NOC 1422 – Data entry clerks



Data entry clerks input coded, statistical, financial and other information into computerized databases, spreadsheets or other templates using a keyboard, mouse, or optical scanner, speech recognition software or other data entry tools. They are employed in the private and public sectors.

Progression to senior positions is possible with experience.

Main Duties

Data entry clerks perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Receive and register invoices, forms, records and other documents for data capture
  • Input data into computerized databases, spreadsheets or other templates using a keyboard, mouse, or optical scanner, speech recognition software or other data entry tools
  • Import and/or export data between different kinds of software
  • Verify accuracy and completeness of data
  • Identify, label and organize electronic storage media
  • Maintain libraries of electronic storage media.

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • College or other courses in data entry may be required.

All Titles

  • computer equipment operator
  • computer terminal operator
  • control clerk, data processing
  • data control clerk
  • data entry clerk
  • data entry operator
  • data entry verifier-operator
  • data input clerk
  • data processing control clerk
  • data processing verifier
  • data processor
  • EDP (electronic data-processing) equipment operator
  • electronic data-processing (EDP) equipment operator
  • interpreting machine operator – data entry
  • payment entry clerk
  • payment input clerk
  • verifier, data processing


  • General office support workers (1411)
  • Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers (1211)


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69 Days 69 Days
Visitor Record
193 Days 163 Days
Super Visa 127 Days 127 Days
Study Permit Made Outside Canada
9 Weeks 9 Weeks
Study Permit Made Intside Canada
4 Weeks 4 Weeks
Study Permit Extension 91 Days 108 Days
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Outside Canada 57 Weeks 57 Weeks
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Inside Canada 167 Days 78 Days
Briding Open Work Permit
167 Days 78 Days
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21 Months 21 Months
Provincial Nominee Program
22 Months 22 Months
Self-employed Immigration
42 Months 42 Months
Federal Skilled Worker Program
29 Months 29 Months
Start-up Visa
32 Months 32 Months
Spouse/CommonLaw Sponsorship
14 Months 14 Months
(Grand) Parents Sponsorship
38 Months 38 Months
Canadian Citizenship/PR Card processing time
24 Months 24 Months
PR Card
92 Days 92 Days
PR Card Renewal
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