Job prospects Executive Assistant in British Columbia

Job opportunities for Executive assistants (NOC 1222) are good in British Columbia over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as an executive assistant.

Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

Job opportunities in British Columbia

executive assistant
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Executive assistants (NOC 1222) 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.
  • Several 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 Executive assistants in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 4,000 people work in this occupation.
  • Executive assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 8%
    • Monetary Authorities - central bank and securities, commodity contracts and other intermediation and related activities (NAICS 521, 522, 523): 7%
    • Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations (NAICS 813): 7%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 7%
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 91% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 9% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 73% of executive assistants work all year, while 28% 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 36 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of executive 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 prospects
    Cariboo Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Kootenay Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Good Good
    Nechako Region Undetermined Undetermined
    North Coast Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Northeast Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Thompson–Okanagan Region Fair Fair
    Vancouver Island and Coast Region Fair Fair
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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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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