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1254.0 – Statistical officers and related research support occupations

Statistical officers and related research support occupations provide statistical and research support services to a wide range of businesses and organizations. These workers conduct statistical routines, monitor trends, compile data and prepare charts, graphs, summaries and reports in support of organizational information needs and research activities. Statistical officers who are also supervisors are included in this group.


Example titles Help

  • Research assistant - generalist (except university)
  • Research support officer
  • Statistical officer
  • Technical research assistant (except post-secondary)

Employment requirements Help

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • A college diploma or undergraduate degree in a social science, commerce, statistics or a related field is usually required.

Workplaces/employers Help

  • Establishments throughout the private and public sectors

Occupational options Help

  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience. Progression to professional occupations in statistics and research usually requires completion of a postgraduate degree.

Exclusions Help

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
1 – Business, finance and administration occupations
Skill level
B – Occupations usually require college education, specialized training or apprenticeship training
Minor group
12 – Administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations
Minor group
125 – Court reporters, transcriptionists, records management technicians and statistical officers
Unit group
1254 – Statistical officers and related research support occupations
NOC 2016 Version 1.3
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