The National Occupation Classification  (NOC) is the nationally accepted framework for occupations in the Canadian Labour Market.  A joint product of Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, the NOC defines,  identifies, and groups occupations by the work being performed.

In total, there are over 500 occupations listed in the NOC, each with a different code to identify the specific occupation.  For a complete list of all of the NOC codes, the NOC structure, and related information, users can download the full PDF document from, Statistics Canada – NOC 2011.

How Do I find an Occupation?

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada has a valuable resource available for users that want to search for, and learn more about occupations.  Some great information that users can access include:

There is much more information that you might be looking for about the NOC that WDB would be glad to help you with.  Please feel free to contact us anytime at