Social Workers

(NOC 4152)
 

Requirement


  • A bachelor's degree in social work is required in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  • In Alberta, a bachelor's degree or diploma in social work is required.
  • Supervised practical experience is usually required.
  • Successful completion of provincial written and oral examinations may be required.
  • Registration with a provincial governing body is mandatory to practise as a social worker in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
  • Use of the titles "Social Worker" and "Registered Social Worker" is regulated in all provinces.
  • Membership in a provincial association of social workers is usually required.

Degrees Associated with This Career

Certificate
Diploma
Bachelor
Master
Doctorate

Useful Experience/Skills

Interview clients to assess their situation and determine the types of services required and eligibility
Provide counsel and therapy to help clients resolve social and personal problems
Plan programs of assistance for clients
Refer clients to agencies that provide financial assistance, legal aid, housing, medical treatment and other services
Investigate cases of child abuse or neglect and take authorized protective action when necessary
Serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team working with a client group
Act as an advocate for client groups in the community
Lobby for solutions to problems affecting client groups
Provide consultation services to government and other organizations
Develop prevention and intervention programs to meet community needs

Useful Secondary School Subjects

English
A second language
Family Studies
Computer-related courses

Toronto Metropolitan University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Social Work Bachelor
Social Work (Advanced Standing to Second Year - Full Time) Bachelor
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University of Guelph-Humber
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Community Social Services Bachelor; Honours
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Social Work (BSW) Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Social Work Diploma
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Mount Royal University
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Social Work Diploma
Social Work Bachelor
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Modified on January 26, 2022