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Using information from the National Occupation Classification System


The National Occupational Classification System (NOC) is a handbook describing requirements for over 900 Canadian jobs. Read the National Occupational Classification System manual online.

The handbook sorts job areas according to a 4-digit code. Each job profile covers physical requirements such as strength, limb coordination, body position, verbal, visual, colour discrimination and auditory. Each profile also covers other requirements such as aptitudes, interests, involvement with data/people/things, physical activities, environmental conditions, education/training indicators, career progression and work settings.

For more information, see The Revised Handbook for Analyzing Jobs (PDF; Originally published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Training and Administration, 1991).