National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 Version 1.3


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22 - Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences

This major group comprises technical occupations in natural and applied sciences. It includes technologists and technicians working in the fields of physical science, life science, engineering, architecture, urban planning, land surveying, mathematics, statistics, and actuarial science; and as computer and information systems technicians.

221 - Technical occupations in physical sciences

This minor group includes chemical, geological and mineral technologists and technicians. They are employed by research and development and quality control laboratories; consulting geology and engineering firms, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, construction, petroleum and mining companies; utilities; in manufacturing and processing industries; and by government, health and educational establishments.

222 - Technical occupations in life sciences

This minor group includes biological, forestry, landscape and horticulture technologists and technicians as well as agricultural and fish products inspectors and conservation and fisheries officers. They are employed by governments and government agencies; manufacturers of food products, chemicals and pharmaceuticals; biotechnology, resource, utilities, environmental and other consulting companies; health, research, educational and other institutions; forestry and other industries; landscape designers and contractors, lawn service and tree care establishments, golf courses, nurseries and greenhouses; and municipal, provincial and national parks; or they may be self-employed.

223 - Technical occupations in civil, mechanical and industrial engineering

This minor group includes technologists and technicians working in civil, mechanical and industrial engineering. They are employed by public works, transportation and other government departments; consulting engineering, insurance, manufacturing, processing and residential, commercial and industrial construction companies; major electrical, mechanical and trade contractors; and in many other industries; or they may be self-employed.

224 - Technical occupations in electronics and electrical engineering

This minor group includes technologists and technicians working in electrical and electronics engineering, household and business electronic equipment service and repair, industrial instrument repair and maintenance, and aircraft and avionics instrument repair, installation and maintenance. They are employed by governments ; electrical utilities; communications, consulting, pulp and paper processing, nuclear and hydro power generating, mining, petrochemical and natural gas, industrial instrument and other manufacturing companies; manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment; and in a wide range of manufacturing, processing and transportation industries; by industrial instrument servicing, electronic service, and retail establishments; wholesale distributors; aircraft manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul establishments; and by airlines and other aircraft operators.

225 - Technical occupations in architecture, drafting, surveying, geomatics and meteorology

This minor group includes technologists and technicians working in architectural technology, civil design engineering, construction, manufacturing design, industrial design, land surveying, geomatics, and meteorology. They are employed by governments; architectural, design, engineering, construction, consulting, media, computer software, forestry, natural resources, utilities and transportation companies; surveying establishments; and in manufacturing industries; or they may be self-employed.

226 - Other technical inspectors and regulatory officers

This minor group includes testers, inspection technicians, inspectors and regulatory officers working in non-destructive testing, transportation inspection, health and safety inspection, and construction inspection. They are employed by quality control, maintenance and safety departments of manufacturing, processing, transportation, energy, and other companies; civil engineering consulting, architectural and construction companies; throughout the private and public sectors ; and by private industrial inspection establishments; or they may be self-employed.

227 - Transportation officers and controllers

This minor group includes air pilots, flight engineers, flight instructors, air traffic controllers, flight service specialists, flight dispatchers, water transport deck and engineer officers, railway traffic controllers, and marine traffic regulators working in air transportation, airport services, water transport, and railway transport. They are employed by airline, air freight, air services, and marine transportation companies; flying schools, and other public and private sector aircraft operators; port, harbour, canal, and lock authorities; and NAV Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Canadian Coast Guard, and other federal government departments.

228 - Technical occupations in computer and information systems

This minor group includes technicians and technologists working in computer networking, user support, and information systems testing. They are employed by computer hardware manufacturers; retailers; software developers; independent technical support companies; and in call centres and information technology units throughout the private and public sectors; or they may be self-employed.

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