Participate in the National Occupational Classification’s consultations


Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Statistics Canada invite you to provide comments on the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

You can provide comments on the NOC 2021. Your comments and suggestions will be taken into account for the annual Evergreening process of the NOC or for the next major revision if they relate to the structure of the classification or to the composition of the different unit groups.


The comments received will be used to support occupational research and to update the NOC.

Who can participate

This consultation targets:

How to participate

Participants are invited to provide feedback via the Contact us section of the website.

Consultation period

The consultation period is open.

Treatment of comments

A team of representatives from ESDC and Statistics Canada will analyze the comments received. Departments reserve the right to use independent consultants or government employees, if deemed necessary, to assess comments.

If deemed appropriate, departments will contact respondents to ask additional questions or for clarification.

Official languages

Comments may be written in either of Canada's official languages, English or French.


Personal information collected during this consultation will be protected under the Privacy Act.


We thank all participants for their continued interest and participation in the various consultation processes.


Enquiries about this consultation process can be forwarded to the following address:

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