National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0


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

This broad category comprises managers in public administration, in education and social and community services and in public protection services, as well as occupations concerned with teaching, law, counselling, conducting social science research, developing government policy, and administering government and other programs, and related support occupations.

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

This major group comprises professional occupations in law, education, social, community and government services. 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).

413 - Professional occupations in social and community services

This sub-major group comprises professional occupations in social and community services, including social and community service professionals; police investigators and probation officers; and educational and employment counsellors.

4130 - Social and community service professionals

This minor group comprises social and community service professionals, including social workers; therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies; and religious leaders. They work in private practice; and are employed by mental health, health care and rehabilitation facilities; correctional facilities, community service, social service, and child welfare organizations; school boards and educational institutions; sports organizations; counselling centres, group homes, family therapy centres; employee assistance programs, human resource departments, and employment service organizations; consulting, and other companies; Aboriginal band councils, and federal and provincial governments; government and private research agencies; and churches, synagogues, temples and other places of worship.

4131 - Police investigators and probation officers

This minor group comprises police investigators, and probation and parole officers. They are employed by municipal, provincial and federal governments.

4132 - Educational and employment counsellors

This minor group comprises educational counsellors and employment counsellors such as career development practitioners and career counsellors. They are employed by public or private employment agencies, rehabilitation centres, hospitals, human resource departments of establishments, consulting firms, correctional facilities, school boards and educational institutions and by municipal, provincial and federal governments.

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