Social Worker Profile

Social Workers are regulated health professionals who respond to the needs of individuals, families, groups, and communities across New Brunswick. They look at how family, community, legal, social, spiritual, and economic influences impact well-being and work to address any barriers that may exist. Social Workers identify people who need help and then work with those people to improve their situations.

You’ll find social workers in various settings, ensuring New Brunswickers get to the root cause of their issues and helping them cope with and solve their problems. Social work is more than a job: It’s a way of helping others, often in the face of difficult and stressful situations. People aspiring to become social workers like to help others and are typically patient, empathetic, resourceful, mature, and have good judgment.


Education Requirements

A Bachelor of Social Work Degree (BSW) or a Master of Social Work Degree (MSW) from an accredited social work program is required to become a social worker. The following New Brunswick Universities offer Social Work programs:

St. Thomas University (STU)

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Mi’kmaq Maliseet Bachelor of Social Work
  • Master of Social Work

Université de Moncton (UDeM)

  • French Bachelor of Social Work
  • French Master of Social Work

University of New Brunswick Saint John (UNB-SJ)

  • Bachelor of Social Work


Become a Member While You Study

Social work students are encouraged to register as student members during their social work studies. 


Become a Social Worker

Once all necessary credits are obtained, social work students program graduates can apply to be practicing members of the NBASW to have the right to practice social work and begin their careers!