• SKILL LEVEL AND TYPES

    Skill Type is the broadest occupational category and is based on the type of work performed. It also reflects the field of training or experience that is normally required for entry into occupations. This includes the educational area of study required, as well as the industry of employment in cases where experience within an internal job ladder is required for entry. These categories are intended to indicate easily understood segments of the world of work. The first digit of the NOC code designates the Skill Type (see chart below). For example, Occupations in manufacturing and utilities start with the digit 9. Management Occupations, which are found across all Skill Types, start with the digit 0. The 10 Skill Types that represent the first digit of a NOC code.

    NOC Skill Types
    Skill TypeOccupation
    0Management occupations
    1Business, finance and administration occupations
    2Natural and applied sciences and related occupations
    3Health occupations
    4Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services
    5Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport
    6Sales and service occupations
    7Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
    8Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations
    9Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

    Let us look at each Skill Type in more detail.


    This Skill Type category contains legislators, senior management occupations and middle and other management occupations. These occupations span all Skill Type categories.


    This Skill Type category contains occupations that are concerned with providing financial and business services, administrative and regulatory services and clerical supervision and support services. Some occupations in this Skill Type are unique to the financial and business service sectors; however, most are found in all industries.


    This Skill Type category contains professional and technical occupations in the sciences, including physical and life sciences, engineering, architecture and information technology.


    This Skill Type category includes occupations concerned with providing health care services directly to patients and occupations that provide support to professional and technical health care staff.


    This Skill Type category includes occupations that are concerned with teaching, law, social and community services, social sciences, occupations in public administration including front line public protection services, developing government policy, and administering government and other programs.


    This Skill Type category includes professional and technical occupations related to art and culture, including the performing arts, film and video, broadcasting, journalism, writing, creative design, libraries and museums. It also includes occupations in recreation and sport.


    This Skill Type category contains sales occupations and personal and customer service occupations including hospitality and tourism.


    This Skill Type category includes construction and mechanical trades, trades supervisors and contractors and operators of transportation and heavy equipment. These occupations are found in a wide range of industries.

    This Skill Type category also includes most of the apprenticeable trades. Other occupations in this category usually require completion of college or other programs combined with on-the-job training. Progression to supervisory or self-employed contractor status is possible with experience. There is limited mobility or transferability of skills among occupations in this category due to specific apprenticeship, training and licensing requirements for most occupations.


    This Skill Type category contains supervisory and equipment operation occupations in the natural resource-based sectors of mining, oil and gas production, forestry and logging, agriculture, horticulture, fishing, hunting and trapping. Most occupations in this category are industry specific and do not occur outside of the primary industries.


    This Skill Type category contains supervisory and production occupations in manufacturing, processing and utilities.


    You now know how occupations are classified according to a work domain that is called "Skill Type". We will now learn how the NOC further categorizes occupations according to different levels of skill required for entering occupations.


    In the context of the NOC, Skill Level corresponds to the type and/or amount of training or education typically required to work in an occupation. The NOC consists of four Skill Levels identified A through D with each level assigned one of two numerical codes ranging from 0 to 7. To illustrate this concept, have a look at the chart below to see the relationship between the alphabetical indicator of each Skill Level and its accompanying numerical digits. Skill Level is primarily based on the nature of education and training required to enter an occupation. This criterion also reflects the experience required and the complexity of the responsibilities involved in the work, compared with other occupations. In most cases, progression to Skill Level A, from B, is not usually possible without completion of additional formal education, whereas progression from Skill Level D to Skill Level C is often achievable through on-the-job training and experience. Each Skill Level is intended to reflect commonly accepted paths to employment in an occupation. Where there are several paths to employment, the Skill Level most commonly identified by employers is used, considering the context of the occupation and the trends in hiring requirements.The second digit of the NOC code represents the Skill Level for all occupations, with the exception of Management which will be discussed below.

    The 4 Skill Levels, A to D, used in the NOC are identified in the second digit of the NOC code.

