4217 – Other religious occupations | Canada NOC |

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.


Index of titles

Example titles

  • Animator – spiritual guidance
  • Brother/sister – religion
  • Cantor
  • Christian Science nurse – non-medical
  • Christian science practitioner
  • Christian science worker
  • Church worker
  • Corporate intercessor
  • Deacon
  • Deaconess
  • Exegete
  • Faith healer
  • Gospel worker
  • Hazzan
  • Home mission worker – religion
  • Missionary
  • Mohel
  • Monk
  • Mother superior/religious superior
  • Novice – religion
  • Nun
  • Panthee
  • Pastoral animator
  • Postulant
  • Ragi
  • Religious education worker
  • Religious superior – religious community
  • Religious superior/mother superior
  • Salvation Army captain
  • Salvation Army field worker
  • Salvation Army worker
  • Sister/brother – religion

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.


  • Medical missionaries (in 3112 General practitioners and family physicians)
  • Professional occupations in religion (4154)