1. 1 Introduction
  2. 2 Applications
  3. 3 Broad occupational category
  4. 4 Skill level
  5. 5 Practice quiz I
  6. 6 Step one - Complete

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The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is a system for describing the occupations of Canadians. It gives statisticians, labour market analysts, career counsellors, employers, and individual job seekers a standardized way of describing and understanding the nature of work. The system includes a series of publications that help organize and use statistics and other labour market facts.

This tutorial is a training resource for anyone who is using or intends to use the NOC. By the end of this training, you will be able to:

This tutorial is based on a progressive learning format. We will first look at the origin of the NOC, its importance, and its uses. You will learn the meaning of the digits used in NOC codes and how they relate directly to the structure. By the end of this training you will know how to navigate through the NOC’s structure and how to use the NOC for looking up job titles and finding occupational descriptions.

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