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    The National Occupational Classification, or NOC, was created by the federal government to group jobs together based on skill level and duties performed. A job that falls under a NOC code in Canada has specific requirements that must be met in order to obtain the job.

    Find out more about all of the different types of NOC jobs that are available in Canada.

    What is the National Occupational Classification (NOC)?

    The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the national system of Canada to describe occupations. The national system assigns a two to four-digit code to every occupation. Moreover, there is a job description that explains the education requirements and duties for each occupation. 

    Canada’s immigration programs use the National Occupational Classification (NOC) to determine if an applicant is eligible or not. They have divided the NOC program into various segments making it easier to understand them. 

    Canadas’s NOC program skill levels

    The NOC program is divided into 5 levels of skills:

    • Skill Type 0: Management Jobs;
    • Skill Level A: Professional jobs requiring specific academic backgrounds;
    • Skill Level B: Technical jobs and trades job;
    • Skill Level C: Jobs usually require only high school education;
    • Skill Level D: Labour jobs with no formal education requirement

    The list below contains links to all of Canada’s NOC skill levels. Please use search (Ctrl+F) to search for a specific job title or occupation.

    Note: Canada considers NOC Skill Type 0, A, and B as “skilled” jobs. 

    Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC) List

    Job title

    Skill level

    NOC CODE
    Legislators 0 11
    Senior government managers and officials 0 12
    Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services 0 13
    Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership organizations 0 14
    Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c. 0 15
    Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities 0 16
    Financial managers 0 111
    Human resources managers 0 112
    Purchasing managers 0 113
    Other administrative services managers 0 114
    Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers 0 121
    Banking, credit and other investment managers 0 122
    Advertising, marketing and public relations managers 0 124
    Other business services managers 0 125
    Telecommunication carriers managers 0 131
    Postal and courier services managers 0 132
    Engineering managers 0 211
    Architecture and science managers 0 212
    Computer and information systems managers 0 213
    Managers in health care 0 311
    Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration 0 411
    Government managers – economic analysis, policy development and program administration 0 412
    Government managers – education policy development and program administration 0 413
    Other managers in public administration 0 414
    Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training 0 421
    School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education 0 422
    Managers in social, community and correctional services 0 423
    Commissioned police officers 0 431
    Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers 0 432
    Commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces 0 433
    Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers 0 511
    Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts 0 512
    Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors 0 513
    Corporate sales managers 0 601
    Retail and wholesale trade managers 0 621
    Restaurant and food service managers 0 631
    Accommodation service managers 0 632
    Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c. 0 651
    Construction managers 0 711
    Home building and renovation managers 0 712
    Facility operation and maintenance managers 0 714
    Managers in transportation 0 731
    Managers in natural resources production and fishing 0 811
    Managers in agriculture 0 821
    Managers in horticulture 0 822
    Managers in aquaculture 0 823
    Manufacturing managers 0 911
    Utility managers 0 912
    JOB TITLE Skill level or type NOC CODE
    Financial auditors and accountants A 1111
    Financial and investment analysts A 1112
    Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers A 1113
    Other financial officers A 1114
    Human resources professionals A 1121
    Professional occupations in business management consulting A 1122
    Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations A 1123
    Physicists and astronomers A 2111
    Chemists A 2112
    Geoscientists and oceanographers A 2113
    Meteorologists and climatologists A 2114
    Other professional occupations in physical sciences A 2115
    Biologists and related scientists A 2121
    Forestry professionals A 2122
    Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists A 2123
    Civil engineers A 2131
    Mechanical engineers A 2132
    Electrical and electronics engineers A 2133
    Chemical engineers A 2134
    Industrial and manufacturing engineers A 2141
    Metallurgical and materials engineers A 2142
    Mining engineers A 2143
    Geological engineers A 2144
    Petroleum engineers A 2145
    Aerospace engineers A 2146
    Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) A 2147
    Other professional engineers, n.e.c. A 2148
    Architects A 2151
    Landscape architects A 2152
    Urban and land use planners A 2153
    Land surveyors A 2154
    Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries A 2161
    Information systems analysts and consultants A 2171
    Database analysts and data administrators A 2172
    Software engineers and designers A 2173
    Computer programmers and interactive media developers A 2174
    Web designers and developers A 2175
    Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors A 3011
    Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses A 3012
    Specialist physicians A 3111
    General practitioners and family physicians A 3112
    Dentists A 3113
    Veterinarians A 3114
    Optometrists A 3121
    Chiropractors A 3122
    Allied primary health practitioners A 3124
    Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating A 3125
    Pharmacists A 3131
    Dietitians and nutritionists A 3132
    Audiologists and speech-language pathologists A 3141
    Physiotherapists A 3142
    Occupational therapists A 3143
    Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment A 3144
    University professors and lecturers A 4011
    Post-secondary teaching and research assistants A 4012
    College and other vocational instructors A 4021
    Secondary school teachers A 4031
    Elementary school and kindergarten teachers A 4032
    Educational counsellors A 4033
    Judges A 4111
    Lawyers and Quebec notaries A 4112
    Psychologists A 4151
    Social workers A 4152
    Family, marriage and other related counsellors A 4153
    Professional occupations in religion A 4154
    Probation and parole officers and related occupations A 4155
    Employment counsellors A 4156
    Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers A 4161
    Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts A 4162
    Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants A 4163
    Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers A 4164
    Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers A 4165
    Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers A 4166
    Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers A 4167
    Program officers unique to government A 4168
    Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c. A 4169
    Librarians A 5111
    Conservators and curators A 5112
    Archivists A 5113
    Authors and writers A 5121
    Editors A 5122
    Journalists A 5123
    Translators, terminologists and interpreters A 5125
    Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations A 5131
    Conductors, composers and arrangers A 5132
    Musicians and singers A 5133
    Dancers A 5134
    Actors and comedians A 5135
    Painters, sculptors and other visual artists A 5136
    JOB TITLE Skill level or type NOC CODE
    Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers B 1211
    Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers B 1212
    Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers B 1213
    Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations B 1214
    Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations B 1215
    Administrative officers B 1221
    Executive assistants B 1222
    Human resources and recruitment officers B 1223
    Property administrators B 1224
    Purchasing agents and officers B 1225
    Conference and event planners B 1226
    Court officers and justices of the peace B 1227
    Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers B 1228
    Administrative assistants B 1241
    Legal administrative assistants B 1242
    Medical administrative assistants B 1243
    Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations B 1251
    Health information management occupations B 1252
    Records management technicians B 1253
    Statistical officers and related research support occupations B 1254
    Accounting technicians and bookkeepers B 1311
    Insurance adjusters and claims examiners B 1312
    Insurance underwriters B 1313
    Assessors, valuators and appraisers B 1314
    Customs, ship and other brokers B 1315
    Chemical technologists and technicians B 2211
    Geological and mineral technologists and technicians B 2212
    Biological technologists and technicians B 2221
    Agricultural and fish products inspectors B 2222
    Forestry technologists and technicians B 2223
    Conservation and fishery officers B 2224
    Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists B 2225
    Civil engineering technologists and technicians B 2231
    Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians B 2232
    Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians B 2233
    Construction estimators B 2234
    Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians B 2241
    Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) B 2242
    Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics B 2243
    Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors B 2244
    Architectural technologists and technicians B 2251
    Industrial designers B 2252
    Drafting technologists and technicians B 2253
    Land survey technologists and technicians B 2254
    Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology B 2255
    Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians B 2261
    Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers B 2262
    Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety B 2263
    Construction inspectors B 2264
    Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors B 2271
    Air traffic controllers and related occupations B 2272
    Deck officers, water transport B 2273
    Engineer officers, water transport B 2274
    Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators B 2275
    Computer network technicians B 2281
    User support technicians B 2282
    Information systems testing technicians B 2283
    Medical laboratory technologists B 3211
    Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants B 3212
    Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians B 3213
    Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists B 3214
    Medical radiation technologists B 3215
    Medical sonographers B 3216
    Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. B 3217
    Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) B 3219
    Denturists B 3221
    Dental hygienists and dental therapists B 3222
    Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants B 3223
    Opticians B 3231
    Practitioners of natural healing B 3232
    Licensed practical nurses B 3233
    Paramedical occupations B 3234
    Massage therapists B 3236
    Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment B 3237
    Paralegal and related occupations B 4211
    Social and community service workers B 4212
    Early childhood educators and assistants B 4214
    Instructors of persons with disabilities B 4215
    Other instructors B 4216
    Other religious occupations B 4217
    Police officers (except commissioned) B 4311
    Firefighters B 4312
    Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces B 4313
    Library and public archive technicians B 5211
    Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries B 5212
    Photographers B 5221
    Film and video camera operators B 5222
    Graphic arts technicians B 5223
    Broadcast technicians B 5224
    Audio and video recording technicians B 5225
    Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts B 5226
    Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts B 5227
    Announcers and other broadcasters B 5231
    Other performers, n.e.c. B 5232
    Graphic designers and illustrators B 5241
    Interior designers and interior decorators B 5242
    Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers B 5243
    Artisans and craftspersons B 5244
    Patternmakers – textile, leather and fur products B 5245
    Athletes B 5251
    Coaches B 5252
    Sports officials and referees B 5253
    Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness B 5254
    Retail sales supervisors B 6211
    Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade B 6221
    Retail and wholesale buyers B 6222
    Insurance agents and brokers B 6231
    Real estate agents and salespersons B 6232
    Financial sales representatives B 6235
    Food service supervisors B 6311
    Executive housekeepers B 6312
    Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors B 6313
    Customer and information services supervisors B 6314
    Cleaning supervisors B 6315
    Other services supervisors B 6316
    Chefs B 6321
    Cooks B 6322
    Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale B 6331
    Bakers B 6332
    Hairstylists and barbers B 6341
    Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners B 6342
    Shoe repairers and shoemakers B 6343
    Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations B 6344
    Upholsterers B 6345
    Funeral directors and embalmers B 6346
    Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations B 7201
    Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations B 7202
    Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades B 7203
    Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades B 7204
    Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers B 7205
    Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors B 7231
    Tool and die makers B 7232
    Sheet metal workers B 7233
    Boilermakers B 7234
    Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters B 7235
    Ironworkers B 7236
    Welders and related machine operators B 7237
    Electricians (except industrial and power system) B 7241
    Industrial electricians B 7242
    Power system electricians B 7243
    Electrical power line and cable workers B 7244
    Telecommunications line and cable workers B 7245
    Telecommunications installation and repair workers B 7246
    Cable television service and maintenance technicians B 7247
    Plumbers B 7251
    Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers B 7252
    Gas fitters B 7253
    Carpenters B 7271
    Cabinetmakers B 7272
    Bricklayers B 7281
    Concrete finishers B 7282
    Tilesetters B 7283
    Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers B 7284
    Roofers and shinglers B 7291
    Glaziers B 7292
    Insulators B 7293
    Painters and decorators (except interior decorators) B 7294
    Floor covering installers B 7295
    Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades B 7301
    Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews B 7302
    Supervisors, printing and related occupations B 7303
    Supervisors, railway transport operations B 7304
    Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators B 7305
    Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics B 7311
    Heavy-duty equipment mechanics B 7312
    Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics B 7313
    Railway carmen/women B 7314
    Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors B 7315
    Machine fitters B 7316
    Elevator constructors and mechanics B 7318
    Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers B 7321
    Motor vehicle body repairers B 7322
    Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics B 7331
