2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011 (693), Major Field of Study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2011 (432), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (10) and Age Groups (8C) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2011 National Household Survey

About this variable: Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2011 (432)

Definition

Major field of study (based on the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2011)

Part A - Short definition
Main subject area of the person's highest postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree.

Part B - Detailed definition
Refers to the predominant discipline or area of learning or training of a person's highest completed postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree classified according to the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2011.

Values

  1. Total - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2011 Footnote 1
  2. No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree Footnote 2
  3. Education
  4. 13. Education
  5. 13.01 Education, general
  6. 13.02 Bilingual, multilingual and multicultural education
  7. 13.03 Curriculum and instruction
  8. 13.04 Educational administration and supervision
  9. 13.05 Educational/instructional media design
  10. 13.06 Educational assessment, evaluation and research
  11. 13.07 International and comparative education
  12. 13.09 Social and philosophical foundations of education
  13. 13.10 Special education and teaching
  14. 13.11 Student counselling and personnel services
  15. 13.12 Teacher education and professional development, specific levels and methods
  16. 13.13 Teacher education and professional development, specific subject areas
  17. 13.14 Teaching English or French as a second or foreign language
  18. 13.15 Teaching assistants/aides
  19. 13.99 Education, other
  20. Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies
  21. 10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services
  22. 10.01 Communications technology/technician
  23. 10.02 Audiovisual communications technologies/technicians
  24. 10.03 Graphic communications
  25. 10.99 Communications technologies/technicians and support services, other
  26. 50. Visual and performing arts
  27. 50.01 Visual, digital and performing arts, general
  28. 50.02 Crafts/craft design, folk art and artisanry
  29. 50.03 Dance
  30. 50.04 Design and applied arts
  31. 50.05 Drama/theatre arts and stagecraft
  32. 50.06 Film/video and photographic arts
  33. 50.07 Fine arts and art studies
  34. 50.09 Music
  35. 50.10 Arts, entertainment, and media management
  36. 50.99 Visual and performing arts, other
  37. Humanities
  38. 16. Aboriginal and foreign languages, literatures and linguistics
  39. 16.01 Linguistic, comparative and related language studies and services
  40. 16.02 African languages, literatures and linguistics
  41. 16.03 East Asian languages, literatures and linguistics
  42. 16.04 Slavic, Baltic and Albanian languages, literatures and linguistics
  43. 16.05 Germanic languages, literatures and linguistics
  44. 16.06 Modern Greek language and literature
  45. 16.07 South Asian languages, literatures and linguistics
  46. 16.08 Iranian languages, literatures and linguistics
  47. 16.09 Romance languages, literatures and linguistics
  48. 16.10 Aboriginal languages, literatures and linguistics
  49. 16.11 Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic languages, literatures and linguistics
  50. 16.12 Classics and classical languages, literatures and linguistics
  51. 16.13 Celtic languages, literatures and linguistics
  52. 16.14 Southeast Asian and Australasian/Pacific languages, literatures and linguistics
  53. 16.15 Turkic, Uralic-Altaic, Caucasian and Central Asian languages, literatures and linguistics
  54. 16.16 Sign language
  55. 16.17 Second language learning
  56. 16.99 Aboriginal and foreign languages, literatures and linguistics, other
  57. 23. English language and literature/letters
  58. 23.01 English language and literature, general
  59. 23.13 English rhetoric and composition/writing studies
  60. 23.14 English literature
  61. 23.99 English language and literature/letters, other
  62. 24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
  63. 24.01 Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
  64. 30.13 Medieval and renaissance studies
  65. 30.21 Holocaust and related studies
  66. 30.22 Classical and ancient studies
  67. 30.29 Maritime studies
  68. 38. Philosophy and religious studies
  69. 38.00 Philosophy and religious studies, general
  70. 38.01 Philosophy, logic and ethics
  71. 38.02 Religion/religious studies
  72. 38.99 Philosophy and religious studies, other
