Welcome to the National Occupational Classification 2011

The NOC 2006 Website is available here.

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011 is the authoritative resource on occupational information in Canada. It is used daily by thousands of people to understand the jobs found throughout Canada's labour market. Learn more about the NOC 2011.

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.

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Ongoing research and updates to the NOC ensure that it continues to reflect occupational changes in the Labour Market. Each time an update is published, NOC-based systems, databases and programs also need to be updated. The last major revision to the NOC brought the 520 Unit Groups of the NOC 2006, into 500 Unit Groups for the NOC 2011. The new NOC 2011 replaces the NOC 2006 and Statistics Canada’s NOC-S 2006.

A considerable number of programs and systems have been affected by these structural changes and some internal systems have been completely rebuilt.

ESDC systems, databases and programs are scheduled to migrate to the new NOC 2011 over the course of the next few months according to their own needs in order to best serve their clients. For example:

  • The Employment Insurance program will migrate its administrative systems to the NOC 2011 in early January 2016;
  • The Job Bank will migrate to the NOC 2011 in the Fall of 2016, once wage data are available on the NOC 2011; and,
  • The Temporary Foreign Worker Program will migrate at the same time as the Job Bank.

For more information on the National Occupational Classification, contact us by email at NC-NOC-CNP-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca.

For information related to the labour market and job searches, visit the Job Bank web site at http://jobbank.gc.ca

For information about the wide range of services and data, including occupational information, available from Statistics Canada, visit the Statistics Canada web site at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/concepts/occupation-profession-eng.htm or contact them by email at Infostats@statcan.gc.ca.