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NOC CATEGORY

ART, CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORT ............................................................ 1

BUSINESS, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION ....................................................... 2

HEALTH ............................................................................................................... 4

MANAGEMENT ................................................................................................... 5

NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES AND RELATED ................................................ 5

PRIMARY INDUSTRY............................................................................................ 6

PROCESSING, MANUFACTURING AND UTILITIES ................................................. 7

SALES AND SERVICE .......................................................................................... 12

SOCIAL SCIENCE, EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT SERVICE AND RELIGION ............. 16

TRADES, TRANSPORT AND EQUIPMENT OPERATORS ........................................ 16

ART, CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORT

Heritage Interpreters NOC: 5212

This group includes workers who classify and catalogue museum and gallery artifacts, construct and install exhibits and displays,

restore, maintain and store museum and gallery collections, frame artwork, conduct guided tours and perform other functions

in support of curatorial and conservation activities. They are employed in museums and galleries. Picture framers and

taxidermists may also be employed in retail settings or may be self-employed.

Sign Pre-production Technicians NOC: 5223

This unit group includes workers who produce and assemble artwork, photographs, lettering and other graphic art according to

conceptual layouts and specifications, and make designs camera-ready for printing. They are employed by publishing,

advertising and printing establishments, and by television and film production companies.

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BUSINESS, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

Accounting and Related Clerks NOC: 1431

This unit group includes clerks who calculate, prepare and process bills, invoices, accounts payable and receivable, budgets and

other routine financial records according to established procedures. They are employed throughout the private and public

sectors.

Administrative Clerks NOC: 1441

Administrative clerks compile, verify, record and process forms and documents, such as applications, licences, permits,

contracts, registrations and requisitions, in accordance with established procedures, guidelines and schedules. They are

employed throughout the private and public sectors.

Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Clerks NOC: 1434

Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Clerks compile, process and maintain banking, insurance and other financial

information. They are employed by banks, credit companies, private and public insurance establishments, investment firms and

other financial establishments throughout the private and public sectors.

Collectors NOC: 1435

Collectors collect payments on overdue accounts and bad cheques and locate debtors to make collection arrangements. They

are employed by collection agencies, utility companies, department stores, loan companies, banks and credit unions, and by

financial and licensing departments within governments.

Computer Operators NOC: 1421

Computer operators operate computer equipment, produce computer-generated reports, monitor the operation of computer

systems and networks, and co-ordinate their use. They are employed in computer centres throughout the private and public

sectors.

Correspondence, Publication and Related Clerks NOC: 1452

Correspondence, publication and related clerks write routine correspondence, proofread material for accuracy, compile

material for publication and perform other related clerical duties. They are employed by newspapers, periodicals, publishing

firms and by establishments throughout the private and public sectors.

Couriers, Messengers and Door-to-Door Distributors NOC: 1463

Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors pick up and deliver letters, parcels, packages, newspapers, flyers and other

items within and between establishments. They are employed by courier service companies and other establishments

throughout the private and public sectors.

Court Clerks NOC: 1443

This unit group includes those who perform support functions in courts of law, such as calling court to order, preparing court

dockets and maintaining exhibits. Court clerks are employed by federal and provincial courts.

Customer Service Representatives -- Financial Services NOC: 1433

Customer service representatives in this unit group process customers' financial transactions and provide information on

related banking products and services. They are employed by banks, trust companies, credit unions and similar financial

institutions.

Customer Service, Information and Related Clerks NOC: 1453

This unit group includes clerks who answer enquiries and provide information regarding an establishment's goods, services and

policies and who provide customer services such as receiving payments and processing requests for services. They are

employed by retail establishments, insurance, telephone and utility companies and by other establishments throughout the

private and public sectors.

Data Entry Clerks NOC: 1422

Data entry clerks type at keyboards and data entry consoles to input coded, statistical and other information onto diskettes,

disks or tapes for storage. They are employed in offices and computer centres throughout the private and public sectors.

Desktop Publishing Operators and Related Occupations NOC: 1423

Desktop publishing operators use computers to enter copy into a typesetting system or operate typesetting output equipment

to produce text that is ready to print. They are employed by firms that specialize in typesetting, commercial printing companies,

newspapers, magazines and in various establishments in the public and private sectors that have in-house printing

departments. This unit group also includes markup persons and pre-flight operators.

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Dispatchers and Radio Operators NOC: 1475

Dispatchers operate radios and other telecommunication equipment to dispatch emergency vehicles and to co-ordinate the

activities of drivers and other personnel. They are employed by police, fire and health departments, other emergency service

agencies, taxi, delivery and courier companies and other commercial and industrial establishments. Radio operators receive,

transmit and record signals and messages using radios and other telecommunication equipment. They are employed by

transportation companies, mining, forestry and other industrial establishments, and by the armed forces.

General Office Clerks NOC: 1411

General office clerks type and file correspondence, reports, statements and other material, operate office equipment, answer

telephones and perform clerical duties of a general nature according to established procedures. They are employed in offices

throughout the public and private sectors.

Letter Carriers NOC: 1462

Letter carriers sort and deliver mail, record delivery of registered mail and collect money for cash-on-delivery parcels. Letter

carriers are employed by Canada Post Corporation.

Library Clerks NOC: 1451

Library clerks issue and receive library materials, sort and shelve books and provide general library information to users. They

also perform clerical functions such as filing, typing and word processing. Library Clerks are employed by libraries or other

establishments with library services.

Mail, Postal and Related Clerks NOC: 1461

This unit group includes clerks who process and sort mail and parcels in post offices, mail processing plants and internal mail

rooms, and clerks who serve customers and record transactions at sales counters and postal wickets. Mail, postal and related

clerks are employed by Canada Post Corporation, courier and parcel express services and establishments throughout the public

and private sectors.

Payroll Clerks NOC: 1432

Payroll clerks collect, verify and process payroll information and determine pay and benefit entitlements for employees within a

department, company or other establishment. They are employed by payroll administration companies and by establishments

throughout the private and public sectors.

Personnel Clerks NOC: 1442

Personnel clerks assist personnel officers and human resources specialists and compile, maintain and process information

relating to staffing, recruitment, training, labour relations, performance evaluations and classifications. They are employed in

personnel departments throughout the public and private sectors.

Production Clerks NOC: 1473

Production clerks co-ordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within an establishment, prepare work and

production schedules and monitor the progress of production and construction projects. Production clerks are employed by

manufacturing and construction companies, printing and publishing companies and other industrial establishments.

Purchasing and Inventory Clerks NOC: 1474

Purchasing and inventory clerks process purchasing transactions and maintain inventories of materials, equipment and stock.

They are employed by retail and wholesale establishments, manufacturing companies, government agencies and other

establishments.

Receptionists and Switchboard Operators NOC: 1414

Receptionists and switchboard operators greet people arriving at offices, hospitals and other establishments, direct visitors to

appropriate person or service, answer and forward telephone calls, take messages, schedule appointments and perform other

clerical duties. They are employed by hospitals, medical and dental offices and in other offices throughout the public and

private sectors.

Records Management and Filing Clerks NOC: 1413

Records management clerks process, code, store and retrieve records and documents and apply retention and disposal

schedules according to established policies and procedures. File clerks file papers, records, documents and other material

according to subject matter or other filing system. Records and file clerks are employed throughout the private and public

sectors. This unit group also includes health records technicians, who maintain systems for the collection, storage, retrieval and

retention of health information. Health records technicians are employed by hospitals, clinics and other health care institutions.

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Shippers and Receivers NOC: 1471

Shippers and receivers ship, receive and record the movement of parts, supplies, materials, equipment and stock to and from

an establishment. They are employed by retail and wholesale establishments, manufacturing companies, and other commercial

and industrial establishments.

Special Events Co-ordinators and Special Events Managers NOC: 1226

Conference and event planners plan, organize and co-ordinate conferences, conventions, meetings, seminars, exhibitions, trade

shows, festivals and other events. They are employed by tourism associations, trade and professional associations, convention

and conference centres, governments and by conference and event planning companies.

