National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 Version 1.1

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4 - Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services

Occupations in this category are concerned with law, teaching, counselling, conducting social science research, developing government policy, and administering government and other programs. Occupations providing religious services and leadership are included in this category. These occupations usually require completion of a related post-secondary program. Individuals who work as paralegals, social service workers or educators and instructors who are not part of the elementary, secondary or post-secondary school system are usually required to complete additional formal education to progress to professional occupations.

42 - Paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services

This major group comprises paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services. It includes paralegals, social and community service workers, early childhood educators and assistants, instructors of persons with disabilities, certain instructors and certain religious occupations.

421 - Paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services

This minor group includes paralegals, notaries public, trademark agents, social and community service workers, early childhood educators and assistants, instructors of persons with disabilities, certain other instructors, and certain religious occupations. They are employed by government, and government agencies; law firms, legal departments, and trademark development and record search companies; social service and mental health agencies, group homes, shelters, and substance abuse centres; schools and school boards; correctional facilities, and prisons; child-care centres, daycare centres, kindergartens, and agencies for exceptional children; rehabilitation centres, and specialized educational institutes; driving schools, fabric retailers, and other commercial establishments; churches, synagogues, temples, and other places of worship; and hospitals; or they may be self-employed.

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