Notice of release of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 Version 1.2

Update and revision process

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) has been developed and maintained as part of a collaborative partnership between Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Statistics Canada.

This update of the classification was completed in response to the legalization of cannabis for non-medical use. This has resulted in twenty five new job titles being created in NOC 2016 V1.2 to reflect new occupations in the cannabis industries.

The following table lists the addition of job titles to the NOC 2016 version 1.2:

Job title additions as part of NOC 2016 revision to version 1.2
Unit Group Code Job title addition to Unit Group
0212 quality assurance manager - cannabis
0621 cannabis dispensary manager
0621 cannabis shop manager
0822 master grower - cannabis
0822 head grower - cannabis
2121 extraction specialist - cannabis
2211 quality control technician - cannabis
2225 cloning technician - cannabis
2225 cultivation technician
3233 nurse educator - cannabis
6421 budtender - cannabis
6421 bud expert - cannabis
6421 cannabis educator
6421 cannabis consultant
7514 cannabis courier
7514 cannabis delivery driver
8255 section grower - cannabis
8255 lead grower - cannabis
8432 cannabis trimmer
8432 cannabis trim worker
8432 grower - cannabis
9213 production supervisor - cannabis processing
9213 cannabis processing supervisor
9461 encapsulator - cannabis processing
9617 cannabis processing labourer
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