Summary University Professor in Canada
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 "university professor" was moved from the group University professors and lecturers (NOC 4011) to the group University professors and lecturers (NOC 41200).
Find key facts and figures about working as an university professor. The following information is applicable to all University professors and lecturers (NOC 41200).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
University professors and lecturers teach courses to undergraduate and graduate students and conduct research at universities. University professors who are heads of departments are included in this unit group.
This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
Median wage in Canada
The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
advertised in Canada
- Advise on research matters
- Advise students on course and academic matters and career decision
- Conduct laboratory sessions
- Conduct research in field of specialization
- Conduct seminars and discussion groups
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