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Musicians and Singers  (NOC 5133)

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Career Description
Musicians play one or more instruments. Singers sing musical arrangements.

Duties May Include
Musicians play one or more instruments as soloists or as members of a musical group before audiences or for recording purposes.

Singers sing musical arrangements as soloists or as members of vocal groups before audiences or for recording purposes.

Musicians and singers perform with orchestras, choirs, opera companies and popular bands in establishments such as concert halls, lounges and theatres and in film, television and recording studios.

Examples of Titles
Musician
Opera Singer
Recording Artist
Singer
Vocalist

Sources
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.

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