Storekeepers and Parts Clerks NOC: 1472

Storekeepers and parts clerks sort, store and issue parts and supplies for use by the establishment in which they work and for

sale to the public. They are employed by manufacturing companies, retail and wholesale establishments, mining, forestry and

construction companies, repair shops, hospitals and other establishments and the armed forces.

Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks NOC: 1454

Survey interviewers contact individuals to gather information for market research, public opinion polls or election and census

enumeration. Statistical clerks code and compile interview and other data into reports, lists, directories and other documents.

Workers in this unit group are employed by market research and polling firms, government departments and agencies, utility

companies and other establishments. This unit group also includes clerks who observe and record information on traffic flow

and who take utility meter readings.

Telephone Operators NOC: 1424

Telephone operators operate computerized or conventional telephone systems to advance and assist the completion of

telephone calls. Telephone service operators assist, monitor and train telephone operators in the performance of their duties.

They are employed by telephone companies.

Transportation Route and Crew Schedulers NOC: 1476

Transportation route and crew schedulers prepare operational and crew schedules for transportation equipment and operating

personnel. They are employed by municipal transit commissions, truck, delivery and courier services, railways, airlines and by

other transportation establishments in both the private and public sectors.

Typists and Word Processing Operators NOC: 1412

Typists and word processing operators type correspondence, reports, text and other written material using a typewriter, word

processor or computer. Typists and word processing operators are employed in offices and word processing units throughout

the public and private sectors.

HEALTH

Dental Assistants NOC: 3411

Dental assistants assist dentists during the examination and treatment of patients and perform clerical functions. Most dental

assistants work in dentists' offices. Others are employed by government or in educational institutions.

Dental Laboratory Bench Workers NOC: 3412

Dental laboratory bench workers assist dental technicians in preparing and fabricating dentures and other dental devices, such

as orthodontic appliances, crowns, bridges, clasps and bands. They are employed in commercial dental laboratories.

Nurse Aides, Orderlies, and Patient Service Associates NOC: 3413

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates assist nurses, hospital staff and physicians in the basic care of patients.

They are employed in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities.

Other Assisting Occupations in Support of Health Services (Assistants for Autopsy, Pharmacy, Orthopaedics, Opthamology)

NOC: 3414

This unit group includes workers who provide services and assistance to health care professionals and other health care staff.

They are employed in hospitals, clinics, offices of health care professionals, nursing homes, optical retail stores and

laboratories, pharmacies and medical pathology laboratories.

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Other Assisting Occupations in Support of Health Services (Assistants for Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Optometrists) NOC:

3414

Workers in other assisting occupations in support of health services perform a variety of support functions to assist health care

professionals and other health care staff. They are employed in hospitals, medical clinics and offices of health care professionals

such as chiropractors, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

Paramedics NOC: 3234

This unit group includes workers who administer pre-hospital emergency medical care to patients and transport them to

hospitals or other medical facilities for further medical care. They are employed by private ambulance services, hospitals, fire

departments, government departments and agencies, manufacturing firms, mining companies and other private sector

establishments.

MANAGEMENT

Campground Operators NOC: 0632

Campground Operators plan, organize, direct and control the operations of an accommodation establishment or of a

department within such an establishment. They are employed by hotels, motels, resorts, student residences and other

accommodation establishments or they may be self-employed.

Golf Club General Managers NOC: 0721

This profile was developed as part of an occupational standard. The NOC group to which it relates is "Facility Operation

Managers." Facility operation managers plan, organize, direct and control the operations of commercial, transportation and

recreational facilities. Facility operation managers are employed by a wide range of establishments, such as airports, harbours,

canals, shopping centres, convention centres, warehouses and recreation facilities.

Human Resources Professionals NOC: 0112

Human resources professionals plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of human resources and personnel

departments, and develop and implement policies, programs and procedures regarding human resource planning, recruitment,

collective bargaining, training and development, occupation classification and pay and benefit administration. They represent

management and participate actively on various joint committees to maintain ongoing relations between management and

employees. Human resources professionals are employed throughout the private and public sectors.

Small Business Owner-Operators NOC: 0123, 0621, 0631, 0632, 0712

This profile was developed as part of an occupational standard. It relates to a range of NOC groups including, in particular,

"Other Business Services Managers", "Retail Trade Managers," "Restaurant and Food Service Managers," "Accommodation

Service Managers," and "Residential Home Builders and Renovators."

Tour Operators NOC: 0621

This profile was developed as part of an occupational standard. The NOC group to which it relates is "Retail Trade Managers."

Retail trade managers plan, organize, direct and control the operations of establishments that sell merchandise or services on a

retail basis. Retail trade managers are employed by retail sales establishments or they may own and operate their own store.

NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES AND RELATED

Industrial Engineering Technicians NOC: 2233

Industrial engineering and Manufacturing technologists and Technicians may work independently or provide technical support

and services in the development of production methods, facilities and systems, and the planning, estimating, measuring and

scheduling of work. They are employed by manufacturing and insurance companies, government departments and in other

industries.

Industrial Instrument Mechanics NOC: 2243

Industrial instrument mechanics repair, maintain, calibrate, adjust and install industrial measuring and controlling

instrumentation. They are employed by pulp and paper processing companies, nuclear and hydro power generating companies,

mining, petrochemical and natural gas companies, industrial instrument and other manufacturing companies, and by industrial

instrument servicing establishments.

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Quality Control Technicians NOC: 2233

Industrial engineering and Manufacturing technologists and technicians may work independently or provide technical support

and services in the development of production methods, facilities and systems, and the planning, estimating, measuring and

scheduling of work. They are employed by manufacturing and insurance companies, government departments and in other

industries.

PRIMARY INDUSTRY

Aquaculture and Marine Harvest Labourers NOC: 8613

This occupational group includes aquaculture support workers, marine plant gatherers, shellfish diggers and other labourers in

aquaculture and fishing. Aquaculture support workers are employed by public or private fish hatcheries and commercial aquatic

farms. Marine plant gatherers and shellfish harvesters may be self-employed.

Chainsaw and Skidder Operators NOC: 8421

Chainsaw and skidder operators operate chain saws to fell, delimb and buck trees, and operate skidders to move or yard the

felled trees from the logging site to the landing area for processing and transportation. They are employed by logging

companies and contractors.

Fishing Vessel Deckhands NOC: 8441

Fishing vessel deckhands perform a variety of manual tasks on commercial fishing voyages, and maintain fishing vessels. They

are employed by establishments that operate commercial fishing vessels and by self-employed fishermen/women.

General Farm Workers NOC: 8431

General farm workers plant, cultivate and harvest crops, raise livestock and poultry and maintain and repair farm equipment

and buildings. This group includes operators of farm machinery. General farm workers are employed on crop, livestock, fruit,

vegetable and specialty farms.

Harvesting Labourers NOC: 8611

Harvesting labourers assist other farm workers to harvest, sort and pack crops.

Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Labourers NOC: 8612

Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers perform manual work to assist in the construction of landscapes and related

structures and to maintain lawns, gardens, athletic fields, golf courses, cemeteries, parks, landscaped interiors and other

landscaped areas. They are employed by landscaping and lawn care companies, golf courses, cemeteries, and by landscaping

departments of governments and private establishments.

Logging and Forestry Labourers NOC: 8616

Logging and forestry labourers perform a variety of manual tasks such as attaching choker cables to logs, planting trees, clearing

brush, spraying chemicals, cleaning up landing areas and assisting other workers in woodlands operations. They are employed

by logging companies and contractors.

Mine Labourers NOC: 8614

Mine labourers carry out a variety of general labouring duties to assist in the extraction of coal, minerals and ore, and in other

services in support of underground mining. They are employed by coal, metal and non-metallic mineral mines.

Nursery and Greenhouse Workers NOC: 8432

Nursery and greenhouse workers plant, cultivate and harvest trees, shrubs, flowers and plants, and serve nursery and

greenhouse customers. They are employed in indoor and outdoor nurseries and greenhouses.

