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Collectors

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1435

Collectors collect payments on overdue accounts and bad cheques and locate debtors to make collection arrangements. They are employed by collection agencies, utility companies, department stores, loan companies, banks and credit unions, and by financial and licensing departments within governments.

Job Duties for Collectors

  • Notify debtors of overdue payments and accounts by telephone, mail, and registered mail, and continue the notification process if reply is not received
  • Resolve collection issues by making payment arrangements by telephone or visit to debtor
  • Recommend further action or discontinuation of service in cases where payment is not forthcoming
  • Trace and locate debtors, and may contact debtors' friends, neighbours, relatives and employers to obtain information
  • Answer correspondence, prepare reports and maintain records and files related to collection work
  • May work with on-line accounts and systems.

Working Conditions for Collectors

Work may be performed indoors or outdoors depending on the collection assignment.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Advertising Collector
  • Bill Collector
  • Claims Collector
  • Collection Agent (except Taxation)
  • Collection Clerk
  • Collection Officer (except Taxation)
  • Collections Investigation Officer
  • Collector
  • Credit And Collection Clerk
  • Financial Collector
  • Inspector And Bill Collector - Electric Power Company
  • Inspector And Bill Collector - Gas Company
  • Instalment Collector
  • Insurance Premium Collector
  • Loan Collector
  • Locator - Collection
  • Skip Tracer - Collection
  • Bill Collector
  • Collection Clerk
  • Collection Officer (except Taxation)
  • Collections Investigation Officer
  • Collector
  • Credit And Collection Clerk
  • Locator - Collection
  • Skip Tracer - Collection

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