National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016

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

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 updates the National Occupational Classification 2011. The NOC has been developed and maintained as part of a collaborative partnership between Employment and Social Development Canada and Statistics Canada. This update of the classification reflects ongoing occupational research and consultation to incorporate information on new occupations.

Classification structure

National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 - Classification structure
Code Broad occupational category
0Management occupations Management occupations
1Business, finance and administration occupations Business, finance and administration occupations
2Natural and applied sciences and related occupations Natural and applied sciences and related occupations
3Health occupations Health occupations
4Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services
5Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport
6Sales and service occupations Sales and service occupations
7Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
8Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations
9Occupations in manufacturing and utilities Occupations in manufacturing and utilities
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