NOC 0011 – Legislators



Legislators participate in the activities of a federal, provincial, territorial or local government legislative body or executive council, band council or school board as elected or appointed members.

There is limited mobility between water treatment plant and waste plant operators.

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Main Duties

Legislators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Enact, amend or repeal laws and regulations
  • Participate in developing or amending government policies, programs or procedures
  • Represent their government at local, national and international meetings and conferences
  • Respond to matters of concern to constituents or the general public
  • May serve as minister responsible for a government department or agency and direct senior government managers and officials in the implementation of government policy and the management of that department or agency.

Employment Requirements

  • Election to a legislative body, or appointment to positions such as senator, lieutenant-governor or governor general, is required.

All Titles

  • Aboriginal band chief
  • Aboriginal band council member
  • alderman/womanalderman, alderwoman, city councilman, city councilwoman, councilman, city, councilwoman, city
  • attorney general
  • band chief, First Nations
  • cabinet minister
  • chair, metropolitan council
  • chair, regional municipality
  • chief, First Nations band
  • city alderman
  • city councillor
  • city councilman/woman
  • council member, First Nations band
  • councillor
  • councilman/woman, city
  • First Nations band chief
  • First Nations band council member
  • First Nations government leader
  • government leader
  • governor general
  • leader of the opposition
  • legislative body speaker
  • legislator
  • lieutenant-governor
  • mayor
  • Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA)
  • Member of Parliament (MP)
  • Member of the House of Assembly (MHA)
  • Member of the National Assembly (MNA)
  • Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP)
  • metropolitan council chair
  • MHA (Member of the House of Assembly)
  • minister – government
  • MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly)
  • MNA (Member of the National Assembly)
  • MP (Member of Parliament)
  • MPP (Member of the Provincial Parliament)
  • municipal council chairman/womanmunicipal council chairman, municipal council chairwoman
  • opposition leader
  • orator – government
  • premier
  • prime minister
  • reeve
  • regional municipality chair
  • school board trustee
  • senator
  • solicitor general
  • speaker, legislative body
  • Treasury Board president
  • trustee, school board




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