Canada National Occupational Classification (NOC)

Canada uses National Occupational Classification (NOC) system to classify jobs / occupations. Jobs / Occupations are grouped based on the type of:

  • job duties and /or
  • work a person does

Canadian immigration programs use the NOC to decide if a job or type of work experience meets it’s eligibility. Canada consider “skilled” jobs those with NOC Skill Type 0, A or B.

Express Entry: If your job and / or experience is grouped in Skill type 0, A or B then only you can apply to immigrate to Canada through Express Entry.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot: If your job and / or experience is grouped in skill type/level 0, A, B, or C then only you can apply to immigrate to Canada through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

If your job is skill level C or D

  • you may be able to come to Canada as provincial nominee (all skill types/levels),
  • you may be able to come to Canada through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (skill type/level 0, A, B, or C), or
  • you may be able to work here for up to two years.

Main Job Groups Skill Types / Skill Levels

NOC Type 0 Jobs

Management jobs, such as:

  • Restaurant managers
  • Mine managers
  • Shore captains (fishing)

NOC A Jobs

Professional jobs that usually call for a degree from a university, such as:

  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Architects

NOC B Jobs

Technical jobs and skilled trades that usually call for a college diploma or training as an apprentice, such as:

  • Carpenters
  • Plumbers
  • Chefs

NOC C Jobs

Intermediate jobs that usually call for high school and/or job-specific training, such as:

  • Industrial butchers
  • Long-haul truck drivers
  • Food and beverage servers

NOC D Jobs

Labour jobs that usually give on-the-job training, such as:

  • Fruit pickers
  • Cleaning staff
  • Oil field workers




Skill level / type

NOC – 0

11 Legislators 0
12 Senior government managers and officials 0
13 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services 0
14 Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership organizations 0
15 Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c. 0
16 Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities 0
111 Financial managers 0
112 Human resources managers 0
113 Purchasing managers 0
114 Other administrative services managers 0
121 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers 0
122 Banking, credit and other investment managers 0
124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers 0
125 Other business services managers 0
131 Telecommunication carriers managers 0
132 Postal and courier services managers 0
211 Engineering managers 0
212 Architecture and science managers 0
213 Computer and information systems managers 0
311 Managers in health care 0
411 Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration 0
412 Government managers – economic analysis, policy development and program administration 0
413 Government managers – education policy development and program administration 0
414 Other managers in public administration 0
421 Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training 0
422 School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education 0
423 Managers in social, community and correctional services 0
431 Commissioned police officers 0
432 Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers 0
433 Commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces 0
511 Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers 0
512 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts 0
513 Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors 0
601 Corporate sales managers 0
621 Retail and wholesale trade managers 0
631 Restaurant and food service managers 0
632 Accommodation service managers 0
651 Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c. 0
711 Construction managers 0
712 Home building and renovation managers 0
714 Facility operation and maintenance managers 0
731 Managers in transportation 0
811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing 0
821 Managers in agriculture 0
822 Managers in horticulture 0
823 Managers in aquaculture 0
911 Manufacturing managers 0
912 Utilities managers 0


1111 Financial auditors and accountants A
1112 Financial and investment analysts A
1113 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers A
1114 Other financial officers A
1121 Human resources professionals A
1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting A
1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations A
2111 Physicists and astronomers A
2112 Chemists A
2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers A
2114 Meteorologists and climatologists A
2115 Other professional occupations in physical sciences A
2121 Biologists and related scientists A
2122 Forestry professionals A
2123 Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists A
2131 Civil engineers A
2132 Mechanical engineers A
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers A
2134 Chemical engineers A
2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers A
2142 Metallurgical and materials engineers A
2143 Mining engineers A
2144 Geological engineers A
2145 Petroleum engineers A
2146 Aerospace engineers A
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) A
2148 Other professional engineers, n.e.c. A
2151 Architects A
2152 Landscape architects A
2153 Urban and land use planners A
2154 Land surveyors A
2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries A
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants A
2172 Database analysts and data administrators A
2173 Software engineers and designers A
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers A
2175 Web designers and developers A
3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors A
3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses A
3111 Specialist physicians A
3112 General practitioners and family physicians A
3113 Dentists A
3114 Veterinarians A
3121 Optometrists A
3122 Chiropractors A
3124 Allied primary health practitioners A
3125 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating A
3131 Pharmacists A
3132 Dietitians and nutritionists A
3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists A
3142 Physiotherapists A
3143 Occupational therapists A
3144 Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment A
4011 University professors and lecturers A
4012 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants A
4021 College and other vocational instructors A
4031 Secondary school teachers A
4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers A
4033 Educational counsellors A
4111 Judges A
4112 Lawyers and Quebec notaries A
4151 Psychologists A
4152 Social workers A
4153 Family, marriage and other related counsellors A
4154 Professional occupations in religion A
4155 Probation and parole officers and related occupations A
4156 Employment counsellors A
4161 Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers A
4162 Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts A
4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants A
4164 Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers A
4165 Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers A
4166 Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers A
4167 Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers A
4168 Program officers unique to government A
4169 Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c. A
5111 Librarians A
5112 Conservators and curators A
5113 Archivists A
5121 Authors and writers A
5122 Editors A
5123 Journalists A
5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters A
5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations A
5132 Conductors, composers and arrangers A
5133 Musicians and singers A
5134 Dancers A
5135 Actors and comedians A
5136 Painters, sculptors and other visual artists A