    NOC Skill Types
    Skill Level (alpha)Skill Level (digit)Nature of Education/ Training

    A

    Occupations usually require university education.
    0 or 1University degree at the bachelor's, master's or doctorate level.

    B

    Occupations usually require college or vocational education or apprenticeship training.
    2 or 3Two to three years of post-secondary education at a community college, institute of technology or CEGEP

    or

    Two to five years of apprenticeship training

    or

    Three to four years of secondary school and more than two years of on-the-job training, specialized training courses or specific work experience.

    Occupations with supervisory responsibilities and occupations with significant health and safety responsibilities, such as firefighters, police officers and registered nursing assistants are all assigned the Skill Level B.

    C

    Occupations usually require secondary school and/or occupation-specific training.
    4 or 5Some secondary school education, with up to two years of on-the-job training, training courses or specific work experience.

    D

    On-the-job training is usually provided for occupations.
    6 or 7Short work demonstration or on-the-job training

    or

    No formal educational requirements.
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  • GROUPS AND NOCs - HIGH SKILL LEVELS

    Major groups follow the broadest categorization of occupations and are identified by the first two digits of an NOC code. It is a roll-up, or, an aggregation of minor groups (which we will look at shortly). There are 40 major groups in the NOC 2011 and these are classified as follows:

    Major Groups
    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 utililties
    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
    NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS
    21 Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences
    22 Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences
    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
    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
    OCCUPATIONS IN ART, CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORT
    51 Professional occupations in art and culture
    52 Technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport
    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 and support occupations
    67 Service support and other service occupations n.e.c.
    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
    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
    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

    As we have learned, the first digit represents the Skill Type for an occupation and the second digit of the code identifies Skill Level, or the type and duration of training required. This description is just to give the readers a brief idea about NOC, however, if you want to learn in detail, you should go to the link given below where the whole description is available.


    HIGH SKILLED CATEGORIES - NOC 0, A & B

    001 Legislators and senior management

    • 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

    011 Administrative services managers

    • 0111 Financial managers
    • 0112 Human resources managers
    • 0113 Purchasing managers
    • 0114 Other administrative services managers
    • 012 Managers in financial and business services
    • 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

    013 Managers in communication (except broadcasting)

    • 0131 Telecommunication carriers managers
    • 0132 Postal and courier services managers

    021 Managers in engineering, architecture, science and information systems

    • 0211 Engineering managers
    • 0212 Architecture and science managers
    • 0213 Computer and information systems managers

    031 Managers in health care

    • 0311 Managers in health care

    041 Managers in public administration

    • 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

    042 Managers in education and social and community services

    • 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

    043 Managers in public protection services

    • 0431 Commissioned police officers
    • 0432 Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
    • 0433 Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces

    051 Managers in art, culture, recreation and sport

    • 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

    060 Corporate sales managers

    • 0601 Corporate sales managers

    062 Retail and wholesale trade managers

    • 0621 Retail and wholesale trade managers

    063 Managers in food service and accommodation

    • 0631 Restaurant and food service managers
    • 0632 Accommodation service managers

    065 Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.

    • 0651 Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.

    071 Managers in construction and facility operation and maintenance

    • 0711 Construction managers
    • 0712 Home building and renovation managers
    • 0714 Facility operation and maintenance managers

    073 Managers in transportation

    • 0731 Managers in transportation

    081 Managers in natural resources production and fishing

    • 0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing

    082 Managers in agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture

    • 0821 Managers in agriculture
    • 0822 Managers in horticulture
    • 0823 Managers in aquaculture

    091 Managers in manufacturing and utilities

    • 0911 Manufacturing managers
    • 0912 Utilities managers

    111 Auditors, accountants and investment professionals

    • 1111 Financial auditors and accountants
    • 1112 Financial and investment analysts
    • 1113 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
    • 1114 Other financial officers

    112 Human resources and business service professionals

    • 1121 Human resources professionals
    • 1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting
    • 1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

    211 Physical science professionals

    • 2111 Physicists and astronomers
    • 2112 Chemists
    • 2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers
    • 2114 Meteorologists and climatologists
    • 2115 Other professional occupations in physical sciences

