Job prospects Administrative Officer in Ontario
Job opportunities for Administrative officers (NOC 1221) are fair in Ontario over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an administrative officer.
Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.
Job opportunities in Ontario
The employment outlook will be fair for Administrative officers (NOC 1221) in Ontario for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
- Several positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Administrative officers are employed across all industries. Key employers include public administration at all levels of government, healthcare, professional, scientific and technical services, and educational institutions.
Employment of administrative officers has been showing signs of weakening over the last few years. Demand for this occupation stems from the ongoing need for personnel to provide organisational support in offices. However, technological advancements may soften employment opportunities for this occupation as increased office automation continues.
Administrative officers may be assigned more professional, financial, and technical responsibilities and be expected to provide more direct support to management. Individuals who have knowledge of industry-specific data management software may have improved employment prospects. In certain industries that are seasonal in nature, such as educational services, employment may be less favourable in the summer months.
Here are some key facts about Administrative officers in the Ontario region:
- Approximately 81,950 people work in this occupation.
- Administrative officers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 11%
- Construction (NAICS 23): 8%
- Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 6%
- Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 5%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 84% compared to 79% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 16% compared to 21% for all occupations
- 72% of administrative officers work all year, while 28% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
- 7% of administrative officers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Ontario by economic region.
|Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula Region||Fair Fair|
|Kingston–Pembroke Region||Fair Fair|
|Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region||Fair Fair|
|London Region||Fair Fair|
|Muskoka–Kawarthas Region||Fair Fair|
|Northeast Region||Fair Fair|
|Northwest Region||Fair Fair|
|Ottawa Region||Fair Fair|
|Stratford–Bruce Peninsula Region||Fair Fair|
|Toronto Region||Fair Fair|
|Windsor-Sarnia Region||Fair Fair|
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Job prospects elsewhere in Canada
We expect that the labour supply and demand for Administrative officers (NOC 1221) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.
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