Job prospects Executive Assistant in Québec

Job opportunities for Executive assistants (NOC 1222) are good in Québec 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 Québec

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Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Executive assistants (NOC 1222) in Québec 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

To enter this occupation, a college diploma in office automation is usually required. An attestation of college studies in a field related to office automation or a diploma of vocational studies in secretarial work may also lead to this profession. Experience in a related administrative position is generally required, as is proficiency of the main office automation software. Moreover, bilingualism is also an asset for holding this type of position. Employers are looking for candidates with interpersonal skills such as the ability to work in a team and personal skills such as adaptation, sound judgment, rigour, analytical and organizational skills, and the ability to work under pressure.

Since this occupation is found in most sectors of economic activity, its level of employment depends on the performance of these sectors, but also on the diversification of administrative tasks and the increased need for coordination. Thus, the current dynamism of the labour market should have a positive impact on the workforce of this profession. However, the many replacement needs resulting from retirements will be the main source of medium-term opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Executive assistants in Québec:

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