    212 Life science professionals

    • 2121 Biologists and related scientists
    • 2122 Forestry professionals
    • 2123 Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists

    213 Civil, mechanical, electrical and chemical engineers

    • 2131 Civil engineers
    • 2132 Mechanical engineers
    • 2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
    • 2134 Chemical engineers

    214 Other 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.

    215 Architects, urban planners and land surveyors

    • 2151 Architects
    • 2152 Landscape architects
    • 2153 Urban and land use planners
    • 2154 Land surveyors

    216 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

    • 2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

    217 Computer and information systems professionals

    • 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

    301 Professional occupations in nursing

    • 3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
    • 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

    311 Physicians, dentists and veterinarians

    • 3111 Specialist physicians
    • 3112 General practitioners and family physicians
    • 3113 Dentists
    • 3114 Veterinarians

    312 Optometrists, chiropractors and other health diagnosing and treating professionals

    • 3121 Optometrists
    • 3122 Chiropractors
    • 3124 Allied primary health practitioners
    • 3125 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating

    313 Pharmacists, dietitians and nutritionists

    • 3131 Pharmacists
    • 3132 Dietitians and nutritionists

    314 Therapy and assessment professionals

    • 3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
    • 3142 Physiotherapists
    • 3143 Occupational therapists
    • 3144 Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment

    401 University professors and post-secondary assistants

    • 4011 University professors and lecturers
    • 4012 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

    402 College and other vocational instructors

    • 4021 College and other vocational instructors

    403 Secondary and elementary school teachers and educational counsellors

    • 4031 Secondary school teachers
    • 4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
    • 4033 Educational counsellors

    411 Judges, lawyers and Quebec notaries

    • 4111 Judges
    • 4112 Lawyers and Quebec notaries

    415 Social and community service professionals

    • 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

    416 Policy and program researchers, consultants and officers

    • 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.

    511 Librarians, archivists, conservators and curators

    • 5111 Librarians
    • 5112 Conservators and curators
    • 5113 Archivists

    512 Writing, translating and related communications professionals

    • 5121 Authors and writers
    • 5122 Editors
    • 5123 Journalists
    • 5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters

    513 Creative and performing artists

    • 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

    121 Administrative services supervisors

    • 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

    122 Administrative and regulatory 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

    124 Office administrative assistants - general, legal and medical

    • 1241 Administrative assistants
    • 1242 Legal administrative assistants
    • 1243 Medical administrative assistants

    125 Court reporters, transcriptionists, records management technicians and statistical officers

    • 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

    131 Finance, insurance and related business administrative 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

    221 Technical occupations in physical sciences

    • 2211 Chemical technologists and technicians
    • 2212 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians

    222 Technical occupations in life sciences

    • 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

    223 Technical occupations in civil, mechanical and industrial engineering

    • 2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians
    • 2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
    • 2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
    • 2234 Construction estimators

    224 Technical occupations in electronics and electrical engineering

    • 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

    225 Technical occupations in architecture, drafting, surveying, geomatics and meteorology

    • 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

    226 Other technical inspectors and regulatory officers

    • 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 inspector

    227 Transportation officers and controllers

    • 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

    228 Technical occupations in computer and information systems

    • 2281 Computer network technicians
    • 2282 User support technicians
    • 2283 Information systems testing technicians

    321 Medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)

    • 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)

    322 Technical occupations in dental health care

    • 3221 Denturists
    • 3222 Dental hygienists and dental therapists
    • 3223 Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants

    323 Other technical occupations in health care

    • 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

    421 Paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services

    • 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

    431 Occupations in front-line public protection services

    • 4311 Police officers (except commissioned)
    • 4312 Firefighters
    • 4313 Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces

    521 Technical occupations in libraries, public archives, museums and art galleries

    • 5211 Library and public archive technicians
    • 5212 Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries

    522 Photographers, graphic arts technicians and technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

    • 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

    523 Announcers and other performers, n.e.c.

    • 5231 Announcers and other broadcasters
    • 5232 Other performers, n.e.c.

