Skills Secondary School Teacher in the Southern Region

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "secondary school teacher" was moved from the group Secondary school teachers (NOC 4031) to the group Secondary school teachers (NOC 41220).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a secondary school teacher in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Secondary school teachers (NOC 41220).


  • Advise students on course selection and on vocational and personal matters
  • Supervise teaching assistants
  • Train student teachers
  • Assign and correct homework
  • Develop course content
  • Evaluate the progress of students and discuss results with students, parents and school officials
  • Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops
  • Prepare and deliver presentations at conferences, workshops and symposia
  • Prepare subject material for presentation according to an approved curriculum
  • Prepare, administer and correct tests
  • Provide tutoring assistance
  • Teach students through lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations and laboratory, shop and field studies

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


  • Service and Care Help -
    • Serving Others
    • Counselling and Nurturing
  • Communication Help -
    • Promoting and Selling
    • Advising and Consulting
    • Professional Communicating
    • Teaching and Training
    • Liaising and Networking
  • Creative Expression Help -
    • Writing
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Processing Information
  • Analysis Help -
    • Analyzing Information
    • Planning
  • Management Help -
    • Supervising
    • Co-ordinating and Organizing
    • Leading and Motivating
    • Strategic Planning


  • Communications and Transportation Help -
    • Communications and Media
  • Social Sciences and Arts Help -
    • Fine and Applied Arts
    • History and Archaeology
    • Languages (English and French)
  • Education and Training Help -
    • Teaching and Instruction
  • Mathematics and Science Help -
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Sciences (Geosciences)
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
  • Business, Finance and Management Help -
    • Client Service
    • Business Management
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