Other religious occupations (NOC 4217)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2016-2018)
Minimum 12.50$
Median 20.50$
Maximum 41.76$
Job prospect
(2017-2021)
Employment in 2016
2,000
Skill level
Technical (usually a college or secondary school vocational diploma)

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.

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.

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.

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