NOC 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.

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.

All Titles

  • animator – spiritual guidance
  • brother/sister – religionbrother – religion, sister – religion
  • cantor
  • Christian Science nurse – non-medical
  • Christian science practitioner
  • Christian science worker
  • church worker
  • deacon
  • deaconess
  • exegete
  • faith healer
  • gospel worker
  • hazzan
  • healer, faith
  • 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


  • Professional occupations in religion (4154)


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