Skilled Occupations (NOC A, B, 0)

Several Canadian immigration categories require applicants to have work experience in a skilled occupation.

Listed below are some examples of occupations from Canada's National Occupation Classification (NOC) system that represent skill levels A, B, or 0. The occupations are listed in alphabetical order.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

NOC Occupation
Occupation starting with Letter: A
0632 Accommodation Service Managers
6313 Accommodation, Travel, Tourism and  Related Services Supervisors
1311 Accounting Technicians and Bookkeepers
5135 Actors and Comedians
1241 Administrative Assistants
1221 Administrative Officers
0421 Administrators - Post-Secondary Education and Vocational
0124 Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations Managers
2146 Aerospace Engineers
2222 Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors
8252 Agricultural Service Contractors, Farm Supervisors and Specialized Livestock Workers
2123 Agricultural Representatives, Consultants and Specialists
8252 Agricultural Service Contractors, Farm Supervisors, and Specialized Livestock Workers
2271 Air Pilots, Flight Engineers and Flying Instructors
2272 Air Traffic Control and Related Occupations
2244 Aircraft Instrument, Electrical and Avionics Mechanics, Technicians and Inspectors
7315 Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Inspectors
3124 Allied Primary Health Practitioners
3213 Animal Health Technologists and Veterinary Technicians
5231 Announcers and Other Broadcasters
7332 Appliance Servicers and Repairers
2151 Architects
2251 Architectural Technologists and Technicians
0212 Architecture and Science Managers
5113 Archivists
5244 Artisans and Craftpersons
1314 Assessors, Valuators and Appraisers
5251 Athletes
5225 Audio and Video Recording Technicians
3141 Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
5121 Authors and Writers
7321 Automotive Service Technicians, Truck Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers
Occupation starting with Letter: B
0122 Banking, Credit and Other Investment Managers
6332 Bakers
2221 Biological Technologists and Technicians
2121 Biologists and Related Scientists
7234 Boilermakers
7281 Bricklayers
5224 Broadcast Technicians
4163 Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants
6331 Butchers, Meat Cutters and Fishmongers - retail and wholesale
Occupation starting with Letter: C
7272 Cabinetmakers
7247 Cable Television Service and Maintenance Technicians
3217 Cardiology Technologists and Electrophysiological Diagnostic Technologists, n.e.c.
7271 Carpenters
9231 Central Control and Process Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing
6321 Chefs
2134 Chemical Engineers
2211 Chemical Technologists and Technicians
2112 Chemists
3122 Chiropractors
2231 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2131 Civil Engineers
6315 Cleaning Supervisors
5252 Coaches
4021 College and Other Vocational Instructors
0433 Commissioned Officers of the Canadian Forces
0431 Commissioned Police Officers
0213 Computer and Information Systems Managers
2281 Computer Network Technicians
2147 Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers)
2174 Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
7282 Concrete Finishers
5132 Conductors, Composers and Arrangers
1226 Conference and Event Planners
2224 Conservation and Fishery Officers
5112 Conservators and Curators
2234 Construction Estimators
2264 Construction Inspectors
0711 Construction Managers
7311 Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics
7204 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
7202 Contractors and Supervisors, Electrical Trades and Telecommunications
7302 Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Equipment Operator Crews
7301 Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades
8222 Contractors and Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Services
7201 Contractors and Supervisors, Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades and Related Occupations
7205 Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers
7203 Contractors and Supervisors, Pipefitting Trades
8255 Contractors and Supervisors, Landscaping, Grounds Maintenance and Horticulture Services
6322 Cooks
0601 Corporate Sales Managers
1227 Court Officers and Justices of the Peace
1251 Court Reporters, Medical Transcriptionists and Related Occupations
7371 Crane Operators
6314 Customer and Information Services Supervisors
1315 Customs, Ship and Other Brokers
Occupation starting with Letter: D
5134 Dancers
2172 Database Analysts and Data Administrators
2273 Deck Officers, Water Transport
3222 Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists
3223 Dental Technologists, Technicians and Laboratory Assistants
3113 Dentists
3221 Denturists
3132 Dietitians and Nutritionists
2253 Drafting Technologists and Technicians
