Artisans and craftspersons (NOC 5244)

The following characteristics concern the occupation of
Craft Instructors (5244.8)


Craft instructors teach manual and artistic skills used to design and make ornamental objects, pottery, stained glass, jewellery, rugs, blankets and other handicrafts.

Note: The codes in brackets and under the Aptitudes heading are for career development specialists. Under the Interests heading, the code is in upper or lower case letters depending on the degree of importance.


Directive (D)

Directive persons like to take charge and control situations. They like to take responsibility for projects that require planning, decision making and co-ordinating the work of others. They are able to give direction and instructions easily. They enjoy organizing their own activities. They see themselves as independent and self-directing.

Methodical (M)

Methodical persons like to have clear rules and organized methods to guide their activities. They prefer working under the direction or supervision of others according to given instructions, or to be guided by established policies and procedures. Methodical persons like to work on one thing until it is completed. They enjoy following a set routine and prefer work that is free from the unexpected.

Objective (O)

Objective persons enjoy working with tools, equipment, instruments and machinery. They like to repair and/or fabricate things from various materials according to specifications and using established techniques. Objective persons are interested in finding out how things operate and how they are built.

Physical activities

Near and far vision (V3)

Some work activities involve the monitoring of processes, objects or situations in the work environment that are far from the worker. Other work activities involve Near vision (2).

Relevant (C1)

Colour discrimination is relevant in the performance of the work.

Verbal interaction (H2)

Work activities involve communication with colleagues, clients and/or the public on a regular basis.

Sitting, standing, walking (B3)

This level involves work activities in combinations and varying degrees of Sitting (1) and Standing and/or walking (2).

Upper limb co-ordination (L1)

Work activities involve co-ordination of upper limbs.

Limited (S1)

Work activities involve handling loads up to 5 kg.


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Data, people, things

Co-ordinating (D1)

Determining time, place and sequence of operations or actions to be taken based on analysis of data executing determinations and/or reporting events.

Instructing - Consulting (P2)

Teaching subject matter to others, giving advice or training others (including animals) through explanation, demonstration and supervised practice; making recommendations on the basis of subject matter expertise.

Operating - Manipulating (C4)

Using the body, tools or special devices to operate equipment or move, guide, install and place objects or materials. Requires a significant combination of motor co ordination and manual and finger dexterity. Involves some latitude for judgment with regard to precision and selection of appropriate tool, object or material.

Environmental conditions

Regulated inside climate (L1)

A normal controlled environment such as an office, hospital or school.

Equipment, machinery, tools (H3)

Working near or with equipment, instruments, machinery or power/hand tools that may be a potential source of accident or injury.