  73. 39. Theology and religious vocations
  74. 39.02 Bible/Biblical studies
  75. 39.03 Missions/missionary studies and missiology
  76. 39.04 Religious education
  77. 39.05 Religious/sacred music
  78. 39.06 Theological and ministerial studies
  79. 39.07 Pastoral counselling and specialized ministries
  80. 39.99 Theology and religious vocations, other
  81. 54. History
  82. 54.01 History
  83. 55. French language and literature/letters
  84. 55.01 French language and literature, general
  85. 55.13 French rhetoric and composition/writing studies
  86. 55.14 French literature
  87. 55.99 French language and literature/letters, other
  88. Social and behavioural sciences and law
  89. 05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies
  90. 05.01 Area studies
  91. 05.02 Ethnic, cultural minority, gender, and group studies
  92. 05.99 Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, other
  93. 09. Communication, journalism and related programs
  94. 09.01 Communication and media studies
  95. 09.04 Journalism
  96. 09.07 Radio, television and digital communication
  97. 09.09 Public relations, advertising and applied communication
  98. 09.10 Publishing
  99. 09.99 Communication, journalism and related programs, other
  100. 19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences
  101. 19.00 Work and family studies
  102. 19.01 Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, general
  103. 19.02 Family and consumer sciences/human sciences business services
  104. 19.04 Family and consumer economics and related services
  105. 19.05 Foods, nutrition and related services
  106. 19.06 Housing and human environments
  107. 19.07 Human development, family studies and related services
  108. 19.09 Apparel and textiles
  109. 19.99 Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, other
  110. 22. Legal professions and studies
  111. 22.00 Non-professional general legal studies (undergraduate)
  112. 22.01 Law (LLB, JD, BCL)
  113. 22.02 Legal research and advanced professional studies (post-LLB/JD)
  114. 22.03 Legal support services
  115. 22.99 Legal professions and studies, other
  116. 30.05 Peace studies and conflict resolution
  117. 30.10 Biopsychology
  118. 30.11 Gerontology
  119. 30.14 Museology/museum studies
  120. 30.15 Science, technology and society
  121. 30.17 Behavioural sciences
  122. 30.20 International/global studies
  123. 30.23 Intercultural/multicultural and diversity studies
  124. 30.25 Cognitive science
  125. 30.26 Cultural studies/critical theory and analysis
  126. 30.28 Dispute resolution
  127. 30.31 Human computer interaction
  128. 30.33 Sustainability studies
  129. 42. Psychology
  130. 42.01 Psychology, general
  131. 42.27 Research and experimental psychology
  132. 42.28 Clinical, counselling and applied psychology
  133. 42.99 Psychology, other
  134. 45. Social sciences
  135. 45.01 Social sciences, general
  136. 45.02 Anthropology
  137. 45.03 Archaeology
  138. 45.04 Criminology
  139. 45.05 Demography and population studies
  140. 45.06 Economics
  141. 45.07 Geography and cartography
  142. 45.09 International relations and national security studies
  143. 45.10 Political science and government
  144. 45.11 Sociology
  145. 45.12 Urban studies/affairs
  146. 45.13 Sociology and anthropology
  147. 45.14 Rural sociology
  148. 45.99 Social sciences, other
  149. Business, management and public administration
  150. 30.16 Accounting and computer science
  151. 44. Public administration and social service professions
  152. 44.00 Human services, general
  153. 44.02 Community organization and advocacy
  154. 44.04 Public administration
  155. 44.05 Public policy analysis
  156. 44.07 Social work
  157. 44.99 Public administration and social service professions, other
  158. 52. Business, management, marketing and related support services
  159. 52.01 Business/commerce, general
  160. 52.02 Business administration, management and operations
  161. 52.03 Accounting and related services
  162. 52.04 Business operations support and assistant services
  163. 52.05 Business/corporate communications
  164. 52.06 Business/managerial economics
  165. 52.07 Entrepreneurial and small business operations
  166. 52.08 Finance and financial management services
  167. 52.09 Hospitality administration/management
  168. 52.10 Human resources management and services
  169. 52.11 International business/trade/commerce
  170. 52.12 Management information systems and services
  171. 52.13 Management sciences and quantitative methods
  172. 52.14 Marketing
  173. 52.15 Real estate
  174. 52.16 Taxation
  175. 52.17 Insurance
  176. 52.18 General sales, merchandising and related marketing operations
  177. 52.19 Specialized sales, merchandising and marketing operations
