National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011

The NOC is the product of a partnership between Statistics Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada. The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted taxonomy and organizational framework of occupations in the Canadian labour market.The basic principle of classification of the NOC is that of kind of work performed. The NOC 2011 updates both the National Occupational Classification 2006 of Employment and Social Development Canada and Statistics Canada's National Occupational Classification for Statistics (NOC-S) 2006. This revised edition eliminates the differences between the two former systems. The first use of the NOC 2011 was in the 2011 National Household Survey.


Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011 - Levels Dataset CSV English
National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011 - Elements Dataset CSV English
National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011 - Parent/Child Structure Dataset CSV English
National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011 Guide HTML English Access
National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011 Guide HTML French Access
National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011 Guide PDF English Access
National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011 Guide PDF French Access


  • Fernando Gomez


    the CSV format are not workable - the format is wrong can you fix the format, please, in CSV - cause the PDF has a double lines (no wrap) for job occupancy. *** see what is downloadable *** 2,fr,81305,01/01/2011,10,"Exemple( s) illustratif( s) ,66218, ","chef de direction - compagnie té lé phonique " 2,fr,81305,01/01/2011,10,"Exemple( s) illustratif( s) ,66220, ","chef de l' exploitation - socié té d' ingé nierie " 2,fr,81305,01/01/2011,10,"Exemple( s) illustratif( s) ,66219, ","chef des services financiers - agence de publicité " 2,fr,81305,01/01/2011,10,"Exemple( s) illustratif( s) ,66221, ","directeur administratif/ directrice administrative de coopé rative de cré dit " 2,fr,81305,01/01/2011,10,"Exemple( s) illustratif( s) ,66230, ","directeur gé né ral/ directrice gé né rale de compagnie de gestion immobiliè re " Thanks Fernando

  • open-ouvert


    Thank you for your question. However, we would like to ask for a bit more information in order to ensure that we fully understand the problem you are experiencing. Could you please email us at and inform us which file you are having issues with? Thank you.

  • Louise Taylor


    The new version is most difficult to navigate!

  • xin


    Harder to search info than previous version (PDF version)... doesn't return results efficiently.

  • brenda


    I am rying to get a worker who is in Canada already ..the wife sponsers him and I want to hire him how do I get all the details on what to do

  • open-ouvert


    Brenda, You may wish to consult this information from Citizenship and Immigration Canada on hiring foreign workers - Their help centre might also be of assistance - The Open-Ouvert team

  • Fei GENG


    My position title is technology & materials research intern, I cannot find it in the NOC list. What kind of occupation should I belong to?

  • open-ouvert


    Hi, have you visited the NOC 2011 classifications website? A starting point would be to use the Search button to see if there are matching NOC codes to your occupation: If that doesn't work, general questions about occupation classifications may be answered here: And you can always ask specific questions to Kent on behalf of the open government team

  • Edmon


    what is the difference between noc 8252 and noc 8253? im a farm supervisor noc 8253 on my work permit. im applying Provincial nominee but in the application i see noc 8252 only, when i check to this website Farm supervisor is categorize in noc 8252.

  • open-ouvert


    Hi Edmon, Thank you for your comment. Here is the response from the dataset owner: "As this question is regarding the content of the NOC dataset, it is better sent to Statistics Canada subject matter experts. The question can be directed to Otherwise please view the supplementary HTML and PDF documentation and Program links on the dataset for further information and contacts." Thank you and hope this helps, Tasha, the Open Government Team