Job outlook Administrative Assistant - Legal in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Legal administrative assistants (NOC 1242) are fair in British Columbia over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as an administrative assistant - legal.

Job opportunities in British Columbia

administrative assistant - legal
Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Legal administrative assistants (NOC 1242) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • 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.

Here are some key facts about Legal administrative assistants in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 8,000 people work in this occupation.
  • Legal administrative assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Legal services (NAICS 5411): 76%
    • Real Estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 53): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 84% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 16% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 66% of legal administrative assistants work all year, while 34% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of legal administrative assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.

Breakdown by region

Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.

Location Job outlook
Cariboo Region Good
Kootenay Region Good
Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Fair
Nechako Region Undetermined
North Coast Region Undetermined
Northeast Region Undetermined
Thompson–Okanagan Region Fair
Vancouver Island and Coast Region Fair
Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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Labour market conditions across Canada

We expect that the labour supply and demand for Legal administrative assistants (NOC 1242) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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