Conservation and fishery officers (NOC 2224)

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.

Social (S)

Social persons like dealing with people. They enjoy caring for and assisting others in identifying their needs and solving their concerns. Social persons like working and co-operating with others. They prefer to be involved in work that requires interpersonal contact.

Physical activities

Total visual field (V4)

Work activities involve the entire field of vision - Near and far vision (3) - as well as depth perception and peripheral vision.

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).

Multiple limb co-ordination (L2)

Work activities are carried out by co-ordinating the movements of upper limb(s) simultaneously with lower limb(s).

Light (S2)

Work activities involve handling loads of 5 kg but less than 10 kg.


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Data, people, things

Compiling (D3)

Accumulating information usually recorded physically but which may be stored mentally; gathering, collating and classifying information about data, people and things; frequently reporting and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to the information.

Speaking - Signalling (P6)

Talking with and/or signalling people to convey or exchange information; giving assignments and/or directions to helpers.

Driving - Operating (C3)

Starting, stopping and running machines and equipment that must be steered or guided in order to fabricate, process and/or move things or people. Involves activities such as observing gauges and dials, estimating distances and determining speed and direction of other objects, pushing clutches or brakes, and pushing or pulling gear shifts or levers. Includes such machines as cranes, conveyor systems, tractors, and hoisting machines. Excludes manually powered and power-assisted machines.

Environmental conditions

Regulated inside climate (L1)

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

Outside (L3)

An outdoor work environment where the worker is exposed to variations in weather conditions and seasonal weather patterns.

In a vehicle or cab (L4)

An interior space in any form of vehicle or in the cab of heavy equipment operated by the worker.

Dangerous chemical substances (H1*)

Exposure to any chemical that may endanger health through inhalation, absorption or ingestion, contact with skin or eyes, or any chemical with the potential for fire or explosion. Substances may be in forms such as solids, liquids, gases, aerosols or particles.

Biological agents (H2*)

Exposure to infectious bacteria and viruses as a result of indirect contact with, or direct handling of, infectious materials or micro organisms that may cause illness.

Dangerous locations (H8*)

Working in locations that are inherently treacherous and are potential sources of injury. Such work locations include construction sites, underground sites, erected support structures and marine environments.


* Environmental conditions

For some occupations in this group, Hazards H1 (Dangerous chemical substances), H2 (Biological agents) and H8 (Dangerous locations) may also apply.