Funeral directors and embalmers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6346  ยท  Browse All Occupations

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Funeral directors co-ordinate and arrange all aspects of funeral services. Embalmers prepare the remains of deceased persons for public visitation and burial. Funeral directors and embalmers are employed by funeral homes.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Apprentice Embalmer
  • Assistant Funeral Director
  • Embalmer
  • Embalmer Apprentice
  • Funeral Director
  • Funeral Home Director
  • Funeral Services Director
  • Mortician
  • Undertaker
  • Undertaker Assistant
  • Apprentice Embalmer
  • Embalmer
  • Funeral Director
  • Mortician

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for funeral directors and embalmers.

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 N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $51,541
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 funeral directors and embalmers.

Sex Median Income
Male $58,404
Female $65,189
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 Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for funeral directors and embalmers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 10
25 to 34 years 20
35 to 44 years 15
45 to 54 years 20
55 to 64 years 15
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 10
Total 90
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 funeral directors and embalmers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 25
Part Time 55
Total 80
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 funeral directors and embalmers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 45
Female 45
Total 85
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 funeral directors and embalmers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 80
Self Employed 10
Total 90
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 funeral directors and embalmers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 90
Unemployed 0
Total 90
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 funeral directors and embalmers. 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 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 15
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 55
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 20
Total 85
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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