Skill Levels Descriptions
Skill Level 0: Managerial jobs
Occupations in management. Usually require varying level of education
- Education requirements vary based on the position
Skill Level A: Professional jobs
Occupations usually require university education.
- University degree at the bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate level.
Skill Level B: Technical and skilled trades jobs
Occupations usually require college education, specialized training or apprenticeship training.
- Two to three years of post-secondary education at a community college, institute of technology, or CEGEP or
- Two to five years of apprenticeship training or
- Three to four years of secondary school and more than two years of on-the-job training, specialized training courses, or specific work experience.
- Occupations with supervisory responsibilities and occupations with significant health and safety responsibilities, such as firefighters, police officers, and registered nursing assistants are all assigned skill level B
Skill Level C: Semi-skilled jobs
Occupations usually require secondary school and/or occupation-specific training.
- Some secondary school education, with up to two years of on-the-job training, training courses, or specific work experience
Skill Level D: Entry-Level Jobs
On-the-job training is usually provided for occupations.
- Short work demonstration or on-the-job training or
- No formal educational requirements.