National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 Version 1.3

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4 - Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services

Occupations in this category are concerned with law, teaching, counselling, conducting social science research, developing government policy, and administering government and other programs. Occupations providing religious services and leadership are included in this category. These occupations usually require completion of a related post-secondary program. Individuals who work as paralegals, social service workers or educators and instructors who are not part of the elementary, secondary or post-secondary school system are usually required to complete additional formal education to progress to professional occupations.

40 - Professional occupations in education services

This major group comprises professional occupations in education services. It includes secondary and elementary school teachers, university professors, college and other vocational instructors, post-secondary assistants and educational counsellors.

41 - Professional occupations in law and social, community and government services

This major group comprises professional occupations in law and social, community and government services. It includes judges, lawyers, Quebec notaries, psychologists, social workers and counsellors; as well as policy researchers, consultants and program officers in a variety of fields; and certain other professional occupations in the social sciences.

42 - Paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services

This major group comprises paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services. It includes paralegals, social and community service workers, early childhood educators and assistants, instructors of persons with disabilities, certain instructors and certain religious occupations.

43 - Occupations in front-line public protection services

This major group comprises occupations in government services that require some combination of secondary or post-secondary education and occupation-specific training and that have significant health and safety responsibilities. It includes police officers (except commissioned), firefighters and non-commissioned members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

44 - Care providers and educational, legal and public protection support occupations

This major group comprises occupations in education, law and social, community and government services that generally require completion of secondary school and specific training courses or work experience and may also require related post-secondary studies. It includes home child care providers, home support workers, school teacher assistants, sheriffs, bailiffs, correctional service officers, by-law enforcement officers and certain regulatory officers.

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