National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011

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0 - Management occupations

01-05 - Specialized middle management occupations

043 - Managers in public protection services

0431 - Commissioned police officers

Commissioned police officers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate police force administration and police activities such as maintaining law and order and detecting and preventing crime. They are employed by municipal, provincial and federal governments. This unit group includes officers from the rank of staff sergeant to police commissioner. Commissioned officers in the railway police are also included in this unit group.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • chief superintendent
    • deputy police chief
    • harbour police chief
    • police chief
    • police lieutenant
    • police superintendent
    • railway police chief
    • RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) commissioner
    • staff inspector

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers, n.e.c. (4423)
    • Police officers (except commissioned) (4311)
    • Sheriffs and bailiffs (4421)
  • Main duties

    Commissioned police officers perform some or all of the following duties:

    • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a police force or division of a police force
    • Develop and implement police force policies and procedures
    • Oversee police investigations and ensure that procedures are conducted in accordance with laws and regulations
    • Assess performance of subordinates and authorize promotions, transfers and disciplinary actions.
  • Employment requirements

    • Completion of secondary school is required.
    • A university degree in the social sciences or in business administration may be required.
    • Several years of experience as a police officer are required.
0432 - Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers

Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate firefighting operations and fire prevention activities in fire departments. Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers are employed by municipal and federal governments and by industrial establishments with firefighting services.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • deputy fire chief
    • district fire chief
    • fire chief

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Firefighters (4312)
  • Main duties

    Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers perform some or all of the following duties:

    • Develop, implement and evaluate policies and procedures for the operation of a municipal fire department, a district fire region or an industrial firefighting service
    • Plan, direct and co-ordinate firefighting strategies for fire departments
    • Evaluate the type of fire, the extent of damage to buildings and the danger to nearby establishments
    • Direct activities at the scene of a fire
    • Determine damage estimates and investigate the potential causes of a fire after extinguished
    • Develop and oversee the implementation of security and fire prevention campaigns
    • Represent the fire department in communications with government, the media and the public
    • Direct the training of personnel in firefighting methods
    • Co-ordinate and monitor budget and departmental resources.
  • Employment requirements

    • Completion of secondary school is required.
    • Completion of a college program in fire protection technology, fire science or a related field is usually required.
    • Completion of a provincial or municipal firefighters training course is required.
    • A minimum of ten years of experience as a firefighter is usually required before becoming eligible for a senior officer position.
0433 - Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces

This unit group consists of commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces who plan, organize, command and evaluate the activities of personnel in the Canadian Forces. All ranks of commissioned officers in the Air Force, Army, and Navy are included in this unit group.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    Air Force and Army ranks

    • artillery officer
    • brigadier general
    • colonel
    • major
    • officer cadet

    Navy ranks

    • admiral
    • commodore
    • lieutenant commander
    • naval cadet
    • search and rescue captain

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces (4313)
  • Main duties

    Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces perform some or all of the following duties:

    • Plan, organize and command the activities of Canadian Forces combat units such as armour, artillery and infantry battalions
    • Develop and implement military procedures and policies based on detailed knowledge of units' capabilities and performance
    • Direct subordinates in training and co-ordinate and direct activities of units in accordance with military practices
    • Assume responsibility for welfare, morale and discipline of units
    • Review and evaluate unit performance, prepare reports and provide briefings for superiors
    • May command and lead units engaged in non-combat operations for disaster relief and humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts domestically and internationally.
  • Employment requirements

    • A university degree is usually required.
    • Completion of military training is required.
    • Experience as a non-commissioned member of the armed forces and demonstrated leadership ability may substitute for a university degree.
    • Senior ranks, such as colonel, require several years of experience.
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