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Category: Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion

Below is a list of occupation titles within this category. Choose one occupation that interests you, that will be in demand in the future, and that comes close to matching your current skill level. Select one of the following to view a comprehensive detail listing for that occupation and then you can, if desired, start a portfolio targeted to your choice.


1.  College and Other Vocational Instructors      (NOC Code: 4131)
  This unit group includes instructors who teach applied arts, academic, technical and vocational subjects to students at community colleges, CEGEPs, agricultural colleges, technical and vocational institutes, language schools and other college level schools. This unit group also includes trainers who are employed by private training establishments, companies, community agencies and governments to deliver internal training or development courses. College teachers who are heads of departments are included in this group.
 
2.  Community and Social Service Workers      (NOC Code: 4212)
  Community and social service workers administer and implement a variety of social assistance programs and community services, and assist clients to deal with personal and social problems. They are employed by social service and government agencies, mental health agencies, group homes, school boards, correctional facilities and other establishments.
 
3.  Early Childhood Educator Assistants      (NOC Code: 4214)
  Early childhood educator assistants supervise pre-school children in day care centres and nursery schools, and under the supervision of an early childhood educator, they lead children in activities to stimulate and develop their intellectual, physical and emotional growth. They are employed in day-care centres and nursery schools.
 
4.  Early Childhood Educators and Assistants      (NOC Code: 4214)
  Early childhood educators plan and organize activities for pre-school and school age children. Early childhood educator assistants provide care and guidance to pre-school children under the supervision of early childhood educators. Early childhood educators and assistants lead children in activities to stimulate and develop their intellectual, physical and emotional growth. They are employed in child-care centres, kindergartens, nursery schools, agencies for exceptional children, and other environments where early childhood education services are provided, or they may be self-employed. Early childhood educators who are supervisors are included in this group.
 
5.  Educational Counsellors      (NOC Code: 4143)
  Educational counsellors advise current and prospective students on educational issues, career planning and personal development and co-ordinate the provision of counselling services to students, parents, teachers, faculty and staff. They are employed by school boards, universities and colleges, technical institutes, correctional facilities and government agencies.
 
6.  Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers      (NOC Code: 4142)
  Elementary school and kindergarten teachers teach basic subjects such as reading, writing and arithmetic or specialized subjects such as English or French as a second language at public and private elementary schools. Elementary school librarians are included in this unit group.
 
7.  Employment Counsellor      (NOC Code: 4213)
  Employment counsellors provide assistance, counsel and information to worker clients on all aspects of employment search and career planning. They also provide counsel and information to employer clients regarding human resource and employment issues. Employment counsellors are employed primarily by federal and provincial governments but are also employed by large establishments and private employment service agencies. Supervisors of employment counsellors are included in this unit group.
 
8.  Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors      (NOC Code: 4153)
  Family, marriage and other related counsellors assist individuals and groups of clients to identify, understand and overcome personal problems and achieve personal objectives. They are employed by counselling centres, social service agencies, group homes, government agencies, family therapy centres, and health care and rehabilitation facilities, or they may work in private practice.
 
9.  Instructors and Teachers of persons with disabilities      (NOC Code: 4215)
  Instructors and teachers of persons with disabilities teach children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities communication techniques, such as Braille or sign language, and rehabilitation skills to increase independence and mobility. They are employed in rehabilitation centres, specialized educational institutes and throughout the elementary and secondary school system.
 
10.  Other Instructors      (NOC Code: 4216)
  Instructors in this unit group teach courses, such as motor vehicle or motorcycle driving, sewing or other courses, which are outside of educational institutions and not job-related. They are employed by driving schools, fabric retailers and other commercial establishments or they may be self-employed. This unit group also includes driver's licence examiners, who are employed by provincial governments, and tutors who provide instruction in elementary or secondary school subjects.
 
11.  Paralegals and Related Occupations      (NOC Code: 4211)
  Legal assistants and paralegals prepare legal documents, maintain records and files and conduct research to assist lawyers or other professionals. Notaries public administer oaths, take affidavits, sign legal documents and perform other activities according to the limitations of their appointment. Trademark agents advise clients on intellectual property matters. Independent paralegals provide legal services to the public as allowed by government legislation, or provide paralegal services on contract to law firms or other establishments. Legal assistants and paralegals are employed by law firms, by record search companies and in legal departments throughout the public and private sectors. Independent paralegals are usually self-employed. Trademark agents are employed by law firms and legal departments throughout the public and private sectors, trademark development and search firms or they may be self-employed. Notaries public are employed by government and in the public and private sectors or they may be self-employed.
 
12.  Parole and Probation Officers and Related Occupations      (NOC Code: 4155)
  Probation officers monitor the conduct and behaviour of criminal offenders serving probation terms. Parole officers monitor the reintegration of criminal offenders serving the remainder of sentences while conditionally released into the community on parole. Classification officers assess inmates and develop rehabilitation programs for criminal offenders who are incarcerated in correctional facilities. They are employed by federal and provincial governments and work in the community and in correctional facilities.
 
13.  Psychologists      (NOC Code: 4151)
  Psychologists assess and diagnose behavioural, emotional and cognitive disorders, counsel clients, provide therapy and research and apply theory relating to behaviour and mental processes. Psychologists help clients work toward the maintenance and enhancement of physical, intellectual, emotional, social and interpersonal functioning. Psychologists work in private practice or in institutions such as clinics, correctional facilities, hospitals, mental health facilities, rehabilitation centres, community service organizations, businesses, schools and universities, and government and private research agencies.
 
14.  Secondary School Teachers      (NOC Code: 4141)
  Secondary school teachers prepare and teach academic, technical, vocational or specialized subjects at public and private secondary schools. Secondary school teachers who are heads of departments and high school librarians are included in this group.
 
15.  Small Business Counsellors      (NOC Code: 4163)
  Small business counsellors offer advice to individuals and groups who are seeking to start up, expand or refocus a small business. They offer services relating to developing and monitoring business plans, including the dimensions of marketing, sales and financing. They are employed by governmental or community organizations or are self-employed.
 
16.  Social Workers      (NOC Code: 4152)
  Social workers help individuals, couples, families, groups, communities and organizations develop the skills and resources they need to enhance social functioning and provide counselling, therapy and referral to other supportive social services. Social workers also respond to other social needs and issues such as unemployment, racism and poverty. They are employed by hospitals, school boards, social service agencies, child welfare organizations, correctional facilities, community agencies, employee assistance programs and Aboriginal band councils, or they may work in private practice.