Job prospects Executive Assistant in Prince Edward Island

Job opportunities for Executive assistants (NOC 1222) are fair in Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island

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Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Executive assistants (NOC 1222) in Prince Edward Island for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Executive assistants are employed by organizations across a variety of industries. Many executive assistants work in direct support of senior management, boards and committees in roles that require initiative, good decision-making and sound judgment, and the ability to co-ordinate multiple schedules. As more tasks become automated due to technological advances, the nature of the occupation may change and duties may become more focused on research and coordination with people and managing smaller projects.

Candidates with prior administrative experience, strong oral and written communications skills, and knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite are the most sought after in this labour market.

Here are some key facts about Executive assistants in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 150 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Executive assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 55%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 10%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 8%
    • Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 7%
    • Monetary Authorities - central bank and securities, commodity contracts and other intermediation and related activities (NAICS 521, 522, 523): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 62% of executive assistants work all year, while 38% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
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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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