7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations

According to the NOC 2011 tutorial, the coding for the major groups (first two digits) means the following:

Skill type: 7. Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations

This Skill Type category includes construction and mechanical trades, trades supervisors and contractors and operators of transportation and heavy equipment. These occupations are found in a wide range of industries.

This Skill Type category also includes most of the apprenticeable trades. Other occupations in this category usually require completion of college or other programs combined with on-the-job training. Progression to supervisory or self-employed contractor status is possible with experience. There is limited mobility or transferability of skills among occupations in this category due to specific apprenticeship, training and licensing requirements for most occupations.

Skill level: 2 or 3. College degree or other alternative combinations

Two to three years of post-secondary education at a community college, an institute of technology or CEGEP or

Two to five years of apprenticeship training or

Three to four years of secondary school and more than two years of on-the-job training, specialized training courses or specific work experience.

Occupations with supervisory responsibilities and occupations with significant health and safety responsibilities, such as firefighters, police officers and registered nursing assistants are all assigned this Skill Level.

Skill level: 4 or 5. Some secondary school and on-the-job training

Some secondary school education, with up to two years of on-the-job training, training courses or specific work experience.

Skill level: 6 or 7. On-the-job training

Short work demonstration or on-the-job training or

No formal educational requirements.

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