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  NOC 9474 – Photographic and film processors

To apply under NOC-9474 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Photographic and film processors.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Photographic and film processors perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate equipment to develop negatives and slides, and to print black and white and colour photographs
  • Operate photographic enlarging equipment to produce prints and enlargements from negatives
  • Operate equipment to develop motion picture film
  • Tend automatic equipment in retail establishments to develop colour negatives, prints and slides
  • Operate equipment to transfer film to video tape
  • Retouch photographic negatives or original prints to correct defects
  • Splice film and mount film on reels
  • Measure and mix chemicals required for processing
  • Inspect rolls of photographic prints for conformance to specifications; or motion picture film to detect defects in developing and printing.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Photographic and film processors

NOC 9474 – Photographic and film processors: example titles.

  • chemical mixer – photographic processing
  • colour film analyzer – photographic processing
  • copy camera operator – photographic processing
  • darkroom technician
  • darkroom technician – photographic processing
  • developer-printer machine tender
  • developing machine operator – photographic processing
  • enlarger operator – photographic processing
  • film developer
  • film printing machine operator
  • film processing technician
  • film processor
  • film splicer – photographic processing
  • film-developing machine tender
  • film-printing machine tender
  • film-processing machine operator
  • motion picture film developer
  • motion picture film examiner – photographic processing
  • motion picture film printer
  • negative cutter – film processing
  • negative restorer – photographic processing
  • negative retoucher
  • negative spotter – film processing
  • negative-contact-frame operator
  • photo developer
  • photo developer-printer
  • photo developing inspector
  • photo lab technician
  • photo processor
  • photo technician
  • photofinisher
  • photograph developer
  • photograph developing inspector
  • photograph enlarger
  • photograph inspector – photographic processing
  • photograph mounter
  • photographic and film-processing machine operator
  • photographic enlarger operator
  • photographic film printer
  • photographic film processor
  • photographic printer
  • photographic processor
  • photographic-film-processing machine operator
  • photographic-processing machine operator
  • picture enlarger – photographic processing
  • print developer
  • print finisher – photographic processing
  • print inspector – photographic processing
  • print retoucher – photographic processing
  • print tender – photographic processing
  • quick print machine tender – photographic processing
  • slide maker – photographic processing
  • X-ray film developer
  • X-ray plate developer

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • For employment in film processing laboratories, completion of a college or other specialized photography program or Extensive related experience is required.
  • For employment as a film printing machine operator in retail outlets, on-the-job training is provided.

Additional Information

  • There is mobility among occupations within laboratory processing operations.
  • Progression is possible from automatic machine tenders in retail establishments to laboratory processing occupations.


  • Film strippers and assemblers and negative spotters in the printing or graphic arts industry (in 9472 Camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations)
  • Supervisors of photographic and film processors (in 7303 Supervisors, printing and related occupations)

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