Table 5: Classification of skill levels in the CGE model.

High skill*National Occupational Classification Matrix 2001 (NOC)
Skill level 0 (managers),
Skill level A and
Occupations found in skill level B
(i) Major group 12, skilled administration and business occupations, except minor group 124, secretaries, recorders, and transcriptionists.
(ii) Major group 22, technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences.
(iii) Major group 32, technical and skilled occupations in health.
(iv) Major group 42, paraprofessional occupations in law, social services, education, and religion.
(v) Major group 52, technical and skilled occupations in art, culture, recreation, and sport.

Medium skillNational Occupational Classification Matrix 2001 (NOC)
Occupations found in skill level B
(i) Minor group 124, secretaries, recorders, and transcriptionists.
(ii) Major group 62, skilled sales and service occupations.
(iii) Major group 72/73, trade and skilled transport and equipment operators.
(iv) Major group 82, skilled occupations in primary industry.
(v) Major group 92, processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors, and skilled operators.

Low skillNational Occupational Classification Matrix 2001 (NOC)
skill level C and Skill level D

*High skill, same as the one proposed by CETECH based on the OECD (2000) definition (see Laroche [7] and OECD [8]).