National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0


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3 - Health occupations

This broad category comprises specialized middle management occupations in health care, as well as occupations concerned with providing health care services directly to patients (professional and technical occupations in health) and occupations that provide support to health services.

31 - Professional occupations in health

This major group comprises professional occupations in health, including health treating and consultation services professionals; therapy and assessment professionals; and nursing and allied health professionals. These occupations come with Training, Education, Experience and Responsibility (TEER) identified as TEER 1. Occupations classified in TEER 1, as those in this group with a 1 as the second digit of their code, typically require a university degree (bachelor's, master's or doctorate) or the accumulation several years of experience and expertise in the subject matter knowledge in a related occupation found in TEER 2, when applicable (which includes occupations with a 2 as a second digit in their code).

311 - Health treating and consultation services professionals

This sub-major group comprises health treating and consultation services professionals, including physicians and veterinarians; dentists, optometrists and audiologists; and pharmacists and dietitians.

312 - Therapy and assessment professionals

This sub-major group comprises therapy and assessment professionals, including psychologists; chiropractors; physiotherapists; occupational therapists; kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment; and other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating.

313 - Nursing and allied health professionals

This sub-major group comprises nursing and allied health professionals, including nursing coordinators and supervisors; registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses; nurse practitioners; and physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals.

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