1. Met Structure of the NOC
  2. 2 Current step Major groups
  3. 3 Sub-major groups
  4. 4 Minor groups and unit groups
  5. 5 Practice quiz II
  6. 6 Step two - Complete

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Major groups follow the broadest categorization of occupations and are identified by the first two digits of a NOC code. It is a roll-up, or an aggregation of sub-major groups (which we will look at shortly). There are 45 major groups in the NOC 2021, which are listed below, by broad occupational category:

Legislative and senior management occupations

00 Legislative and senior managers

Business, finance and administration occupations

10 Specialized middle management occupations in administrative services, financial and business services and communication (except broadcasting)
11 Professional occupations in finance and business
12 Administrative and financial supervisors and specialized administrative occupations
13 Administrative occupations and transportation logistics occupations
14 Administrative and financial support and supply chain logistics occupations

Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

20 Specialized middle management occupations in engineering, architecture, science and information systems
21 Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences
22 Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences

Health occupations

30 Specialized middle management occupations in health care
31 Professional occupations in health
32 Technical occupations in health
33 Assisting occupations in support of health services

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

40 Managers in public administration, in education and social and community services and in public protection services
41 Professional occupations in law, education, social, community and government services
42 Front-line public protection services and paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community, education services
43 Assisting occupations in education and in legal and public protection
44 Care providers and public protection support occupations
45 Student monitors, crossing guards and related occupations

Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

50 Specialized middle management occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport
51 Professional occupations in art and culture
52 Technical occupations in art, culture and sport
53 Occupations in art, culture and sport
54 Support occupations in sport
55 Support occupations in art and culture

Sales and service occupations

60 Middle management occupations in retail and wholesale trade and customer services
62 Retail sales and service supervisors and specialized occupations in sales and services
63 Occupations in sales and services
64 Sales and service representatives and other customer and personal services occupations
65 Sales and service support occupations

Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations

70 Middle management occupations in trades and transportation
72 Technical trades and transportation officers and controllers
73 General trades
74 Mail and message distribution, other transport equipment operators and related maintenance workers
75 Helpers and labourers and other transport drivers, operators and labourers

Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations

80 Middle management occupations in production and agriculture
82 Supervisors in natural resources, agriculture and related production
83 Occupations in natural resources and related production
84 Workers in natural resources, agriculture and related production
85 Harvesting, landscaping and natural resources labourers

Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

90 Middle management occupations in manufacturing and utilities
92 Processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and utilities operators and controllers
93 Central control and process operators and aircraft assembly assemblers and inspectors
94 Machine operators, assemblers and inspectors in processing, manufacturing and printing
95 Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
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