Other religious occupations

Other religious occupations

NOC
4217

Include nuns, monks, religious education workers and others who provide support to ministers or to a religious community and perform certain functions associated with the practice of a religion.

Quick facts

3-Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3-Year Job Openings

20
 

Median Hourly Wage

$15.49
$13.50
Low
$27.47
High

Median Salary

$16,246
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

159
 

% Working Full Time

66%
 

% Working Full Year

52%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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; in institutions such as schools, hospitals and prisons; or in industrial facilities, corporate enterprises; or they may work in private practice.

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
  • Conduct outreach activities and facilitate community involvement
  • Administer programs providing food, clothing and shelter
  • May plan, organize and lead worship services and church activities for a specific audience.

Also Known As

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

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of college, university or other program in religious studies may be required, depending on the particular occupation and religion.
  • There may be other employment requirements depending on the particular occupation and religion.

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.

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51.7%
Female
48.3%
Male
Employment by age

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

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9.7%
15-24
9.7%
25-34
19.4%
35-44
19.4%
45-54
12.9%
55-64
29.0%
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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10.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
13.3%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
6.7%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
20.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
50.0%
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.

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66.7%
Other services (except public administration)
15.2%
Health care and social assistance
6.1%
Retail trade
12.1%
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.

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17.20%
Northeast
31.00%
Southeast
24.10%
Southwest
20.70%
Central
6.90%
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.

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N/A
Northeast
$32,316
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
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
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

$16,246

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$30,022

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

New Brunswick

$16,246

Newfoundland

$31,783

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$32,723

Canada

$22,587
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

20
 

New Jobs: 3-Year

2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3-Year

19
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10-Year

73
 

New Jobs: 10-Year

3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10-Year

69