Update and revision process
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Statistics Canada work collaboratively to complete National Occupational Classification (NOC) updates and revisions. Historically, the departments undertook content updates every five years and structural revisions every ten years.
To establish the frequency of updates or revisions, the departments strive to reconcile the need to keep the taxonomy up-to-date with the ability to reflect occupational changes over time, while minimizing disruption to statistical coding and time series analysis. As part of continuous improvement, ESDC and Statistics Canada decided to update the NOC on a more frequent basis. Structural revisions, however, will remain on a ten year cycle.
ESDC and Statistics Canada would like to thank everyone who submitted proposals for changes as part of the NOC 2016 update. These proposals are important as they help ensure the consistency, accuracy and relevance of the classification.
In May 2017, ESDC and Statistics Canada invited NOC users to submit proposals for changes to the NOC. The objective of the consultation process was to collect input for the NOC 2016 update and fuel research in preparation for the NOC 2021 revision.
Summary of changes
ESDC and Statistics Canada reviewed the proposed changes that were submitted. Structural changes have not been included in this update; these will be taken into account as part of the NOC 2021 revision.
The following tables list the changes made as part of this update:
|Code||Job title addition|
|0213||computer systems integration manager|
|2152||senior landscape architect|
|2171||management information systems (MIS) consultant|
|7441||window film installer|
|Code||Job title deletion|
|0213||systems integration manager – computer systems|
|0213||MIS (management information system) manager|
|0213||IT (information technology) development manager|
|0213||systems manager – computer systems|
|0213||systems development manager – computer systems|
|0213||systems operations manager – computer systems|
|2152||golf course architect|
|2171||IT (information technology) consulting account manager|
|2171||IT (information technology) business analyst|
|2171||information systems quality assurance analyst|
|2171||software QA (quality assurance) analyst|
|2171||EDP (electronic data processing) auditor|
|2172||DBA (database analyst)|
|2172||DBA (database architect)|
|2172||DBA (database administrator)|
|2172||database architect (dba)|
|2173||artificial intelligence designer|
|2173||technical architect – software|
|2173||systems designer – software|
|2173||systems integration engineer – software|
|2173||test engineer, software|
|2174||visual basic programmer|
|2174||EDP (electronic data processing) applications programmer|
|2174||PC (personal computer) application developer|
Research to improve the NOC is ongoing. The Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Statistics Canada will undertake another round of consultations shortly and details regarding the consultation process will be posted on this website.