7372 Drillers and Blasters - Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction
Occupation starting with Letter: E
4214 Early Childhood Educators and Assistants
4162 Economists and Economic Policy Researchers and Analysts
5122 Editors
4166 Education Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
4033 Educational Counsellors
2241 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2133 Electrical and Electronics Engineers
7333 Electrical Mechanics
7244 Electrical Power Line and Cable Workers
7241 Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System)
3217 Electrophysiological Diagnostic Technologists and Cardiology Technologists
2242 Electronic Service Technicians (Household and Business Equipment)
4032 Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers
7318 Elevator Constructors and Mechanics
4156 Employment Counsellors
1228 Employment Insurance, Immigration, Border Services and Revenue Officers
2274 Engineer Officers, Water Transport
2262 Engineering Inspectors and Regulatory Officers
0211 Engineering Managers
1222 Executive Assistants
6312 Executive Housekeepers
Occupation starting with Letter: F
0714 Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers
4153 Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors
5222 Film and Video Camera Operators
1112 Financial and Investment Analysts
1111 Financial Auditors and Accountants
0111 Financial Managers
0432 Fire Chiefs and Senior Firefighting Officers
4312 Firefighters
8261 Fishing Masters and Officers
8262 Fishermen/women
7295 Floor Covering Installers
6311 Food Service Supervisors
2122 Forestry Professionals
2223 Forestry Technologists and Technicians
6346 Funeral Directors and Embalmers
Occupation starting with Letter: G
7253 Gas Fitters
3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians
2212 Geological and Mineral Technologists and Technicians
2144 Geological Engineers
2113 Geoscientists and Oceanographers
7292 Glaziers
0412 Government Managers - Economic Analysis, Policy Development
0413 Government Managers - Education Policy Development and Program Administration
0411 Government Managers - Health and Social Policy Development and Program Administration
5223 Graphic Arts Technicians
5241 Graphic Designers and Illustrators
Occupation starting with Letter: H
6341 Hairstylists and Barbers
1252 Health Information Management Occupations
4165 Health Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
7312 Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
0712 Home-Building and Renovation Managers
1223 Human Resources and Recruitment Officers
0112 Human Resources Managers
1121 Human Resources Professionals
Occupation starting with Letter: I
1228 Immigration, Employment Insurance, Border Services and Revenue Officers
2141 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers
2252 Industrial Designers
7242 Industrial Electricians
2233 Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians
2243 Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics
2171 Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
2283 Information Systems Testing Technicians
2263 Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety
4216 Instructors (other)
4215 Instructors of Persons with Disabilities
7293 Insulators
1312 Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners
6231 Insurance Agents and Brokers
1313 Insurance Underwriters
0121 Insurance, Real Estate and Financial Brokerage Managers
5242 Interior Designers and Interior Decorators
7236 Ironworkers
Occupation starting with Letter: J
6344 Jewellers, Watch Repairers and Related Occupations
5123 Journalists
4111 Judges
Occupation starting with Letter:L
2254 Land Survey Technologists and Technicians
2154 Land Surveyors
2225 Landscape and Horticultural Technicians and Specialists
2152 Landscape Architects
4112 Lawyers and Quebec Notaries
1242 Legal Administrative Assistants
0011 Legislators
5111 Librarians
5211 Library and Public Archive Technicians
0511 Library, Archive, Museum and Art Gallery Managers
3233 Licensed Practical Nurses
8241 Logging Machinery Operators
Occupation starting with Letter: M
7231 Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors
7316 Machine Fitters
0651 Managers in Customer and Personal Services, n.e.c.
0512 Managers - Publishing, Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and Performing Arts
0821 Managers in Agriculture
0823 Managers in Aquaculture
0311 Managers in Health Care
0822 Managers in Horticulture
0811 Managers in Natural Resources Production and Fishing
0423 Managers in Social, Community and Correctional Services
0731 Managers in Transportation
0414 Managers in Public Administration (other)
0423 Managers in Social, Community and Correctional Services
0911 Manufacturing Managers
3236 Massage Therapists
2161 Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries
2232 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2132 Mechanical Engineers