Oil and Gas Drilling, Servicing and Related Labourers NOC: 8615

Labourers in this unit group carry out a variety of general labouring duties and operate equipment to assist in the drilling and

servicing of oil and gas wells. This unit group also includes labourers who assist in geophysical prospecting for oil and gas. They

are employed by drilling and well servicing contractors and by petroleum producing companies.

Oil and Gas Well Drilling Workers and Services Operators NOC: 8412

Oil and gas well drilling workers operate drilling and service rig machinery as intermediate members of the rig crew. Oil and gas

well services operators drive trucks and operate specialized hydraulic pumping systems to place cement in wells or to treat

wells with chemicals, sand mixtures or gases to stimulate production. Workers in this unit group are employed by drilling and

well service contractors and by petroleum producing companies.

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Silviculture and Forestry Workers NOC: 8422

Silviculture and forestry workers perform a variety of duties related to reforestation and to the management, improvement and

conservation of forest lands. They are employed by logging companies, contractors and government services.

Trappers and Hunters NOC: 8442

Trappers and Hunters trap and hunt wild animals for pelts or live sale. They are usually self-employed and work on a seasonal

basis.

Underground Mine Service and Support Workers NOC: 8411

Underground mine service and support workers perform a range of duties related to the operation of orepasses, chutes and

conveyor systems, the construction and support of underground structures, passages and roadways, and the supply of

materials and supplies to support underground mining. They are employed by coal, metal and non-metallic mineral mines.

PROCESSING, MANUFACTURING AND UTILITIES

Aircraft Assemblers and Aircraft Assembly Inspectors NOC: 9481

Aircraft assemblers assemble, fit and install pre-fabricated parts to manufacture fixed wing or rotary wing aircraft or aircraft

sub-assemblies. Aircraft assembly inspectors inspect aircraft assemblies for adherence to engineering specifications. They are

employed by aircraft and aircraft sub-assembly manufacturers.

Apparel Production Supervisors NOC: 9225

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: Sewing Machine

Operators (9451), Fabric, Fur and Leather Cutters (9452), Hide and Pelt Processing Workers (9453) and Inspectors and Testers,

Fabric, Fur and Leather Products Manufacturing (9454). They are employed by clothing and textile manufacturers, tanneries

and other manufacturers of fabric products

Assemblers and Inspectors, Electrical Appliance, Apparatus and Equipment Manufacturing NOC: 9484

Assemblers in this unit group assemble prefabricated parts to produce household, commercial and industrial appliances and

equipment. Inspectors in this unit group inspect and test assembled products. Workers who set up and prepare assembly lines

for operation are included in this unit group. Workers in this unit group are employed by electrical appliance and electrical

equipment manufacturing companies.

Assemblers, Fabricators and Inspectors, Industrial Electrical Motors and Transformers NOC: 9485

This unit group includes workers who assemble, fabricate, fit, wire and inspect heavy-duty industrial electrical equipment. They

are employed by manufacturers of industrial electric motors, transformers, control equipment, railway locomotives, transit

vehicles and other heavy electrical equipment.

Binding and Finishing Machine Operators NOC: 9473

Binding and Finishing Machine Operators set up, operate or oversee the operation of specific machines, equipment or

computerized units that bind and finish printed material. Workers who perform finishing operations in the paper, carton and

packaging industries, as well as those who encode and stamp plastic cards are included in this unit group. They are employed by

binderies, commercial printing companies, newspapers, magazines and other publishing companies, and establishments in both

the public and private sectors that have in-house printing, binding and finishing departments.

Boat Assemblers and Inspectors NOC: 9491

Boat assemblers assemble wooden, fibreglass and metal boats, such as sailboats, motorboats, canoes and cabin cruisers. Boat

inspectors check assembled boats to ensure proper product quality. They are employed by boat and marine craft

manufacturing companies.

Camera, Platemaking and Other Pre-press Occupations NOC: 9472

This unit group includes workers who operate graphic arts cameras and scanners, assemble film and negatives and prepare,

engrave and etch printing plates or cylinders for various types of printing presses. They are employed in firms that specialize in

colour graphics or platemaking and cylinder preparation, commercial printing companies, newspapers, magazines, and in

various establishments in the public and private sectors that have in-house printing departments.

Chemical Plant Machine Operators NOC: 9421

Chemical plant machine operators monitor and operate units and machinery to blend, mix, process and package a wide range

of specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cleaning and toiletry products. They are primarily employed in chemical, cleaning

compound, ink and adhesive industries, but may also be employed by chemical processing departments in other industries.

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Concrete, Clay and Stone Forming Operators NOC: 9414

This unit group included workers who cast and finish concrete products, operate machines to extrude, mould, press and bake

clay products, and operate machines to cut and finish stone products. They are employed by concrete, clay and stone products

manufacturing companies.

Electronic Assemblers, Fabricators, Inspectors and Testers NOC: 9483

Electronics assemblers and fabricators assemble and fabricate electronic equipment, parts and components. Electronics

inspectors and testers inspect and test electronic and electromechanical assemblies, subassemblies, parts and components to

ensure conformance to prescribed standards. They are employed in electronics manufacturing plants.

Fabric, Fur and Leather Cutters NOC: 9452

Fabric cutters cut fabric to make parts for garments, linens and other articles. Fur cutters cut fur pelts to make parts for

garments and other fur articles. Leather cutters cut leather to make parts for shoes, garments and other leather articles. Fabric

cutters are employed by clothing and textile manufacturers and other manufacturers of fabric products. Fur cutters are

employed by furriers and fur products manufacturers. Leather cutters are employed by shoe and other leather products

manufacturers.

First-line Supervisors in the Seafood Industry NOC: 9213

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who operate processing machines, and

package or grade food, beverage and tobacco products. They are employed in fruit and vegetable processing plants, dairies,

flour mills, bakeries, sugar refineries, fish plants, meat plants, breweries and other food, beverage and tobacco processing

establishments.

Fish Plant Workers NOC: 9463

This unit group includes fish plant machine operators, who set up and operate machinery to process and package fish products,

and fish plant cutters and cleaners, who cut, trim and clean fish by hand. Fish Plant Workers are employed in fish processing

plants.

Forging Machine Operators NOC: 9512

Forging machine operators operate forging machines to form and shape metal into various shapes and sizes and impart desired

strength, hardness or other characteristics. They are employed primarily in the fabricated metal products, machinery, and

transportation equipment industries.

Foundry Workers NOC: 9412

This unit group includes workers who make foundry moulds and cores by hand or machine, cast molten metal, and operate

furnaces in the foundry industry. They are employed by metal foundries and foundry departments of metal products

manufacturing companies.

Furniture and Fixture Assemblers and Inspectors NOC: 9492

This unit group includes workers who assemble parts to form subassemblies or complete articles of furniture and fixtures.

Inspectors in this unit group inspect furniture and fixture subassemblies and finished products to ensure product quality. They

are employed by furniture manufacturing companies.

Furniture Finishers and Refinishers NOC: 9494

Furniture finishers finish new wood or metal furniture to specified colour and finish. They are employed in furniture

manufacturing plants, retail furniture stores or refinishing and repair shops. Furniture refinishers refinish repaired, used or old

furniture. They are employed in furniture refinishing shops or they may be self-employed.

Glass Forming and Finishing Machine Operators and Glass Cutters NOC: 9413

Machine operators in this unit group operate multi-function process control machinery or single function machines to melt,

form, cut or finish flat glass, glassware, bottles and other glass products. Glass cutters cut flat glass of various thicknesses to

specified sizes and shapes by hand. They are employed by glass and glass products manufacturing companies.

Hide and Pelt Processing Workers NOC: 9453

Hide and pelt processing workers trim, scrape, clean, tan, buff and dye animal hides, pelts or skins to produce leather stock and

finished furs. They are employed by leather tanning, fur dressing and leather and fur dyeing establishments.

Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers NOC: 9462

Workers in this unit group prepare meat and poultry for further processing, for packaging or for marketing. They are employed

in meat and poultry slaughtering, processing and packing establishments.

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Inspectors and Testers, Mineral and Metal Processing NOC: 9415

Inspectors and testers in this unit group inspect, grade, sample or test raw materials and products from mineral ore and metal

processing operations. They are employed in mineral ore and metal processing plants such as copper, lead and zinc refineries,

uranium processing plants, steel mills, aluminum plants, precious metal refineries, cement processing plants, clay, glass and

stone processing plants and foundries.

Inspectors and Testers: Fabric, Fur and Leather Manufacturing NOC: 9454

Inspectors and testers in this unit group inspect and grade hides, pelts and leather, or garments and other manufactured fabric,

fur and leather products. They are employed by leather tanning and fur dressing establishments or by garment, fur and leather

products manufacturers.

Labourers in Chemical Products Processing and Utilities NOC: 9613

Labourers in this unit group carry out a variety of material handling, cleaning and routine general labouring activities. They are

employed by petroleum and natural gas processing, pipeline and petrochemical, chemical and pharmaceutical companies, and

by electrical, water and waste treatment utilities.

Labourers in Fish Processing NOC: 9618

Labourers in this unit group perform clean-up, packaging, material handling and other elemental activities related to fish

processing. They are employed in fish processing and packaging plants.

Labourers in Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing NOC: 9617

Labourers in this unit group perform material handling, clean-up, packaging and other elemental activities related to food,

beverage and tobacco processing. They are employed in fruit and vegetable processing plants, dairies, flour mills, bakeries,

sugar refineries, meat plants, breweries and other food, beverage and tobacco processing plants.

Labourers in Metal Fabrication NOC: 9612

Labourers in this unit group remove excess metal and unwanted materials from metal parts, castings and other metal products

and perform other labouring activities. They are employed in structural steel, boiler and platework fabrication plants, heavy

machinery manufacturing plants, sheet metal fabrication shops, shipbuilding and other metal products manufacturing

companies.

Labourers in Mineral and Metal Processing NOC: 9611

Labourers in this unit group perform material handling, clean-up, packaging and other elemental activities related to mineral

ore and metal processing. They are employed in mineral ore and metal processing plants such as copper, lead and zinc

refineries, uranium processing plants, steel mills, aluminum plants, precious metal refineries, cement processing plants, clay,

glass and stone processing plants and foundries.

Labourers in Rubber and Plastic Products Manufacturing NOC: 9615

Labourers in this unit group assist machine operators, transport materials and perform similar tasks. They are employed by

rubber and plastic products manufacturing companies.

Labourers in Textile Processing NOC: 9616

Labourers in textile processing perform a variety of manual duties to assist in processing fibres into yarn or thread, or to assist

in weaving, knitting, bleaching, dyeing or finishing textile fabrics or other textile products. They are employed by textile

companies.

Labourers in Wood, Pulp and Paper Processing NOC: 9614

Labourers in this unit group carry out a variety of general labouring and routine wood processing activities and assist pulp mill

and papermaking machine operators. They are employed by pulp and paper, and paper converting companies, sawmills,

planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing companies.

Lumber Graders and Other Wood Processing Inspectors and Graders NOC: 9436

Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders inspect and grade lumber, shingles, veneer, waferboard and

similar wood products to identify defects, ensure conformance to company specifications and classify products according to

industry standards. They are employed by sawmills, planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood

processing companies.

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Machine Operators and Inspectors, Electrical Apparatus Manufacturing NOC: 9487

Machine operators in this unit group operate machinery or equipment to fabricate complete products or parts for use in the

assembly of electrical appliances and equipment, and electrical apparati, such as batteries, fuses and plugs. Inspectors in this

unit group inspect and test completed parts and production items. Workers in this unit group are employed by electrical

appliance and electrical equipment manufacturing companies.

Machine Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing NOC: 9411

Workers in this unit group operate single function machines or machinery that is part of a larger production process to process

mineral ore and metal products. They are employed in mineral ore and metal processing plants such as copper, lead and zinc

refineries, uranium processing plants, steel mills, aluminum plants, precious metal refineries and cement processing plants.

Machining Tool Operators NOC: 9511

Machining tool operators set up and operate or tend metal-cutting machines designed for repetitive machining work. They are

employed by metal products and other manufacturing companies and in machine shops. This unit group also includes workers

who etch or chemically mill metal pieces.

Mechanical Assemblers and Inspectors NOC: 9486

Assemblers in this unit group assemble a wide variety of mechanical products such as trucks, buses, snowmobiles, garden

tractors, automotive engines, transmissions, outboard motors, gear boxes, hydraulic pumps and sewing machines. Inspectors in

this unit group check and inspect subassemblies and finished products to ensure proper quality and product specifications.

They are employed by machinery and transportation equipment manufacturers and by other manufacturing companies.

Metalworking Machine Operators NOC: 9514

Light metalworking machine operators operate metalworking machines which shape and form sheet or other light metal into

parts or products. They are employed by sheet metal products manufacturing companies, sheet metal shops and other light

metal products manufacturing establishments. Heavy metalworking machine operators operate metalworking machines which

shape and form steel or other heavy metal into parts or products. They are employed by structural steel fabrication, boiler and

platework manufacturing companies, heavy machinery manufacturing companies and in the shipbuilding industry.

Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers NOC: 9482

Motor vehicle assemblers assemble and install prefabricated motor vehicle parts and components to form subassemblies and

finished motor vehicles. Motor vehicle inspectors and testers inspect and test parts, subassemblies and finished products to

ensure proper performance and conformity to quality standards. They are employed in plants which manufacture automobiles,

vans and light trucks.

Other Assemblers and Inspectors NOC: 9498

This unit group includes assemblers and inspectors, not elsewhere classified, who assemble and inspect a variety of products,

such as jewellery, silverware, clocks and watches, musical instruments, sporting goods, toys, and other miscellaneous products.

They are employed by a wide variety of manufacturing companies.

Other Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities NOC: 9619

This unit group includes labourers, not elsewhere classified, who perform material handling, clean-up, packaging and other

elemental activities in processing, manufacturing and utilities. They are employed by companies that manufacture products

such as clothing, footwear, furniture and electrical and electronic products and by printing and packaging companies.

Other Metal Products Machine Operators NOC: 9516

This unit group includes metal products machine operators, not elsewhere classified, who operate one or more automatic or

multi-purpose machines to produce a variety of metal parts and products, such as wire, nails, bolts and chains. They are

employed by a wide variety of metal products manufacturing companies.

Other Products Machine Operators NOC: 9517

This unit group includes all machine operators, not elsewhere classified, who operate machines to cut, press, stamp, mould,

treat, finish or otherwise fabricate components or products, such as jewellery, buttons, pencils, crayons, non-prescription

lenses, brushes, notions and other miscellaneous products. They are employed by a wide variety of manufacturing companies.

Other Wood Processing Machine Operators NOC: 9434

Wood processing machine operators in this unit group operate and tend wood processing equipment and machines to remove

bark from logs, produce wood chips, preserve and treat wood, and produce waferboards, particle boards, hardboards,

insulation boards, plywood, veneers and similar wood products. They are employed in sawmills, woodrooms of pulp mills,

planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing plants.

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Other Wood Products Assemblers and Inspectors NOC: 9493

Assemblers in this unit group assemble a variety of wood products and millwork, such as window sashes and doors. Inspectors

in this unit group inspect wood products to ensure product quality. They are employed by establishments engaged in

manufacturing a variety of wood and millwork products.

Painters and Coaters -- Industrial NOC: 9496

Painters and coaters in this unit group tend and operate machines or use brushes and spray equipment to apply paint, enamel,

lacquer or other non-metallic protective and decorative coatings to surfaces of various products. They are employed by

manufacturing companies, specialized coating shops and refinishing establishments.

