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Posted on August 10, 2020
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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 Code Occupation
0 Management occupations
1 Business, finance and administration occupations
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations
3 Health occupations
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport
6 Sales and service occupations
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations
9 Occupations 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 Code Skill Level Occupations
0 [zero] Management jobs
0 or 1 Skill Level A Professional jobs, usually requiring a university degree
2 or 3 Skill Level B Skilled trades and technical jobs, generally needing a college diploma or training
4 or 5 Skill Level C Intermediate jobs, usually requiring high school education and/or job-specific training
6 or 7 Skill Level D Labour 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
0011 Legislators
0012 Senior government managers and officials
0013 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services
0014 Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership
organizations
0015 Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c
0016 Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities
0111 Financial managers
0112 Human resources managers
0113 Purchasing managers
0114 Other administrative services managers
0121 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
0122 Banking, credit and other investment managers
0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
0125 Other business services managers
0131 Telecommunication carriers managers
0132 Postal and courier services managers
0211 Engineering managers
0212 Architecture and science managers
0213 Computer and information systems managers
0311 Managers in health care
0411 Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration
0412 Government managers – economic analysis, policy development and program administration
0413 Government managers – education policy development and program administration
0414 Other managers in public administration
0421 Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training
0422 School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services
0431 Commissioned police officers
0432 Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
0433 Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces
0511 Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
0512 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
0513 Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
0601 Corporate sales managers
0621 Retail and wholesale trade managers
0631 Restaurant and food service managers
0632 Accommodation service managers
0651 Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c
0711 Construction managers
0712 Home building and renovation managers
0714 Facility operation and maintenance managers
0731 Managers in transportation
0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing
0821 Managers in agriculture
0822 Managers in horticulture
0823 Managers in aquaculture
0911 Manufacturing managers
0912 Utilities 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
1111 Financial auditors and accountants
1112 Financial and investment analysts
1113 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
1114 Other financial officers
1121 Human resources professionals
1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting
1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
1211 Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers
1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
1213 Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers
1214 Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations
1215 Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
1221 Administrative officers
1222 Executive assistants
1223 Human resources and recruitment officers
1224 Property administrators
1225 Purchasing agents and officers
1226 Conference and event planners
1227 Court officers and justices of the peace
1228 Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers
1241 Administrative assistants
1242 Legal administrative assistants
1243 Medical administrative assistants
1251 Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations
1252 Health information management occupations
1253 Records management technicians
1254 Statistical officers and related research support occupations
1311 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
1312 Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
1313 Insurance underwriters
1314 Assessors, valuators and appraisers
1315 Customs, ship and other brokers
1411 General office support workers
1414 Receptionists
1415 Personnel clerks
1416 Court clerks
1422 Data entry clerks
1423 Desktop publishing operators and related occupations
1431 Accounting and related clerks
1432 Payroll clerks
1434 Banking, insurance and other financial clerks
1435 Collectors
1451 Library assistants and clerks
1452 Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks
1454 Survey interviewers and statistical clerks
1511 Mail, postal and related workers
1512 Letter carriers
1513 Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors
1521 Shippers and receivers
1522 Storekeepers and partspersons
1523 Production logistics co-ordinators
1524 Purchasing and inventory control workers
1525 Dispatchers
1526 Transportation 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
2111 Physicists and astronomers
2112 Chemists
2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers
2114 Meteorologists and climatologists
2115 Other professional occupations in physical sciences
2121 Biologists and related scientists
2122 Forestry professionals
2123 Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical engineers
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
2134 Chemical engineers
2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers
2142 Metallurgical and materials engineers
2143 Mining engineers
2144 Geological engineers
2145 Petroleum engineers
2146 Aerospace engineers
2147 Computer engineers [except software engineers and designers]
2148 Other professional engineers, n.e.c.
2151 Architects
2152 Landscape architects
2153 Urban and land use planners
2154 Land surveyors
2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
2172 Database analysts and data administrators
2173 Software engineers and designers
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175 Web designers and developers
2211 Chemical technologists and technicians
2212 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2221 Biological technologists and technicians
2222 Agricultural and fish products inspectors
2223 Forestry technologists and technicians
2224 Conservation and fishery officers
2225 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
2234 Construction estimators
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2242 Electronic service technicians [household and business equipment]
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2244 Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors
2251 Architectural technologists and technicians
2252 Industrial designers
2253 Drafting technologists and technicians
2254 Land survey technologists and technicians
2255 Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology
2261 Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians
2262 Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers
2263 Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
2264 Construction inspectors
2271 Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
2272 Air traffic controllers and related occupations
2273 Deck officers, water transport
2274 Engineer officers, water transport
2275 Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators
2281 Computer network technicians
2282 User support technicians
2283 Information 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
3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
3111 Specialist physicians
3112 General practitioners and family physicians
3113 Dentists
3114 Veterinarians
3121 Optometrists
3122 Chiropractors
