Conference and event planners

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1226  ยท  Browse All Occupations

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Conference and event planners plan, organize and co-ordinate conferences, conventions, meetings, seminars, exhibitions, trade shows, festivals and other events. They are employed by tourism associations, trade and professional associations, convention and conference centres, governments and by conference and event planning companies, or they may be self-employed.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Conference And Meeting Planner
  • Conference Co-ordinator
  • Conference Organizer
  • Conference Planner
  • Conference Services Officer
  • Convention And Special Events Planner
  • Convention Co-ordinator
  • Convention Planner
  • Convention Planning Services Officer
  • Event Co-ordinator
  • Event Planner
  • Exhibition Co-ordinator
  • Festival Organizer
  • Meeting Co-ordinator
  • Meeting Planner
  • Social Events Co-ordinator
  • Special Events Co-ordinator
  • Special Events Organizer
  • Special Events Planner
  • Special Events Program Planner
  • Trade Show Organizer
  • Trade Show Planner
  • Conference And Meeting Planner
  • Conference Planner
  • Conference Services Officer
  • Convention Co-ordinator
  • Event Planner
  • Festival Organizer
  • Meeting Planner
  • Special Events Organizer
  • Trade Show Planner
  • Event Manager
  • Event Coordinator
  • Event Marketer
  • Marketing And Events Assistant

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for conference and event planners.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $46,672
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $28,685
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for conference and event planners.

Sex Median Income
Male $26,142
Female $0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (2 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for conference and event planners.

$39,000.00
Lowest Observed
$56,000.00
Highest Observed
$39,000.00
25th Percentile
$47,500.00
Average
$47,500.00
Median
$56,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for conference and event planners

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 15
25 to 34 years 20
35 to 44 years 30
45 to 54 years 30
55 to 64 years 25
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 110
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for conference and event planners. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 75
Part Time 60
Total 135
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for conference and event planners. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 15
Female 110
Total 125
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for conference and event planners. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 90
Self Employed 25
Total 115
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for conference and event planners. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 105
Unemployed 0
Total 110
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for conference and event planners. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 10
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 25
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 20
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 10
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 70
Total 125
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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