National Occupational Classification Matrix 2016

Note

The NOC matrix has extra wide content when entirely expanded.

The matrix provides an overview of the entire National Occupational Classification 2016 structure, based on skill levels and broad occupational categories (BOCs).

Broad occupational categories are displayed in columns and are identified by numbers 0 to 9.

Skill levels are displayed in rows and are identified by letters A to D.

Occupations in BOC 0 Management are found in all occupational categories and are part of skill level A.

NOC 2016 matrix entire occupational classification structure information table

NOC structure
Broad occupational category

1
Business, finance and administration occupations

2
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

3
Health occupations

4
Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services

5
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

6
Sales and service occupations

7
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations

8
Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations

9
Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

Skill Level

0
Management occupations
(Skill level A)

  • 00
    Senior management occupations
    001
    Legislators and senior management
  • 01
    Specialized middle management occupations
    011
    Administrative services managers
    012
    Managers in financial and business services
    013
    Managers in communication (except broadcasting)
  • 02
    Specialized middle management occupations
    021
    Managers in engineering, architecture, science and information systems
  • 03
    Specialized middle management occupations
    031
    Managers in health care
  • 04
    Specialized middle management occupations
    041
    Managers in public administration
    042
    Managers in education and social and community services
    043
    Managers in public protection services
  • 05
    Specialized middle management occupations
    051
    Managers in art, culture, recreation and sport
  • 06
    Middle management occupations in retail and wholesale trade and customer services
    060
    Corporate sales managers
    062
    Retail and wholesale trade managers
    063
    Managers in food service and accommodation
    065
    Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.
  • 07
    Middle management occupations in trades, transportation, production and utilities
    071
    Managers in construction and facility operation and maintenance
    073
    Managers in transportation
  • 08
    Middle management occupations
    in trades, transportation, production and utilities
    081
    Managers in natural resources production and fishing
    082
    Managers in agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture
  • 09
    Middle management occupations
    in trades, transportation, production and utilities
    091
    Managers in manufacturing and utilities

A
Occupations usually require university education

no record no record
  • 30
    Professional occupations in nursing
    301
    Professional occupations in nursing
  • 40
    Professional occupations in education services
    401
    University professors and post-secondary assistants
    402
    College and other vocational instructors
    403
    Secondary and elementary school teachers and educational counsellors
no record no record no record no record no record
  • 11
    Professional occupations in business and finance
    111
    Auditors, accountants and investment professionals
    112
    Human resources and business service professionals
  • 21
    Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences
    211
    Physical science professionals
    212
    Life science professionals
    213
    Civil, mechanical, electrical and chemical engineers
    214
    Other engineers
    215
    Architects, urban planners and land surveyors
    216
    Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
    217
    Computer and information systems professionals
  • 31
    Professional occupations in health (except nursing)
    311
    Physicians, dentists and veterinarians
    312
    Optometrists, chiropractors and other health diagnosing and treating professionals
    313
    Pharmacists, dietitians and nutritionists
    314
    Therapy and assessment professionals
  • 41
    Professional occupations in law and social, community and government services
    411
    Judges, lawyers and Quebec notaries
    415
    Social and community service professionals
    416
    Policy and program researchers, consultants and officers
  • 51
    Professional occupations in art and culture
    511
    Librarians, archivists, conservators and curators
    512
    Writing, translating and related communications professionals
    513
    Creative and performing artists
no record no record no record no record

