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

administrative officer
Prospects over the next 3 years

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:

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