Job prospects Executive Assistant near Toronto (ON)

Explore current and future job prospects for Executive assistants near Toronto (ON). These trends also apply to people working as an executive assistant.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

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Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Executive assistants (NOC 1222) in the Toronto region 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.

Toronto accounts for an above-average share of the province's workforce comprising executive assistants. The financial services sector, which is dominant in this region, also employs a higher share of these workers than the rest of Ontario. Due to the large presence of companies in the region that operate internationally, candidates that can speak multiple languages will likely have better employment prospects.

Here are some key facts about Executive assistants in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 7,370 people work in this occupation.
  • Executive assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 25%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 13%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 7%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 7%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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