Administrative Officers – NOC 1221 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

35.7% of the workforce has a college diploma or certificate

30.4% of the workforce has a secondary school diploma

26.2% of the workforce has a university diploma or degree

Age of the Workforce

in this Occupation

27.6% of the workforce is age 45 to 54

27.0% of the workforce is age 35 to 44

Sectors that Employ this Occupation

37.6% of administrative officers work in Public Administration

9.0% work in Educational Services and 7.9% work in Health Care and Social Assistance

Employment Outlook

The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is fair.  Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.

A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.

There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Bilingualism may be an asset.

Projected growth rate in Ontario: 7.1% – 8%

More Information

What Else Do I Need to Know?

  • Administrative Officers is the eighth most common occupation of Prescott-Russell residents.
  • Employment Outlook for Administrative Officers in the Ottawa Economic Region is expected to be fair. Demand for administrative officers will stem from the ongoing need for personnel to provide organizational support in offices. However, this occupation will be affected locally by an aging workforce combined with the impact of office automation. Most of the clerical duties that were previously performed by other staff now consolidated into the job functions of these workers. Administrative officers will also be assigned more professional and technical responsibilities and expected to provide more direct support to management. Several of the job openings will be for contract positions.
  • Bilingual individuals and those who have knowledge of industry-specific data management software will have improved employment prospects. In certain industries that are seasonal in nature, such as educational services where employment of Administrative Officers locally is greatest, employment may be less favourable in summer months.
  • For more information directly from employers, click on Professional, Technical and Education or Health Care and Social Assistance.