Paper Converting Machine Operators NOC: 9435

Paper converting machine operators operate various machines which fabricate and assemble paper products such as bags,

containers, boxes, envelopes and similar articles. They are employed by paper products manufacturing companies.

Papermaking and Finishing Machine Operators NOC: 9433

Papermaking and finishing machine operators operate process machinery and equipment and assist papermaking and coating

control operators to produce, coat and finish paper. They are employed by pulp and paper companies.

Photographic and Film Processors NOC: 9474

Photographic and film processors process and finish still photographic film and motion picture film. They are employed in film

processing laboratories and retail photofinishing establishments.

Plastic Products Assemblers, Finishers and Inspectors NOC: 9495

This unit group includes workers who assemble, finish and inspect plastic parts and finished products. They are employed by

plastic products manufacturing companies and plastic parts divisions of aircraft or other manufacturing companies.

Plastics Processing Machine Operators NOC: 9422

Plastics processing machine operators set up and operate plastic mixing, calendering, extruding and moulding processing

machines used in the manufacture of plastic parts and plastic products. They are employed by plastic products manufacturing

companies.

Plating, Metal Spraying and Related Operators NOC: 9497

This unit group includes workers who operate machines or equipment to deposit metallized substances on metal or other

articles to provide decorative, protective or restorative coatings. They are employed by metal products manufacturing

companies and by customized metal plating and coating shops.

Printing Machine Operators NOC: 9471

This unit group includes workers who operate laser printers, computerized high speed colour copiers and other printing

machines to print text, illustrations and designs on a wide variety of materials such as paper, plastic, glass, leather, and metal.

They are employed in rapid printing services, commercial printing companies and in manufacturing and other establishments

that have in-house printing facilities.

Process Control and Machine Operators, Food and Beverage Processing NOC: 9461

Process control and machine operators in this unit group operate multi-function process control machinery or single-function

machines to process and package food and beverage products. They are employed in fruit and vegetable processing plants,

dairies, flour mills, bakeries, sugar refineries, meat plants, breweries and other food and beverage processing establishments.

Pulp Mill Machine Operators NOC: 9432

Pulp mill machine operators operate and monitor various types of processing machinery and equipment to produce pulp. They

are employed by pulp and paper companies.

Rubber Processing Machine Operators and Related Workers NOC: 9423

Workers in this unit group operate rubber processing machinery and assemble and inspect rubber products. They are employed

by tire manufacturers and other rubber products manufacturing companies.

Sawmill Machine Operators NOC: 9431

Sawmill Machine Operators operate, monitor and control automated lumber mill equipment to saw timber logs into rough

lumber; saw, trim and plane rough lumber into dressed lumber of various sizes; and saw or split shingles and shakes. They are

employed in sawmills and planing mills.

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Sewing Machine Operators NOC: 9451

Sewing Machine Operators operate sewing machines to sew fabric, fur, leather or synthetic materials to produce or repair

garments or other articles. They are employed in clothing, footwear, textile products, fur products and other manufacturing

establishments and by furriers.

Signmakers NOC: 9498a

This unit group includes assemblers and inspectors, not elsewhere classified, who assemble and inspect a variety of products,

such as jewellery, silverware, clocks and watches, musical instruments, sporting goods, toys, and other miscellaneous products.

They are employed by a wide variety of manufacturing companies.

Testers and Graders, Food and Beverage Processing NOC: 9465

Testers and graders in this unit group test or grade ingredients and finished food, beverage or tobacco products to ensure

conformance to company standards. They are employed in fruit and vegetable processing plants, dairies, flour mills, bakeries,

sugar refineries, fish plants, meat plants, breweries and other food, beverage and tobacco processing plants.

Textile Dyeing and Finishing Machine Operators NOC: 9443

Textile dyeing and finishing machine operators operate machines to bleach, dye or finish yarn, thread, cloth or textile products.

They are employed by textile manufacturing companies.

Textile Fibre and Yarn Preparation Machine Operators NOC: 9441

Textile fibre and yarn preparation machine operators operate machines to prepare textile fibres or to spin, wind or twist yarn or

thread. They are employed by textile companies.

Textile Inspectors, Graders and Samplers NOC: 9444

Textile inspectors, graders and samplers prepare samples and inspect and grade textile products. They are employed by textile

companies.

Tobacco Processing Machine Operators NOC: 9464

Tobacco processing machine operators operate machines to prepare and treat raw tobacco leaves or to produce and package

tobacco products such as cigarettes and cigars. They are employed in leaf tobacco processing and tobacco products plants.

Water and Waste Plant Operators NOC: 9424

Water plant operators monitor and operate computerized control systems and related equipment in water filtration and

treatment plants to regulate the treatment and distribution of water. Waste plant operators monitor and operate

computerized control systems and related equipment in waste water, sewage treatment and liquid waste plants to regulate the

treatment and disposal of sewage and wastes. They are employed by municipal government, industries and institutions.

Weavers, Knitters and Other Fabric-Making Occupations NOC: 9442

Operators in this unit group operate machines to process yarn or thread into woven, non-woven and knitted products such as

cloth, lace, carpets, rope, industrial fabric, hosiery and knitted garments or to quilt and embroider fabric. This unit group also

includes workers who perform activities such as reproducing patterns, drawing-in and tying warps and setting up looms. They

are employed by textile companies and by garment and mattress manufacturing companies.

Welding, Brazing and Soldering Machine Operators NOC: 9515

Welding, Brazing and Soldering Machine Operators includes machine operators who operate previously set up production

welding, brazing and soldering equipment. They are employed by companies that manufacture structural steel and platework,

boilers, heavy machinery, aircraft and ships and other metal products, and by welding contractors and welding shops, or they

may be self-employed.

Woodworking Machine Operators NOC: 9513

Woodworking machine operators set up, program and operate one or more woodworking machines to fabricate or repair

wooden parts for furniture, fixtures or other wood products. They are employed in furniture, fixture and other wood products

manufacturing establishments.

SALES AND SERVICE

Airline Sales and Service Agents NOC: 6433

Airline sales and service agents issue tickets, make reservations, trace missing baggage, arrange for cargo shipments and

perform other related customer service duties to assist airline passengers. Airline sales and service agents are employed by

airline companies. Load planners, who plan the positioning of cargo on aircraft, are also included in this unit group.

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Babysitters, Nannies and Parents' Helpers NOC: 6474

Babysitters care for children on an ongoing or short-term basis. They are usually self-employed or may be employed by

babysitting agencies. Nannies care for children in the employer's residence and provide for their health and physical and social

development. Parent's helpers assist parent with child-care and household duties. Nannies and parent's helpers are employed

by private households, where they may also reside.

Bartenders NOC: 6452

Bartenders mix and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, bars, taverns,

private clubs, banquet halls and other licensed establishments. Supervisors of Bartenders are included in this unit group.

By-law Enforcement and Other Regulatory Officers NOC: 6463

Officers and inspectors in this unit group enforce by-laws and regulations of provincial and municipal governments. They are

employed by provincial and municipal governments and agencies.

Cashiers NOC: 6611

Cashiers record and receive payment from customers in stores, restaurants, theatres, business offices and other retail and

wholesale establishments for the purchase of goods, services and admission.

Casino Occupations NOC: 6443

Gambling casino workers operate gaming tables, maintain slot machines, accept keno wagers, pay out winning bets and

jackpots and collect losing bets. They are employed by gambling casinos. Supervisors of gambling casino workers are included in

this unit group.

Cooks NOC: 6242

Cooks prepare and cook a wide variety of foods. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, hospitals and other health care

institutions, central food commissaries, educational institutions and other establishments. Cooks are also employed aboard

trains, ships and at construction and logging camps.

Correctional Service Officers NOC: 6462

Correctional service officers guard prisoners and detainees and maintain order in correctional institutions and other places of

detention. They are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments.

