National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011

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0 - Management occupations

00 - Senior management occupations

001 - Legislators and senior management

0011 - Legislators

Legislators participate in the activities of a federal, provincial, territorial or local government legislative body or executive council, band council or school board as elected or appointed members.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • cabinet minister
    • city councillor
    • First Nations band chief
    • governor general
    • lieutenant-governor
    • mayor
    • Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA)
    • Member of Parliament (MP)
    • Member of the National Assembly (MNA)
    • Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP)
    • premier
    • prime minister
    • school board trustee
    • senator

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Commissioners - government services (See 0012 Senior government managers and officials)
    • Elected or appointed officials of health care institutions, educational institutions, unions and voluntary organizations (See 0014 Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations)
  • Main duties

    Legislators perform some or all of the following duties:

    • Enact, amend or repeal laws and regulations
    • Participate in developing or amending government policies, programs or procedures
    • Represent their government at local, national and international meetings and conferences
    • Respond to matters of concern to constituents or the general public
    • May serve as minister responsible for a government department or agency and direct senior government managers and officials in the implementation of government policy and the management of that department or agency.
  • Employment requirements

    • Election to a legislative body, or appointment to positions such as senator, lieutenant-governor or governor general, is required.
0012 - Senior government managers and officials

Senior government managers and officials plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through middle managers, the major activities of municipal or regional governments or of provincial, territorial or federal departments, boards, agencies or commissions. They establish the direction to be taken by these organizations in accordance with legislation and policies made by elected representatives or legislative bodies.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • assistant deputy minister
    • chairperson, Human Rights Commission
    • chief administrative officer - regional municipality
    • chief statistician - government services
    • city administrator
    • deputy minister
    • director general - government services
    • executive director - government services
    • high commissioner

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Legislators (0011)
    • Middle managers in government (See 041 Managers in public administration)
  • Main duties

    Senior government managers and officials perform some or all of the following duties:

    • Establish objectives for the organization in accordance with government legislation and policy, formulate or approve and evaluate programs and procedures alone or in conjunction with senior government committees
    • Advise elected representatives on policy questions and refer major policy matters to these representatives for final decision
    • Recommend, review, evaluate and approve documents, briefs and reports submitted by middle managers and senior staff members
    • Ensure appropriate systems and procedures are developed and implemented to provide budgetary control
    • Co-ordinate department activities with other senior government managers and officials
    • Make presentations to legislative and other government committees regarding policies, programs or budgets.
  • Employment requirements

    • A university degree or college diploma is usually required.
    • A graduate degree in a related field may be required.
    • Several years of managerial experience in the public or private sector are required.
  • Additional information

    • There is mobility among senior management occupations.
0013 - Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services

Senior managers in this unit group are usually appointed by a board of directors, to which they report. They work either alone or in conjunction with the board of directors to develop and establish objectives for the company, and to develop or approve policies and programs. They plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through middle managers, the operations of their organization in relation to established objectives. They work in establishments throughout the telecommunications, finance, insurance, real estate, and data processing, hosting and related services industries as well as other business service industries.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • bank president
    • chief executive officer (CEO) - telephone company
    • chief financial officer (CFO) - advertising agency
    • chief operating officer - engineering firm
    • executive director, credit union
    • executive vice-president, real estate agency
    • general manager, real estate management company
    • president and chief executive officer - financial, communications and other business services
    • president, advertising agency
    • president, computing service company
    • regional vice-president, trust company
    • vice-president, human resources - bank
    • vice-president, marketing - clerical staff services
    • vice-president, operations - satellite communication services

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    Related middle managers are classified in the following minor groups:

    • Managers in communication (except broadcasting) (013)
    • Managers in engineering, architecture, science and information systems (021)
    • Managers in financial and business services (012)
  • Main duties

    Senior managers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

    • Determine the company's mission and strategic direction as conveyed through policies and concrete objectives which are met through the effective management of human, financial and material resources
    • Authorize and organize the establishment of major departments and associated senior staff positions
    • Allocate material, human and financial resources to implement organizational policies and programs; establish financial and administrative controls; formulate and approve promotional campaigns; and approve overall human resources planning
    • Select middle managers, directors or other executive staff; delegate the necessary authority to them and create optimum working conditions
    • Represent the organization, or delegate representatives to act on behalf of the organization, in negotiations or other official functions.

    Senior managers in this unit group may specialize in areas such as finance, marketing or human resources or in a particular service area.

  • Employment requirements

    • A university degree in business administration, commerce, computer science or other discipline related to the service provided is usually required.
    • Several years of experience as a middle manager in financial, communications or other business services are usually required.
    • Specialization in a particular functional area or service is possible through specific university training in that area or through previous experience.
    • Senior managers in finance usually require a professional accounting designation.
  • Additional information

    • There is mobility among senior management occupations.
0014 - Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations

Senior managers in this unit group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through middle managers, membership and other organizations or institutions that deliver health, education, social or community services. They formulate policies which establish the direction to be taken by these organizations, either alone or in conjunction with a board of directors. They are employed in health care organizations, educational services, social and community services and membership organizations.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • chairperson, arts and culture association
    • chairperson, scientific association
    • chief financial officer (CFO), educational institution
    • corporate controller, social services institution
    • executive director, automobile association
    • executive director, health services institution
    • executive director, professional association
    • executive director, voluntary organization
    • general manager, membership organization
    • president, business association
    • president, labour organization
    • president, music guild

