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4217 – Other religious occupations

Workers in other religious occupations include 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.

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Example titles

  • Brother/sister - religion
  • Christian science practitioner
  • Deacon
  • Missionary
  • Monk
  • Nun
  • Pastoral animator
  • Religious education worker
  • Salvation Army field worker
Inclusions
  • Cantor

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.

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.

Exclusions

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
4 - Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services
Skill level
2 - Occupations usually require college education, specialized training or apprenticeship training
Major group
42 - Paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services
Minor group
421 - Paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services
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