Social Workers

(NOC 4152)
 

What do Social Workers do?

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.

How to become: Social Workers


  • 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.

Where to study for a career as: Social Workers

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Social Work (B.A.) Bachelor
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University of Guelph-Humber
Toronto, Ontario, CA

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

Related Program(s):
Social Service Worker Diploma
Social Service Worker (Intensive) Diploma
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Tyndale University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Social Service Work Bachelor
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Bow Valley College
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Social Work Diploma Diploma; University Transfer
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Modified on January 26, 2022

How much do Social Workers make?

Low:
$45,760
Average:
$72,800
High:
$95,888

Job openings for Social Workers

Job Seekers:
28,500
Job Openings:
27,200