How to obtain a certificate of qualification?
Trades are regulated at the provincial and territorial level in Canada. In some cases, certification, licensing, or registration is available but not required by law.
Please note that provincial/territorial authorities are not set up to issue certificates of qualification to individuals outside Canada.
You may find detailed information on your occupation, including contact information for provincial and territorial authorities that issue certificates of qualification, by searching CICIC's Directory of occupational profiles.
What is the National Occupational Classification (NOC)?
The same occupation can be called different things in different countries. In Canada, organizations use the National Occupational Classification (NOC) to classify and describe occupations.
NOC consists of a specific occupation title (e.g., accountant) and a four-digit NOC code (e.g., 1111), along with a description for the occupation.
To find the title of your intended occupation in Canada and its NOC code, search the NOC Web site.
You can also learn more about NOC.