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    Related middle managers are classified in the following unit groups:

    • Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training (0421)
    • Government managers - education policy development and program administration (0413)
    • Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration (0411)
    • Managers in health care (0311)
    • Managers in social, community and correctional services (0423)
    • Other managers in public administration (0414)
    • School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education (0422)
  • Main duties

    Senior managers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

    • Establish objectives for the organization or institution and formulate or approve policies and programs
    • Authorize and organize the establishment of major departments and associated senior staff positions
    • Allocate material, human and financial resources to implement organizational policies and programs; establish financial and administrative controls; formulate and approve promotional campaigns; and approve overall personnel planning
    • Select middle managers, directors or other executive staff
    • Co-ordinate the work of regions, divisions or departments
    • Represent the organization, or delegate representatives to act on behalf of the organization, in negotiations or other official functions.

    Senior managers in this unit group may specialize in areas such as finance, marketing, human resources or in a particular service area.

  • Employment requirements

    • A university degree or college diploma in business administration, hospital administration, finance or other discipline related to the service provided is usually required.
    • Several years of experience as a middle manager in a related institution or organization are usually required.
    • Specialization in a particular functional area or service is possible through specific university or college training in that area or through previous experience.
    • Senior managers in finance usually require a professional accounting designation.
  • Additional information

    • There is mobility among senior management occupations.
0015 - Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.

Senior managers in this unit group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through middle managers, trade, broadcasting and other service companies not elsewhere classified. They formulate policies which establish the direction to be taken by these companies, either alone or in conjunction with a board of directors. They work in establishments in broadcasting and related media services, wholesale trade, retail trade, accommodation and food service, and other services not elsewhere classified.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • chief executive officer (CEO), travel agency
    • chief financial officer (CFO), professional sports club
    • corporate controller, restaurant chain
    • general manager, cleaning service
    • president, department store
    • regional vice-president, hotel chain
    • vice-president, engineering - television broadcasting services
    • vice-president, finance - food wholesaling
    • vice-president, marketing - grocery store chain
    • vice-president, operations - radio broadcasting services

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    Related middle managers are classified in the following unit and minor groups:

    • Managers in art, culture, recreation and sport (051)
    • Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c. (0651)
    • Managers in food service and accommodation (063)
    • Retail and wholesale trade managers (062)
  • Main duties

    Senior managers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

    • Establish objectives for the company and formulate or approve policies and programs
    • Authorize and organize the establishment of major departments and associated senior staff positions
    • Allocate material, human and financial resources to implement organizational policies and programs; establish financial and administrative controls; formulate and approve promotional campaigns; and approve overall personnel planning
    • Select middle managers, directors or other executive staff
    • Co-ordinate the work of regions, divisions or departments
    • Represent the company, or delegate representatives to act on behalf of the company, in negotiations or other official functions.

    Senior managers in this unit group may specialize in areas such as finance, marketing or human resources or in the sale of a particular product or provision of a particular service.

  • Employment requirements

    • A university degree or college diploma in business administration, finance or other discipline related to the service provided is usually required.
    • Several years of experience as a middle manager in trade, broadcasting or other service are usually required.
    • Specialization in a particular functional area or service is possible through specific university or college training in that area or through previous experience.
    • Senior managers in finance usually require a professional accounting designation.
  • Additional information

    • There is mobility among senior management occupations.
0016 - Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities

Senior managers in this unit group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through middle managers, the overall operations of goods production, utility, transportation and construction companies. They formulate policies which establish the direction to be taken by these companies, either alone or in conjunction with other members of a board of directors. They work in establishments throughout the following industries: fishing, forestry, logging and agriculture; mining, oil and gas extraction; construction; transportation and warehousing; printing; manufacturing; and utilities.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • chief executive officer (CEO) - manufacturing company
    • chief financial officer (CFO) - urban transit system
    • corporate controller, logging company
    • executive vice-president - railway
    • general manager, trucking company
    • president, residential construction company
    • publishing house general manager
    • regional vice-president, petroleum production company
    • vice-president, finance - mining company
    • vice-president, marketing - airline
    • vice-president, operations - electric power company
    • vice-president, sales - pulp and paper manufacturing

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    Related middle managers are classified in the following unit and minor groups:

    • Managers in construction and facility operation and maintenance (071)
    • Managers in manufacturing and utilities (091)
    • Managers in natural resources production and fishing (0811)
  • Main duties

    Senior managers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

    • Establish objectives for the company and formulate or approve policies and programs
    • Authorize and organize the establishment of major departments and associated senior staff positions
    • Allocate material, human and financial resources to implement company policies and programs; establish financial and administrative controls; formulate and approve promotional campaigns; and approve overall personnel planning
    • Select middle managers, directors or other executive staff
    • Co-ordinate the work of regions, divisions or departments
    • Represent the company, or delegate representatives to act on behalf of the company, in negotiations or other official functions.

    Senior managers in this unit group may specialize in areas such as finance, marketing or human resources or in a particular product area.

  • Employment requirements

    • A university degree or college diploma in engineering, business administration, commerce or other discipline related to the company's product is usually required.
    • Several years of experience as a middle manager in goods production, utilities, transportation or construction are usually required.
    • Specialization in a particular functional area or product is possible through specific university or college training in that area or through previous experience.
    • Senior managers in finance usually require a professional accounting designation.
  • Additional information

    • There is mobility among senior management occupations.
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