Professional Occupations in Religion

(NOC 4154)

Career Description

Professionals in religion conduct religious services, administer the rites of a religious faith or denomination, provide spiritual and moral guidance and perform other functions associated with the practice of a religion.

Duties May Include

  • Conduct regular religious services
  • Administer rites of faiths such as marriages and funerals
  • Pray and promote spirituality by delivering sermons and other talks
  • Provide spiritual and moral guidance to members of a religious faith
  • Supervise, plan and administer programs of religious education
  • May participate in humanitarian endeavours and delivery of social services and welfare activities
  • May share in the administrative and financial operation of a religious community
  • May provide consultation services to government and other organizations.

Examples of Titles

Moderator - religion

Where They Work

Professionals in religion perform their duties in churches, synagogues, temples or other places of worship. They may also work in other institutions such as schools, hospitals and correctional facilities.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Religious Studies Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Concordia University
Montreal, Québec, CA

Related Program(s):
Religions and Cultures (BA) Bachelor; Honours
Theological Studies (BA) Bachelor; Honours
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University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Religious Studies - Eastern and Native American Religious Traditions Bachelor; Honours
Religious Studies Bachelor
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King's University College
London, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
World Religions and Culture Bachelor
Religion and Society Bachelor
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Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Religion and Culture (BA) Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on December 15, 2023