Conference and event planners

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

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 $8,619
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $37,123
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $40,729
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $33,212
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 Gender

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

Gender Median Income
Male $33,212
Female $16,381
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 (9 samples)

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

$27,300.00
Lowest Observed
$81,000.00
Highest Observed
$39,000.00
25th Percentile
$47,550.00
Average
$42,900.00
Median
$50,000.00
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 75
25 to 34 years 205
35 to 44 years 115
45 to 54 years 75
55 to 64 years 45
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 0
Total 535
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 300
Part Time 285
Total 580
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 Gender

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

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 70
Female 470
Total 535
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 450
Self Employed 90
Total 535
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 500
Unemployed 35
Total 535
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 25
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 80
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 180
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 270
Total 580
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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