Professional occupations in religion

Professional occupations in religion

NOC
4154

Conduct religious services, administer the rites of a religious faith or denomination, provide spiritual and moral guidance and perform other functions associated with the practice of a religion.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

125
 

Median Hourly Wage

$19.38
$11.70
Low
$30.16
High

Median Salary

$39,153
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

844
 

% Working Full Time

78%
 

% Working Full Year

73%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Professionals in this unit group conduct religious services, administer the rites of a religious faith or denomination, provide spiritual and moral guidance and perform other functions associated with the practice of a religion. They perform these duties in churches, synagogues, temples or other places of worship. They may also work in other institutions such as schools, hospitals and prisons.

Main Duties

Professionals in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Conduct regular religious services
  • Administer rites of faiths such as marriages and funerals
  • Pray and promote spirituality by delivering sermons and other talks
  • Provide spiritual and moral guidance to members of a religious faith
  • Supervise, plan and administer programs of religious education
  • May participate in humanitarian endeavours and delivery of social services and welfare activities
  • May share in the administrative and financial operation of a religious community
  • May provide consultation services to government and other organizations.

Also Known As

  • archbishop
  • bishop
  • cardinal
  • chaplain
  • evangelist
  • granthi
  • imam
  • minister
  • moderator - religion
  • pastor
  • priest
  • rabbi
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of college, university or other program in religious studies is usually required. Some occupations in this unit group may require a master's of divinity or theology.
  • A period of study with a senior minister is usually required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

14.5%
Female
85.5%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

1.8%
15-24
11.1%
25-34
18.7%
35-44
16.4%
45-54
31.6%
55-64
20.5%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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2.3%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
9.9%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
1.7%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
25.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
61.1%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

97.7%
Other services (except public administration)
1.2%
Manufacturing
1.2%
Health care and social assistance
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

11.10%
Northeast
31.00%
Southeast
21.60%
Southwest
24.60%
Central
11.70%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$44,655
Northeast
$33,379
Southeast
$47,350
Southwest
$39,127
Central
$43,257
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$19.38
$11.70
Low
$30.16
High
No Data Available

Southwest

$19.38
$11.70
Low
$30.16
High

Central

$19.38
$11.70
Low
$30.16
High

Northwest

$19.23
$11.70
Low
$30.00
High
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$39,153

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$48,203

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$39,153

Newfoundland

$40,610

Prince Edward Island

$34,555

Nova Scotia

$37,989

Canada

$44,463
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

125
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

124
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

412
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

32
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

384