General Office Support Workers – NOC 1411 SDG

940

Number of People Who Work in this Industry

$35,712

Median Income of People Working in this Occupation

96%

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

87.3%

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

6.1%

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 in SDG was 5.8%

Education

of People Working in this Occupation

44.5% of the workforce has a college certificate or diploma

40.0% of the workforce has a secondary school diploma

Age of the Workforce

in this Occupation

47.3% of the workforce is age 45 to 64

Sectors that Employ this Occupation

19% of general office support workers are employed in the health care sector.  18% are employed in public administration

Employment Outlook

The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is fair.  Employment decline will lead to a loss of some positions; however, several positions will become available due to retirements.  There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation

Projected growth rate in Ontario: Less than or equal to 0%

More Information

What Else Do I Need to Know?

  • Employment Outlook for General Office Workers in the Ottawa Economic Region is limited. Technological advancement will continue to limit employment growth and alter the job functions in this occupation. As a result, many clerical functions are being consolidated with similar administrative roles. Job opportunities will also be limited as a number of employers outsource some of their clerical functions to external service providers. Employment prospects have also been affected by a moderation in hiring in the public administrating sector in recent years.
  • A significant number of job openings will arise from high turnover as this is primarily an entry-level position. Employment opportunities are usually available year-round, across a variety of industries. Industries that are more resistant to economic fluctuations, such as health care and educational services, will provide more stable employment opportunities.
  • Prospects will be better for individuals with strong multi-tasking skills and ability to use up-to-date office machinery and computer applications. Individuals willing to work weekends and evenings may have better employment prospects.
  • Bilingualism is an asset.
  • For more information directly from local employers about this occupation, click on Construction & Utilities Services SectorHealth Care & Social Assistance Services Sector, Professional, Technical & Education Services Sector, Transportation & Warehousing Services Sector, and/or Wholesale & Retail Trade Services Sector.