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Legislators

OaSIS code 00010.00

Legislators participate in the activities of a federal, provincial, territorial or local government legislative body or executive council, band council or school board as elected or appointed members.

Overview

Also known as

  • Cabinet minister
  • City councillor
  • First Nations band chief
  • Governor general
  • Lieutenant-governor
  • Mayor
  • Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA)
  • Member of Parliament (MP)
  • Member of the National Assembly (MNA)
  • Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP)
  • Premier
  • Prime minister
  • School board trustee
  • Senator

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Enact, amend or repeal laws and regulations
  • Participate in developing or amending government policies, programs or procedures
  • Represent their government at local, national and international meetings and conferences
  • Respond to matters of concern to constituents or the general public
  • May serve as minister responsible for a government department or agency and direct senior government managers and officials in the implementation of government policy and the management of that department or agency.

Additional information

No data has been provided for this section.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Commissioner - government services (in 00011.00 Senior government managers and officials)
  • Chief executive officer (CEO) - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations (in 00013.00 Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

0 – Legislative and senior management occupations

TEER

0 – Management occupations

Major group

00 – Legislative and senior managers

Sub-major group

000 – Legislative and senior managers

Minor group

0001 – Legislators and senior management

Unit group

00010 – Legislators

Occupational profile

00010.00 – Legislators

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Analyzing Data or Information
5 - Highest Level
Coaching and Developing Others
5 - Highest Level
Communicating with Coworkers
5 - Highest Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
5 - Highest Level
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
5 - Highest Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
5 - Very high amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
3 - More than 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Standing
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
5 - Every day, almost continuously
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
5 - Extremely important
Frequency
5 - Every day, almost continuously

Workplaces/employers

  • Band councils
  • Executive councils
  • Federal government
  • Local governments
  • Provincial government
  • School boards
  • Territorial governments

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Categorization Flexibility
5 - Highest Level
Deductive Reasoning
5 - Highest Level
Inductive Reasoning
5 - Highest Level
Information Ordering
5 - Highest Level
Memorizing
5 - Highest Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Coordinating
5 - Highest Level
Critical Thinking
5 - Highest Level
Decision Making
5 - Highest Level
Evaluation
5 - Highest Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
5 - Highest Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Adaptability
5 - Extremely important
Analytical Thinking
5 - Extremely important
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Collaboration
5 - Extremely important
Concern for Others
5 - Extremely important