Dry Cleaning and Laundry Occupations NOC: 6681

Dry cleaning and laundry machine operators operate machines to dry-clean or launder garments and household articles. Dry

cleaning and laundry inspectors and assemblers check finished garments to ensure that they meet required standards for

cleaning and pressing, and assemble and bag finished garments. They are employed in dry cleaning and laundry establishments

and in the laundries of hotels, hospitals and similar institutions.

Early Childhood Educator Assistants NOC: 6473

Early childhood educator assistants supervise pre-school children in day care centres and nursery schools, and under the

supervision of an early childhood educator, they lead children in activities to stimulate and develop their intellectual, physical

and emotional growth. They are employed in day-care centres and nursery schools.

Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants NOC: 6472

This unit group includes workers who assist elementary and secondary school teachers and counsellors. They are employed in

public and private elementary and secondary schools.

Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations NOC: 6482

Workers in this unit group provide facial and body treatments designed to enhance an individual's physical appearance. They

are employed in beauty salons, electrolysis studios, scalp treatment clinics and other similar establishments or they may be selfemployed.

Food and Beverage Servers NOC: 6453

Food and beverage servers take patrons' food and beverage orders and serve orders to patrons. They are employed in

restaurants, hotels, bars, taverns, private clubs, banquet halls and similar establishments.

Freshwater Angling Guides NOC: 6442

Outdoor sport and recreational guides organize and conduct trips or expeditions for sports enthusiasts, adventurers, tourists

and resort guests. They are employed by private companies and resorts or may be self- employed.

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Grocery Clerks and Shelf Stockers NOC: 6622

Grocery clerks and store shelf stockers pack customers' purchases, price items, stock shelves with merchandise and fill mail and

telephone orders. They are employed in retail establishments, such as grocery, hardware and department stores, and in

warehouses.

Guest Services Attendants NOC: 6672

This unit group includes workers who carry hotel guests' luggage and escort guests to their rooms, carry travellers' luggage at

railway stations and aboard ships, and clean and maintain public areas and passengers' rooms aboard ships and trains. They are

employed by hotels, railway companies and water transport companies.

Hotel Front Desk Clerks NOC: 6435

Hotel Front Desk Clerks make room reservations, provide information and services to guests and receive payment for services.

They are employed by hotels, motels and resorts.

Hunting Guides NOC: 6442

Outdoor sport and recreational guides organize and conduct trips or expeditions for sports enthusiasts, adventurers, tourists

and resort guests. They are employed by private companies and resorts or may be self- employed.

Image, Social and Other Personal Consultants NOC: 6481

Image, social and other personal consultants advise clients on their personal appearance, speaking style, manners or other

behaviours in order to improve personal or business images. They are employed by beauty salons, fashion boutiques, modelling

schools, image consulting companies or may be self-employed.

Ironing, Pressing and Finishing Occupations NOC: 6682

This unit group includes workers who iron, press or otherwise finish garments and household articles. They are employed by

dry cleaning, laundry and fur cleaning establishments, and by laundries in hotels, hospitals and similar establishments.

Janitors, Caretakers and Building Superintendents NOC: 6663

Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents clean and maintain the interior and exterior of commercial, institutional and

residential buildings and their surrounding grounds. Building superintendents employed in large establishments are responsible

for the operation of the establishment and may also supervise other workers. They are employed by office and apartment

building management companies, school boards, hospitals and other institutions, recreational and shopping facilities, and

industrial and other establishments.

Kitchen Helpers and Line Cooks NOC: 6642

Workers in this unit group clear tables, clean kitchen areas, wash dishes, and perform various other activities to assist workers

who prepare or serve food and beverages. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, fast food outlets, cafeterias, hospitals and

other establishments.

Light Cleaners NOC: 6661

Light duty cleaners clean the lobbies, hallways, offices and rooms of hotels, hospitals, schools, office buildings and private

residences. They are employed by hotels, motels, hospitals, school boards, office building management companies and cleaning

service companies.

Local Tour Guides NOC: 6441

Tour and travel guides escort individuals and groups on trips, on sightseeing tours of cities and on tours of historical sites and

establishments such as famous buildings, manufacturing plants, cathedrals and theme parks. They also provide descriptions and

background information on interesting features. Tour and travel guides are employed by tour operators, resorts and other

establishments or may be self-employed.

Maitres d'hotel and Hosts or Hostesses NOC: 6451

Maitres d'hotel and hosts/hostesses greet patrons and escort them to tables, and supervise and co-ordinate the activities of

food and beverage servers. They are employed in restaurants, hotel dining rooms, private clubs, cocktail lounges and similar

establishments.

Operators and Attendants in Amusement, Recreation and Sport NOC: 6443

This unit group includes amusement occupations such as operators of amusement rides, games and other attractions, and

attendants in amusement, recreation and sports facilities who assist patrons, collect tickets and fees and supervise the use of

recreational and sports equipment. They are employed by amusement parks, fairs, exhibitions, carnivals, arenas, billiard

parlours, bowling alleys, golf courses, ski centres, tennis clubs and other recreational and sports facilities.

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Other Attendants in Accommodation and Travel NOC: 6672

This unit group includes workers who carry hotel guests' luggage and escort guests to their rooms, carry travellers' luggage at

airports, in railway stations and aboard ships, and clean and maintain public areas and passengers' rooms aboard ships and

trains. They are employed by airports, hotels, railway companies and water transport companies.

Other Elemental Sales Occupations NOC: 6623

This unit group includes workers who sell goods or services during home demonstrations or by telephone soliciting, retail

exhibitions or street vending. They are employed by a wide range of retail and wholesale establishments, manufacturers,

telemarketing companies and call centres, or they may be self-employed.

Other Elemental Service Occupations NOC: 6683

This unit group includes other elemental occupations, not elsewhere classified, primarily concerned with the provision of

services. Workers in these occupations are employed by a wide range of retail service establishments.

Other Protective Service Occupations NOC: 6465

This unit group includes workers who conduct private investigations for clients or employers, implement security measures to

protect property against theft and fire and provide other protective services not elsewhere classified. They are employed by

security and investigation service companies, hotels, retail establishments, businesses and industry, or they may be selfemployed.

Pet Groomers and Animal-Care Workers NOC: 6483

Pet groomers and animal care workers feed, handle, train and groom animals and assist veterinarians, animal health

technologists and animal breeders. They are employed by animal hospitals and clinics, animal shelters, breeding and boarding

kennels, zoos, pet-grooming service companies and laboratories.

Pursers and Flight Attendants NOC: 6432

Airline pursers and flight attendants ensure the safety and comfort of passengers during flights. Ship pursers attend to the

safety and comfort of passengers aboard ships. Airline pursers and flight attendants are employed by airline companies. Ship

pursers are employed by tour or cruise boat companies.

Retail First Level Managers NOC: 6211

Retail First Level Managers are responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operations which allow the delivery of products and

services to customers. They provide guidance and leadership to staff in order to achieve the goals of the organization and those

of the individuals within it. They work on-site and report to another level of management.

Retail Sales Associates NOC: 6421

This profile was developed as part of an occupational standard. The NOC group to which it relates is "Retail Salespersons and

Sales Clerks." Retail salespersons and sales clerks sell or rent a range of goods and services in stores and other retail businesses

and in wholesale businesses that sell on a retail basis to the general public.

Sales Representatives, Wholesale Trade (Non-Technical) NOC: 6411

Sales representatives, wholesale trade (non-technical), sell non-technical goods and services to retail, wholesale, commercial,

industrial, professional and other clients domestically and internationally. They are employed by establishments that produce

or provide goods and services such as petroleum companies, food, beverage and tobacco producers, clothing manufacturers,

motor vehicles and parts manufacturers, hotels, business services firms, and transportation companies. Auctioneers are

included in this unit group. Sales representatives, wholesale trade who are supervisors are also included in this unit group.

Security Guards and Related Occupations NOC: 6651

This unit group includes security guards and other related workers who guard property against theft and vandalism, control

access to establishments, maintain order and enforce regulations at public events and within establishments. They are

employed by private security agencies, retail stores, industrial establishments, museums and other establishments.

