Executive assistants

Executive assistants

NOC
1222

Co-ordinate administrative procedures, public relations activities and conduct research for elected government members, senior executives and boards of directors in the public and private sectors.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Good
Good

3 Year Job Openings

89
 

Median Hourly Wage

$25.00
$16.20
Low
$37.50
High

Median Salary

$48,658
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

616
 

% Working Full Time

95%
 

% Working Full Year

83%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Executive assistants co-ordinate administrative procedures, public relations activities and research and analysis functions for members of legislative assemblies, ministers, deputy ministers, corporate officials and executives, committees and boards of directors. They are employed by governments, corporations and associations.

Main Duties

Executive assistants perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Establish and co-ordinate administrative policies and procedures for officials, committees and boards of directors
  • Analyze incoming and outgoing memoranda, submissions and reports and prepare and co-ordinate the preparation and submission of summary briefs and reports to executives, committees and boards of directors
  • Prepare agendas and make arrangements for committee, board and other meetings
  • Conduct research, compile data, and prepare papers for consideration and presentation by executives, committees and boards of directors
  • Meet with individuals, special interest groups and others on behalf of executives, committees and boards of directors to discuss issues and assess and recommend various courses of action
  • Liaise with departmental and corporate officials and with other organizations and associations on behalf of executives, committees and boards of directors.

Also Known As

  • committee clerk
  • corporate secretary
  • executive assistant
  • legislative assistant
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • A bachelor's degree in public administration, political science or a related discipline is usually required.
  • Experience in a related administrative occupation is usually required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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92.6%
Female
7.4%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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3.3%
15-24
9.9%
25-34
22.3%
35-44
32.2%
45-54
22.3%
55-64
9.9%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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1.7%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
19.8%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
3.3%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
52.9%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
22.3%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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31.1%
Public administration
11.8%
Educational services
10.9%
Health care and social assistance
46.2%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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12.40%
Northeast
28.10%
Southeast
24.00%
Southwest
28.10%
Central
7.40%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$45,037
Northeast
$44,459
Southeast
$48,796
Southwest
$54,131
Central
$38,044
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$48,658

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$50,387

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$48,658

Newfoundland

$52,184

Prince Edward Island

$48,918

Nova Scotia

$50,894

Canada

$55,265
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

89
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

92
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

291
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-4
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

296