Job outlook Administrative Assistant near Vancouver (BC)

Job opportunities for Administrative assistants (NOC 1241) are fair near Vancouver (BC) over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as an administrative assistant.

Job opportunities near Vancouver (BC)

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Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Administrative assistants (NOC 1241) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Administrative assistants in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 17,230 people work in this occupation.
  • Administrative assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 17%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 15%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 13%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 10%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 10%

Job opportunities in British Columbia


The job outlook for an administrative assistant working in British Columbia is fair over the next 3 years.

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Labour market conditions across Canada

We expect that the labour supply and demand for Administrative assistants (NOC 1241) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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