postal and courier services managers
0211Engineering managers
0212Architecture and science managers
0213Computer and information systems managers
0311Managers in health care
0411Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration
0412Government managers – economic analysis, policy development and program administration
0413Government managers – education policy development and program administration
0414Other managers in public administration
0421Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training
0422School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
0423Managers in social, community and correctional services
0431Commissioned police officers
0432Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
0433Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces
0511Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
0512Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
0513Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
0601Corporate sales managers
0621Retail and wholesale trade managers
0631Restaurant and food service managers
0632Accommodation service managers
0651Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c
0711Construction managers
0712Home building and renovation managers
0714Facility operation and maintenance managers
0731Managers in transportation
0811Managers in natural resources production and fishing
0821Managers in agriculture
0822Managers in horticulture
0823Managers in aquaculture
0911Manufacturing managers
0912Utilities managers
1 –  Business, finance and administration occupations

11  Professional occupations in business and finance

12  Administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations

13  Finance, insurance and related business administrative occupations

14  Office support occupations

15  Distribution, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations

NOC Code Job Description
1111Financial auditors and accountants
1112Financial and investment analysts
1113Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
1114Other financial officers
1121Human resources professionals
1122Professional occupations in business management consulting
1123Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
1211Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers
1212Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
1213Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers
1214Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations
1215Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
1221Administrative officers
1222Executive assistants
1223Human resources and recruitment officers
1224Property administrators
1225Purchasing agents and officers
1226Conference and event planners
1227Court officers and justices of the peace
1228Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers
1241Administrative assistants
1242Legal administrative assistants
1243Medical administrative assistants
1251Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations
1252Health information management occupations
1253Records management technicians
1254Statistical officers and related research support occupations
1311Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
1312Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
1313Insurance underwriters
1314Assessors, valuators and appraisers
1315Customs, ship and other brokers
1411General office support workers
1415Personnel clerks
1416Court clerks
1422Data entry clerks
1423Desktop publishing operators and related occupations
1431Accounting and related clerks
1432Payroll clerks
1434Banking, insurance and other financial clerks
1451Library assistants and clerks
1452Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks
1454Survey interviewers and statistical clerks
1511Mail, postal and related workers
1512Letter carriers
1513Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors
1521Shippers and receivers
1522Storekeepers and partspersons
1523Production logistics co-ordinators
1524Purchasing and inventory control workers
1526Transportation route and crew schedulers
2 – Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

21  Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences

22  Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences

NOC Code Job Description
2111Physicists and astronomers
2113Geoscientists and oceanographers
2114Meteorologists and climatologists
2115Other professional occupations in physical sciences
2121Biologists and related scientists
2122Forestry professionals
2123Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
2131Civil engineers
2132Mechanical engineers
2133Electrical and electronics engineers
2134Chemical engineers
2141Industrial and manufacturing engineers
2142Metallurgical and materials engineers
2143Mining engineers
2144Geological engineers
2145Petroleum engineers
2146Aerospace engineers
2147Computer engineers [except software engineers and designers]
2148Other professional engineers, n.e.c.
2152Landscape architects
2153Urban and land use planners
2154Land surveyors
2161Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
2171Information systems analysts and consultants
2172Database analysts and data administrators
2173Software engineers and designers
2174Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175Web designers and developers
2211Chemical technologists and technicians
2212Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2221Biological technologists and technicians
2222Agricultural and fish products inspectors
2223Forestry technologists and technicians
2224Conservation and fishery officers
2225Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2231Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2232Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
2233Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
2234Construction estimators
2241Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2242Electronic service technicians [household and business equipment]
2243Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2244Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors
2251Architectural technologists and technicians
2252Industrial designers
2253Drafting technologists and technicians
2254Land survey technologists and technicians
2255Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology
2261Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians
2262Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers
2263Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
2264Construction inspectors
2271Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
2272Air traffic controllers and related occupations
2273Deck officers, water transport
2274Engineer officers, water transport
2275Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators
2281Computer network technicians
2282User support technicians
2283Information systems testing technicians
3 – Health occupations

