National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0


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7 - Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations

This broad category comprises middle management occupations in trades, transportation and equipment, as well as occupations such as technical trades and transportation officers and controllers; general trades; mail and message distribution, other transport equipment operators and related maintenance workers; and helpers and labourers and other transport drivers, operators and labourers.

72 - Technical trades and transportation officers and controllers

This major group comprises technical trades and transportation officers and controllers. These occupations come with Training, Education, Experience and Responsibility (TEER) identified as TEER 2. Occupations classified in TEER 2, as those included in this group with a 2 as the second digit of their code, typically require completion of a post-secondary education program of two to three years at community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP; or completion of an apprenticeship training program of two to five years; or supervisory or significant safety responsibilities; or the accumulation of several years of experience in a related occupation found in TEER 3, when applicable (TEER 3 includes occupations with a 3 as a second digit in their code).

720 - Technical trades contractors and supervisors

This sub-major group comprises technical trades contractors and supervisors, including contractors and supervisors, technical industrial, electrical and construction trades and related workers, as well as contractors and supervisors, technical maintenance trades and heavy equipment and transport operators. Contractors own and operate their own businesses and supervisors supervise and coordinate the activities of workers.

721 - Technical industrial trades

This sub-major group comprises technical industrial trades, including machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades, including machinists and machining and tooling inspectors; tool and die makers; sheet metal workers; boilermakers; structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters; ironworkers; and welders and related machine operators.

722 - Technical electrical trades

This sub-major group comprises technical electrical trades, including electricians (except industrial and power system); industrial electricians; power system electricians; electrical power line and cable workers; telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers; and telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians.

723 - Technical construction trades

This sub-major group comprises technical construction trades, including plumbers, pipefitters and gas fitters; carpenters and cabinetmakers; and bricklayers and Insulators.

724 - Technical maintenance trades

This sub-major group comprises technical maintenance trades, including machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (except motor vehicles); automotive service technicians; and small motor, engine and equipment and their electrical components mechanics, and related repairers.

725 - Technical equipment operation trades

This sub-major group comprises the technical equipment operation trades, including crane operators and water well drillers.

726 - Transportation officers and controllers

This sub-major group comprises transportation officers and controllers, including air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors; air traffic controllers and related occupations; deck officers in water transport; engineer officers in water transport; and railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators.

729 - Other technical trades

This sub-major group comprises other technical trades and related occupations.

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