Fast Facts

National Occupational Standards (NOS) describe the standard acceptable skills and knowledge required to perform a particular occupation:

  • NOS serve as a benchmark against which to recruit, select, train and develop employees. In academic and training settings, they can be used to compare a curriculum to the workforce requirements.
  • CAHRC has worked to develop a National Agricultural Occupational Framework.
  • The framework contains nationally validated agriculture job information for over 100 roles focused on the tasks required for labourers, workers, supervisors and managers to be successful in their role.
  • To explore the National Agricultural Occupational Framework, visit AgriPathways for more information.

A Competency Profile is a set of competencies selected as the most important for successful job performance:

  • Competency Profiles provide a definition and specifics of the required proficiency level of each competency expected for a position.
  • To know more about Competency Profiles and how they can assist with performance management practices, go to the Training/Performance Tracking Tool. 

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the authoritative resource on occupational information in Canada:

  • National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes provide a standard framework for labour market information. Through NOC codes, more than 30,000 occupational titles are organized into 500 unit groups according to skill levels and skill types.
  • Ongoing research and updates to the NOC ensure that it continues to reflect occupational changes in the labour market.
  • CAHRC continues to work with policy makers to provide labour market information as well as detailed job information to ensure recommendations for the NOC update reflect the agricuture industry's current view.