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

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

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

72 Industrial, electrical and construction trades723 Machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades73 Maintenance and equipment operation trades731 Machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (except motor vehicle)