    Appliance servicers and repairers B 7332
    Electrical mechanics B 7333
    Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics B 7334
    Other small engine and small equipment repairers B 7335
    Railway and yard locomotive engineers B 7361
    Railway conductors and brakemen/women B 7362
    Crane operators B 7371
    Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction B 7372
    Water well drillers B 7373
    Printing press operators B 7381
    Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c. B 7384
    Supervisors, logging and forestry B 8211
    Supervisors, mining and quarrying B 8221
    Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services B 8222
    Underground production and development miners B 8231
    Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers B 8232
    Logging machinery operators B 8241
    Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers B 8252
    Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services B 8255
    Fishing masters and officers B 8261
    Fishermen/women B 8262
    Supervisors, mineral and metal processing B 9211
    Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities B 9212
    Supervisors, food and beverage processing B 9213
    Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing B 9214
    Supervisors, forest products processing B 9215
    Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing B 9217
    Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling B 9221
    Supervisors, electronics manufacturing B 9222
    Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing B 9223
    Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing B 9224
    Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing B 9226
    Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly B 9227
    Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing B 9231
    Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing B 9232
    Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators B 9235
    Power engineers and power systems operators B 9241
    Water and waste treatment plant operators B 9243
    JOB TITLE Skill level or type NOC CODE
    General office support workers C 1411
    Receptionists C 1414
    Personnel clerks C 1415
    Court clerks C 1416
    Data entry clerks C 1422
    Desktop publishing operators and related occupations C 1423
    Accounting and related clerks C 1431
    Payroll administrators C 1432
    Banking, insurance and other financial clerks C 1434
    Collectors C 1435
    Library assistants and clerks C 1451
    Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks C 1452
    Survey interviewers and statistical clerks C 1454
    Mail, postal and related workers C 1511
    Letter carriers C 1512
    Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors C 1513
    Shippers and receivers C 1521
    Storekeepers and partspersons C 1522
    Production logistics co-ordinators C 1523
    Purchasing and inventory control workers C 1524
    Dispatchers C 1525
    Transportation route and crew schedulers C 1526
    Dental assistants C 3411
    Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates C 3413
    Other assisting occupations in support of health services C 3414
    Home child care providers C 4411
    Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations C 4412
    Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants C 4413
    Sheriffs and bailiffs C 4421
    Correctional service officers C 4422
    By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers, n.e.c. C 4423
    Sales and account representatives – wholesale trade (non-technical) C 6411
    Retail salespersons C 6421
    Maîtres d’hôtel and hosts/hostesses C 6511
    Bartenders C 6512
    Food and beverage servers C 6513
    Travel counsellors C 6521
    Pursers and flight attendants C 6522
    Airline ticket and service agents C 6523
    Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks C 6524
    Hotel front desk clerks C 6525
    Tour and travel guides C 6531
    Outdoor sport and recreational guides C 6532
    Casino occupations C 6533
    Security guards and related security service occupations C 6541
    Customer services representatives – financial institutions C 6551
    Other customer and information services representatives C 6552
    Image, social and other personal consultants C 6561
    Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations C 6562
    Pet groomers and animal care workers C 6563
    Other personal service occupations C 6564
    Residential and commercial installers and servicers C 7441
    Waterworks and gas maintenance workers C 7442
    Pest controllers and fumigators C 7444
    Other repairers and servicers C 7445
    Longshore workers C 7451
    Material handlers C 7452
    Transport truck drivers C 7511
    Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators C 7512
    Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs C 7513
    Delivery and courier service drivers C 7514
    Heavy equipment operators (except crane) C 7521
    Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers C 7522
    Railway yard and track maintenance workers C 7531
    Water transport deck and engine room crew C 7532
    Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupations C 7533
    Air transport ramp attendants C 7534
    Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers C 7535
    Underground mine service and support workers C 8411
    Oil and gas well drilling and related workers and services operators C 8412
    Chain saw and skidder operators C 8421
    Silviculture and forestry workers C 8422
    General farm workers C 8431
    Nursery and greenhouse workers C 8432
    Fishing vessel deckhands C 8441
    Trappers and hunters C 8442
    Machine operators, mineral and metal processing C 9411
    Foundry workers C 9412
    Glass forming and finishing machine operators and glass cutters C 9413
    Concrete, clay and stone forming operators C 9414
    Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing C 9415
    Metalworking and forging machine operators C 9416
    Machining tool operators C 9417
    Other metal products machine operators C 9418
    Chemical plant machine operators C 9421
    Plastics processing machine operators C 9422
    Rubber processing machine operators and related workers C 9423
    Sawmill machine operators C 9431
    Pulp mill machine operators C 9432
    Papermaking and finishing machine operators C 9433
    Other wood processing machine operators C 9434
    Paper converting machine operators C 9435
    Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders C 9436
    Woodworking machine operators C 9437
    Textile fibre and yarn, hide and pelt processing machine operators and workers C 9441
    Weavers, knitters and other fabric making occupations C 9442
    Fabric, fur and leather cutters C 9445
    Industrial sewing machine operators C 9446
    Inspectors and graders, textile, fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing C 9447
    Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing C 9461
    Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers C 9462
    Fish and seafood plant workers C 9463
    Testers and graders, food and beverage processing C 9465
    Plateless printing equipment operators C 9471
    Camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations C 9472
    Binding and finishing machine operators C 9473
    Photographic and film processors C 9474
    Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors C 9521
    Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers C 9522
    Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers C 9523
    Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing C 9524
    Assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, industrial electrical motors and transformers C 9525
    Mechanical assemblers and inspectors C 9526
    Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing C 9527
    Boat assemblers and inspectors C 9531
    Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectors C 9532
    Other wood products assemblers and inspectors C 9533
    Furniture finishers and refinishers C 9534
    Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors C 9535
    Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators C 9536
    Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors C 9537