1211 Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers B
1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers B
1213 Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers B
1214 Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations B
1215 Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations B
1221 Administrative officers B
1222 Executive assistants B
1223 Human resources and recruitment officers B
1224 Property administrators B
1225 Purchasing agents and officers B
1226 Conference and event planners B
1227 Court officers and justices of the peace B
1228 Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers B
1241 Administrative assistants B
1242 Legal administrative assistants B
1243 Medical administrative assistants B
1251 Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations B
1252 Health information management occupations B
1253 Records management technicians B
1254 Statistical officers and related research support occupations B
1311 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers B
1312 Insurance adjusters and claims examiners B
1313 Insurance underwriters B
1314 Assessors, valuators and appraisers B
1315 Customs, ship and other brokers B
2211 Chemical technologists and technicians B
2212 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians B
2221 Biological technologists and technicians B
2222 Agricultural and fish products inspectors B
2223 Forestry technologists and technicians B
2224 Conservation and fishery officers B
2225 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists B
2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians B
2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians B
2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians B
2234 Construction estimators B
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians B
2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) B
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics B
2244 Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors B
2251 Architectural technologists and technicians B
2252 Industrial designers B
2253 Drafting technologists and technicians B
2254 Land survey technologists and technicians B
2255 Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology B
2261 Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians B
2262 Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers B
2263 Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety B
2264 Construction inspectors B
2271 Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors B
2272 Air traffic controllers and related occupations B
2273 Deck officers, water transport B
2274 Engineer officers, water transport B
2275 Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators B
2281 Computer network technicians B
2282 User support technicians B
2283 Information systems testing technicians B
3211 Medical laboratory technologists B
3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants B
3213 Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians B
3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists B
3215 Medical radiation technologists B
3216 Medical sonographers B
3217 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. B
3219 Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) B
3221 Denturists B
3222 Dental hygienists and dental therapists B
3223 Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants B
3231 Opticians B
3232 Practitioners of natural healing B
3233 Licensed practical nurses B
3234 Paramedical occupations B
3236 Massage therapists B
3237 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment B
4211 Paralegal and related occupations B
4212 Social and community service workers B
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants B
4215 Instructors of persons with disabilities B
4216 Other instructors B
4217 Other religious occupations B
4311 Police officers (except commissioned) B
4312 Firefighters B
4313 Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces B
5211 Library and public archive technicians B
5212 Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries B
5221 Photographers B
5222 Film and video camera operators B
5223 Graphic arts technicians B
5224 Broadcast technicians B
5225 Audio and video recording technicians B
5226 Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts B
5227 Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts B
5231 Announcers and other broadcasters B
5232 Other performers, n.e.c. B
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators B
5242 Interior designers and interior decorators B
5243 Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers B
5244 Artisans and craftspersons B
5245 Patternmakers – textile, leather and fur products B
5251 Athletes B
5252 Coaches B
5253 Sports officials and referees B
5254 Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness B
6211 Retail sales supervisors B
6221 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade B
6222 Retail and wholesale buyers B
6231 Insurance agents and brokers B
6232 Real estate agents and salespersons B
6235 Financial sales representatives B
6311 Food service supervisors B
6312 Executive housekeepers B
6313 Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors B
6314 Customer and information services supervisors B
6315 Cleaning supervisors B
6316 Other services supervisors B
6321 Chefs B
6322 Cooks B
6331 Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale B
6332 Bakers B
6341 Hairstylists and barbers B
6342 Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners B
6343 Shoe repairers and shoemakers B
6344 Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations B
6345 Upholsterers B
6346 Funeral directors and embalmers B
7201 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations B
7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations B
7203 Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades B
7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades B
7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers B
7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors B
7232 Tool and die makers B
7233 Sheet metal workers B
7234 Boilermakers B
7235 Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters B
7236 Ironworkers B
7237 Welders and related machine operators B
7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system) B
7242 Industrial electricians B
7243 Power system electricians B
7244 Electrical power line and cable workers B
7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers B
7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers B
7247 Cable television service and maintenance technicians B
7251 Plumbers B
7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers B
7253 Gas fitters B
7271 Carpenters B
7272 Cabinetmakers B
7281 Bricklayers B
7282 Concrete finishers B
7283 Tilesetters B
7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers B
7291 Roofers and shinglers B
7292 Glaziers B
7293 Insulators B
7294 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators) B
7295 Floor covering installers B
7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades B
7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews B
7303 Supervisors, printing and related occupations B
7304 Supervisors, railway transport operations B
7305 Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators B
7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics B
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics B
7313 Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics B
7314 Railway carmen/women B
7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors B
7316 Machine fitters B
7318 Elevator constructors and mechanics B
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers B
7322 Motor vehicle body repairers B
7331 Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics B
7332 Appliance servicers and repairers B
7333 Electrical mechanics B
7334 Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics B
7335 Other small engine and small equipment repairers B
7361 Railway and yard locomotive engineers B
7362 Railway conductors and brakemen/women B
7371 Crane operators B
7372 Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction B
7373 Water well drillers B
7381 Printing press operators B
7384 Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c. B
8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry B
8221 Supervisors, mining and quarrying B
8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services B
8231 Underground production and development miners B
8232 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers B
8241 Logging machinery operators B
8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers B
8255 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services B
8261 Fishing masters and officers B
8262 Fishermen/women B
9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing B
9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities B
9213 Supervisors, food and beverage processing B
9214 Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing B
9215 Supervisors, forest products processing B
9217 Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing B
9221 Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling B
9222 Supervisors, electronics manufacturing B
9223 Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing B
9224 Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing B
9226 Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing B
9227 Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly B
9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing B
9232 Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing B
9235 Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators B
9241 Power engineers and power systems operators B
9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators B


