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.

43 - Occupations in front-line public protection services

This major group comprises occupations in government services that require some combination of secondary or post-secondary education and occupation-specific training and that have significant health and safety responsibilities. It includes police officers (except commissioned), firefighters and non-commissioned members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

431 - Occupations in front-line public protection services

This minor group includes police officers (except commissioned), firefighters, and non-commissioned officers and members of the Canadian Armed Forces. They are employed by municipal, regional, provincial, and federal governments; and large industrial establishments that have internal firefighting services.

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