National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 Version 1.0

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7 - Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations

These occupations include trades supervisors and contractors, construction and mechanical tradespersons, operators of transportation and heavy equipment and trades helpers. These occupations are found in a wide range of industrial sectors, with many in the construction and transportation industries.

This category includes most of the apprenticeable trades, including all those related to the construction industry. Other occupations in this category usually require completion of college or vocational education programs combined with on-the-job training. Helpers obtain training on the job site. Progression to supervisory positions or self-employed contractor status is possible with experience. There is limited mobility or transferability of skills among occupations in this category due to specific apprenticeship, training and licensing requirements for most occupations.

72 - Industrial, electrical and construction trades

This major group comprises occupations in industrial, electrical and construction trades, which usually require three or more years of apprenticeship, or several years of work experience in the trade combined with related high school, college or industry courses. It includes occupations in machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades; electrical trades and electrical power line and telecommunications workers; plumbers, pipefitters and gas fitters; carpenters and cabinetmakers; masonry and plastering trades; and other construction trades, as well as related supervisors and contractors.

720 - Contractors and supervisors, industrial, electrical and construction trades and related workers

This minor group includes industrial, electrical and construction trade contractors who own and operate their own businesses; and supervisors who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in industrial, electrical and construction trades. They are employed by construction companies; electrical, mechanical, carpentry, bricklaying, masonry, cement and concrete, plastering, drywalling and lathing, roofing, insulation, painting, floor covering, construction glass installation, and plumbing and pipefitting trade contractors; maintenance departments of industrial, commercial and manufacturing establishments; machine shops; structural, platework and related metal products fabrication, manufacturing and erecting companies; electric power generation, transmission and distribution companies and public utility commissions; telephone, cable and satellite television and other telecommunications transmission companies; gas distribution companies; manufacturers of custom furniture and fixtures and of precast concrete products; service and repair shops; glass fabrication shops; and pest control companies; or they may be self-employed.

723 - Machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades

This minor group includes machinists, machining and tooling inspectors, tool and die makers, sheet metal workers, boilermakers, structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters, iron workers, welders and related machine operators. They are employed by machinery, equipment, vehicle, aircraft, shipbuilding and other metal products manufacturers; construction and electric power generation companies; tool and die, mould making, welding and machine shops; structural steel, boiler, sheet metal and platework fabrication plants; and by construction ironwork, sheet metal work and welding contractors; or they may be self-employed.

724 - Electrical trades and electrical power line and telecommunications workers

This minor group includes electricians, including industrial and power system electricians; electrical power line and cable workers; telecommunications line and cable workers; telecommunications installation and repair workers; and cable television service and maintenance technicians. They are employed by electrical contractors; maintenance departments of buildings, factories, plants, mines, shipyards and other industrial establishments; electric power generation, transmission and distribution companies and public utility commissions; cable and satellite television companies; and by telephone and other telecommunications services establishments; or they may be self-employed.

725 - Plumbers, pipefitters and gas fitters

This minor group includes plumbers, steamfitters, pipefitters, sprinkler system installers and gas fitters. They are employed by plumbing contractors; maintenance departments of factories, plants and similar establishments; pipefitting and sprinkler system contractors; and gas utility and gas servicing companies; or they may be self-employed.

727 - Carpenters and cabinetmakers

This minor group includes carpenters and cabinetmakers. They are employed by construction companies; carpentry and cabinetmaking contractors; maintenance departments of factories, plants and other establishments; and furniture manufacturing and repair companies; or they may be self-employed.

728 - Masonry and plastering trades

This minor group includes bricklayers, concrete finishers, tilesetters, plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers. They are employed by construction companies; bricklaying, cement, concrete, masonry, plastering, drywalling and lathing contractors; and manufacturers of precast concrete products; or they may be self-employed.

729 - Other construction trades

This minor group includes roofers, shinglers, glaziers, insulators, painters and decorators (except interior decorators) and floor covering installers. They are employed by construction companies; roofing and general contractors; construction glass installation contractors and glass fabrication, retail service and repair shops; insulation and floor covering contractors and carpet outlets; and painting and building maintenance contractors; or they may be self-employed.

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