Skills Session Musician near Edmonton (AB)
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 skills you typically need to work as a session musician in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Musicians and singers (NOC 51122).
Skills and knowledge
The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.
- Analysis Help -
- Projecting Outcomes
- Researching and Investigating
- Examining and Diagnosing
- Analyzing Information
- Inspecting and Testing
Estimating the results of an action or a series of actions.
Researching and Investigating
Conducting studies to increase knowledge and understanding and examining facts to find cause or support for ideas.
Determining phases and steps, defining activities and tasks and establishing schedules to complete objectives on time and within budget.
Examining and Diagnosing
Assessing conditions through examination or diagnostic testing to determine appropriate treatments.
Examining data or facts to determine appropriate actions or recommendations.
Inspecting and Testing
Examining and investigating problems, sites or objects to ensure compliance with safety standards, laws or regulations.
Counselling and Nurturing
Responding to clients' needs by interpreting their emotional and motivational states, and determining and providing appropriate support or interventions.
Providing emergency care, therapy or other prescribed treatment for people and animals.
Protecting and Enforcing
Responding to public safety and security needs and ensuring compliance to rules, standards or laws.
Assisting the public by answering questions, making recommendations, and providing information or support in response to requests.
Cooking, Preparing, Serving
Providing food and beverage services.
Tending to Daily Needs
Responding to the personal care needs of people or animals.
Cleaning and House/Shop Keeping
Providing cleaning and janitorial services.
Mechanical Installing, Maintaining and Repairing
Installing equipment or machines and/or using tools and devices to maintain and repair them.
Operating Mobile Equipment
Controlling the operation of machinery, equipment or vehicles.
Operating Stationary Industrial Equipment
Operating and monitoring various types of mechanically-controlled or computer-controlled industrial machinery, equipment or systems.
Envisioning a future state and developing strategies, goals, objectives and action plans to achieve it.
Leading and Motivating
Reinforcing an organization's vision and monitoring compliance.
Allocating and Controlling Resources
Determining the distribution of people, assets, materials or capital to accomplish organizational goals and putting in place financial and administrative controls.
Directing processes and procedures to ensure they add measurable value.
Co-ordinating and Organizing
Organizing and co-ordinating the activities of groups and individuals to align their activities with organizational objectives.
Recruiting and Hiring
Acquiring the right talent to achieve the organization's mission.
Directing and monitoring the performance of others.
- Communication Help -
- Negotiating and Adjudicating
- Liaising and Networking
- Teaching and Training
- Professional Communicating
- Advising and Consulting
- Promoting and Selling
Negotiating and Adjudicating
Exchanging ideas while analyzing issues and interests at stake, and enabling opposing sides to resolve disputes and reach agreement.
Liaising and Networking
Developing alliances, contacts or partnerships, and exchanging information with others.
Teaching and Training
Facilitating the acquisition of new knowledge and skills.
Preparing and delivering written, oral or visual material for the workplace that presents information.
Advising and Consulting
Providing guidance and advice to enable decision-making about tasks, situations, and processes.
Promoting and Selling
Using communication strategies or techniques to encourage acceptance of products, services, or ideas.
Conducting enquiries in a formal way to collect information or to determine opinions.
Setting up manual or electronic systems for controlling, selecting, organizing, retrieving, distributing and safeguarding information.
Inputting, recording, transcribing and updating data using electronic or manual information systems.
Handling, sorting, weighing, packaging, separating or arranging materials, according to established patterns or procedures.
Loading and Unloading
Moving goods or materials, by hand or with the aid of equipment.
- Creative Expression Help -
- Performing and Entertaining
Producing work based on aesthetic or functional design concepts.
Writing or composing original material with regard to format, order, clarity, conciseness, style, terminology and creativity.
Performing and Entertaining
Performing to entertain an audience.
Shaping, forming and joining building materials into a structure, or product according to specifications and plans.
Installing Building Interior Infrastructure
Installing and testing interior building systems and their components.
Finishing Building Interior/Exterior
Applying interior and exterior finishes manually or mechanically.
Restoring and Repairing
Replacing worn or broken parts, adjusting and testing for function, appearance, operation or safety.
- Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help -
- Installing and Setting-Up Technical Infrastructure
- Debugging and Reprogramming Technical Systems
- Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment
Installing and Setting-Up Technical Infrastructure
Coordinating the installation and integration of interconnected computer-based systems.
Debugging and Reprogramming Technical Systems
Modifying technical systems through upgrading, amending procedures, or correcting faults.
Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment
Controlling, monitoring, calibrating and adjusting precision instrumentation.
- Social Sciences and Arts Help -
- Languages (English and French)
- Languages Foreign
- Sociology and Anthropology
- Philosophy and Theology
- History and Archaeology
- Fine and Applied Arts
Languages (English and French)
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English/French language(s), including the meaning and the spelling of words, rules of grammar and composition and pronunciation.
Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of grammar and composition and pronunciation.
Knowledge of principles, methods and practices for studying mental processes and behaviour and their underlying physiology and neurology, and for assessment and treatment of psychological disorders.
Sociology and Anthropology
Knowledge of the principles, methods and practices for studying group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, and the history, migration, ethnicity and origin of cultures.
Knowledge of principles, methods and practices for studying the location and distribution of land, sea and air masses including their physical locations, interrelationships and characteristics.
Philosophy and Theology
Knowledge of philosophical systems and religions including their principles, values, beliefs, customs and practices, and their impacts on culture.
History and Archaeology
Knowledge of historical events and methods of studying their causes, indicators, archaeological remains and effects on civilizations and cultures.
Fine and Applied Arts
Knowledge of theory and techniques required to create, design, compose and perform works of music, dance, visual art, drama and sculpture.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus and their applications, principles, methods and function.
Knowledge of the principles, methodologies and procedures for the collection, classification, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data.
Knowledge of the principles and laws governing matter, energy, force, and motion, the way they relate to each other and their applications.
Earth Sciences (Geosciences)
Knowledge of the integration of chemistry, physics, biology, chronology and mathematics to study the earth and its atmosphere.
Knowledge of chemical composition, structure and properties of substances; of chemical processes, interactions and transformations; and of uses of chemicals, their production techniques and disposal methods.
Knowledge of living organisms including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution and classification and their interdependencies and interactions with each other and the environment.
Processing and Production
Knowledge of production methods, inputs, outputs, work flow and industrial processes including safety, quality control and cost estimation.
Food Production and Agriculture
Knowledge of techniques and equipment for raising, planting, growing, harvesting and storage of animal and plant food products and the techniques, materials and equipment for their preparation and preservation.
Law, Government, and Jurisprudence
Knowledge of the legal system, laws, legal codes, court procedures and precedents, and of government regulations, executive orders and the functioning of government.
Public Safety and Security
Knowledge of public safety and security operations and systems, of policy, regulations and procedures for the protection of people, data and property.
Knowledge related to the planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing of organizations including principles and practices of accounting, the disposition of human and material resources, public relations, evaluation, sales and marketing, and economics.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of managing businesses.
Knowledge of principles and practices of financial management, monitoring and accountability frameworks, reporting procedures, banking, and markets.
Knowledge of economic theories, principles and methods of analysis including simulation and forecasting techniques.
Knowledge of accounting principles and practices including the recording, analysis and reporting of financial information.
Personnel and Human Resources
Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources management.
Knowledge of office administrative and clerical practices and procedures.
Knowledge of principles and practices for displaying, promoting and selling products or services.
Knowledge of principles and practices for determining consumers' wants and needs, assessing and developing business opportunities and advertising products and services.
Knowledge of principles and practices of providing service to clients to maintain and build organizational success.
Engineering and Applied Technologies
Knowledge of engineering principles and the techniques used in the planning, development and application of technology for specific goods and services.
Computer and Information Systems
Knowledge of computer programming, hardware and software.
Electricity (Electrical and Electronics)
Knowledge of the design, techniques and tools applied in electronic and electrical applications.
Knowledge of principles, techniques and tools applied in the development of precision technical plans, drawings and working models.
Building and Construction
Knowledge of materials, methods, tools and equipment involved in the construction and repair of buildings or other structures such as highways, roads, mines or products.
Mechanics and Machinery
Knowledge of machines, equipment and tools including their design, uses, repair and maintenance.
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- Teaching and Instruction
Teaching and Instruction
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design, teaching and instructional methods for training individuals and groups.
Communications and Media
Knowledge of production and transmission to inform, persuade and entertain through written, oral and visual media.
Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control and operations of telecommunication systems.
Knowledge of the principles, methods and systems for moving people and goods by air, sea, rail or ground transportation, including relative costs, advantages, risks and limitations.
Knowledge of body systems and processes and techniques to diagnose and treat human and animal injuries, diseases, conditions and deformities. This includes understanding treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health care measures.
Therapy and Counselling
Knowledge of principles and practices for diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and counselling.
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