Data tables, 2016 Census

Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (11), Occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 - Skill-level Category (8A), STEM and BHASE (non-STEM) Groupings, Major Field of Study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2016 (16), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (9), Location of Study (16), Age (9) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories and Census Metropolitan Areas, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

About this variable: Occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 - Skill-level category (8A)

Definition

Occupation (based on the National Occupational Classification [NOC] 2016)



'Occupation' refers to the kind of work performed in a job, a job being all the tasks carried out by a particular worker to complete his or her duties. An occupation is a set of jobs that are sufficiently similar in work performed.



Kind of work is described in terms of tasks, duties and responsibilities, often including factors such as materials processed or used, the industrial processes used, the equipment used, and the products or services provided. Occupations are generally homogeneous with respect to skill type and skill level.



Occupation applies to the contribution of labour to that part of economic activity that is within the production boundary defined for the System of National Accounts.

Values

  1. Total - Occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 Skill-level category Footnote 1
  2. Occupation - not applicable Footnote 2
  3. All skill levels Footnote 3
  4. Skill level A Managers
  5. Skill level A Professionals
  6. Skill level B College or apprenticeship training Footnote 6
  7. Skill level C High school or job-specific training Footnote 7
  8. Skill level D On-the-job training Footnote 8

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Refers to the kind of work performed by persons aged 15 years and over as determined by their kind of work and the description of the main activities in their job. The occupation data are produced according to the NOC 2016.

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Footnote 2

Includes persons aged 15 years and over who never worked for pay or self-employment, or last worked for pay or self-employment prior to 2015.

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Footnote 3

Includes persons aged 15 years and over who have worked at some point in time between January 2015 and May 2016.

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Footnote 6

Occupations that usually require a college or apprenticeship training.

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Footnote 7

Occupations that usually require a high school or job-specific training.

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Footnote 8

Occupations for which on-the-job training is given.

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