    524 Creative designers and craftspersons

    • 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

    525 Athletes, coaches, referees and related occupations

    • 5251 Athletes
    • 5252 Coaches
    • 5253 Sports officials and referees
    • 5254 Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness

    621 Retail sales supervisors

    • 6211 Retail sales supervisors

    622 Technical sales specialists in wholesale trade and retail and wholesale buyers

    • 6221 Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade
    • 6222 Retail and wholesale buyers

    623 Insurance, real estate and financial sales occupations

    • 6231 Insurance agents and brokers
    • 6232 Real estate agents and salespersons
    • 6235 Financial sales representatives

    631 Service supervisors

    • 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

    632 Chefs and cooks

    • 6321 Chefs
    • 6322 Cooks

    633 Butchers and bakers

    • 6331 Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale
    • 6332 Bakers

    634 Specialized occupations in personal and customer services

    • 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

    720 Contractors and supervisors, industrial, electrical and construction trades and related workers

    • 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

    723 Machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades

    • 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

    724 Electrical trades and electrical power line and telecommunications workers

    • 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

    725 Plumbers, pipefitters and gas fitters

    • 7251 Plumbers
    • 7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
    • 7253 Gas fitters

    727 Carpenters and cabinetmakers

    • 7271 Carpenters
    • 7272 Cabinetmakers

    728 Masonry and plastering trades

    • 7281 Bricklayers
    • 7282 Concrete finishers
    • 7283 Tilesetters
    • 7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers

    729 Other construction trades

    • 7291 Roofers and shinglers
    • 7292 Glaziers
    • 7293 Insulators
    • 7294 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
    • 7295 Floor covering installers

    730 Contractors and supervisors, maintenance trades and heavy equipment and transport operators

    • 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

    731 Machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (except motor vehicle)

    • 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

    732 Automotive service technicians

    • 7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
    • 7322 Motor vehicle body repairers

    733 Other mechanics and related 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

    736 Train crew operating occupations

    • 7361 Railway and yard locomotive engineers
    • 7362 Railway conductors and brakemen/women

    737 Crane operators, drillers and blasters

    • 7371 Crane operators
    • 7372 Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction
    • 7373 Water well drillers

    738 Printing press operators and other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.

    • 7381 Printing press operators
    • 7384 Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.

    821 Supervisors, logging and forestry

    • 8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry

    822 Contractors and supervisors, mining, oil and gas

    • 8221 Supervisors, mining and quarrying
    • 8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services

    823 Underground miners, oil and gas drillers and related occupations

    • 8231 Underground production and development miners
    • 8232 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers

    824 Logging machinery operators

    • 8241 Logging machinery operators

    825 Contractors and supervisors, agriculture, horticulture and related operations and services

    • 8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
    • 8255 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

    826 Fishing vessel masters and fishermen/women

    • 8261 Fishing masters and officers
    • 8262 Fishermen/women

    921 Supervisors, processing and manufacturing occupations

    • 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

    922 Supervisors, assembly and fabrication

    • 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

    923 Central control and process operators in processing and manufacturing

    • 9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
    • 9232 Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators
    • 9235 Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators

    924 Utilities equipment operators and controllers

    • 9241 Power engineers and power systems operators
    • 9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators
  • GROUPS AND NOCs - TRADE WORKERS

    This Skill Type category includes construction and mechanical trades, trades supervisors and contractors and operators of transportation and heavy equipment. These occupations are found in a wide range of industries.

    This Skill Type category also includes most of the apprenticeable trades. Other occupations in this category usually require completion of college or other programs combined with on-the-job training. Progression to supervisory or self-employed contractor status is possible with experience. There is limited mobility or transferability of skills among occupations in this category due to specific apprenticeship, training and licensing requirements for most occupations.

