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.

76 - Trades helpers, construction labourers and related occupations

This major group comprises trades helpers, construction labourers and related occupations with some experience or some secondary school, and may require certification. It includes trades helpers and labourers; and public works and other labourers not elsewhere classified.

761 - Trades helpers and labourers

This minor group includes construction trades helpers and labourers, and other trades helpers and labourers. They are employed by construction companies; trade and labour contractors; surface mine and quarry operators; and a wide variety of manufacturing, utility and service companies.

762 - Public works and other labourers, n.e.c.

This minor group includes public works and maintenance labourers, and railway and motor transport labourers. They are employed by public works departments in all levels of government; private contractors under contract to governments; and railway and motor transport companies.

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