National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0


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65109 - Other sales related occupations

Workers in other sales related occupations sell goods or services during home demonstrations or by telephone soliciting, retail exhibitions or street vending. They are employed by a wide range of retail and wholesale establishments, manufacturers, telemarketing companies and call centres, or they may be self-employed.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • canvasser - retail
    • demonstrator - retail
    • direct distributor - retail
    • door-to-door salesperson
    • home demonstrator - retail
    • street vendor
    • telemarketer
    • telephone solicitor

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Cashiers (See 65100 Cashiers)
    • Kiosk sales clerk (See 64100 Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers)
    • Retail and wholesale trade managers (See 60020 Retail and wholesale trade managers)
    • Retail sales supervisors (See 62010 Retail sales supervisors)
  • Main duties

    This group performs some or all of the following duties:

    Demonstrators and direct distributors

    • Contact potential customers by phone or through personal contacts
    • Arrange sales demonstration appointments, and show, describe and sell goods or services at wholesale, retail and industrial establishments, at exhibitions, trade shows or directly to individual customers or at sales parties in private homes
    • Deliver purchased goods to customers.

    Door-to-door salespersons and street vendors

    • Solicit sales and sell merchandise to residents of private homes
    • Set up and display merchandise on sidewalks or at public events to sell to the public.

    Telephone solicitors and telemarketers

    • Contact businesses or private individuals, by telephone, to solicit sales for goods or services.
  • Employment requirements

    • Some secondary school education is usually required. A high school diploma may be required by some employers.
    • Self-employed street vendors and door-to-door salespersons may require a municipal merchant's permit.
  • Additional information

    • Progression to related supervisory positions is possible with additional training or experience.
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