    • 720 Contractors and supervisors, industrial, electrical and construction trades and related workers
      • 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
    • 723 Machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades
      • 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
    • 724 Electrical trades and electrical power line and telecommunications workers
      • 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
    • 725 Plumbers, pipefitters and gas fitters
      • 7251 Plumbers
      • 7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
      • 7253 Gas fitters
    • 727 Carpenters and cabinetmakers
      • 7271 Carpenters
      • 7272 Cabinetmakers
    • 728 Masonry and plastering trades
      • 7281 Bricklayers
      • 7282 Concrete finishers
      • 7283 Tilesetters
      • 7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
    • 729 Other construction trades
      • 7291 Roofers and shinglers
      • 7292 Glaziers
      • 7293 Insulators
      • 7294 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
      • 7295 Floor covering installers
    • 730 Contractors and supervisors, maintenance trades and heavy equipment and transport operators
      • 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
    • 731 Machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (except motor vehicle)
      • 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
    • 732 Automotive service technicians
      • 7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
      • 7322 Motor vehicle body repairers
    • 733 Other mechanics and related 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
    • 736 Train crew operating occupations
      • 7361 Railway and yard locomotive engineers
      • 7362 Railway conductors and brakemen/women
    • 737 Crane operators, drillers and blasters
      • 7371 Crane operators
      • 7372 Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction
      • 7373 Water well drillers
    • 738 Printing press operators and other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.
      • 7381 Printing press operators
      • 7384 Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.

    This Skill Type category contains supervisory and equipment operation occupations in the natural resource-based sectors of mining, oil and gas production, forestry and logging, agriculture, horticulture, fishing, hunting and trapping. Most occupations in this category are industry specific and do not occur outside of the primary industries.

    • 821 Supervisors, logging and forestry
      • 8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry
    • 822 Contractors and supervisors, mining, oil and gas
      • 8221 Supervisors, mining and quarrying
      • 8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
    • 823 Underground miners, oil and gas drillers and related occupations
      • 8231 Underground production and development miners
      • 8232 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
    • 824 Logging machinery operators
      • 8241 Logging machinery operators
    • 825 Contractors and supervisors, agriculture, horticulture and related operations and services
      • 8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
      • 8255 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
    • 826 Fishing vessel masters and fishermen/women
      • 8261 Fishing masters and officers
      • 8262 Fishermen/women

    This Skill Type category contains supervisory and production occupations in manufacturing, processing and utilities.

    • 921 Supervisors, processing and manufacturing occupations
      • 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
    • 922 Supervisors, assembly and fabrication
      • 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
    • 923 Central control and process operators in processing and manufacturing
      • 9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
      • 9232 Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators
      • 9235 Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
    • 924 Utilities equipment operators and controllers
      • 9241 Power engineers and power systems operators
      • 9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators

    This Skill Type category contains sales occupations and personal and customer service occupations including hospitality and tourism.

    • 632 Chefs and cooks
      • 6321 Chefs
      • 6322 Cooks
    • 633 Butchers and bakers
      • 6331 Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale
      • 6332 Bakers
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  • APPLYING FOR WORK PERMITS

    Canada is a land of opportunities for foreign skilled workers, according to the official website of Canadian Citizenship and Immigration, Every year; over 150,000 foreign workers enter Canada to work temporarily in jobs that help Canadian employers address skill shortages, or to work as live-in caregivers. There is shortage of skilled workers all over Canada, specially in interior British Columbia and provinces like Manitoba, Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island and Alberta, connect to these employers by creating and uploading your video resume on our site.

    In Canada, for certain professions every province has its own licensing and regulatory requirements, if you acquired your education and skills from a country other than Canada, you may be asked to get a license or to be registered with a regulatory body. In order to do so a credential evaluation / trade assessment will be needed to complete the professional certification. We assist you in both processes. send your details for assessment and evaluation of your options. In case you need a trade certification our online workshops can help you to prepare for your Red-Seal Certification Exam.