Service Station Attendants NOC: 6621

Service station attendants employed in automotive service stations sell fuel and other automotive products and perform such

services as fuelling, cleaning, lubricating and performing minor repairs to motor vehicles. Those employed in marinas sell fuel,

rent boats and related equipment, and maintain marina facilities.

Sheriffs and Bailiffs NOC: 6461

Sheriffs and bailiffs enforce court orders, serving writs and summonses and seizures of property. They are employed by the

provincial courts or may be self-employed.

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Specialized Cleaners NOC: 6662

Specialized cleaners clean and refurbish building exteriors, carpets, chimneys, industrial equipment, ventilation systems,

windows and other surfaces, using specialized equipment and techniques. They are employed by specialized cleaning service

companies or they may be self-employed.

Ticket Agents, Cargo Service Representatives and Related Clerks (Except Airline) NOC: 6434

Ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks (except airline), quote fares and rates, make reservations, issue

tickets, process cargo shipment, check baggage and perform other related customer service duties to assist travellers. They are

employed by bus and railway companies, freight forwarding and shipping companies, boat cruise operators and other public

transit establishments and by travel wholesalers.

Tour Directors NOC: 6441

Tour and travel guides escort individuals and groups on trips, on sightseeing tours of cities and on tours of historical sites and

establishments such as famous buildings, manufacturing plants, cathedrals and theme parks. They also provide descriptions and

background information on interesting features. Tour and travel guides are employed by tour operators, resorts and other

establishments or may be self-employed.

Travel Counsellors NOC: 6431

Travel counsellors advise clients on travel options and tour packages, make bookings and reservations, prepare tickets and

receive payment. They are employed in travel agencies, transportation and tourism firms and hotel chains.

Visiting Homemakers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations NOC: 6471

Visiting homemakers provide ongoing or short-term home support services for individuals and families during periods of

incapacitation, convalescence or family disruption. They are employed by government and non-profit agencies, home care

agencies, or are self-employed. Housekeepers perform housekeeping and other home management duties in private

households, embassies and other residential establishments. Companions provide elderly and convalescent clients with

companionship and personal care in residential or institutional settings. They are employed by home care agencies or may be

self-employed. Foster parents care for children or family members in their homes under the direction of a foster parent agency.

SOCIAL SCIENCE, EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT SERVICE AND RELIGION

Small Business Counsellors NOC: 4163

Small business counsellors offer advice to individuals and groups who are seeking to start up, expand or refocus a small

business. They offer services relating to developing and monitoring business plans, including the dimensions of marketing, sales

and financing. They are employed by governmental or community organizations or are self-employed

TRADES, TRANSPORT AND EQUIPMENT OPERATORS

Air Transport Ramp Attendants NOC: 7437

Air transport ramp attendants operate ramp-servicing vehicles and equipment, handle cargo and passenger baggage and

perform other ground support duties at airports. They are employed by airline and air services companies and the federal

government.

Automotive Mechanical Installers and Servicers NOC: 7443

Workers in this group install replacement automotive parts such as mufflers, exhaust pipes, shock absorbers, springs and

radiators and perform routine maintenance service such as oil changes, lubrication and tire repairs on automobiles, trucks and

heavy equipment. They are employed by automobile and truck service and repair shops, service departments of industrial

establishments and construction, mining and logging companies.

Automotive Service Technicians NOC: 7321

Automotive service technicians inspect, diagnose, repair and service mechanical, electrical and electronic systems and

components of cars and light trucks. They are employed by motor vehicle dealers, garages and service stations, automotive

specialty shops and retail establishments which have automotive service shops.

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Boat Operators NOC: 7436

Boat operators operate small boats or crafts to transport passengers or freight, sort and transport logs or perform other duties.

They are employed by marine companies that provide sightseeing tours or water taxi services and by canal, port and harbour

authorities and logging companies.

Boilermakers NOC: 7262

Boilermakers fabricate, assemble, erect, test, maintain and repair boilers, vessels, tanks, towers, heat exchangers, and other

heavy-metal structures. They are employed in boiler fabrication, manufacturing, shipbuilding, construction, electric power

generation and similar industrial establishments.

Bricklayers NOC: 7281

Bricklayers lay brick, concrete block, stone and other similar materials to construct or repair walls, arches, chimneys, fireplaces

and other structures in accordance with blueprints and specifications. They are employed by construction companies and

bricklaying contractors or they may be self-employed.

Bus Drivers and Subway and Other Transit Operators NOC: 7412

This unit group includes workers who drive buses and operate streetcars, subway trains and light rail transit vehicles to

transport passengers on established routes. Bus drivers are employed by municipal governments and private transportation

companies. Streetcar, subway and light rail transit operators are employed by municipal governments.

Cabinet Makers NOC: 7272

Cabinet Makers construct and repair wooden cabinets, furniture, fixtures and related products. They are employed by furniture

manufacturing or repair companies, construction companies and cabinet making contractors or they may be self-employed.

Carpenters NOC: 7271

Carpenters construct, erect, install, maintain and repair structures and components of structures made of wood, woodsubstitutes

and other materials. They are employed by construction companies, carpentry contractors, maintenance

departments of factories, plants and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

Construction Electricians NOC: 7241

Constructions Electricians in this unit group lay out, assemble, install, test, troubleshoot and repair electrical wiring, fixtures,

control devices and related equipment in buildings and other structures. They are employed by electrical contractors and

maintenance departments of buildings and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers NOC: 7611

The following profile is based on interviews with labourers working as field assistant/ instrumentation persons in survey crews,

flagpersons, roofer labourers and helpers in welding/fabrication, carpentry, general labour, cable installation, road building,

painting and plumbing. Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers Construction trades helpers and labourers assist skilled

tradespersons and perform labouring activities at construction sites. They are employed by construction companies and trade

and labour contractors.

Deck Crew, Water Transport NOC: 7433

Workers in this unit group stand watch, operate and maintain deck equipment and perform other deck and bridge duties

aboard ships or self-propelled vessels under the direction of deck officers. They are employed by marine transportation

companies and federal government departments including the armed forces.

Delivery and Courier Service Drivers NOC: 7414

Delivery and courier service drivers drive automobiles, vans and light trucks to pick up and deliver various products. They are

employed by dairies, drug stores, newspapers, take-out food stores, dry cleaners, mobile caterers and many other

establishments.

Engine Room Crew, Water Transport NOC: 7434

Workers in this unit group assist ship engineer officers to operate, maintain and repair engines, machinery and auxiliary

equipment aboard ships or self-propelled vessels. They are employed by marine transportation companies and federal

government departments including the armed forces.

Farm Equipment Mechanics NOC: 7312

Farm equipment mechanics repair, troubleshoot, adjust, overhaul and maintain mobile heavy-duty farm equipment. They are

employed by farm equipment dealers and service establishments.

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Glaziers NOC: 7292

Glaziers cut, fit, install and replace glass and frames for glass in residential, commercial and industrial buildings, on exterior

walls of buildings and other structures, furniture and other products. They are employed by construction glass installation

contractors, retail service and repair shops and glass fabrication shops.

Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane) NOC: 7421

Heavy equipment operators operate heavy equipment used in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, airports,

gas and oil pipelines, tunnels, buildings and other structures; in surface mining and quarrying activities; and in material handling

work. They are employed by construction companies, heavy equipment contractors, public works departments and pipeline,

logging, cargo-handling and other companies. Heavy equipment operator apprentices are included in this unit group.

Industrial Electricians NOC: 7242

Industrial electricians install, maintain, test, troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical

and electronic controls. They are employed by electrical contractors and maintenance departments of factories, plants, mines,

shipyards and other industrial establishments.

Insulators (Heat and Frost) NOC: 7293

Insulators (Heat and Frost) apply insulation materials to plumbing, air-handling, heating, cooling and refrigeration systems,

piping equipment and pressure vessels, and walls, floors and ceilings of buildings and other structures, to prevent or reduce the

passage of heat, cold, sound or fire. They are employed by construction companies and insulation contractors, or they may be

self-employed.

