Table A.4.1
Classification of occupations by skill levels and skill types, NOC-S 2006

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Major group Occupations (NOC-S 2006) Skill type Skill level
00 – Senior management occupations A01 – Legislators and senior management 0 – All occupational categories 0 – Management occupations
10 – Management occupations in business, finance and administration A11 – Administrative services managers 1 – Business, finance and administration occupations 0 – Management occupations
A30 – Managers in financial and business services
A31 – Managers in communication (except broadcasting)
11 – Professional occupations in business and finance B01 – Auditors, accountants and investment professionals 1 – Business, finance and administration occupations 1 – Skill level A
B02 – Human resources and business service professionals
12 – Skilled administrative and business occupations B41 – Clerical supervisors 1 – Business, finance and administration occupations 2 – Skill level B
B31 – Administrative and regulatory occupations
B11 – Finance and insurance administrative occupations
B21 – Secretaries, recorders and transcriptionists
14 – Clerical occupations B51 – Clerical occupations, general office skills 1 – Business, finance and administration occupations 3 – Skill level C
B52 – Office equipment operators
B53 – Finance and insurance clerks
B54 – Administrative support clerks
B55 – Library, correspondence and related information clerks
B56 – Mail and message distribution occupations
B57 – Recording, scheduling and distributing occupations
20 – Management occupations in natural and applied sciences A12 – Managers in engineering, architecture, science and information systems 2 – Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 0 – Management occupations
21 – Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences C01 – Physical science professionals 2 – Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 1 – Skill level A
C02 – Life science professionals
C03 – Civil, mechanical, electrical and chemical engineers
C04 – Other engineers
C05 – Architects, urban planners and land surveyors
C06 – Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
C07 – Computer and information systems professionals
22 – Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences C11 – Technical occupations in physical sciences 2 – Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 2 – Skill level B
C12 – Technical occupations in life sciences
C13 – Technical occupations in civil, mechanical and industrial engineering
C14 – Technical occupations in electronics and electrical engineering
C15 – Technical occupations in architecture, drafting, surveying and mapping
C16 – Other technical inspectors and regulatory officers
C17 – Transportation officers and controllers
C18 – Technical occupations in computer and information systems
30 – Managers in health, social science, education, government service and religion A32 – Managers in health, education, social and community services 3 – Health occupations 0 – Management occupations
A33 – Managers in public administration (4 – Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion)
31 – Professional occupations in health D01 – Physicians, dentists and veterinarians 3 – Health occupations 1 – Skill level A
D02 – Optometrists, chiropractors and other health diagnosing and treating professionals
D03 – Pharmacists, dietitians and nutritionists
D04 – Therapy and assessment professionals
D11 – Nurse supervisors and registered nurses
32 – Technical and skilled occupations in health D21 – Medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) 3 – Health occupations 2 – Skill level B
D22 – Technical occupations in dental health care
D23 – Other technical occupations in health care (except dental)
34 – Assisting occupations in support of health services D31 – Assisting occupations in support of health services 3 – Health occupations 3 – Skill level C
41 – Professional occupations in social science, education, government services and religion E01 – Judges, lawyers and Quebec notaries 4 – Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 1 – Skill level A
E11 – University professors and assistants
E12 – College and other vocational instructors
E13 – Secondary and elementary school teachers and educational counsellors
E02 –Psychologists, social workers, counsellors, clergy and probation officers
E03 – Policy and program officers, researchers and consultants
42 – Paraprofessional occupations in law, social services, education and religion E21 – Paralegals, social services workers and occupations in education and religion, n.e.c. 4 – Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 2 – Skill level B
50 – Management occupations in arts, culture, recreation and sport A34 – Managers in art, culture, recreation and sport 5 – Occupations in arts, culture, recreation and sport 0 – Management occupations
51 – Professional occupations in art and culture F01 – Librarians, archivists, conservators and curators 5 – Occupations in arts, culture, recreation and sport 1 – Skill level A
F02 – Writing, translating and public relations professionals
F03 – Creative and performing artists
52 – Technical and skilled occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport F11 – Technical occupations in libraries, archives, museums and art galleries 5 – Occupations in arts, culture, recreation and sport 2 – Skill level B
F12 – Photographers, graphic arts technicians and technical broadcasting and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, and the performing arts
F13 – Announcers and other performers
F14 – Creative designers and craftspersons
F15 – Athletes, coaches, referees and related occupations
60 – Management occupations in sales and service A13 – Sales, marketing and advertising managers 6 – Sales and service occupations 0 – Management occupations
A21 – Managers in retail trade
A22 – Managers in food service and accommodation
A35 – Managers in protective service
A36 – Managers in other services
62 – Skilled sales and service occupations G01 – Sales and service supervisors 6 – Sales and service occupations 2 – Skill level B
G12 – Technical sales specialists, wholesale trade