    Your employer may need to get a labour market impact (LMIA) to hire you. This is a document from the Government of Canada that gives your employer permission to hire a foreign worker.If you have found an employer in Canada, we can assist your employer in this application process


    No matter where you apply, you must:

    • prove to an officer that you will leave Canada when your work permit expires,
    • show that you have enough money to take care of yourself and your family members during your stay in Canada and to return home,
    • obey the law and have no record of criminal activity (we may ask you to give us a police clearance certificate),
    • not be a danger to Canada’s security,
    • be in good health and have a medical exam, if needed,
    • not plan to work for an employer listed with the status “ineligible” on the list of employers who failed to comply with the conditions,
    • not plan to work for an employer who, on a regular basis, offers striptease, erotic dance, escort services or erotic massages, and
    • give the officer any other documents they ask for to prove you can enter the country.

    Global Skills Strategy applicants: You can only benefit from two-week application processing if you apply from outside of Canada.


    The Global Skills Strategy can help you get workers faster with:

    • a two-week processing time for 80% of work permit applications
    • work permit exemptions for highly-skilled workers on short-term work assignments and for researchers involved in a short-duration research project in Canada
    • a dedicated service channel for companies looking to make large, job-creating investments in Canada

    Who is eligible for two-week processing

    There are two ways your worker can qualify for two-week processing.

    1. They are Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exempt and:
      • they are applying from outside Canada;
      • the job is employer-specific and either skill type 0 (managerial) or skill level A (professional) of the National Occupation Classification; and
      • you have submitted an offer of employment using the Employer Portal and paid the employer compliance fee

      OR

    2. You have a positive LMIA for an employer-specific job which has indicated eligibility though the Global Talent Stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

    Spouses and dependents

    The spouse/common-law partner and dependents of the worker are also eligible for two-week processing. They must apply at the same time as the worker.


    To benefit from faster processing times, after you have submitted a letter of offer, the worker must:

    • apply online from outside of Canada
    • submit a complete application
    • identify themselves as part of the Global Talent Stream through the Come To Canada tool, if applicable. This information will be in the LMIA
    • submit at the time of application (where required)
      • medical exam
      • biometric fee

    Workers must also submit the results of their biometrics within 14 calendar days from the date of application.

    Family members such as spouse or dependents are also eligible for two-week processing if the worker meets the criteria. They must apply at the same time.



    Most people need a work permit to work in Canada. If you’re not sure if you need one, find out if you need a work permit.

    There are two types of work permits: open work permits and employer-specific work permits.

    Open work permits

    An open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada, except for an employer:

    • who is listed as ineligible on the list of employers who have failed to comply with the conditions, or
    • who, on a regular basis, offers striptease, erotic dance, escort services or erotic massages.

    You can only get an open work permit in specific situations.

    An employer-specific work permit allows you to work according to the conditions on your work permit, which include:

    • the name of the employer you can work for,
    • how long you can work, and
    • the location where you can work (if applicable).
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  • THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW!

    Once we get your application for a work permit, we will start to process it.

    When we do this, we may ask you to go to an interview with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada officials in your country or to send more information.

    You might need a medical exam to enter Canada. If you do, an officer will tell you so and will send you instructions on what to do. Note: A medical exam can add over three months to the time it takes us to process your application.

    An officer will also check:

    • the list of employers who failed to comply with the conditions to make sure that the employer can hire you,
    • that you have not worked in Canada for one or more periods that total four years or more (with some exceptions), and
    • that you qualify for a work permit and have given us all the documents we need.

    If you are approved to work, you will get a “letter of introduction” that states you are allowed to work in Canada. That letter is not a work permit.

    When you get to Canada, you must show the letter to the border services officer (BSO). You must also show:

    • your passport,
    • your visa (if you need one) and
    • any travel documents you are carrying (such as airline tickets).

    The BSO may then give you a work permit that sets out the conditions of your stay and work in Canada.

    If you are eligible to apply for the work permit as you enter Canada and are approved, the BSO may then give you a work permit that sets out any conditions on your stay and work in Canada.

    If you are eligible to apply from within Canada, we will mail the work permit to the address in Canada you provided.

    The work permit will outline:

    • the type of work you can do,
    • the employer you can work for,
    • where you can work and
    • how long you can work.

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