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NOC 4012 – Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

To apply under NOC-4012 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Post-secondary teaching and research assistants.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants perform some or all of the following duties:

Post-secondary teaching assistants

  • Organize reference materials, visual aids and other materials as required by university professors or college teachers for lectures
  • Conduct seminars, discussion groups and laboratory sessions to supplement lectures
  • Assist in the preparation and administration of examinations
  • Grade examinations, term papers and laboratory reports.

Research assistants

  • Conduct literature reviews, surveys, laboratory experiments and other research for use in scholarly publications
  • Compile research results and assist professors in the analysis of results and the preparation of journal articles or papers.

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants specialize in a subject matter based on their field of study.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Post-secondary teaching and research assistants. 

NOC 4012 – Post-secondary teaching and research assistants: example titles.

  • college laboratory assistant
  • college teaching assistant
  • demonstrator, laboratory – post-secondary teaching assistance
  • discussion group leader – post-secondary teaching assistant
  • graduate assistant – university
  • laboratory assistant, college
  • laboratory assistant, university
  • laboratory demonstrator – post-secondary teaching assistance
  • laboratory supervisor – post-secondary teaching assistant
  • marker – post-secondary teaching assistance
  • post-secondary research assistant
  • post-secondary teaching assistant
  • research assistant – post-secondary
  • research assistant, university
  • teaching assistant – post-secondary
  • teaching assistant – university
  • teaching assistant, college
  • teaching assistant, university
  • university laboratory assistant
  • university teaching assistant


Employment Requirements

  • Enrolment in, or completion of, a university or college program is required.


  • Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants (4413)
  • Other instructors (4216)

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