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    JOB TITLE Skill level or type NOC CODE
    Cashiers D 6611
    Service station attendants D 6621
    Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers D 6622
    Other sales related occupations D 6623
    Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers, and related support occupations D 6711
    Support occupations in accommodation, travel, and facilities set-up services D 6721
    Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation, and sport D 6722
    Light duty cleaners D 6731
    Specialized cleaners D 6732
    Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents D 6733
    Dry cleaning, laundry, and related occupations D 6741
    Other service support occupations, n.e.c. D 6742
    Construction trades helpers and laborers D 7611
    Other trades helpers and laborers D 7612
    Public works and maintenance laborers D 7621
    Railway and motor transport laborers D 7622
    Harvesting laborers D 8611
    Landscaping and grounds maintenance laborers D 8612
    Aquaculture and marine harvest laborers D 8613
    Mine laborers D 8614
    Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related laborers D 8615
    Logging and forestry laborers D 8616
    Labourers in mineral and metal processing D 9611
    Labourers in metal fabrication D 9612
    Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities D 9613
    Labourers in wood, pulp, and paper processing D 9614
    Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing D 9615
    Labourers in textile processing D 9616
    Labourers in food and beverage processing D 9617
    Laborers in fish and seafood processing D 9618
    Other laborers in processing, manufacturing and utilities D 9619

