Variant of NOC 2011 - Analysis by skill level
Status: This standard was replaced by the 'Variant of NOC 2016 Version 1.0 - Analysis by skill level' as of May 16, 2016.
This variant of NOC 2011 has been developed jointly by Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada to support analysis of aggregated occupational data by NOC skill level.
This variant consists of four groupings, from a. to d., that refer to the four skill levels defined within the National Occupational Classification. Skill level is one of the two classification criteria on which the structure of the NOC is based. The four NOC skill levels are explained in the NOC classification criteria. The highest level, NOC skill level A, is further divided into two sub-classes, Management and Professional, reflecting the two criteria used to define NOC skill level A.
All classes consist of entire major groups; no major group is split between classes of the variant.
|Code||Skill level categories|
|a||NOC skill level A|
|a.2Professional: occupations usually require university education||Professional: occupations usually require university education|
|bNOC skill level B: occupations usually require college education or apprenticeship training||NOC skill level B: occupations usually require college education or apprenticeship training|
|cNOC skill level C: occupations usually require secondary school and/or occupation-specific training||NOC skill level C: occupations usually require secondary school and/or occupation-specific training|
|dNOC skill level D: on-the-job training is usually provided for these occupations||NOC skill level D: on-the-job training is usually provided for these occupations|