Legislators (NOC 0011)

High opportunity occupation

About this job


  • participate in the activities of a federal, provincial, territorial or local government legislative bodies or executive councils
  • work for band councils or school boards as elected or appointed members
Common job titles
  • Aboriginal band chief / council member
  • alderman / alderwoman
  • attorney general
  • cabinet minister
  • chair, municipal coucil chair
  • city councillor / council member


Legislators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • pass, revise or cancel laws and regulations
  • participate in developing or revising government policies, programs or procedures
  • represent their government at local, national and international meetings and conferences
  • respond to the concerns of voters or the general public
  • serve as the minister responsible for a government department or agency
  • direct senior government managers and officials who put in place government policy and manage their department or agency

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Legislators typically work in a conventional office environment.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

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