NOC 6552 – Other customer and information services representatives



This unit group includes customer and information services representatives who answer enquiries and provide information regarding an establishment’s goods, services and policies and who provide customer services such as receiving payments and processing requests for services. They are employed by retail establishments, contact centres, insurance, telephone and utility companies and other establishments throughout the private and public sectors.

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

  • Customer service representatives in retail establishments answer, in person or on the phone, enquiries from customers and investigate complaints regarding the establishment’s goods, services and policies; arrange for refunds, exchange and credit for returned merchandise; receive account payments; and receive credit and employment applications.
  • Contact centre agents take customer orders for goods or services; promote goods or services; respond to enquiries and emergencies; investigate complaints and update accounts.
  • Customer service representatives in insurance, telephone, utility and similar companies explain the type and cost of services offered; order services; provide information about claims or accounts; update accounts; initiate billing and process claim payments; and receive payment for services.
  • Information services representatives provide information to customers and the public concerning goods, services, schedules, rates, regulations and policies in response to telephone and in-person enquiries.

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of some college or other post-secondary programs may be required.
  • Clerical or sales experience may be required.

All Titles

  • accounts information clerk
  • adjustment clerk
  • attendant, tourist booth
  • attendant, tourist information office
  • automobile dealerships service representative
  • bill complaints investigator
  • bus information clerk
  • bus schedule information clerk
  • bus service information clerk
  • business office service representative – telecommunications
  • call centre agent – customer service
  • claim clerk, lost or damaged goods
  • clerk, customer service
  • clerk, maintenance service
  • client service clerk
  • compensation agent
  • complaints adjuster
  • complaints clerk – customer service
  • complaints clerk – telephone system
  • complaints specialist – customer service
  • contact centre agent – customer service
  • counter enquiries clerk
  • courtesy desk clerk
  • customer information service clerk – insurance
  • customer information service representative – retail
  • customer relations clerk
  • customer satisfaction representative
  • customer service adviser
  • customer service agent
  • customer service assistant
  • customer service clerk
  • customer service monitor – telephone system
  • customer service operator – telephone system
  • customer service representative – call centre
  • customer service representative – insurance
  • department store information clerk
  • enquiries clerk
  • express and freight information clerk
  • hospital information clerk
  • hotel information clerk – contact centre
  • inbound customer service representative – contact centre
  • information clerk – customer service
  • investigator, bill complaints
  • kiosk information clerk
  • lost claims clerk
  • lost or damaged goods claim clerk
  • lost-and-found clerk
  • lost-and-found desk clerk
  • maintenance service clerk
  • merchandise exchange clerk
  • order clerk – customer services
  • order desk agent
  • outbound customer service representative – contact centre
  • price information clerk
  • public relations clerk
  • road transport terminal attendant
  • route supply and return clerk
  • service adviser
  • service advisor – auto repair
  • service consultant – auto repair
  • service representative, business office – telecommunications
  • service writer – auto repair
  • supply and return clerk
  • telephone enquiries clerk
  • tourist booth attendant
  • tourist information clerk
  • tourist information office attendant
  • tourist information officer


  • Customer and information services supervisors (6314)
  • Customer service representatives in banks and other financial institutions (See 6551 Customer services representatives – financial institutions)
  • General ticket and information agents (See 6523 Airline ticket and service agents)
  • Receptionists (1414)
  • Retail salespersons (6421)
  • Ticket and information clerks (except airline) (See 6524 Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks)


Processing Time

Program Categories Online On Paper
Canadian visa application processing time
Temporary Resident Visa
69 Days 69 Days
Visitor Record
193 Days 163 Days
Super Visa 127 Days 127 Days
Study Permit Made Outside Canada
9 Weeks 9 Weeks
Study Permit Made Intside Canada
4 Weeks 4 Weeks
Study Permit Extension 91 Days 108 Days
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Outside Canada 57 Weeks 57 Weeks
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Inside Canada 167 Days 78 Days
Briding Open Work Permit
167 Days 78 Days
Canadian immigration application processing time
Express Entry
21 Months 21 Months
Provincial Nominee Program
22 Months 22 Months
Self-employed Immigration
42 Months 42 Months
Federal Skilled Worker Program
29 Months 29 Months
Start-up Visa
32 Months 32 Months
Spouse/CommonLaw Sponsorship
14 Months 14 Months
(Grand) Parents Sponsorship
38 Months 38 Months
Canadian Citizenship/PR Card processing time
24 Months 24 Months
PR Card
92 Days 92 Days
PR Card Renewal
84 Days 84 Days

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