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Archivists  (NOC 5113)

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Career Description
Archivists manage, process, store, and disseminate information contained in an organization's archives. They acquire, store, and research historical documents, photographs, and maps as well as audio-visual and other materials. They develop policies/procedures and design programs to manage, store, and retrieve current/semi-current archives.

Duties May Include
Archivists perform some or all of the following duties:

Develop policies and procedures for managing current and semicurrent archives, in particular corporate cataloguing systems, records scheduling and disposal, and finding aids;

Design programs for managing, disseminating and storing archives of all types (documents, photographs, maps, audio-visual materials, manuscripts, etc.);

Plan the computerized management of archives and the management of electronic archives;

Appraise and acquire archival materials to build and develop an archival collection for research purposes;

Authenticate documents and records and research the origins and significance of archival materials;

Organize noncurrent archives and develop cataloguing and retrieval systems to allow access to archival materials;

Assist people with their searches.

Examples of Titles
Archive Assistant
Chief Archivist
Historical Archivist
Multimedia Archivist

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.

The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.

Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.

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