Career Development Resources

What are NOC Codes?

NOC Codes are part of Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC) System. The NOC binder, which can be found in most libraries and career centres, contains the classification structure and descriptions of 522 occupational unit groups that constitute the Canadian labour market. Equally helpful is The Career Handbook, which serves as the counselling component to NOC, and includes information on interests, physical activities, and education/training indicators. A detailed index of occupational descriptions, as well as a training tutorial in using NOC codes, can be found at

Human Resources Development Canada: Labour market information service in Canada

General resources:

ASVAB career exploration program:

Campus Work links

Canada’s Youth Employment Strategies

Human Resources Development Canada

Job Corps Career Development Resource Center

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