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  NOC 5225 – Audio and video recording technicians

To apply under NOC-5225 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Audio and video recording technicians.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Audio and video recording technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Set up, prepare, operate and adjust audio, recording, editing and reproducing equipment to record, edit and reproduce sound input or feed of pre-recorded material from tapes, records, compact discs, digital audio devices, and input from live microphones, satellites or microwave trucks for films, videos, radio and television programs and recordings
  • Prepare and operate videotape recording and playback equipment to record videos, television programs, concerts and live events, and to edit video tape after production
  • Operate electronic equipment to generate program titles, credits, sub-titles, graphic backgrounds or animation for television programs
  • Operate audio consoles or computers, tape machines, microphones and sound processing equipment to mix, combine and edit music and sound at concerts and live events
  • Operate dubbing machines to play back edited dialogue, music and sound effect tracks from different sources, in synchronization with motion picture film
  • May supervise and co-ordinate the work of other audio and video recording technicians.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Audio and video recording technicians. 

NOC 5225 – Audio and video recording technicians: example titles.

  • assistant sound editor
  • audio operator
  • audio operator assistant
  • audio recording studio operator
  • audio technician
  • audiovisual (AV) technician
  • AV (audiovisual) technician
  • colour timer – video
  • digital effects specialist
  • dubbing machine operator
  • editor, sound
  • editor, videotape
  • electronic video graphics operator
  • ENG (electronic news gathering) editor
  • film technician
  • film technician – motion picture
  • master record cutter
  • mixer, music or sound
  • multimedia sound technician
  • multimedia sound-effects supervisor
  • music editor – recording studio
  • music mixer
  • music or sound mixer
  • operator, P.A. (public address)
  • operator, P.A. (public address) systems
  • operator, public address (P.A.)
  • operator, public address (P.A.) systems
  • P.A. (public address) operator
  • P.A. (public address) system operator
  • playback operator
  • postproduction technician
  • production sound recordist
  • public address (P.A.) operator
  • radio recorder
  • recording engineer
  • recording studio technician
  • re-recording mixer
  • sound cutter
  • sound editor
  • sound effects editor
  • sound effects specialist
  • sound engineer (except professional engineers)
  • sound engineer assistant
  • sound keyer
  • sound librarian – audio-recording
  • sound mix engineer
  • sound mixer
  • sound operator
  • sound recorder
  • sound recording engineer
  • sound recording supervisor
  • sound recordist
  • sound technician
  • sound-recording and video-recording reproduction equipment operator
  • sound-recording equipment operator
  • stereo tape editor
  • studio operator, audio recording
  • supervisor, sound recording
  • video and sound recorder
  • video recorder
  • video recording technician
  • video sound mixer
  • video technician
  • video-editing equipment operator
  • video-recording equipment operator
  • videotape editor
  • videotape postproduction editor
  • videotape recording (VTR) editor
  • videotape recording (VTR) operator
  • videotape technician
  • VTR (videotape recording) editor
  • VTR (videotape recording) operator

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of a college or other program in recording engineering, audiovisual technology or a related field or Experience as a recording studio assistant is usually required.
  • Senior occupations in this unit group, such as recording and sound engineers, require experience.


  • Broadcast technicians (5224)
  • Film and video camera operators (5222)
  • Film editors (in 5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations)
  • Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts (5226)
  • Recording studio assistants (in 5227 Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts)

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