3124 Allied primary health practitioners
3125 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
3131 Pharmacists
3132 Dietitians and nutritionists
3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
3142 Physiotherapists
3143 Occupational therapists
3144 Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
3211 Medical laboratory technologists
3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
3213 Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
3215 Medical radiation technologists
3216 Medical sonographers
3217 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.
3219 Other medical technologists and technicians [except dental health]
3221 Denturists
3222 Dental hygienists and dental therapists
3223 Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants
3231 Opticians
3232 Practitioners of natural healing
3233 Licensed practical nurses
3234 Paramedical occupations
3236 Massage therapists
3237 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
3411 Dental assistants
3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
3414 Other 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
4011 University professors and lecturers
4012 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
4021 College and other vocational instructors
4031 Secondary school teachers
4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
4033 Educational counsellors
4111 Judges
4112 Lawyers and Quebec notaries
4151 Psychologists
4152 Social workers
4153 Family, marriage and other related counsellors
4154 Professional occupations in religion
4155 Probation and parole officers and related occupations
4156 Employment counsellors
4161 Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4162 Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts
4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
4164 Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4165 Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4166 Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4167 Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers
4168 Program officers unique to government
4169 Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c
4211 Paralegal and related occupations
4212 Social and community service workers
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
4215 Instructors of persons with disabilities
4216 Other instructors
4217 Other religious occupations
4311 Police officers [except commissioned]
4312 Firefighters
4313 Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces
4411 Home child care providers
4412 Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
4413 Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
4421 Sheriffs and bailiffs
4422 Correctional service officers
4423 By-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
5111 Librarians
5112 Conservators and curators
5113 Archivists
5121 Authors and writers
5122 Editors
5123 Journalists
5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
5132 Conductors, composers and arrangers
5133 Musicians and singers
5134 Dancers
5135 Actors and comedians
5136 Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
5211 Library and public archive technicians
5212 Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries
5221 Photographers
5222 Film and video camera operators
5223 Graphic arts technicians
5224 Broadcast technicians
5225 Audio and video recording technicians
5226 Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
5227 Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
5231 Announcers and other broadcasters
5232 Other performers, n.e.c.
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
5242 Interior designers and interior decorators
5243 Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
5244 Artisans and craftspersons
5245 Patternmakers – textile, leather and fur products
5251 Athletes
5252 Coaches
5253 Sports officials and referees
5254 Program 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
6211 Retail sales supervisors
6221 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade
6222 Retail and wholesale buyers
6231 Insurance agents and brokers
6232 Real estate agents and salespersons
6235 Financial sales representatives
6311 Food service supervisors
6312 Executive housekeepers
6313 Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
6314 Customer and information services supervisors
6315 Cleaning supervisors
6316 Other services supervisors
6321 Chefs
6322 Cooks
6331 Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale
6332 Bakers
6341 Hairstylists and barbers
6342 Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners
6343 Shoe repairers and shoemakers
6344 Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations
6345 Upholsterers
6346 Funeral directors and embalmers
6411 Sales and account representatives – wholesale trade [non-technical]
6421 Retail salespersons
6511 Maîtres d’hôtel and hosts/hostesses
6512 Bartenders
6513 Food and beverage servers
6521 Travel counsellors
6522 Pursers and flight attendants
6523 Airline ticket and service agents
6524 Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks
6525 Hotel front desk clerks
6531 Tour and travel guides
6532 Outdoor sport and recreational guides
6533 Casino occupations
6541 Security guards and related security service occupations
6551 Customer services representatives – financial institutions
6552 Other customer and information services representatives
6561 Image, social and other personal consultants
6562 Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
6563 Pet groomers and animal care workers
6564 Other personal service occupations
6611 Cashiers
6621 Service station attendants
6622 Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers
6623 Other sales related occupations
6711 Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
6721 Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services
6722 Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport
6731 Light duty cleaners
6732 Specialized cleaners
6733 Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
6741 Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations
6742 Other 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
7201 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
7203 Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7232 Tool and die makers
7233 Sheet metal workers
7234 Boilermakers
7235 Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
7236 Ironworkers
7237 Welders and related machine operators
7241 Electricians [except industrial and power system]
7242 Industrial electricians
7243 Power system electricians
7244 Electrical power line and cable workers
7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers
7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers
7247 Cable television service and maintenance technicians
7251 Plumbers
7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
7253 Gas fitters
7271 Carpenters
7272 Cabinetmakers
7281 Bricklayers
7282 Concrete finishers
7283 Tilesetters
7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
7291 Roofers and shinglers
7292 Glaziers
7293 Insulators
7294 Painters and decorators [except interior decorators]
7295 Floor covering installers
7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
7303 Supervisors, printing and related occupations
7304 Supervisors, railway transport operations
7305 Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7313 Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
7314 Railway carmen/women
7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
7316 Machine fitters
7318 Elevator constructors and mechanics
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
7322 Motor vehicle body repairers
7331 Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
7332 Appliance servicers and repairers
7333 Electrical mechanics
7334 Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
7335 Other small engine and small equipment repairers
7361 Railway and yard locomotive engineers
7362 Railway conductors and brakemen/women
7371 Crane operators
7372 Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction
7373 Water well drillers
7381 Printing press operators
7384 Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.