Lathers (Interior Systems Mechanic) NOC: 7284

Lathers (Interior Systems Mechanics) install support framework for ceiling systems, interior and exterior walls and building

partitions. They are employed by construction companies and by plastering, drywalling and lathing contractors or they may be

self-employed.

Lock and Cable Ferry Operators and Related Occupations NOC: 7435

This unit group includes workers who operate lock gates, bridges and similar equipment along canal systems, workers who

operate cable ferries and ferry terminal workers. They are employed by the federal government, cable ferry companies and in

ferry terminals.

Longshore Workers NOC: 7451

Longshore workers transfer cargo throughout dock area and onto and from ships and other vessels. They are employed by

marine cargo handling companies, shipping agencies and shipping lines.

Material Handlers NOC: 7452

This unit group includes workers who handle, move, load and unload materials by hand or by using a variety of material

handling equipment. They are employed by transportation, storage and moving companies, and by a variety of manufacturing

and processing companies and retail and wholesale warehouses.

Metal Fabricators (Fitters) NOC: 7263

Metal fabricators (fitters) fabricate, assemble, fit and install steel or other metal components for buildings, bridges, tanks,

towers, boilers, pressure vessels and other similar structures and products. They are employed in structural steel, boiler and

platework fabrication plants and by heavy machinery manufacturing and shipbuilding companies.

Other Repairers and Servicers NOC: 7445

This unit group includes workers, not elsewhere classified, who repair and service a wide variety of products, such as cameras,

scales, musical instruments, coin machines, vending machines, sporting goods and other miscellaneous products and

equipment. They are employed by products specialty repair shops and service establishments.

Other Trades Helpers and Labourers NOC: 7612

The following profile is based on interviews with labourers working as field assistant/ instrumentation persons in survey crews,

flagpersons, roofer labourers and helpers in welding/fabrication, carpentry, general labour, cable installation, road building,

painting and plumbing. Other Trades Helpers and Labourers This unit group includes trade helpers and labourers, not

elsewhere classified, who assist skilled tradespersons and perform labouring activities in the installation, maintenance and

repair of industrial machinery, refrigeration, heating and air conditioning equipment, in the maintenance and repair of

transportation and heavy equipment, in the installation and repair of telecommunication and power cables and in other repair

and service work settings. They are employed by a wide variety of manufacturing, utility and service companies.

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Painters and Decorators NOC: 7294

Painters and decorators apply paint, wallpaper and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other

structures. They are employed by construction companies, painting contractors, building maintenance contractors, or they may

be self-employed.

Pest Controllers and Fumigators NOC: 7444

Pest controllers and fumigators inspect buildings and outside areas for pest infestation and spray chemical treatments to kill

noxious and destructive insects, rodents and other pests or set cage traps to capture and remove animals. They are employed

by pest control companies or they may be self-employed.

Public Works and Maintenance Labourers and Railway and Motor Transport Labourers NOC: 7621

Public Works and Maintenance Labourers perform a variety of labouring activities to maintain sidewalks, streets, roads and

similar areas. They are employed by municipal, provincial and federal government public works departments or by private

contractors under contract to governments. Railway and Motor Transport Labourers perform a variety of tasks to assist track

maintenance workers and railway yard workers, or motor transport operators. They are employed by railway transport

companies and motor transport companies.

Public Works Maintenance Equipment Operators NOC: 7422

This unit group includes workers who operate vehicles and equipment to maintain streets, highways and sewer systems and

operate garbage trucks to remove garbage and refuse. They are employed by municipal, provincial and federal public works

departments and by private contractors under contract with government public works departments.

Railway Track Maintenance Workers NOC: 7432

Railway track maintenance workers operate machines and equipment to lay, maintain and repair railway tracks. They are

employed by railway transport companies.

Railway Yard Workers NOC: 7431

Railway yard workers regulate yard traffic, couple and uncouple trains and perform related yard activities. They are employed

by railway transport companies.

Recreation Vehicle Service Technicians NOC: 7383

Recreation vehicle service technicians repair or replace electrical wiring, plumbing, propane gas lines, appliances, windows,

doors, cabinets and structural frames in recreational vehicles. They are employed by dealers and independent service shops.

Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers NOC: 7441

Workers in this unit group install and service a wide variety of interior and exterior prefabricated products such as windows,

doors, electrical appliances, water heaters, fences, play structures and septic systems, at residential or commercial properties.

They are employed by companies specializing in specific product installation and service.

Sign Service/Installation Technicians NOC: 7441

Workers in this unit group install and service a wide variety of interior and exterior prefabricated products such as windows,

doors, electrical appliances, water heaters, fences, play structures and septic systems, at residential or commercial properties.

They are employed by companies specializing in specific product installation and service.

Sprinkler System Installers NOC: 7252a

Sprinkler System Installers fabricate, install, test, maintain and repair water, foam, carbon dioxide and dry chemical sprinkler

systems in buildings for fire protection purposes. Sprinkler System Installers are employed by sprinkler system contractors, or

they may be self-employed.

Stationary Engineers and Auxiliary Equipment Operators NOC: 7351

Stationary engineers and auxiliary equipment operators operate and maintain various types of stationary engines and auxiliary

equipment to provide heat, light, power and other utility services for commercial, industrial and institutional buildings and

other work sites. They are employed in industrial and manufacturing plants, hospitals, universities, government, utilities, hotels

and other commercial establishments.

Steamfitter-Pipefitter NOC: 7252b

Steamfitters and pipefitters lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair piping systems carrying water,

steam, chemicals and fuel in heating, cooling, lubricating and other process piping systems. Steamfitters and pipefitters are

employed in maintenance departments of factories, plants and similar establishments, by pipefitting and sprinkler contractors,

or they may be self-employed.

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Taxicab Drivers NOC: 7413

Taxi and limousine drivers drive automobiles and limousines to transport passengers. Chauffeurs drive automobiles and

limousines to transport personnel and visitors of businesses, government or other organizations or members of private

households. Taxi and limousine drivers are employed by taxi and other transportation service companies or may be selfemployed.

Chauffeurs are employed by businesses, government and other organizations or by private individuals or families.

Tilesetters NOC: 7283

Tilesetters cover interior and exterior walls, floors and ceilings with ceramic, marble and quarry tile, mosaics or terrazzo. They

are employed by construction companies and masonry contractors, or they may be self-employed.

Transport Trailer Technicians NOC: 7321

Transport Trailer Technicians inspect, diagnose, repair and service mechanical, electrical and electronic systems and

components of cars, buses, and light and commercial transport trucks. They are employed by motor vehicle dealers, garages

and service stations, automotive specialty shops, transportation companies and retail establishments which have automotive

service shops. This unit group also includes mechanical repairers who perform major repairs and replacement of mechanical

units on newly assembled motor vehicles. They are employed by motor vehicle manufacturing companies. Truck and Transport

Mechanics NOC: 7321

Truck and transport mechanics inspect, diagnose, repair and service mechanical, structural, electrical and electronic systems

and components of commercial transport trucks. They are employed by repair shops, large fleet maintenance companies,

transportation and other companies which own and operate trucks.

Truck Drivers NOC: 7411

Truck drivers operate heavy trucks to transport goods and materials over urban, interurban, provincial and international routes.

They are employed by transportation companies, manufacturing and distribution companies, moving companies or they may be

self-employed.

Waterworks and Gas Maintenance Workers NOC: 7442

Waterworks maintenance workers maintain and repair waterworks equipment and facilities. They are employed in water

filtration and distribution plants and waste treatment plants. Gas maintenance workers check and perform routine

maintenance and minor repairs to exterior and underground gas mains and distribution lines. They are employed by gas

distribution companies.

i The National Occupational Classification (NOC) The NOC is the authoritative resource on occupational information

in Canada. It is used daily by thousands of people to understand the jobs found throughout Canada's labour

market.

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