New @ NOC 2011

NOC 2011 Release

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011 is jointly released by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Statistics Canada. This classification replaces ESDC's NOC 2006 and Statistics Canada’s National Occupational Classification for Statistics (NOC-S) 2006 and, eliminates the differences that have existed between these classification systems.

The NOC 2011 implements the revised coding structure based on the NOC Skill Type by Skill Level logic as displayed in the NOC Matrix.

NOC 2011 Highlights

  • Adopts a unified coding structure of 500 unit groups
  • Realigns the NOC-S and NOC structures to a harmonized system of 40 major groups
  • Divides the middle management group into three major groups and incorporates all management occupations into the Skill Level A dimension.
  • Classifies all military occupations into one of two existing unit groups, specific to the military, and consistent with NOC-S coding of military personnel for data purposes.

The NOC 2011 edition is the result of a major revision cycle that involved in-depth research, analysis and assessment of the input received through consultations and job studies. Structural changes include adding, aggregating or merging and splitting of unit group contents and reorganizing the position of certain groups on the Skill Type and Skill Level dimensions. Please view the NOC Concordance table for more details.

NOC 2011 Updated Titles

To facilitate the requirements of their programs, Employment and Social Development Canada and Statistics Canada have agreed to add 25 occupational titles to the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011. These occupational titles are published as an update to the NOC 2011, and do not have an impact on the existing classification structure.

Code New Titles
0012 chief privacy officer - government services
0013 chief privacy officer - financial, communications and other business services
0014 chief privacy officer - health, education, social and community services and membership
0015 chief privacy officer - trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.
0016 chief privacy officer - construction, transportation, production and utilities
0512 executive producer - video games
0512 executive producer - visual effects
0711 residential construction site manager
2174 mobile applications developer
2263 health and safety advisor
2263 safety supervisor - occupational health and safety
2283 video game tester
4313 armoured soldier
4313 combat engineer
5131 visual effects producer
5131 visual effects project manager
5131 visual effects technical director - motion pictures
6316 surveillance supervisor - casino
6541 surveillance operator - casino
6731 environmental service worker (ESW) - hospital
7293 residential insulation installer
7441 bathtub liner installer
7441 solar hot water system installer
9232 battery operator - oil and gas
9537 window and door assembler - PVC window and door manufacturing

The NOC 2016 will be released in late 2016, and will include these occupational titles.

To learn more, please contact NC-NOC-CNP-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca