Job requirements Session Musician in Canada
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "session musician" was moved from the group Musicians and singers (NOC 5133) to the group Musicians and singers (NOC 51122).
Find out what you typically need to work as a session musician in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Musicians and singers (NOC 51122).
This is what you typically need for the job.
- Musical training from a university or college or through private instruction is usually required.
- Members of orchestras and other professional classical musicians and singers usually require a university degree in music.
- Musical talent and ability, as demonstrated during an audition, are important hiring criteria.
- Membership in a guild or union related to the occupation or type of performance may be required.
Professional certification and licensing
You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.
|Location||Job title||Regulation||Regulatory body|
|British Columbia||Music Teacher (registered)||Regulated||British Columbia Registered Music Teachers' Association|
|Manitoba||Registered Music Teacher||Regulated||Manitoba Registered Music Teacher' Association|
|Nova Scotia||Registered Music Teacher||Regulated||Nova Scotia Registered Music Teacher's Association|
|Saskatchewan||Musicians And Singers (Registered Music Teachers)||Regulated||Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers' Association|
Do you want to work in another province or territory?
If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.
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