National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0

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2 - Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

This broad category comprises occupations in natural sciences (including basic and applied sciences and experimental development), engineering, architecture and information technology. These occupations cover specialized middle management occupations in engineering, architecture, science and information systems; professional occupations in natural sciences (basic and applied sciences and experimental development); and technical occupations related to natural sciences (including basic and applied sciences and experimental development).

21 - Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences

This major group comprises professional occupations in natural sciences; professional occupations in applied sciences and professional occupations in engineering. 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 of 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).

211 - Professional occupations in natural sciences

This sub-major group comprises professional occupations in natural sciences, including physical science professionals, life science professionals, and public and environmental health and safety professionals.

2110 - Physical science professionals

This minor group comprises physical science professionals, including physicists and astronomers, chemists, geoscientists and oceanographers, meteorologists and climatologists, and other professional occupations in physical sciences. They are employed by manufacturing, processing, telecommunications, natural resource, and consulting companies; power utilities; research, development and quality control laboratories; the media; and a wide variety of health, educational, governmental and industrial establishments; or they may be self-employed.

2111 - Life science professionals

This minor group comprises life science professionals, including biologists and related scientists, forestry professionals, and agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists. They are employed by governments; consulting, agricultural, resource, utilities, chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnical companies; agricultural, health and educational institutions; and forestry and other industries; or they may be self-employed.

2112 - Public and environmental health and safety professionals

This minor group comprises public and environmental health and safety professionals. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.

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