The following comments cover the career grouping of Policy And Program Officers, Researchers And Consultants (NOC 416), which includes Social Service Planners.
Workers are employed in the following industries: Public administration (52%), Health care and social assistance (15%), Other services (except public administration) (15%).
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 11% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 16%.
Women represented 62% of workers in this occupation, compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.
This occupation (Social Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers) is part of a larger group called Policy and Program Officers, Researchers and Consultants (NOC 416). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 43%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.