7441 Residential and commercial installers and servicers
7442 Waterworks and gas maintenance workers
7444 Pest controllers and fumigators
7445 Other repairers and servicers
7451 Longshore workers
7452 Material handlers
7511 Transport truck drivers
7512 Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
7513 Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs
7514 Delivery and courier service drivers
7521 Heavy equipment operators [except crane]
7522 Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers
7531 Railway yard and track maintenance workers
7532 Water transport deck and engine room crew
7533 Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupations
7534 Air transport ramp attendants
7535 Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers
7611 Construction trades helpers and labourers
7612 Other trades helpers and labourers
7621 Public works and maintenance labourers
7622 Railway 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
8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry
8221 Supervisors, mining and quarrying
8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
8231 Underground production and development miners
8232 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
8241 Logging machinery operators
8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
8255 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
8261 Fishing masters and officers
8262 Fishermen/women
8411 Underground mine service and support workers
8412 Oil and gas well drilling and related workers and services operators
8421 Chain saw and skidder operators
8422 Silviculture and forestry workers
8431 General farm workers
8432 Nursery and greenhouse workers
8441 Fishing vessel deckhands
8442 Trappers and hunters
8611 Harvesting labourers
8612 Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
8613 Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers
8614 Mine labourers
8615 Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers
8616 Logging 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
9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
9213 Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing
9214 Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
9215 Supervisors, forest products processing
9217 Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
9221 Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
9222 Supervisors, electronics manufacturing
9223 Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing
9224 Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
9226 Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing
9227 Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
9232 Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators
9235 Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
9241 Power engineers and power systems operators
9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators
9411 Machine operators, mineral and metal processing
9412 Foundry workers
9413 Glass forming and finishing machine operators and glass cutters
9414 Concrete, clay and stone forming operators
9415 Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing
9416 Metalworking and forging machine operators
9417 Machining tool operators
9418 Other metal products machine operators
9421 Chemical plant machine operators
9422 Plastics processing machine operators
9423 Rubber processing machine operators and related workers
9431 Sawmill machine operators
9432 Pulp mill machine operators
9433 Papermaking and finishing machine operators
9434 Other wood processing machine operators
9435 Paper converting machine operators
9436 Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders
9437 Woodworking machine operators
9441 Textile fibre and yarn, hide and pelt processing machine operators and workers
9442 Weavers, knitters and other fabric making occupations
9445 Fabric, fur and leather cutters
9446 Industrial sewing machine operators
9447 Inspectors and graders, textile, fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing
9461 Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing
9462 Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
9463 Fish and seafood plant workers
9465 Testers and graders, food, beverage and associated products processing
9471 Plateless printing equipment operators
9472 Camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations
9473 Binding and finishing machine operators
9474 Photographic and film processors
9521 Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors
9522 Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers
9523 Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
9524 Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing
9525 Assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, industrial electrical motors and transformers
9526 Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
9527 Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing
9531 Boat assemblers and inspectors
9532 Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectors
9533 Other wood products assemblers and inspectors
9534 Furniture finishers and refinishers
9535 Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
9536 Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
9537 Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
9611 Labourers in mineral and metal processing
9612 Labourers in metal fabrication
9613 Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities
9614 Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing
9615 Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing
9616 Labourers in textile processing
9617 Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing
9618 Labourers in fish and seafood processing
9619 Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities

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