Name (of the business)

Name by which the business is known by its clientele or the general public.

The name of the business may be different from its legal name.

National Occupational Classification (NOC)

Officially recognized classification system for all occupations that make up the Canadian job market.
The two major job attributes used as classification criteria are skill level and skill type. The 2011 edition of the NOC is the most recent and reflects the changes that occupations have undergone over the past years. The NOC includes 500 occupational groups identified by four-digit codes and over 40,000 job titles.

Nature of work

Main activities of an occupation, including the kinds of industries or establishments in which the occupation is found.
In the National Occupational Classification, the nature of the work is set out in the main statement.

NOC Code

Four-digit number assigned to occupations in the NOC classification system.
The first digit refers to the skill type and the second refers to the skill level. The third digit indicates the intermediary group, which identifies the occupational sector. The fourth digit designates the occupation itself.
In the case of executives, the meaning of the first two digits is reversed: The first digit is always 0, to indicate management, and the second corresponds to the skill type.

Nontraditional occupation

Occupation in which either gender makes up less than 33% of the labor force.
Generally, occupations in which women make up less than 33% of the labor force are identified as nontraditional. This is the criteria used on the LMI Website.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

A classification system used for organizing economic data, designed by the statistics organizations in Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

NAICS (accessible via provides common statistical definitions in order to harmonize across the three economies.

Not published

Some data are not published on LMI Online, notably, when the employment in an occupation or a sector (Québec-wide or in a particular region) is insufficient to ensure reliable data. In some cases, it is simply not possible to obtain information from the source. In other cases, the available data are not an accurate indication of the Québec-wide or regional labour market. The abbreviation "NP" in the statistical tables means "not published".

Number of employees

The number of paid employees (workers, management, working owners, employees on commission) in a business.
This number includes permanent, temporary, occasional, seasonal, full-time (30 hours or more) or part-time (fewer than 30 hours) workers during the business’s most active work period.

Number of targeted graduates in the Relance Survey of Graduates

1) Vocational and technical education
Holders of a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS), an Attestation of Vocational Specialization (AVS) at the Secondary level, or a Diploma of College Studies (DCS) in technical education who obtained their diplomas in the school year preceding the year of the survey. For example, the 2005 survey is aimed at 2003-2004 graduates, who obtained their diplomas between September 1, 2003, and August 31, 2004. Persons who re-enrolled for the Diploma of College Studies (DCS) in technical education the September after they obtained their diploma are also considered part of the group targeted by the survey.

2) University education
Holders of a Bachelor’s, Master’s or doctoral degree residing in Canada and who received their degrees from a Québec university two years before the survey.