B
Occupations usually require college education or apprenticeship training

  • 12
    Administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations
    121
    Administrative services supervisors
    122
    Administrative and regulatory occupations
    124
    Office administrative assistants - general, legal and medical
    125
    Court reporters, transcriptionists, records management technicians and statistical officers
  • 22
    Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences
    221
    Technical occupations in physical sciences
    222
    Technical occupations in life sciences
    223
    Technical occupations in civil, mechanical and industrial engineering
    224
    Technical occupations in electronics and electrical engineering
    225
    Technical occupations in architecture, drafting, surveying, geomatics and meteorology
    226
    Other technical inspectors and regulatory officers
    227
    Transportation officers and controllers
    228
    Technical occupations in computer and information systems
  • 32
    Technical occupations in health
    321
    Medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
    322
    Technical occupations in dental health care
    323
    Other technical occupations in health care
  • 42
    Paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services
    421
    Paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services
  • 52
    Technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport
    521
    Technical occupations in libraries, public archives, museums and art galleries
    522
    Photographers, graphic arts technicians and technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
    523
    Announcers and other performers, n.e.c.
    524
    Creative designers and craftspersons
    525
    Athletes, coaches, referees and related occupations
  • 62
    Retail sales supervisors and specialized sales occupations
    621
    Retail sales supervisors
    622
    Technical sales specialists in wholesale trade and retail and wholesale buyers
    623
    Insurance, real estate and financial sales occupations
  • 72
    Industrial, electrical and construction trades
    720
    Contractors and supervisors, industrial, electrical and construction trades and related workers
    723
    Machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades
    724
    Electrical trades and electrical power line and telecommunications workers
    725
    Plumbers, pipefitters and gas fitters
    727
    Carpenters and cabinetmakers
    728
    Masonry and plastering trades
    729
    Other construction trades
  • 82
    Supervisors and technical
    occupations in natural resources, agriculture and related production
    821
    Supervisors, logging and forestry
    822
    Contractors and supervisors, mining, oil and gas
    823
    Underground miners, oil and gas drillers and related occupations
    824
    Logging machinery operators
    825
    Contractors and supervisors, agriculture, horticulture and related operations and services
    826
    Fishing vessel masters and fishermen/women
  • 92
    Processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators
    921
    Supervisors, processing and manufacturing occupations
    922
    Supervisors, assembly and fabrication
    923
    Central control and process operators in processing and manufacturing
    924
    Utilities equipment operators and controllers
  • 13
    Finance, insurance and related business administrative occupations
    131
    Finance, insurance and related business administrative occupations
no record no record
  • 43
    Occupations in front-line public protection services
    431
    Occupations in front-line public protection services
no record
  • 63
    Service supervisors and specialized service occupations
    631
    Service supervisors
    632
    Chefs and cooks
    633
    Butchers and bakers
    634
    Specialized occupations in personal and customer services
  • 73
    Maintenance and equipment operation trades
    730
    Contractors and supervisors, maintenance trades and heavy equipment and transport operators
    731
    Machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (except motor vehicle)
    732
    Automotive service technicians
    733
    Other mechanics and related repairers
    736
    Train crew operating occupations
    737
    Crane operators, drillers and blasters
    738
    Printing press operators and other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.
no record no record

C
Occupations usually require secondary school and/or occupation-specific training

  • 14
    Office support occupations
    141
    General office workers
    142
    Office equipment operators
    143
    Financial, insurance and related administrative support workers
    145
    Library, correspondence and other clerks
no record
  • 34
    Assisting occupations in support of health services
    341
    Assisting occupations in support of health services
  • 44
    Care providers and educational, legal and public protection support occupations
    441
    Home care providers and educational support occupations
    442
    Legal and public protection support occupations
no record
  • 64
    Sales representatives and salespersons - wholesale and retail trade
    641
    Sales and account representatives - wholesale trade (non-technical)
    642
    Retail salespersons
  • 74
    Other installers, repairers and servicers and material handlers
    744
    Other installers, repairers and servicers
    745
    Longshore workers and material handlers
  • 84
    Workers in natural resources, agriculture and related production
    841
    Mine service workers and operators in oil and gas drilling
    842
    Logging and forestry workers
    843
    Agriculture and horticulture workers
    844
    Other workers in fishing and trapping and hunting occupations
  • 94
    Processing and manufacturing machine operators and related productions workers
    941
    Machine operators and related workers in mineral and metal products processing and manufacturing
    942
    Machine operators and related workers in chemical, plastic and rubber processing
    943
    Machine operators and related workers in pulp and paper production and wood processing and manufacturing
    944
    Machine operators and related workers in textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
    946
    Machine operators and related workers in food, beverage and associated products processing
    947
    Printing equipment operators and related occupations
  • 15
    Distribution, tracking and
    scheduling co-ordination occupations
    151
    Mail and message distribution occupations
    152
    Supply chain logistics, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
no record no record no record no record
  • 65
    Service representatives and other customer and personal services occupations
    651
    Occupations in food and beverage service
    652
    Occupations in travel and accommodation
    653
    Tourism and amusement services occupations
    654
    Security guards and related security service occupations
    655
    Customer and information services representatives
    656
    Other occupations in personal service
  • 75
    Transport and heavy equipment operation and related maintenance occupations
    751
    Motor vehicle and transit drivers
    752
    Heavy equipment operators
    753
    Other transport equipment operators and related maintenance workers
no record
  • 95
    Assemblers
    in manufacturing
    952
    Mechanical, electrical and electronics assemblers
    953
    Other assembly and related occupations

D
On-the-job training is usually provided for occupations

no record no record no record no record no record
  • 66
    Sales support occupations
    661
    Cashiers
    662
    Other sales support and related occupations
  • 76
    Trades helpers, construction labourers and related occupations
    761
    Trades helpers and labourers
    762
    Public works and other labourers, n.e.c.
  • 86
    Harvesting,
    landscaping and natural resources labourers
    861
    Harvesting, landscaping and natural resources labourers
  • 96
    Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
    961
    Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
no record no record no record no record no record
  • 67
    Service support and other service occupations n.e.c.
    671
    Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and reated support occupations
    672
    Support occupations in accommodation, travel and amusement services
    673
    Cleaners
    674
    Other service support and related occupations, n.e.c.
no record no record no record