Variant of NOC 2016 - Analysis by skill level

Background information


This standard was approved as a departmental standard on May 16, 2016.

Relation to previous NOC versions

The variant for analysis by NOC skill level was jointly developed by Statistics Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada for NOC 2011. The 2016 version of variant reflects updates made for NOC 2016.

Additional information

This classification variant reflects the aggregation of NOC major groups by skill level. The NOC skill levels are explained in the NOC classification criteria. NOC skill level A, is divided into two classes, a.1 Management and a.2 Professional, reflecting the two criteria used to define NOC skill level A.

Each skill level category is composed of complete major groups; no major groups are split between skill level categories.

Conformity to relevant internationally recognized standards

The NOC is comparable to the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO) published by the International Labour Organization (ILO). NOC and ISCO use a similar conceptual framework that includes the Skill Type and Skill Level dimensions.

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