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).

729 - Other technical trades

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

7299 - Other technical trades

This minor group comprises other technical trades and related occupations. They are employed by a wide range of establishments, or they may be self-employed.

72999 - Other technical trades and related occupations

Workers in other trades occupations repair, service, install, calibrate or fabricate a variety of products. This unit group also includes commercial divers. They are employed by a wide range of establishments, or they may be self-employed. Apprentices are also included in this unit group.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • aircraft patternmaker
    • blacksmith
    • commercial diver
    • die setter
    • explosive ordnance detector
    • farrier
    • gunsmith
    • locksmith
    • reclamation diver
    • restoration steeplejack
    • safe maker
    • saw fitter
    • small arms repairer
    • toolsmith
    • underwater contractor
    • vault repairer

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Automotive service technicians (See 7241 Automotive service technicians)
    • Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics (See 72423 Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics)
    • Other small engine and small equipment repairers (See 72429 Other small engine and small equipment repairers)
    • Police diver (See 42100 Police officers (except commissioned))
    • Welders and related machine operators (See 72106 Welders and related machine operators)
  • Main duties

    This group performs some or all of the following duties:


    • Fabricate guns and repair and modify firearms according to blueprints or customers' specifications.


    • Repair, install and adjust locks, make keys and change lock combinations.

    Safe and vault servicers

    • Install, repair and maintain safes and vaults in banks and other establishments.

    Saw fitters

    • Repair, set and sharpen band saws, chain saws, circular saws and other types of saw blades according to specifications.

    Die setters

    • Select dies for forging according to work order and specifications; position align and bolt dies to ram and anvil of power presses and hammers.

    Commercial divers

    • Perform underwater activities related to construction, inspection, search, salvage, repair and photography.
  • Employment requirements

    • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
    • Completion of a two- to four-year apprenticeship program in a relevant trade, such as locksmith or saw fitter
      college, high school or industry courses combined with several years of related work experience
      several years of on-the-job training are required.
    • Trade certification for locksmiths is available, but voluntary, in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
    • Sawfiler/fitter and sawfitter trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Quebec, British Columbia and the Yukon.
    • Provincial trade certification or licensing may be required for other occupations in this unit group.
    • Commercial divers must meet the requirements of CSA Standard Z275.4-02, Competency Standard for Diving Operations.
    • Commercial divers require an Occupational Diver Certificate of Competency issued by the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) or qualification earned through a formal education program, training courses in diving or a combination of education and practical experience.
    • Commercial divers require certification of competency and a diving medical examination from an approved hyperbaric physician.
    • Commercial divers may require military or police diving experience.
    • Commercial divers usually require a provincial blaster's licence for the setting and detonation of explosives.
  • Additional information

    • There is little or no mobility among occupations in this unit group.
    • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
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