    How to Apply for a NOC Job

    First of all you need to qualify for one of three Express Entry programs, including FSW, FST, and CEC. Each program has a minimum eligibility requirement. If you meet the eligibility requirements of one of the programs, you can create a profile in Express Entry System. 

    To get the detailed information regarding Express Entry and how to apply, check out this guide

    NOC jobs over Express Entry Programs

    Federal Skilled Workers (FSW)

    To quality, you must have experience in one of the following NOC job groups: 

    • Managerial jobs (skill type 0)
    • Professional jobs (skill level A)
    • Technical jobs and skilled trades (skill level B)

    It is essential to show that you have performed the mentioned duties while working in your occupation. Every NOC comes with an occupational description that explains the job duties. 

    Federal Skilled Trades (FST)

    Here is the list of skilled trades that comes under the Federal Skilled Trades program. 

    • Industrial, electrical, and construction trades (Major Group 72)
    • Maintenance and equipment operation trades (Major Group 73)
    • Supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture, and related production (Major Group 82)
    • Processing, manufacturing, and utility supervisors and central control operators Major Group 92
    • Chefs and cooks (Minor Group 632)
    • Butchers and bakers (Minor Group 633)

    Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

    To quality under this program, you must have at least one year Canadian experience in past three years in following skill type or level: 

    • Managerial jobs (skill level 0)
    • Professional jobs (skill type A)
    • Technical jobs and skilled trades (skill type B)

    Your work experience can be in 1 or more NOC 0, A or B jobs.

    Quick FAQ

    How can I find NOC jobs in Canada?

    The National Occupational Classification is divided into 52 broad occupations and 645 detailed occupations.

    1. Check this link to understand the NOC hierarchy and structure.
    2. Browse through job lists, see which ones interest you, then use the occupational profiles to understand what’s involved. Here is the official NOC guide.
    3. Moreover, you can check the latest changes to NOC here

    What kind of work do NOC jobs involve? 

    NOC jobs span over various sectors and industries. So while you may not find an exact fit for what you do now, there are likely very similar positions that would offer some cross-over opportunities. 

    How much money can I make with a NOC job? 

    Though pay varies significantly depending on industry and location, most NOCs offer a range from minimum wage to $70k+. See our salary database for details on specific roles and regions.

    Where can I find more information about NOC jobs? 

    The National Occupational Classification is a collaborative effort between Statistics Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, and provincial/territorial governments. You can learn more on their websites. 

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