NOC 7384 – Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.



This unit group includes tradespersons and related skilled workers, not elsewhere classified, who repair, service, install, calibrate or fabricate a variety of products. This unit group includes commercial divers. They are employed by a wide range of establishments, or they may be self-employed.

The Red Seal endorsement allows for interprovincial mobility.

There is little or no mobility among occupations in this unit group.

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

  • Gunsmiths fabricate guns and repair and modify firearms according to blueprints or customers’ specifications.
  • Locksmiths repair, install and adjust locks, make keys and change lock combinations.
  • Recreation vehicle technicians repair or replace electrical wiring, plumbing, propane gas lines, appliances, windows, doors, cabinets and structural frames in recreational vehicles.
  • Safe and vault servicers install, repair and maintain safes and vaults in banks and other establishments.
  • Saw fitters repair, set and sharpen band saws, chain saws, circular saws and other types of saw blades according to specifications.
  • Die setters select dies for forging according to work order and specifications; position align and bolt dies to ram and anvil of power presses and hammers.
  • Commercial divers perform underwater activities related to construction, inspection, search, salvage, repair and photography.

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a two- to four-year apprenticeship program in a relevant trade, such as locksmith, recreation vehicle technician or saw fitter
    College, high school or industry courses combined with several years of related work experience
    Several years of on-the-job training are required.
  • Trade certification for locksmiths is available, but voluntary, in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  • Trade certification for recreation vehicle service technicians is compulsory in Alberta and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia and the Yukon.
  • Sawfiler/fitter and sawfitter trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon.
  • Provincial trade certification or licensing may be required for other occupations in this unit group.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified recreation vehicle service technicians upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.
  • Commercial divers must meet the requirements of CSA Standard Z275.4-02, Competency Standard for Diving Operations.
  • Commercial divers require an Occupational Diver Certificate of Competency issued by the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) or qualification earned through a formal education program, training courses in diving or a combination of education and practical experience.
  • Commercial divers require certification of competency and a diving medical examination from an approved hyperbaric physician.
  • Commercial divers may require military or police diving experience.
  • Commercial divers usually require a provincial blaster’s licence for the setting and detonation of explosives.

All Titles

  • aircraft mock-up maker
  • aircraft model maker
  • aircraft patternmaker
  • anvilsmith
  • apprentice marine repair technician
  • apprentice recreation vehicle mechanic
  • apprentice saw repairerapprentice saw repairman, apprentice saw repairwoman
  • blacksmith
  • blacksmith – agriculture
  • blacksmith – manufacturing
  • blacksmith, farm
  • bomb-disposal expert
  • calibrator, scientific instruments
  • circular saw filer
  • clearance diver
  • commercial diver
  • commercial free-diver
  • commercial scuba diver
  • commercial skin diver
  • deep-sea diver
  • die setter
  • diver
  • diving contractor
  • diving supervisor
  • explosive ordnance detector
  • farm blacksmith
  • farrier
  • filer, circular saws
  • filer, forest products saws
  • fitter, sawmill saws
  • forest products saw filer
  • glass calibrator
  • gun repairergun repairman, gun repairwoman
  • gunsmith
  • hammersmith
  • hard-hat diver
  • horseshoer
  • linesman/woman – shipbuildinglinesman – shipbuilding, lineswoman – shipbuilding, loftsman – shipbuilding, loftswoman – shipbuilding
  • lock expert
  • lock fitter
  • lock repairerlock repairman, lock repairwoman, repairman, locks, repairwoman, locks
  • lock repairman/woman
  • lock setter
  • locksmith
  • locksmithing expert
  • loftsman/woman – aircraft manufacturingloftsman – aircraft manufacturing, loftswoman – aircraft manufacturing
  • loftsman/woman – shipbuilding
  • marine repair technician
  • model and mock-up maker
  • model and mock-up maker – aeronautics
  • model and mould maker – concrete products
  • model maker
  • model maker, aircraft
  • model maker, ships
  • motor vehicle model maker
  • offshore diver
  • patternmaker – aeronautics
  • patternmaker, plaster
  • plaster mould maker – aircraft
  • plaster pattern maker
  • plaster pattern maker – aircraft
  • reclamation diver
  • recreation vehicle apprentice mechanic
  • recreation vehicle mechanic
  • recreation vehicle repairerrecreation vehicle repairman, recreation vehicle repairwoman
  • recreation vehicle service technician
  • recreation vehicle technician
  • remote operated vehicle (ROV) operator
  • repairer, locks
  • repairer, safes and vaultsrepairman, safes and vaults, repairwoman, safes and vaults, safe and vault repairman, safe and vault repairwoman
  • repairer, sawsrepairman, saws, repairwoman, saws, saw repairman, saw repairwoman
  • repairer, small armsrepairman, small arms, repairwoman, small arms, small arms repairman, small arms repairwoman
  • repairman/woman, locks
  • repairman/woman, saws
  • restoration steeplejack
  • rope access technician (RAT)
  • safe and vault installer-servicer
  • safe and vault repairer
  • safe and vault servicer
  • safe and vault technician
  • safe expert
  • safe maker
  • salvage diver
  • saw doctor
  • saw filer
  • saw fitter
  • saw fitter-filer
  • saw maker
  • saw repairer
  • saw repairman/woman
  • sawmill saw fitter
  • sawsmith
  • scale calibrator
  • search and rescue diver
  • ship model maker
  • skin diver, commercial
  • small arms repairer
  • small-aircraft model maker
  • smokestack repairersmokestack repairman, smokestack repairwoman
  • steeplejack
  • stonework patternmaker
  • technician, recreation vehicles
  • technician, safe and vault
  • template maker
  • template maker – aeronautics
  • template maker – shipbuilding
  • time lock expert
  • toolsmith
  • underwater contractor
  • underwater worker
  • vault repairervault repairman, vault repairwoman
  • vault servicer
  • working model maker – aircraft


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  • Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics (7334)
  • Other small engine and small equipment repairers (7335)
  • Police divers (See 4311 Police officers (except commissioned))
  • Welders and related machine operators (7237)



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