National Occupational Classification (NOC) Canada | BOI Services
National Occupational Classification (NOC) Canada | BOI Services

NOC Canada (National Occupational Classification)

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Canada is a nationally recognized and systematized system designed by the Canadian government. The NOC list defines and categorizes all occupations or professions in the Canadian economy by skill type & level based on the task and the duties & responsibilities of the occupation. It allocates a four-digit code and description of all occupations in the Canadian labour market. 

How to check your NOC?

Applicants can check their National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes by analyzing the NOC matrix either by their industry or by checking keywords such as their occupation title. Don’t forget to check whether the lead statement is similar to your occupation description and that you are capable of performing the prevalence of the duties & responsibilities listed under the NOC code.

What is the use of NOC? 

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) list manages every occupation by assigning them a skill level and Skill type. Generally, Skill type is determined by the first digit and Skill level is determined by the second digit of the NOC code. The primary reason for designing the NOC system is to make it systematical to provide information about every occupation in the Canadian labour market, including occupation titles, descriptions of duties, and responsibilities of the occupation.   

What is the importance of National Occupational Classification (NOC)?

NOC is very significant for Canadian office administrators. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship of Canada (IRCC) employs National Occupational Classification (NOC) system to analyze the skill shortage in the Canadian labour market. The importance of a NOC system is listed below: 

  • The NOC system helps the Canadian government as well as employers to select the best candidates to fill the labour shortage.
  • The NOC Canada system identifies the right candidates according to the occupation duties.
  • The NOC system provides information about every occupation. It Includes occupation titles, descriptions, and responsibilities related to the occupation.
  • Essential for the Canadian immigration process, applicants can not apply for several programs without a NOC code.
  • Identifies the occupation and categorizes or classifies them on the basis of skill types and amount of training. 

Mention the Skill level and types of a NOC.

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level specifies the occupations by the extent and the type of education. Various NOC skill levels are mentioned below in the table along with the job opportunities.

Skill LevelJob Opportunities
Skill level zero (0)IT Managers, Marketing Managers, HR Managers, Financial Managers, Civil, Electrical & Mechanical Engineers
Skill level ADoctors, Dentists, Architects
Skill Level BChefs, Plumbers, Electricians
Skill level CIndustrial butchers, Long haul truck drivers, Food and beverage servers
Skill Level DFruit Pickers, Cleaning staff, Oil field workers.

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Type determines various industries of the occupation. Various NOC skill types are mentioned below in the table:

Skill TypeJob Opportunity
Skill type 0Management occupation
Skill type 1Business, finance, and administration occupations
Skill type 2Natural and applied sciences and related occupations
Skill type 3Health occupations.
Skill type 4Occupation in education, law, and social, community, and government services
Skill type 5Occupation in art, culture, and relation in sports
Skill type 6Sales and service occupations
Skill type 7Trades, transports, and equipment operators and related occupations
Skill type 8Natural resources, agriculture, and related production occupations
Skill type 9Occupation and manufacturing in utilities.

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