Other religious occupations – NOC : 4217

Unit Group
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.
Example Titles
Christian science practitioner
Salvation Army field worker
brother/sister – religion
pastoral animator
religious education worker
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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.
Classified elsewhere
  • Professional occupations in religion (4154)