National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011


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4217 - Other religious occupations

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.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • brother/sister - religion
    • cantor
    • Christian science practitioner
    • deacon
    • missionary
    • monk
    • nun
    • pastoral animator
    • religious education worker
    • Salvation Army field worker

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Professional occupations in religion (4154)
  • 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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