  178. 52.20 Construction management
  179. 52.21 Telecommunications management
  180. 52.99 Business, management, marketing and related support services, other
  181. Physical and life sciences and technologies
  182. 26. Biological and biomedical sciences
  183. 26.01 Biology, general
  184. 26.02 Biochemistry/biophysics and molecular biology
  185. 26.03 Botany/plant biology
  186. 26.04 Cell/cellular biology and anatomical sciences
  187. 26.05 Microbiological sciences and immunology
  188. 26.07 Zoology/animal biology
  189. 26.08 Genetics
  190. 26.09 Physiology, pathology and related sciences
  191. 26.10 Pharmacology and toxicology
  192. 26.11 Biomathematics, bioinformatics, and computational biology
  193. 26.12 Biotechnology
  194. 26.13 Ecology, evolution, systematics and population biology
  195. 26.14 Molecular medicine
  196. 26.15 Neurobiology and neurosciences
  197. 26.99 Biological and biomedical sciences, other
  198. 30.01 Biological and physical sciences
  199. 30.18 Natural sciences
  200. 30.19 Nutrition sciences
  201. 30.27 Human biology
  202. 30.32 Marine sciences
  203. 40. Physical sciences
  204. 40.01 Physical sciences, general
  205. 40.02 Astronomy and astrophysics
  206. 40.04 Atmospheric sciences and meteorology
  207. 40.05 Chemistry
  208. 40.06 Geological and Earth sciences/geosciences
  209. 40.08 Physics
  210. 40.10 Materials sciences
  211. 40.99 Physical sciences, other
  212. 41. Science technologies/technicians
  213. 41.00 Science technologies/technicians, general
  214. 41.01 Biology technician/biotechnology laboratory technician
  215. 41.02 Nuclear and industrial radiologic technologies/technicians
  216. 41.03 Physical science technologies/technicians
  217. 41.99 Science technologies/technicians, other
  218. Mathematics, computer and information sciences
  219. 11. Computer and information sciences and support services
  220. 11.01 Computer and information sciences and support services, general
  221. 11.02 Computer programming
  222. 11.03 Data processing and data processing technology/technician
  223. 11.04 Information science/studies
  224. 11.05 Computer systems analysis/analyst
  225. 11.06 Data entry/microcomputer applications
  226. 11.07 Computer science
  227. 11.08 Computer software and media applications
  228. 11.09 Computer systems networking and telecommunications
  229. 11.10 Computer/information technology administration and management
  230. 11.99 Computer and information sciences and support services, other
  231. 25. Library science
  232. 25.01 Library science and administration
  233. 25.03 Library and archives assisting
  234. 25.99 Library science, other
  235. 27. Mathematics and statistics
  236. 27.01 Mathematics
  237. 27.03 Applied mathematics
  238. 27.05 Statistics
  239. 27.99 Mathematics and statistics, other
  240. 30.06 Systems science and theory
  241. 30.08 Mathematics and computer science
  242. 30.30 Computational science
  243. Architecture, engineering, and related technologies
  244. 04. Architecture and related services
  245. 04.02 Architecture (BArch, BA, BS, BSc, MArch, MA, MS, MSc, PhD)
  246. 04.03 City/urban, community and regional planning
  247. 04.04 Environmental design/architecture
  248. 04.05 Interior architecture
  249. 04.06 Landscape architecture (BS, BSc, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)
  250. 04.08 Architectural history and criticism
  251. 04.09 Architectural sciences and technology
  252. 04.10 Real estate development
  253. 04.99 Architecture and related services, other
  254. 14. Engineering
  255. 14.01 Engineering, general
  256. 14.02 Aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical/space engineering
  257. 14.03 Agricultural engineering
  258. 14.04 Architectural engineering
  259. 14.05 Bioengineering and biomedical engineering
  260. 14.06 Ceramic sciences and engineering
  261. 14.07 Chemical engineering
  262. 14.08 Civil engineering
  263. 14.09 Computer engineering
  264. 14.10 Electrical, electronics and communications engineering
  265. 14.11 Engineering mechanics
  266. 14.12 Engineering physics/applied physics
  267. 14.13 Engineering science
  268. 14.14 Environmental/environmental health engineering
  269. 14.18 Materials engineering
  270. 14.19 Mechanical engineering
  271. 14.20 Metallurgical engineering
  272. 14.21 Mining and mineral engineering
  273. 14.22 Naval architecture and marine engineering
  274. 14.23 Nuclear engineering
  275. 14.24 Ocean engineering
  276. 14.25 Petroleum engineering
  277. 14.27 Systems engineering
  278. 14.28 Textile sciences and engineering
  279. 14.32 Polymer/plastics engineering
  280. 14.33 Construction engineering
  281. 14.34 Forest engineering
  282. 14.35 Industrial engineering