30  Professional occupations in nursing

31  Professional occupations in health [except nursing]

32  Technical occupations in health

34  Assisting occupations in support of health services

NOC Code Job Description
3011Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
3012Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
3111Specialist physicians
3112General practitioners and family physicians
3124Allied primary health practitioners
3125Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
3132Dietitians and nutritionists
3141Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
3143Occupational therapists
3144Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
3211Medical laboratory technologists
3212Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
3213Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
3214Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
3215Medical radiation technologists
3216Medical sonographers
3217Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.
3219Other medical technologists and technicians [except dental health]
3222Dental hygienists and dental therapists
3223Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants
3232Practitioners of natural healing
3233Licensed practical nurses
3234Paramedical occupations
3236Massage therapists
3237Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
3411Dental assistants
3413Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
3414Other assisting occupations in support of health services
4 – Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services

40  Professional occupations in education services

41  Professional occupations in law and social, community and government services

42  Paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services

43  Occupations in front-line public protection services

44  Care providers and educational, legal and public protection support occupations

NOC Code Job Description
4011University professors and lecturers
4012Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
4021College and other vocational instructors
4031Secondary school teachers
4032Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
4033Educational counsellors
4112Lawyers and Quebec notaries
4152Social workers
4153Family, marriage and other related counsellors
4154Professional occupations in religion
4155Probation and parole officers and related occupations
4156Employment counsellors
4161Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4162Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts
4163Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
4164Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4165Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4166Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4167Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4168Program officers unique to government
4169Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c
4211Paralegal and related occupations
4212Social and community service workers
4214Early childhood educators and assistants
4215Instructors of persons with disabilities
4216Other instructors
4217Other religious occupations
4311Police officers [except commissioned]
4313Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces
4411Home child care providers
4412Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
4413Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
4421Sheriffs and bailiffs
4422Correctional service officers
4423By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers, n.e.c.
5 – Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

51  Professional occupations in art and culture

52  Technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

NOC Code Job Description
5112Conservators and curators
5121Authors and writers
5125Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5131Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
5132Conductors, composers and arrangers
5133Musicians and singers
5135Actors and comedians
5136Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
5211Library and public archive technicians
5212Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries
5222Film and video camera operators
5223Graphic arts technicians
5224Broadcast technicians
5225Audio and video recording technicians
5226Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
5227Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
5231Announcers and other broadcasters
5232Other performers, n.e.c.
5241Graphic designers and illustrators
5242Interior designers and interior decorators
5243Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
5244Artisans and craftspersons
5245Patternmakers – textile, leather and fur products
5253Sports officials and referees
5254Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
6- Sales and service occupations

62  Retail sales supervisors and specialized sales occupations

63  Service supervisors and specialized service occupations

64  Sales representatives and salespersons – wholesale and retail trade

65  Service representatives and other customer and personal services occupations

66  Sales support occupations

67  Service support and other service occupations, n.e.c.

NOC Code Job Description
6211Retail sales supervisors
6221Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade
6222Retail and wholesale buyers
6231Insurance agents and brokers
6232Real estate agents and salespersons
6235Financial sales representatives
6311Food service supervisors
6312Executive housekeepers
6313Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
6314Customer and information services supervisors
6315Cleaning supervisors
6316Other services supervisors
6331Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale
6341Hairstylists and barbers
6342Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners
6343Shoe repairers and shoemakers
6344Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations
6346Funeral directors and embalmers
6411Sales and account representatives – wholesale trade [non-technical]
6421Retail salespersons
6511Maîtres d’hôtel and hosts/hostesses
6513Food and beverage servers
6521Travel counsellors
6522Pursers and flight attendants
6523Airline ticket and service agents
6524Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks
6525Hotel front desk clerks
6531Tour and travel guides
6532Outdoor sport and recreational guides
6533Casino occupations
6541Security guards and related security service occupations
6551Customer services representatives – financial institutions
6552Other customer and information services representatives
6561Image, social and other personal consultants
6562Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
6563Pet groomers and animal care workers
6564Other personal service occupations
6621Service station attendants
6622Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers
6623Other sales related occupations
6711Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
6721Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services
6722Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport
6731Light duty cleaners
6732Specialized cleaners
6733Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
6741Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations
6742Other service support occupations, n.e.c.
7 – Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations

72  Industrial, electrical and construction trades

73  Maintenance and equipment operation trades

74  Other installers, repairers and servicers and material handlers

75  Transport and heavy equipment operation and related maintenance occupations

76  Trades helpers, construction labourers and related occupations

NOC Code Job Description
7201Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
7202Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
7203Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
7204Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
7205Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
7231Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7232Tool and die makers
7233Sheet metal workers
7235Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
7237Welders and related machine operators
7241Electricians [except industrial and power system]
7242Industrial electricians
7243Power system electricians
7244Electrical power line and cable workers
7245Telecommunications line and cable workers
7246Telecommunications installation and repair workers
7247Cable television service and maintenance technicians
7252Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
7253Gas fitters
7282Concrete finishers
7284Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
7291Roofers and shinglers
7294Painters and decorators [except interior decorators]
7295Floor covering installers
7301Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
7302Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
7303Supervisors, printing and related occupations
7304Supervisors, railway transport operations
7305Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
7311Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
7312Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7313Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
7314Railway carmen/women
7315Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
7316Machine fitters
7318Elevator constructors and mechanics
7321Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
7322Motor vehicle body repairers
7331Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
7332Appliance servicers and repairers
7333Electrical mechanics
7334Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
7335Other small engine and small equipment repairers
7361Railway and yard locomotive engineers
7362Railway conductors and brakemen/women
7371Crane operators
7372Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction
7373Water well drillers
7381Printing press operators
7384Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.
7441Residential and commercial installers and servicers
7442Waterworks and gas maintenance workers
7444Pest controllers and fumigators
7445Other repairers and servicers
7451Longshore workers
7452Material handlers
7511Transport truck drivers
7512Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
7513Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs
7514Delivery and courier service drivers
7521Heavy equipment operators [except crane]
7522Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers
7531Railway yard and track maintenance workers
7532Water transport deck and engine room crew
7533Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupations
7534Air transport ramp attendants
7535Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers
7611Construction trades helpers and labourers
7612Other trades helpers and labourers
7621Public works and maintenance labourers
7622Railway and motor transport labourers
8 – Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations

82  Supervisors and technical occupations in natural resources, agriculture and related production

84  Workers in natural resources, agriculture and related production

86  Harvesting, landscaping and natural resources labourers

NOC Code Job Description
8211Supervisors, logging and forestry
8221Supervisors, mining and quarrying
8222Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
8231Underground production and development miners
8232Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
8241Logging machinery operators
8252Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
8255Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
8261Fishing masters and officers
8411Underground mine service and support workers
8412Oil and gas well drilling and related workers and services operators
8421Chain saw and skidder operators
8422Silviculture and forestry workers
8431General farm workers
8432Nursery and greenhouse workers
8441Fishing vessel deckhands
8442Trappers and hunters
8611Harvesting labourers
8612Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
8613Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers
8614Mine labourers
8615Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers
8616Logging and forestry labourers
9 – Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

92  Processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators

94  Processing and manufacturing machine operators and related production workers

95  Assemblers in manufacturing

96  Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities

NOC Code Job Description
9211Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
9212Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
9213Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing
9214Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
9215Supervisors, forest products processing
9217Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
9221Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
9222Supervisors, electronics manufacturing
9223Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing
9224Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
9226Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing
9227Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
9231Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
9232Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators
9235Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
9241Power engineers and power systems operators
9243Water and waste treatment plant operators
9411Machine operators, mineral and metal processing
9412Foundry workers
9413Glass forming and finishing machine operators and glass cutters
9414Concrete, clay and stone forming operators
9415Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing
9416Metalworking and forging machine operators
9417Machining tool operators
9418Other metal products machine operators
9421Chemical plant machine operators
9422Plastics processing machine operators
9423Rubber processing machine operators and related workers
9431Sawmill machine operators
9432Pulp mill machine operators
9433Papermaking and finishing machine operators
9434Other wood processing machine operators
9435Paper converting machine operators
9436Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders
9437Woodworking machine operators
9441Textile fibre and yarn, hide and pelt processing machine operators and workers
9442Weavers, knitters and other fabric making occupations
9445Fabric, fur and leather cutters
9446Industrial sewing machine operators
9447Inspectors and graders, textile, fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing
9461Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing
9462Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
9463Fish and seafood plant workers
9465Testers and graders, food, beverage and associated products processing
9471Plateless printing equipment operators
9472Camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations
9473Binding and finishing machine operators
9474Photographic and film processors
9521Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors
9522Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers
9523Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
9524Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing
9525Assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, industrial electrical motors and transformers
9526Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
9527Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing
9531Boat assemblers and inspectors
9532Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectors
9533Other wood products assemblers and inspectors
9534Furniture finishers and refinishers
9535Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
9536Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
9537Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
9611Labourers in mineral and metal processing
9612Labourers in metal fabrication
9613Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities
9614Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing
9615Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing
9616Labourers in textile processing
9617Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing
9618Labourers in fish and seafood processing
9619Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities

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