Social policy researchers and related

Social policy researchers and related

NOC
4164

- Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

Research, develop policy and administer programs in many areas, such as employment, immigration, law enforcement, human rights, housing, labour, family services and international development.

Quick facts

3-Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3-Year Job Openings

43
 

Median Hourly Wage

$27.69
$18.00
Low
$42.56
High

Median Salary

$55,950
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

457
 

% Working Full Time

92%
 

% Working Full Year

73%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers conduct research, develop policy and implement or administer programs in areas such as consumer affairs, employment, home economics, immigration, law enforcement, corrections, human rights, housing, labour, family services, foreign aid and international development.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

  • Social policy researchers develop social programs and policies, social legislation, or proposals based on demographic, social and economic research, analysis and the evaluation of pilot projects.
  • Home economists advise and assist consumers on the selection and proper use of food products, textiles and other consumer goods and teach household management skills. They may also provide consultative services in the areas of development and promotion of new food products, retail buying, social program administration and small business endeavours.
  • Housing policy analysts identify and assess economic, demographic, and social developments and report on their implications for housing policy.
  • International aid and development project officers plan, organize and administer foreign aid and international development policies and programs.
  • Social survey researchers develop questionnaires, co-ordinate and conduct surveys, analyse data, and compile and interpret statistics on social issues and policy areas.
  • Social services planners conduct research, develop social programs, assess, co-ordinate and develop awareness of existing social services, and ensure that duplication of services is avoided. They may also work with land use planners to determine the impact of major land use plans for transportation, housing and recreational facilities projects.

Also Known As

  • Aboriginal issues lobbyist
  • child welfare policy analyst
  • community policing program consultant
  • community social development officer
  • consumer advisor
  • employment equity policy consultant
  • home economist
  • housing policy analyst
  • human rights officer
  • immigration policy analyst
  • international aid and development project officer
  • labour policy analyst
  • social policy researcher
  • social services planner
  • social survey researcher (except statistician)
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or college diploma in a social science or related discipline, or in business administration is usually required.
  • A master's degree in a social science or related discipline or in business administration may be required.
  • Home economists require a bachelor's degree in home economics, home economics education, human ecology, nutrition and food sciences or family and consumer studies.
  • Registration is available, but voluntary, for home economists but the use of the designation "Professional Home Economist" is regulated in New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta, and "Registered Professional Home Economist" in British Columbia.
  • Registration with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council is required for Regulated Canadian immigration consultants.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: No
  • Certified Interprovincial Mobility: Yes
Employment by Sex

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

Data legend

74.8%
Female
25.2%
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

3.7%
15-24
14.0%
25-34
34.6%
35-44
31.8%
45-54
13.1%
55-64
2.8%
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.

Data legend

0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
8.3%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
1.9%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
21.3%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
68.5%
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

74.0%
Public administration
10.6%
Other services (except public administration)
6.7%
Health care and social assistance
8.7%
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

15.90%
Northeast
25.20%
Southeast
15.90%
Southwest
35.50%
Central
7.50%
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

$39,412
Northeast
$63,246
Southeast
$49,685
Southwest
$66,209
Central
$55,988
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.

No Data Available

Southeast

$30.00
$19.00
Low
$41.17
High

Southwest

$27.69
$18.00
Low
$42.56
High

Central

$30.77
$23.13
Low
$54.00
High
No Data Available
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

$55,950

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$62,215

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

New Brunswick

$55,950

Newfoundland

$65,727

Prince Edward Island

$62,758

Nova Scotia

$56,648

Canada

$61,759
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

43
 

New Jobs: 3-Year

-1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3-Year

44
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10-Year

142
 

New Jobs: 10-Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10-Year

143