Job prospects Executive Assistant in Alberta
Job opportunities for Executive assistants (NOC 1222) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an executive assistant.
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 Alberta
The employment outlook will be fair for Executive assistants (NOC 1222) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
- Several positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Executive assistants in the Alberta region:
- Approximately 4,750 people work in this occupation.
- Executive assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 9%
- Monetary Authorities - central bank and securities, commodity contracts and other intermediation and related activities (NAICS 521, 522, 523): 7%
- Construction (NAICS 23): 6%
- Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 6%
- Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 5%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 92% compared to 81% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 8% compared to 19% for all occupations
- 73% of executive assistants work all year, while 27% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 36 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- Less than 5% of executive assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Alberta by economic region.
|Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region||Fair Fair|
|Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region||Fair Fair|
|Calgary Region||Fair Fair|
|Camrose–Drumheller Region||Fair Fair|
|Edmonton Region||Fair Fair|
|Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region||Fair Fair|
|Red Deer Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region||Fair Fair|
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Job prospects elsewhere in Canada
We expect that the labour supply and demand for Executive assistants (NOC 1222) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.
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