National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0


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5 - Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

This broad category comprises specialized middle management occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport, as well as professional, technical, support and other occupations concerned with art and culture (including the performing arts, film and video, broadcasting, journalism, writing, creative design, libraries and museums), recreation and sports.

51 - Professional occupations in art and culture

This major group comprises professional occupations in art and culture. 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).

511 - Professional occupations in art and culture

This sub-major group comprises professional occupations in art and culture, including librarians, archivists, conservators and curators; writing, translating and related communications professionals; and creative and performing artists.

5110 - Librarians, archivists, conservators and curators

This minor group comprises librarians, archivists, conservators and curators. They are employed by libraries, museums, art galleries, archives, universities, and private sector organizations; or they may be self-employed.

5111 - Writing, translating and related communications professionals

This minor group comprises writing, translating and related communications professionals, including editors; authors and writers; technical writers; journalists; and translators, terminologists and interpreters. They are employed by advertising, consulting, publishing and multimedia/new-media companies; magazines, journals, newspapers, radio and television networks and stations; sections within companies and government departments that produce publications such as newsletters, handbooks, manuals and Web sites; translation and interpretation agencies; and international organizations, schools, courts, and social service agencies; or they may be self-employed.

5112 - Creative and performing artists

This minor group comprises creative and performing artists, including producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations; conductors, composers and arrangers; and musicians and singers. They are employed by radio and television stations, broadcast departments, and film, television and recording studios; advertising and record production companies; ballet, dance and opera companies; orchestras, bands, choirs, concert halls, theatres, lounges and night clubs; television, theatre, film and other production companies; and dance, acting and art schools; or they may be self-employed.

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