Other religious occupations (NOC 4217)

Job titles

Nature of work

This unit group includes brothers, nuns, monks, religious education workers and others who provide support to ministers of religion or to a religious community and who perform certain functions associated with the practice of a religion. They may perform these duties in churches, synagogues, temples or other places of worship or in institutions such as schools, hospitals and prisons.

Fields of interest

  • Counseling, helping others
  • Writing, working in communications and information

Main duties

  • The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:
  • - Assist at services of public worship and religious rites
  • - Provide religious education, spiritual guidance and moral support to members of a religious community
  • - Administer programs providing food, clothing and shelter.

Main characteristics of the occupation

Employment requirements

  • * Requirements range from completion of secondary school education to a university undergraduate degree, depending on the particular occupation and religion.
  • * There may be other employment requirements depending on the particular occupation and religion.

Skill type

  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services

Skill level

  • Technical