NOC stands for the National Occupational Classification. It is Canada’s official classification system for occupations.
To determine the skill level of your job, search the NOC for the job title with “main duties” that most closely match your job responsibilities. Every job is classified according to a skill level (“0”, “A”, “B”, “C” or “D” within the NOC Matrix).
Skilled work refers to jobs that are classified as “0”, A” or “B”.
|0||Management Occupation||CEO, Finance Director, HR Manager|
|A||Occupations that usually require University Education||Accountants, Engineers, Lawyers, Physicians|
|B||Occupations that usually require college education or apprenticeship training||Finance Supervisor, Paralegal, Sports Coaches, Chefs|
|C||Occupations that usually require high school education and/or occupation-specific training||General Office Worker, Customer Service Representative, Retail Sales|
|D||On-the-job training is usually provided||Cashier, Cleaner, Labourers|
Please feel free to contact us if you need assistance to find out the skill level of your job or in identifying the NOC code for your occupation.