  283. 14.36 Manufacturing engineering
  284. 14.37 Operations research
  285. 14.38 Surveying engineering
  286. 14.39 Geological/geophysical engineering
  287. 14.40 Paper science and engineering
  288. 14.41 Electromechanical engineering
  289. 14.42 Mechatronics, robotics, and automation engineering
  290. 14.43 Biochemical engineering
  291. 14.44 Engineering chemistry
  292. 14.45 Biological/biosystems engineering
  293. 14.99 Engineering, other
  294. 15. Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields
  295. 15.00 Engineering technology, general
  296. 15.01 Architectural engineering technology/technician
  297. 15.02 Civil engineering technology/technician
  298. 15.03 Electrical and electronic engineering technologies/technicians
  299. 15.04 Electromechanical and instrumentation and maintenance technologies/technicians
  300. 15.05 Environmental control technologies/technicians
  301. 15.06 Industrial production technologies/technicians
  302. 15.07 Quality control and safety technologies/technicians
  303. 15.08 Mechanical engineering related technologies/technicians
  304. 15.09 Mining and petroleum technologies/technicians
  305. 15.10 Construction engineering technology/technician
  306. 15.11 Engineering-related technologies
  307. 15.12 Computer engineering technologies/technicians
  308. 15.13 Drafting/design engineering technologies/technicians
  309. 15.14 Nuclear engineering technology/technician
  310. 15.15 Engineering-related fields
  311. 15.16 Nanotechnology
  312. 15.99 Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, other
  313. 30.12 Historic preservation and conservation
  314. 46. Construction trades
  315. 46.00 Construction trades, general
  316. 46.01 Masonry/mason
  317. 46.02 Carpentry/carpenter
  318. 46.03 Electrical and power transmission installers
  319. 46.04 Building/construction finishing, management and inspection
  320. 46.05 Plumbing and related water supply services
  321. 46.99 Construction trades, other
  322. 47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians
  323. 47.00 Mechanics and repairers, general
  324. 47.01 Electrical/electronics maintenance and repair technology
  325. 47.02 Heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration maintenance technology/technician
  326. 47.03 Heavy/industrial equipment maintenance technologies
  327. 47.04 Precision systems maintenance and repair technologies
  328. 47.05 Stationary energy sources installer and operator
  329. 47.06 Vehicle maintenance and repair technologies
  330. 47.99 Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians, other
  331. 48. Precision production
  332. 48.00 Precision production trades, general
  333. 48.03 Leatherworking and upholstery
  334. 48.05 Precision metal working
  335. 48.07 Woodworking
  336. 48.08 Boilermaking/boilermaker
  337. 48.99 Precision production, other
  338. Agriculture, natural resources and conservation
  339. 01. Agriculture, agriculture operations and related sciences
  340. 01.00 Agriculture, general
  341. 01.01 Agricultural business and management
  342. 01.02 Agricultural mechanization
  343. 01.03 Agricultural production operations
  344. 01.04 Agricultural and food products processing
  345. 01.05 Agricultural and domestic animal services
  346. 01.06 Applied horticulture/horticultural business services
  347. 01.07 International agriculture
  348. 01.08 Agricultural public services
  349. 01.09 Animal sciences
  350. 01.10 Food science and technology
  351. 01.11 Plant sciences
  352. 01.12 Soil sciences
  353. 01.99 Agriculture, agriculture operations and related sciences, other
  354. 03. Natural resources and conservation
  355. 03.01 Natural resources conservation and research
  356. 03.02 Natural resources management and policy
  357. 03.03 Fishing and fisheries sciences and management
  358. 03.05 Forestry
  359. 03.06 Wildlife and wildlands science and management
  360. 03.99 Natural resources and conservation, other
  361. Health and related fields
  362. 31. Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies
  363. 31.01 Parks, recreation and leisure studies
  364. 31.03 Parks, recreation and leisure facilities management
  365. 31.05 Health and physical education/fitness
  366. 31.06 Outdoor education
  367. 31.99 Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies, other
  368. 51. Health professions and related programs
  369. 51.00 Health services/allied health/health sciences, general
  370. 51.01 Chiropractic (DC)
  371. 51.02 Communication disorders sciences and services
  372. 51.04 Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
  373. 51.05 Advanced/graduate dentistry and oral sciences (Cert., MS, MSc, PhD)
  374. 51.06 Dental support services and allied professions
