Job prospects Executive Assistant in the Vancouver Island and Coast Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Executive assistants in the Vancouver Island and Coast Region. These trends also apply 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.

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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Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Executive assistants (NOC 1222) in the Vancouver Island and Coast region 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 Vancouver Island and Coast region:

  • Approximately 670 people work in this occupation.
  • Executive assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 34%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 11%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 10%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 6%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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