Athletes participate in competitive sports events on an amateur or professional basis. They play team sports such as hockey, baseball and football, or compete in individual sports such as figure skating, track and field and boxing.
Duties May Include
Athletes perform some or all of the following duties:
Train under the direction of a coach or trainer to qualify for competition.
Attend scheduled practice and training sessions.
Participate in local, regional, provincial, national or international competitions and sporting events.
Assess performance after an event to identify strengths and weaknesses.
Examples of Titles
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.