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0011 – Legislators

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.


Example titles

  • 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.

Employment requirements

  • Election to a legislative body, or appointment to positions such as senator, lieutenant-governor or governor general, is required.

Additional information


Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
0 – Management occupations
Skill level
A – Occupations usually require university education.
Major group
00 – Senior management occupations
Minor group
001 – Legislators and senior management
Associated Career Handbook profiles
0011.0 – Legislators
NOC 2016 Version 1.3
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