3212 Medical Laboratory Technicians and Pathologists Assistants
3211 Medical Laboratory Technologists
3215 Medical Radiation Technologists
1243 Medical Administrative Assistants
3216 Medical Sonographers
3219 Medical Technologists and Technicians (other - except Dental Health)
2142 Metallurgical and Materials Engineers
2213 Technical Occupations in Geomatics and Meteorology
2114 Meteorologists and Climatologists
2143 Mining Engineers
4154 Professional Occupations in Religion
5226 Motion Pictures, Broadcasting (other Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations)
7322 Motor Vehicle Body Repairers
7334 Motorcycle, All-terrain Vehicle and Other Related Mechanics
5133 Musicians and Singers
Occupation starting with Letter: N
4161 Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
4313 Non-Commissioned Officers of the Canadian Forces
2261 Non-destructive Testers and Inspectors
Nursing Coordinators and Supervisors
Occupation starting with Letter: O
3143 Occupational Therapists
8232 Oil and Gas Well Drillers, Servicers, Testers and Related Workers
7331 Oil and Solid Fuel Heating Mechanics
3231 Opticians
3121 Optometrists
0114 Other Administrative Services Managers
0125 Other Business Service Managers
1114 Other Financial Officers
5232 Other Performers, n.e.c.
3125 Other Professional Occupations in Health Diagnosing and Treating
2115 Other Professional Occupations in Physical Sciences
7335 Other Small Engine and Small Equipment Repairers
3237 Other Technical Occupations in Therapy and Assessment
7384 Other Trades and Related Occupations, n.e.c.
Occupation starting with Letter:P
7294 Painters and Decorators (except Interior Decorators)
5136 Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists
4211 Paralegal and Related Occupations
3234 Paramedical Occupations
5245 Patternmakers - Textile, Leather and Fur Products
1223 Personnel and Recruitment Officers
2145 Petroleum Engineers
9232 Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Process Operators
3131 Pharmacists
5221 Photographers
3111 Physicians - Specialist
2111 Physicists and Astronomers
3142 Physiotherapists
7284 Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers
7251 Plumbers
4311 Police Officers (Except Commissioned)
0132 Postal and Courier Services Managers
4012 Post-Secondary Teaching and Research Assistants
7243 Power System Electricians
9241 Power Engineers and Power Systems Operators
3232 Practitioners of Natural Healing
7381 Printing Press Operators
4155 Probation and Parole Officers and Related Occupations
5131 Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations
2148 Professional Engineers, n.e.c. (other)
1122 Professional Occupations in Business Management Consulting
1123 Professional Occupations in Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
4154 Professional Occupations in Religion
5254 Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation and Sport
4168 Program Officers Unique to Government
1224 Property Administrators
4151 Psychologists
9235 Pulping, Papermaking and Coating Control Operators
1225 Purchasing Agents and Officers
0113 Purchasing Managers
Occupation starting with Letter: R
7361 Railway and Yard Locomotive Engineers
7314 Railway Carmen/women
7362 Railway Conductors and Brakemen/women
1253 Records Management Technicians
2275 Railway Traffic Controllers and Marine Traffic Regulators
6232 Real Estate Agents and Salespersons
0513 Recreation and Sports Program and Service Directors
4167 Recreation, Sports and Fitness Program Supervisors Consultants
7313 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics
3012 Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses
4217 Religious Occupations (other)
3214 Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Perfusionists and Cardio-Pulmonary Technologists
0631 Restaurant and Food Service Managers
6222 Retail and Wholesale Buyers
0621 Retail Trade Managers
6211 Retail Trade Supervisors
7291 Roofers and Shinglers
Occupation starting with Letter: S
0422 School Principals and Administrators of Elementary and Secondary
1113 Securities Agents, Investment Dealers and Brokers
0012 Senior Government Managers and Officials
0013 Senior Managers - Financial, Communications and Other Business
0016 Senior Managers - Goods Production, Utilities, Transportation and Construction
0014 Senior Managers - Health, Education, Social and Community
0015 Senior Managers - Trade, Broadcasting and Other Services, n.e.c.
6343 Shoe Repairers and Shoemakers
4212 Social and Community Service Workers
4164 Social Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
4169 Social Science, n.e.c. (Other Professional Occupations)
4152 Social Workers
2173 Software Engineers
3111 Specialist Physicians
5253 Sports Officials and Referees
1254 Statistical Officers and Related Research Support Occupations
7252 Steamfitters, Pipefitters and Sprinkler System Installers
7252 Steamfitters, Pipefitters and Sprinkler System Installers
7235 Structural Metal and Platework Fabricators and Fitters
9223 Supervisors, Electrical Products Manufacturing
9222 Supervisors, Electronics Manufacturing
1212 Supervisors, Finance and Insurance Clerks
9213 Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing
9215 Supervisors, Forest Products Processing
9224 Supervisors, Furniture and Fixtures Manufacturing
1211 Supervisors, General Office and Administrative Support Clerks
1213 Supervisors, Library, Correspondence and Related Information Clerks
8211 Supervisors, Logging and Forestry
1214 Supervisors, Mail and Message Distribution Occupations
9211 Supervisors, Mineral and Metal Processing
8221 Supervisors, Mining and Quarrying
7305 Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators
9221 Supervisors, Motor Vehicle Assembling
9226 Supervisors, Other Mechanical and Metal Products Manufacturing
9227 Supervisors, Other Products Manufacturing and Assembly
9212 Supervisors, Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Processing and Utilities
9214 Supervisors, Plastic and Rubber Products Manufacturing
7303 Supervisors, Printing and Related Occupations
7304 Supervisors, Railway Transport Operations
1215 Supervisors, Supply Chain, Tracking and Scheduling Coordination Occupations
9217 Supervisors, Textile, Fabric, Fur and Leather Products Processing and Manufacturing
5227 Support Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts
Occupation starting with Letter: T
6342 Tailors, Dressmakers, Furriers and Milliners
5212 Technical Occupations Related to Museums and Art Galleries
6221 Technical Sales Specialists - Wholesale Trade
0131 Telecommunication Carriers Managers
7246 Telecommunications Installation and Repair Workers
7245 Telecommunications Line and Cable Workers
5243 Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers
3144 Therapy and Assessment (Other Professional Occupations)
7283 Tilesetters
7232 Tool and Die Makers
5125 Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters
Occupation starting with Letter: U
8231 Underground Production and Development Miners
4011 University Professors and Lecturers
6345 Upholsterers
2153 Urban and Land Use Planners
2282 User Support Technicians
0912 Utilities Managers
Occupation starting with Letter: V
3114 Veterinarians
Occupation starting with Letter: W
7373 Water Well Drillers
9243 Water and Waste Treatment Plant Operators
2175 Web Designers and Developers
7237 Welders and Related Machine Operators
 

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