Other religious occupations (NOC 4217)

About this job

This occupational group:

  • includes brothers, nuns, monks, religious education workers and others who provide support to ministers of religion or to a religious community
  • those who perform certain functions associated with the practice of a religion
  • may perform duties in churches, synagogues, temples or other places of worship
  • may also work in institutions such as schools, hospitals and prisons
Common job titles
  • animator - pastoral / spiritual guidance
  • Christian Science worker / practitioner
  • church worker
  • corporate intercessor
  • deacon / deaconess
  • gospel


Religious workers in this group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • help with services of public worship and religious rites
  • give religious education, spiritual guidance and moral support to members of a religious community
  • run programs providing food, clothing and shelter

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a conventional indoor setting.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

At this time, career path information is not available for this occupation.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.