G13 – Insurance and real estate sales occupations and buyers
G41 – Chefs and cooks
G61 – Police officers and firefighters
G91 – Technical occupations in personal service
64 – Intermediate sales and service occupations G11 – Sales representatives, wholesale trade 6 – Sales and service occupations 3 – Skill level C
G21 – Retail salespersons and sales clerks
G71 – Occupations in travel and accommodation
G72 – Tour and recreational guides and casino occupations
G51 – Occupations in food and beverage service
G62 – Other occupations in protective service
G81 – Childcare and home support workers
G92 – Other occupations in personal service
66 – Elemental sales and service occupations G31 – Cashiers 6 – Sales and service occupations 4 – Skill level D
G97 – Other sales and related occupations
G96 – Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related occupations
G63 – Security guards and related occupations
G93 – Cleaners
G73 – Other occupations in travel, accommodation, amusement and recreation
G98 – Other elemental service occupations
70 – Management occupations in trades, transport and equipment operation A37 – Managers in construction and transportation 7 – Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 0 – Management occupations
A14 – Facility operation and maintenance managers
72 – Trades and skilled transport and equipment operators H01 – Contractors and supervisors, trades and related workers 7 – Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 2 – Skill level B
H02 – Supervisors, railway and motor transportation occupations
H31 – Machinists and related occupations
H21 – Electrical trades and telecommunication occupations
H11 – Plumbers, pipefitters and gas fitters
H32 – Metal forming, shaping and erecting trades
H12 – Carpenters and cabinetmakers
H13 – Masonry and plastering trades
H14 – Other construction trades
H41 – Machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (except motor vehicle)
H42 – Automotive service technicians
H43 – Other mechanics
H51 – Upholsterers, tailors, shoe repairers, jewellers and related occupations
H22 – Stationary engineers and power station and system operators
H72 – Train crew operating occupations
H62 – Crane operators, drillers and blasters
H52 – Printing press operators, commercial divers and other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.
74 – Intermediate occupations in transport, equipment operation, installation and maintenance H71 – Motor vehicle and transit drivers 7 – Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 3 – Skill level C
H61 – Heavy equipment operators
H73 – Other transport equipment operators and related workers
H53 – Other installers, repairers and servicers
H81 – Longshore workers and material handlers
76 – Trades helpers, construction labourers and related occupations H82 – Trades helpers and labourers 7 – Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 4 – Skill level D
H83 – Public works and other labourers, n.e.c.
80 – Management occupations in primary industry A38 – Managers in primary production (except agriculture) 8 – Occupations unique to primary industry 0 – Management occupations
82 – Skilled occupations in primary industry I11 – Supervisors, logging and forestry 8 – Occupations unique to primary industry 2 – Skill level B
I12 – Supervisors, mining, oil and gas
I13 – Underground miners, oil and gas drillers and related workers
I15 – Logging machinery operators
I01 – Contractors, operators and supervisors in agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture
I17 – Fishing vessel masters and skippers and fishermen / women
84 – Intermediate occupations in primary industry I14 – Mine service workers and operators in oil and gas drilling 8 – Occupations unique to primary industry 3 – Skill level C
I16 – Logging and forestry workers
I02 – Agriculture and horticulture workers
I18 – Other fishing and trapping occupations
86 – Labourers in primary industry I21 – Primary production labourers 8 – Occupations unique to primary industry 4 – Skill level D
90 – Management occupations in processing, manufacturing and utilities A39 – Managers in manufacturing and utilities 9 – Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 0 – Management occupations
92 – Processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and skilled operators J01 – Supervisors, processing occupations 9 – Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 2 – Skill level B
J02 – Supervisors, assembly and fabrication
J11 – Central control and process operators in manufacturing and processing
94 – Processing and manufacturing machine operators and assemblers J12 – Machine operators and related workers in metal and mineral products processing 9 – Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 3 – Skill level C
J13 – Machine operators and related workers in chemical, plastic and rubber processing
J14 – Machine operators and related workers in pulp and paper production and wood processing
J15 – Machine operators and related workers in textile processing
J16 – Machine operators and related workers in fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing
J17 – Machine operators and related workers in food, beverage and tobacco processing
J18 – Printing machine operators and related occupations
J21 – Mechanical, electrical and electronics assemblers
J22 – Other assembly and related occupations
J19 – Machining, metalworking, woodworking and related machine operators
96 – Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities J31 – Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities 9 – Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 4 – Skill level D
Notes: Skill level A corresponds to occupations that usually require university education.
Skill level B corresponds to occupations that usually require college education or apprenticeship training.
Skill level C corresponds to occupations that usually require secondary school and/or occupation-specific training.
Skill level D corresponds to occupations for which on-the-job training is usually provided.
Source: National Occupational Classification Matrix 2006, HRSDC (http://www5.hrsdc.gc.ca/NOC/English/NOC/2006/pdf/Matrix.pdf).
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