National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 Version 1.0

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5 - Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

This category includes occupations in art and culture, including the performing arts, film and video, broadcasting, journalism, writing, creative design, libraries and museums. It also includes occupations in recreation and sports.

These occupations are linked by subject matter to formal post-secondary educational programs but have, for the most part, a range of acceptable qualifications. Occupations in this category are also characterized by a requirement for creative talent, such as for designers and performers, and for athletic ability in the area of sport.

51 - Professional occupations in art and culture

This major group comprises professional occupations in art and culture. It includes librarians, archivists, conservators, curators, writers, translators and artists.

511 - Librarians, archivists, conservators and curators

This minor group includes librarians, archivists, conservators and curators. They are employed by libraries, museums, art galleries, archives, universities, and private sector organizations; or they may be self-employed.

512 - Writing, translating and related communications professionals

This minor group includes writers, editors, journalists, translators and interpreters. They are employed by advertising, consulting, publishing and multimedia/new-media companies; magazines, journals, newspapers, radio and television networks and stations; sections within companies and government departments that produce publications such as newsletters, handbooks, manuals and Web sites; translation and interpretation agencies; and international organizations, schools, courts, and social service agencies; or they may be self-employed.

513 - Creative and performing artists

This minor group includes producers, directors, choreographers, conductors, composers, arrangers, musicians, singers, dancers, actors, comedians, painters, sculptors and other visual artists. They are employed by radio and television stations, broadcast departments, and film, television and recording studios; advertising and record production companies; ballet, dance and opera companies; orchestras, bands, choirs, concert halls, theatres, lounges and night clubs; television, theatre, film and other production companies; and dance, acting and art schools; or they may be self-employed.

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