National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0


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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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