November 2, 2016

Updated National Occupational Classification 2016

Posted by Legal Team - Bellissimo Law Group PC

On 25 October 2016, Statistics Canada announced about The National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016. NOC 2016 is jointly released by Statistics Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). NOC 2016 is an update to NOC 2011.

NOC is the authoritative resource on occupational information in Canada.  The main purpose of NOC is to help people to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. The NOC system categorizes the entire range of occupational activity in Canada.

Detailed occupations are identified and grouped primarily according to the work performed, as determined by the tasks, duties and responsibilities of the occupation. NOC 2016 updated the description and job duties of some unit groups to reflect changes in terminology and correspond with current usage and the evolution of some occupations.

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