Highest Level of Education

This section classifies occupations by the general level of education typically required. The classification only represents typical requirements, and does not reflect the value of experience and/or on-the-job training that may be taken in lieu of formal education. The “Requirements” section of the occupation profile should be consulted for more detailed information, including what type of education is required, references to on-the-job training and experience and any professional designations, certificates, permits and licenses that may be required.

No Diploma Required
High School Diploma
College Diploma, Trades Certificate or completion of Apprenticeship
University Degree

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No Diploma Required

Managers in Construction and Transportation
Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities
Agriculture and Horticulture Workers
Other Sales and Related Occupations
Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations
Other Fishing and Trapping Occupations
Tour and Recreational Guides and Casino Occupations
Occupations in Food and Beverage Service
Retail Salespersons and Sales Clerks

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High School Diploma

Chefs and Cooks
Sales and Service Supervisors
Other Elemental Service Occupations
Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers
Supervisors, Railway and Motor Transportation Occupations
Machinists and Related Occupations
Upholsterers, Tailors, Shoe Repairers, Jewellers and Related Occupations
Athletes, Coaches, Referees and Related Occupations
Other Installers, Repairers and Servicers
Sales Representatives, Wholesale Trade
Technical Sales Specialists, Wholesale Trade
Butchers and Bakers
Other Occupations in Protective Service
Security Guards and Related Occupations
Occupations in Travel and Accommodation
Other Occupations in Travel, Accommodation, Amusement and Recreation
Childcare and Home Support Workers
Technical Occupations in Personal Service
Other Occupations in Personal Service
Insurance and Real Estate Sales Occupations and Buyers
Heavy Equipment Operators
Crane Operators, Drillers and Blasters
Supervisors, Processing Occupations
Supervisors, Assembly and Fabrication
Central Control and Process Operators in Manufacturing and Processing
Machine Operators and Related Workers in Metal and Mineral Products Processing
Machine Operators and Related Workers in Chemical, Plastic and Rubber Processing
Machine Operators and Related Workers in Pulp and Paper Production and Wood Processing
Machine Operators and Related Workers in Textile Processing
Machine Operators and Related Workers in Fabric, Fur and Leather Products Manufacturing
Machine Operators and Related Workers in Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing
Printing Machine Operators and Related Occupations
Machining, Metalworking, Woodworking and Related Machine Operators
Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics Assemblers
Printing Press Operators, Commercial Divers and Other Trades and Related Occupations, n.e.c.
Primary Production Labourers
Fishing Vessel Masters and Skippers and Fishermen / women
Motor Vehicle and Transit Drivers
Train Crew Operating Occupations
Other Transport Equipment Operators and Related Workers
Longshore Workers and Material Handlers
Trades Helpers and Labourers
Public Works and Other Labourers, n.e.c.
Contractors, Operators and Supervisors in Agriculture, Horticulture and Aquaculture
Supervisors, Logging and Forestry
Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas
Underground Miners, Oil and Gas Drillers and Related Workers
Mine Service Workers and Operators in Oil and Gas Drilling
Logging Machinery Operators
Other Assembly and Related Occupations
Secretaries, Recorders and Transcriptionists
Library, Correspondence and Related Information Clerks
Assisting Occupations in Support of Health Services
Logging and Forestry Workers
Transportation Officers and Controllers
Finance and Insurance Administrative Occupations
Administrative Support Clerks
Finance and Insurance Clerks
Clerical Supervisors
Clerical Occupations, General Office Skills
Managers in Other Services
Mail and Message Distribution Occupations
Technical Occupations in Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers
Managers in Retail Trade
Managers in Food Service and Accommodation
Recording, Scheduling and Distributing Occupations
Office Equipment Operators

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College Diploma, Trades Certificate or completion of Apprenticeship

Machinery and Transportation Equipment Mechanics (Except Motor Vehicle)
Automotive Service Technicians
Other Mechanics
Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades
Stationary Engineers and Power Station and System Operators
Administrative and Regulatory Occupations
Administrative Services Managers
Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers
Managers in Financial and Business Services
Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting)
Managers in Health, Education, Social and Community Services
Managers in Public Administration
Managers in Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport
Managers in Protective Service
Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities
Human Resources and Business Service Professionals
Legislators and Senior Management
Electrical Trades and Telecommunication Occupations
Medical Technologists and Technicians (Except Dental Health)
Technical Occupations in Computer and Information Systems
Nurse Supervisors and Registered Nurses
Technical Occupations in Dental Health Care
Police Officers and Firefighters
Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental)
College and Other Vocational Instructors
Paralegals, Social Services Workers and Occupations in Education and Religion, n.e.c.
Creative Designers and Craftspersons
Announcers and Other Performers
Photographers, Graphic Arts Technicians and Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts
Technical Occupations in Libraries, Archives, Museums and Art Galleries
Creative and Performing Artists
Writing, Translating and Public Relations Professionals
Other Technical Inspectors and Regulatory Officers
Technical Occupations in Architecture, Drafting, Surveying and Mapping
Masonry and Plastering Trades
Carpenters and Cabinetmakers
Plumbers, Pipefitters and Gas Fitters
Technical Occupations in Physical Sciences
Technical Occupations in Life Sciences
Other Construction Trades
Technical Occupations in Civil, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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University Degree

Librarians, Archivists, Conservators and Curators
Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries
Therapy and Assessment Professionals
Pharmacists, Dietitians and Nutritionists
Optometrists, Chiropractors and Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Professionals
Physicians, Dentists and Veterinarians
Computer and Information Systems Professionals
Managers in Engineering, Architecture, Science and Information Systems
Secondary and Elementary School Teachers and Educational Counsellors
Architects, Urban Planners and Land Surveyors
University Professors and Assistants
Life Science Professionals
Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Chemical Engineers
Auditors, Accountants and Investment Professionals
Other Engineers
Judges, Lawyers and Quebec Notaries
Managers in Primary Production (Except Agriculture)
Physical Science Professionals
Policy and Program Officers, Researchers and Consultants
Psychologists, Social Workers, Counsellors, Clergy and Probation Officers

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