1523 Production logistics co-ordinators C
1524 Purchasing and inventory control workers C
1525 Dispatchers C
1526 Transportation route and crew schedulers C
3411 Dental assistants C
3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates C
3414 Other assisting occupations in support of health services C
4411 Home child care providers C
4412 Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations C
4413 Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants C
4421 Sheriffs and bailiffs C
4422 Correctional service officers C
4423 By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers, n.e.c. C
6411 Sales and account representatives – wholesale trade (non-technical) C
6421 Retail salespersons C
6511 Maîtres d’hôtel and hosts/hostesses C
6512 Bartenders C
6513 Food and beverage servers C
6521 Travel counsellors C
6522 Pursers and flight attendants C
6523 Airline ticket and service agents C
6524 Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks C
6525 Hotel front desk clerks C
6531 Tour and travel guides C
6532 Outdoor sport and recreational guides C
6533 Casino occupations C
6541 Security guards and related security service occupations C
6551 Customer services representatives – financial institutions C
6552 Other customer and information services representatives C
6561 Image, social and other personal consultants C
6562 Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations C
6563 Pet groomers and animal care workers C
6564 Other personal service occupations C
7441 Residential and commercial installers and servicers C
7442 Waterworks and gas maintenance workers C
7444 Pest controllers and fumigators C
7445 Other repairers and servicers C
7451 Longshore workers C
7452 Material handlers C
7511 Transport truck drivers C
7512 Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators C
7513 Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs C
7514 Delivery and courier service drivers C
7521 Heavy equipment operators (except crane) C
7522 Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers C
7531 Railway yard and track maintenance workers C
7532 Water transport deck and engine room crew C
7533 Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupations C
7534 Air transport ramp attendants C
7535 Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers C
8411 Underground mine service and support workers C
8412 Oil and gas well drilling and related workers and services operators C
8421 Chain saw and skidder operators C
8422 Silviculture and forestry workers C
8431 General farm workers C
8432 Nursery and greenhouse workers C
8441 Fishing vessel deckhands C
8442 Trappers and hunters C
9411 Machine operators, mineral and metal processing C
9412 Foundry workers C
9413 Glass forming and finishing machine operators and glass cutters C
9414 Concrete, clay and stone forming operators C
9415 Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing C
9416 Metalworking and forging machine operators C
9417 Machining tool operators C
9418 Other metal products machine operators C
9421 Chemical plant machine operators C
9422 Plastics processing machine operators C
9423 Rubber processing machine operators and related workers C
9431 Sawmill machine operators C
9432 Pulp mill machine operators C
9433 Papermaking and finishing machine operators C
9434 Other wood processing machine operators C
9435 Paper converting machine operators C
9436 Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders C
9437 Woodworking machine operators C
9441 Textile fibre and yarn, hide and pelt processing machine operators and workers C
9442 Weavers, knitters and other fabric making occupations C
9445 Fabric, fur and leather cutters C
9446 Industrial sewing machine operators C
9447 Inspectors and graders, textile, fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing C
9461 Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing C
9462 Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers C
9463 Fish and seafood plant workers C
9465 Testers and graders, food and beverage processing C
9471 Plateless printing equipment operators C
9472 Camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations C
9473 Binding and finishing machine operators C
9474 Photographic and film processors C
9521 Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors C
9522 Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers C
9523 Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers C
9524 Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing C
9525 Assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, industrial electrical motors and transformers C
9526 Mechanical assemblers and inspectors C
9527 Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing C
9531 Boat assemblers and inspectors C
9532 Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectors C
9533 Other wood products assemblers and inspectors C
9534 Furniture finishers and refinishers C
9535 Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors C
9536 Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators C
9537 Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors C


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