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).

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.

7240 - Machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (except motor vehicles)

This minor group comprises machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (except motor vehicles), including construction millwrights and industrial mechanics; heavy-duty equipment mechanics; heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics; railway carmen/women; aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors; machine fitters; and elevator constructors and mechanics. They are employed by millwrighting contractors, manufacturing plants, utilities and other industrial establishments; heavy equipment dealers, rental and service establishments and companies that own and operate heavy equipment; refrigeration and air conditioning installation contractors, food wholesalers, engineering firms and retail and servicing establishments; railway transport companies and urban transit systems; aircraft manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul establishments, and airlines and other aircraft operators; industrial machinery and transportation equipment manufacturing industries; and elevator construction and maintenance companies.

7241 - Automotive service technicians

This minor group comprises automotive service technicians, including automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers, and auto body collision, refinishing and glass technicians and damage repair estimators. They are employed by motor vehicle dealers, garages, truck and trailer dealerships and fleet maintenance companies; service stations, automotive specialty shops, transportation companies and retail establishments which have automotive service shops; automobile dealerships, body repair shops and appraisal centres; and motor vehicle manufacturers.

7242 - Small engine and equipment mechanics and related repairers (including electrical components)

This minor group comprises small engine and equipment mechanics and related repairers, including oil and solid fuel heating mechanics; appliance servicers and repairers; electrical mechanics; motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics; and other small engine and small equipment repairers. They are employed by heating systems installation and service companies; repair shops, appliance service companies and repair departments of retail and wholesale establishments; independent electrical repair shops, service shops of electrical equipment manufacturers and maintenance departments of manufacturing companies; service shops of motorcycle dealers and retailers; other dealer service shops; and independent service establishments; or they may be self-employed.

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