Job description Collector in Canada
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "collector" was moved from the group Collectors (NOC 1435) to the group Collection clerks (NOC 14202).
Find out what work is like for a collector in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Collectors (NOC 14202).
Collection clerks 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.
- 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.
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