National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 Version 1.1


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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.

75 - Transport and heavy equipment operation and related maintenance occupations

This major group comprises occupations in transport and heavy equipment operation and related maintenance which usually require completion of secondary school and a licence or certification. It includes motor vehicle and transit drivers, heavy equipment operators, other transport equipment operators and related maintenance workers.

751 - Motor vehicle and transit drivers

This minor group includes transport truck drivers; bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators; taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs; and delivery and courier serice drivers. They are employed by transportation, manufacturing, distribution and moving companies and trucking employment service agencies; urban transit systems, school boards and transportation authorities and private transportation companies; taxi and other transportation service companies; businesses, governments and other organizations and private individuals and families; dairies, drug stores, newspaper distributors, take-out food establishments, dry cleaners, mobile caterers, courier and messenger service companies; and many other establishments; or they may be self-employed.

752 - Heavy equipment operators

This minor group includes heavy equipment operators (except crane) and public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers. They are employed by construction companies, heavy equipment contractors and pipeline, logging, cargo-handling and other companies; municipal, provincial and federal public works departments and private contractors under contract with government public works departments; and private companies involved in the collection of refuse and recyclable materials.

753 - Other transport equipment operators and related maintenance workers

This minor group includes railway yard and track maintenance workers; water transport deck and engine room crew; boat and cable ferry operators and related occupations; air transport ramp attendants; and other automotive mechanical installers and servicers. They are employed by railway and marine transport companies; the federal government; cable ferry companies, ferry terminals, marine companies and canal, port and harbour authorities; airline and air services companies; automobile and truck service and repair shops; service departments of industrial establishments; and construction, mining and logging companies; or they may be self-employed.

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