Administrative Assistants – NOC 1241 – PR


Number of People Who Work in this Industry


Median Income of People Working in this Occupation


Chance this Occupation Will Be Impacted by Technology in the Next Decade


Participation Rate
Percentage of the number of people currently working in the occupation as compared to the total number of people within the occupation as of the week of
May 1 to May 7 2016


Unemployment Rate
Percentage of people looking for work as compared to the total number of people in the occupation as of the week of May 1 to May 7, 2016, when the unemployment rate was 7.8% in SDG and 5.3% in PR.


of People Working in this Occupation

40.2% of the workforce has a secondary school diploma

36.1% of the workforce has a college diploma or certificate

Age of the Workforce

in this Occupation

This occupation is impacted by an aging workforce

30.8% of the workforce is age 45 to 54

21.4% of the workforce is age 55 to 64

Sectors that Employ this Occupation

29.4% of administrative assistants work in Public Administration

19.3% work in Educational Services and 11.9% work in Construction

Employment Outlook

The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is limited. Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.  Several positions will become available due to retirements.

There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Projected growth rate in Ontario: 5.1% – 6%

More Information

What Else Do I Need to Know?

  • This is the second most common occupation of people residing in Prescott-Russell.
  • Employment Outlook for Administrative Assistants in the Ontario is limited. Administrative assistants will have fewer work opportunities as computerized technology is increasingly used in offices and as companies continue to consolidate administrative functions.
  • Given the large size and older age profile of this occupation, job openings will arise from worker turnover and retirements. Some positions are temporary in nature. Fewer work opportunities are available during school breaks in the summer months as the educational services sector is one the largest employer of this occupation. Some employers are also seeking candidates with basic knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping.
  • Bilingualism may be an asset.
  • For more information directly from local employers, click on “Professional, Technical and Education Services” or “Health Care”.