Skill Levels

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.