ESPORT describes tasks performed in over 400 occupations. When you review this information before going to an interview, you will be able to show employers you understand the job and its requirements. In addition ESPORT also provides links to labour-market information including what jobs are open in your community or across the country and what the pay range is.

ESPORT gives you three ways to search for occupations:

  • Search All Occupations
  • Search Occupations by Work Preference
  • Search Occupations by Categories


Search All Occupations

Maybe you know about an employer looking for someone to do a particular job. Use the search box below to find the closest match to the name of the job you saw listed.


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Occupations by Work Preference

Completion of the Interest Inventory is required.

Occupations by Category

By looking at all the jobs in a category, you can learn what kind of work people do in mining, manufacturing, health care, sales, and other areas. Click to see all occupations listed in the category that interests you.

Management      (NOC Group Code: 0)
This category contains legislators, senior management occupations and middle and other management occupations. These occupations span all skill type categories.

Business, Finance and Administration      (NOC Group Code: 1)
This category contains occupations that are concerned with providing financial and business services, administrative and regulatory services and clerical supervision and support services. Some occupations in this category are unique to the financial and business service sectors; however, most are found in all industries.

Natural and Applied Sciences and Related      (NOC Group Code: 2)
This category contains professional and technical occupations in the sciences, including physical and life sciences, engineering, architecture and information technology.

Health      (NOC Group Code: 3)
This category includes occupations concerned with providing health care services directly to patients and occupations that provide support to professional and technical health care staff.

Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion      (NOC Group Code: 4)

Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport      (NOC Group Code: 5)
This category includes professional and technical occupations related to art and culture, including the performing arts, film and video, broadcasting, journalism, writing, creative design, libraries and museums. It also includes occupations in recreation and sport.

Sales and Service      (NOC Group Code: 6)
This category contains sales occupations, personal and protective service occupations and occupations related to the hospitality and tourism industries.

Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators      (NOC Group Code: 7)
This 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 industrial sectors, with many occurring in the construction and transportation industries. This category includes most of the apprenticeable trades, including all of those related to the construction industry. 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.

Primary Industry      (NOC Group Code: 8)
This category contains supervisory and equipment operation occupations in the natural resource-based sectors of mining, oil and gas production, forestry and logging, agriculture, horticulture and fishing. Most occupations in this category are industry specific and do not occur outside of the primary industries.

Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities      (NOC Group Code: 9)
This category contains supervisory and production occupations in manufacturing, processing and utilities. You now know how occupations are classified according to a work domain that is called skill type. We will now learn how the NOC further categorizes occupations according to different levels of skill required within each skill type.