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.

52 - Technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

This major group comprises technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport. It includes technical occupations in libraries, public archives, museums and art galleries; in motion picture production, graphic arts, broadcasting and the performing arts; and as photographers, announcers, creative designers, craftspersons, athletes, coaches, sports officials, sport and fitness instructors and some performers.

521 - Technical occupations in libraries, public archives, museums and art galleries

This minor group includes library and public archive technicians and technical occupations related to museums and art galleries. They are employed by libraries, public archives, museums, and galleries; retail settings; parks, aquariums, zoos, interpretive centres, botanical gardens, cultural centres, nature sanctuaries, historic and heritage sites, and other locations; or they may be self-employed.

522 - Photographers, graphic arts technicians and technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

This minor group includes photographers, graphic arts technicians and technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts. They are employed by photographic and sound recording studios; museums; government; television and radio networks and stations; television, motion picture, video and concert production companies; communications providers; newspapers and magazines; publishing, advertising, marketing, printing and multimedia companies; broadcast equipment companies; theatre, stage and dance companies; clubs, hotels, bands and movie theatres; concert promoters; and educational establishments; or they may be self-employed.

523 - Announcers and other performers, n.e.c.

This minor group includes announcers, other broadcasters and performers not elsewhere classified. They are employed by radio and television stations and networks; advertising companies; circuses, nightclubs and theatre and other production companies; or they may be self-employed.

524 - Creative designers and craftspersons

This minor group includes graphic designers, illustrators, interior designers and decorators, theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers, various artisans and craftspersons, and patternmakers for textile, leather and fur products. They are employed by advertising, graphic design, communications, construction, architectural, interior design and multimedia production companies; retail establishments, museums, hospitals, airlines and hotel and restaurant chains; festivals, performing arts and broadcasting companies; clothing, textile and manufacturing companies; and artisan guilds, colleges, private studios and recreational organizations; or they may be self-employed.

525 - Athletes, coaches, referees and related occupations

This minor group includes athletes, coaches, sports officials, referees, and program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness. They are employed by national, provincial and local sports organizations, leagues and sporting commissions; professional and amateur sports teams; universities; community centres, sports and fitness clubs, outdoor centres, resorts, recreational facilities, health care facilities, retirement homes and correctional institutions; and government departments, private businesses and tourism associations; or they may be self-employed.

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