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Employment Equity Regulations (SOR/96-470)

Regulations are current to 2023-11-14 and last amended on 2021-01-01. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE II(Subsection 1(2) and section 22)

Occupational Groups — Private Sector Employers or Portions of the Federal Public Administration Referred to in Paragraph 4(1)(c) of the Act

Column IColumn II
ItemEmployment Equity Occupational GroupsUnit Groups
1Senior ManagersLegislators
Senior government managers and officials
Senior managers — financial, communications and other business services
Senior managers — health, education, social and community services and membership organizations
Senior managers — trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.
Senior managers — construction, transportation, production and utilities
2Middle and Other ManagersFinancial managers
Human resources managers
Purchasing managers
Other administrative services managers
Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
Banking, credit and other investment managers
Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
Other business services managers
Telecommunication carriers managers
Postal and courier services managers
Engineering managers
Architecture and science managers
Computer and information systems managers
Managers in health care
Government managers — health and social policy development and program administration
Government managers — economic analysis, policy development and program administration
Government managers — education policy development and program administration
Other managers in public administration
Administrators — post secondary education and vocational training
School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education
Managers in social, community and correctional services
Commissioned police officers
Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers
Commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces
Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
Managers — publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors
Corporate sales managers
Retail and wholesale trade managers
Restaurant and food service managers
Accommodation service managers
Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.
Construction managers
Home building and renovation managers
Facility operation and maintenance managers
Managers in transportation
Managers in natural resources production and fishing
Managers in agriculture
Managers in horticulture
Managers in aquaculture
Manufacturing managers
Utilities managers
3ProfessionalsFinancial auditors and accountants
Financial and investment analysts
Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
Other financial officers
Human resources professionals
Professional occupations in business management consulting
Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
Physicists and astronomers
Geoscientists and oceanographers
Meteorologists and climatologists
Other professional occupations in physical sciences
Biologists and related scientists
Forestry professionals
Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
Civil engineers
Mechanical engineers
Electrical and electronics engineers
Chemical engineers
Industrial and manufacturing engineers
Metallurgical and materials engineers
Mining engineers
Geological engineers
Petroleum engineers
Aerospace engineers
Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
Other professional engineers, n.e.c.
Landscape architects
Urban and land use planners
Land surveyors
Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
Information systems analysts and consultants
Database analysts and data administrators
Software engineers and designers
Computer programmers and interactive media developers
Web designers and developers
Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
Specialist physicians
General practitioners and family physicians
Allied primary health practitioners
Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
Dietitians and nutritionists
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
Occupational therapists
Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
University professors and lecturers
Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
College and other vocational instructors
Secondary school teachers
Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
Educational counsellors
Lawyers and Quebec notaries
Social workers
Family, marriage and other related counsellors
Professional occupations in religion
Probation and parole officers and related occupations
Employment counsellors
Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers
Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts
Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers
Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers
Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers
Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers
Program officers unique to government
Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.
Conservators and curators
Authors and writers
Translators, terminologists and interpreters
Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
Conductors, composers and arrangers
Musicians and singers
Actors and comedians
Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
4Semi-Professionals and TechniciansChemical technologists and technicians
Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
Biological technologists and technicians
Agricultural and fish products inspectors
Forestry technologists and technicians
Conservation and fishery officers
Landscape and horticultural technicians and specialists
Civil engineering technologists and technicians
Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
Construction estimators
Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors
Architectural technologists and technicians
Industrial designers
Drafting technologists and technicians
Land survey technologists and technicians
Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology
Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians
Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers
Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
Construction inspectors
Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
Air traffic controllers and related occupations
Deck officers, water transport
Engineer officers, water transport
Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators
Computer network technicians
User support technicians
Information systems testing technicians
Medical laboratory technologists
Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
Medical radiation technologists
Medical sonographers
Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.
Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
Dental hygienists and dental therapists
Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants
Practitioners of natural healing
Licensed practical nurses
Paramedical occupations
Massage therapists
Other Technical occupations in therapy and assessment
Paralegal and related occupations
Social and community service workers
Early childhood educators and assistants
Instructors of persons with disabilities
Other instructors
Other religious occupations
Police officers (except commissioned)
Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces
Library and public archive technicians
Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries
Film and video camera operators
Graphic arts technicians
Broadcast technicians
Audio and video recording technicians
Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
Announcers and other broadcasters
Other performers, n.e.c.
Graphic designers and illustrators
Interior designers and interior decorators
Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
Artisans and craftspersons
Patternmakers — textile, leather and fur products
Sports officials and referees
Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness
5SupervisorsSupervisors, general office and administrative support workers
Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers
Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations
Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations
Retail sales supervisors
Food service supervisors
Executive housekeepers
Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
Customer and information services supervisors
Cleaning supervisors
Other services supervisors
6Supervisors — Crafts and TradesContractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
Supervisors, printing and related occupations
Supervisors, railway transport operations
Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
Supervisors, logging and forestry
Supervisors, mining and quarrying
Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
Supervisors, food and beverage processing
Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
Supervisors, forest products processing
Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
Supervisors, electronics manufacturing
Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing
Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing
Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
7Administrative and Senior Clerical PersonnelAdministrative officers
Executive assistants
Human resources and recruitment officers
Property administrators
Purchasing agents and officers
Conference and event planners
Court officers and justices of the peace
Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers
Administrative assistants
Legal administrative assistants
Medical administrative assistants
Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations
Health information management occupations
Records management technicians
Statistical officers and related research support occupations
Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
Insurance adjusters and claims examiners
Insurance underwriters
Assessors, valuators and appraisers
Customs, ship and other brokers
8Skilled Sales and Service PersonnelTechnical sales specialists — wholesale trade
Retail and wholesale buyers
Insurance agents and brokers
Real estate agents and salespersons
Financial sales representatives
Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers — retail and wholesale
Hairstylists and barbers
Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners
Shoe repairers and shoemakers
Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations
Funeral directors and embalmers
9Skilled Crafts and Trades WorkersMachinists and machining and tooling inspectors
Tool and die makers
Sheet metal workers
Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
Welders and related machine operators
Electricians (except industrial and power system)
Industrial electricians
Power system electricians
Electrical power line and cable workers
Telecommunications line and cable workers
Telecommunications installation and repair workers
Cable television service and maintenance technicians
Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
Gas fitters
Concrete finishers
Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
Roofers and shinglers
Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
Floor covering installers
Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
Railway carmen/women
Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
Machine fitters
Elevator constructors and mechanics
Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
Motor vehicle body repairers
Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
Appliance servicers and repairers
Electrical mechanics
Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
Other small engine and small equipment repairers
Railway and yard locomotive engineers
Railway conductors and brakemen/women
Crane operators
Drillers and blasters — surface mining, quarrying and construction
Water well drillers
Printing press operators
Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.
Underground production and development miners
Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
Logging machinery operators
Fishing masters and officers
Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing
Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
Power engineers and power systems operators
Water and waste treatment plant operators
10Clerical PersonnelGeneral office support workers
Personnel clerks
Court clerks
Data entry clerks
Desktop publishing operators and related occupations
Accounting and related clerks
Payroll administrators
Banking, insurance and other financial clerks
Library assistants and clerks
Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks
Survey interviewers and statistical clerks
Mail, postal and related workers
Letter carriers
Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors
Shippers and receivers
Storekeepers and partspersons
Production logistics co-ordinators
Purchasing and inventory control workers
Transportation route and crew schedulers
11Intermediate Sales and Service PersonnelDental assistants
Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
Other assisting occupations in support of health services
Home child care providers
Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
Sheriffs and bailiffs
Correctional service officers
By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers, n.e.c.
Sales and account representatives — wholesale trade (non-technical)
Retail salespersons
Maîtres d’hôtel and hosts/hostesses
Food and beverage servers
Travel counsellors
Pursers and flight attendants
Airline ticket and service agents
Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks
Hotel front desk clerks
Tour and travel guides
Outdoor sport and recreational guides
Casino workers
Security guards and related security service occupations
Customer services representatives — financial institutions
Other customer and information services representatives
Image, social and other personal consultants
Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
Pet groomers and animal care workers
Other personal service occupations
12Semi-Skilled Manual WorkersResidential and commercial installers and servicers
Waterworks and gas maintenance workers
Pest controllers and fumigators
Other repairers and servicers
Longshore workers
Material handlers
Transport truck drivers
Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs
Delivery and courier service drivers
Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers
Railway yard and track maintenance workers
Water transport deck and engine room crew
Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupations
Air transport ramp attendants
Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers
Underground mine service and support workers
Oil and gas well drilling and related workers and services operators
Chain saw and skidder operators
Silviculture and forestry workers
General farm workers
Nursery and greenhouse workers
Fishing vessel deckhands
Trappers and hunters
Machine operators, mineral and metal processing
Foundry workers
Glass forming and finishing machine operators and glass cutters
Concrete, clay and stone forming operators
Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing
Metalworking and forging machine operators
Machining tool operators
Other metal products machine operators
Chemical plant machine operators
Plastics processing machine operators
Rubber processing machine operators and related workers
Sawmill machine operators
Pulp mill machine operators
Papermaking and finishing machine operators
Other wood processing machine operators
Paper converting machine operators
Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders
Woodworking machine operators
Textile fibre and yarn, hide and pelt processing machine operators and workers
Weavers, knitters and other fabric making occupations
Fabric, fur and leather cutters
Industrial sewing machine operators
Inspectors and graders, textile, fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing
Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing
Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
Fish and seafood plant workers
Testers and graders, food and beverage processing
Plateless printing equipment operators
Camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations
Binding and finishing machine operators
Photographic and film processors
Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors
Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers
Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing
Assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, industrial electrical motors and transformers
Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing
Boat assemblers and inspectors
Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectors
Other wood products assemblers and inspectors
Furniture finishers and refinishers
Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
13Other Sales and Service PersonnelCashiers
Service station attendants
Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers
Other sales related occupations
Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services
Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport
Light duty cleaners
Specialized cleaners
Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations
Other service support occupations, n.e.c.
14Other Manual WorkersConstruction trades helpers and labourers
Other trades helpers and labourers
Public works and maintenance labourers
Railway and motor transport labourers
Harvesting labourers
Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers
Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers
Mine labourers
Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers
Logging and forestry labourers
Labourers in mineral and metal processing
Labourers in metal fabrication
Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities
Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing
Labourers in Rubber and Plastic Products Manufacturing
Labourers in textile processing
Labourers in food and beverage processing
Labourers in fish and seafood processing
Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
  • *n.e.c. = not elsewhere classified


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