National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011


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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.
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