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.
Loading and Unloading
Moving goods or materials, by hand or with the aid of equipment.
Handling, sorting, weighing, packaging, separating or arranging materials, according to established patterns or procedures.
Restoring and Repairing
Replacing worn or broken parts, adjusting and testing for function, appearance, operation or safety.
Finishing Building Interior/Exterior
Applying interior and exterior finishes manually or mechanically.
Installing Building Interior Infrastructure
Installing and testing interior building systems and their components.
Shaping, forming and joining building materials into a structure, or product according to specifications and plans.
Operating Stationary Industrial Equipment
Operating and monitoring various types of mechanically-controlled or computer-controlled industrial machinery, equipment or systems.
Operating Mobile Equipment
Controlling the operation of machinery, equipment or vehicles.
Mechanical Installing, Maintaining and Repairing
Installing equipment or machines and/or using tools and devices to maintain and repair them.
- Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help -
- Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment
- Debugging and Reprogramming Technical Systems
- Installing and Setting-Up Technical Infrastructure
Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment
Controlling, monitoring, calibrating and adjusting precision instrumentation.
Debugging and Reprogramming Technical Systems
Modifying technical systems through upgrading, amending procedures, or correcting faults.
Installing and Setting-Up Technical Infrastructure
Coordinating the installation and integration of interconnected computer-based systems.
Cleaning and House/Shop Keeping
Providing cleaning and janitorial services.
Tending to Daily Needs
Responding to the personal care needs of people or animals.
Cooking, Preparing, Serving
Providing food and beverage services.
Assisting the public by answering questions, making recommendations, and providing information or support in response to requests.
Protecting and Enforcing
Responding to public safety and security needs and ensuring compliance to rules, standards or laws.
Providing emergency care, therapy or other prescribed treatment for people and animals.
Counselling and Nurturing
Responding to clients' needs by interpreting their emotional and motivational states, and determining and providing appropriate support or interventions.
- Communication Help -
- Promoting and Selling
- Advising and Consulting
- Professional Communicating
- Teaching and Training
- Liaising and Networking
- Negotiating and Adjudicating
Conducting enquiries in a formal way to collect information or to determine opinions.
Promoting and Selling
Using communication strategies or techniques to encourage acceptance of products, services, or ideas.
Advising and Consulting
Providing guidance and advice to enable decision-making about tasks, situations, and processes.
Preparing and delivering written, oral or visual material for the workplace that presents information.
Teaching and Training
Facilitating the acquisition of new knowledge and skills.
Liaising and Networking
Developing alliances, contacts or partnerships, and exchanging information with others.
Negotiating and Adjudicating
Exchanging ideas while analyzing issues and interests at stake, and enabling opposing sides to resolve disputes and reach agreement.
- Creative Expression Help -
- Performing and Entertaining
Performing and Entertaining
Performing to entertain an audience.
Writing or composing original material with regard to format, order, clarity, conciseness, style, terminology and creativity.
Producing work based on aesthetic or functional design concepts.
Inputting, recording, transcribing and updating data using electronic or manual information systems.
Setting up manual or electronic systems for controlling, selecting, organizing, retrieving, distributing and safeguarding information.
- Analysis Help -
- Inspecting and Testing
- Analyzing Information
- Examining and Diagnosing
- Researching and Investigating
- Projecting Outcomes
Inspecting and Testing
Examining and investigating problems, sites or objects to ensure compliance with safety standards, laws or regulations.
Examining data or facts to determine appropriate actions or recommendations.
Examining and Diagnosing
Assessing conditions through examination or diagnostic testing to determine appropriate treatments.
Determining phases and steps, defining activities and tasks and establishing schedules to complete objectives on time and within budget.
Researching and Investigating
Conducting studies to increase knowledge and understanding and examining facts to find cause or support for ideas.
Estimating the results of an action or a series of actions.
Directing and monitoring the performance of others.
Recruiting and Hiring
Acquiring the right talent to achieve the organization's mission.
Co-ordinating and Organizing
Organizing and co-ordinating the activities of groups and individuals to align their activities with organizational objectives.
Directing processes and procedures to ensure they add measurable value.
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.
Leading and Motivating
Reinforcing an organization's vision and monitoring compliance.
Envisioning a future state and developing strategies, goals, objectives and action plans to achieve it.
Handling Goods and Materials
Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles
Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery
Service and Care
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.
Processing and Production
Knowledge of production methods, inputs, outputs, work flow and industrial processes including safety, quality control and cost estimation.
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 transmission, broadcasting, switching, control and operations of telecommunication systems.
Communications and Media
Knowledge of production and transmission to inform, persuade and entertain through written, oral and visual media.
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.
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.
- Social Sciences and Arts Help -
- Fine and Applied Arts
- Library and Heritage
- History and Archaeology
- Philosophy and Theology
- Sociology and Anthropology
- Languages Foreign
- Languages (English and French)
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.
Library and Heritage
Knowledge of the principles and practices in the classification, storage, retrieval, display and management of documentation and records in various media, museum artifacts and works of fine art.
History and Archaeology
Knowledge of historical events and methods of studying their causes, indicators, archaeological remains and effects on civilizations and cultures.
Philosophy and Theology
Knowledge of philosophical systems and religions including their principles, values, beliefs, customs and practices, and their impacts on culture.
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.
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 mental processes and behaviour and their underlying physiology and neurology, and for assessment and treatment of psychological disorders.
Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of grammar and composition and pronunciation.
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.
- Education and Training Help -
- Teaching and Instruction
Teaching and Instruction
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design, teaching and instructional methods for training individuals and groups.
Therapy and Counselling
Knowledge of principles and practices for diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and counselling.
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.
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.
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.
Earth Sciences (Geosciences)
Knowledge of the integration of chemistry, physics, biology, chronology and mathematics to study the earth and its atmosphere.
Knowledge of the principles and laws governing matter, energy, force, and motion, the way they relate to each other and their applications.
Knowledge of the principles, methodologies and procedures for the collection, classification, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus and their applications, principles, methods and function.
Mechanics and Machinery
Knowledge of machines, equipment and tools including their design, uses, repair and maintenance.
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.
Knowledge of principles, techniques and tools applied in the development of precision technical plans, drawings and working models.
Electricity (Electrical and Electronics)
Knowledge of the design, techniques and tools applied in electronic and electrical applications.
Computer and Information Systems
Knowledge of computer programming, hardware and software.
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.
Knowledge of principles and practices of providing service to clients to maintain and build organizational success.
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 for displaying, promoting and selling products or services.
Knowledge of office administrative and clerical practices and procedures.
Personnel and Human Resources
Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources management.
Knowledge of accounting principles and practices including the recording, analysis and reporting of financial information.
Knowledge of economic theories, principles and methods of analysis including simulation and forecasting techniques.
Knowledge of principles and practices of financial management, monitoring and accountability frameworks, reporting procedures, banking, and markets.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of managing businesses.
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.
Manufacturing and Production
Communications and Transportation
Law and Public Safety
Social Sciences and Arts
Education and Training
Mathematics and Science
Engineering and Technology
Business, Finance and Management
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