  375. 51.07 Health and medical administrative services
  376. 51.08 Allied health and medical assisting services
  377. 51.09 Allied health diagnostic, intervention and treatment professions
  378. 51.10 Clinical/medical laboratory science/research and allied professions
  379. 51.11 Health/medical preparatory programs
  380. 51.12 Medicine (MD)
  381. 51.14 Medical scientist (MS, MSc, PhD)
  382. 51.15 Mental and social health services and allied professions
  383. 51.17 Optometry (OD)
  384. 51.18 Ophthalmic and optometric support services and allied professions
  385. 51.19 Osteopathic medicine/osteopathy (DO)
  386. 51.20 Pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences and administration
  387. 51.21 Podiatric medicine/podiatry (DPM)
  388. 51.22 Public health
  389. 51.23 Rehabilitation and therapeutic professions
  390. 51.24 Veterinary medicine (DVM)
  391. 51.25 Veterinary biomedical and clinical sciences (Cert., MS, MSc, PhD)
  392. 51.26 Health aides/attendants/orderlies
  393. 51.27 Medical illustration and informatics
  394. 51.31 Dietetics and clinical nutrition services
  395. 51.32 Bioethics/medical ethics
  396. 51.33 Alternative and complementary medicine and medical systems
  397. 51.34 Alternative and complementary medical support services
  398. 51.35 Somatic bodywork and related therapeutic services
  399. 51.36 Movement and mind-body therapies
  400. 51.37 Energy-based and biologically-based therapies
  401. 51.38 Registered nursing, nursing administration, nursing research and clinical nursing
  402. 51.39 Practical nursing, vocational nursing and nursing assistants
  403. 51.99 Health professions and related clinical sciences, other
  404. 60. Dental, medical and veterinary residency programs
  405. 60.01 Dental residency programs
  406. 60.03 Veterinary residency programs
  407. 60.04 Medical residency programs - general certificates
  408. 60.05 Medical residency programs - subspecialty certificates
  409. 60.06 Podiatric medicine residency programs
  410. 60.99 Dental, medical and veterinary residency programs, other
  411. Personal, protective and transportation services
  412. 12. Personal and culinary services
  413. 12.03 Funeral service and mortuary science
  414. 12.04 Cosmetology and related personal grooming services
  415. 12.05 Culinary arts and related services
  416. 12.99 Personal and culinary services, other
  417. 28. Military science, leadership and operational art
  418. 28.08 Military science, leadership and operational art
  419. 29. Military technologies and applied sciences
  420. 29.05 Military technologies and applied sciences
  421. 43. Security and protective services
  422. 43.01 Criminal justice and corrections
  423. 43.02 Fire protection
  424. 43.03 Security and protective services, specialized programs
  425. 43.99 Security and protective services, other
  426. 49. Transportation and materials moving
  427. 49.01 Air transportation
  428. 49.02 Ground transportation
  429. 49.03 Marine transportation
  430. 49.99 Transportation and materials moving, other
  431. Other
  432. 30.99 Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary studies, other

Footnotes

Footnote 1

'Major field of study' is defined as the main discipline or subject of learning. It is collected for the highest certificate, diploma or degree above the high school or secondary school level and classified according to the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2011. This variable shows the hierarchy of the 'primary groupings' (a CIP variant) with detail for the 2-digit 'series' and the 4-digit 'sub-series.'
For more information on the CIP classification, see the Classification of Instructional Programs, Canada 2011, Catalogue no. 12-590-X available from: www.statcan.gc.ca/concepts/classification-eng.htm.
We recommend that users not make comparisons between categories of the CIP Canada 2011 and the CIP Canada 2000 classification systems on the basis of their labels. Even though many entries in the two classifications are similar, direct comparison could be inappropriate, given the numerous changes made at the detailed level to update the classification.

For comments on collection, dissemination or data quality for this variable, refer to the Education Reference Guide, National Household Survey, Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011006.

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Footnote 2

'No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree' includes persons who have not completed an apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma, a college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma or a university certificate, diploma or degree.

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