Program officers unique to government

Program officers unique to government

NOC
4168

Perform activities related to the administration and operation of government in areas such as international relations, federal-provincial affairs, elections, and Parliament.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

36
 

Median Hourly Wage

$34.84
$23.43
Low
$47.58
High

Median Salary

$32,837
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

264
 

% Working Full Time

90%
 

% Working Full Year

61%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Program officers in this unit group are primarily concerned with the administration and operation of government institutions, such as Parliament, and activities unique to the operations of government, such as international relations, federal-provincial affairs, elections and tribunals.

Main Duties

Program officers unique to government perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Advise politicians or diplomats on the social, economic and political effects of government decisions on other governments in Canada or abroad
  • Explain Canadian foreign and domestic policies to governments and nationals of foreign countries, and act on behalf of Canada abroad
  • Collect, monitor and analyze international pressures, issues and communications and brief on intelligence and security matters
  • Plan intergovernmental meetings and conferences with officers of other municipal, provincial or federal governments
  • Co-ordinate the logistics and administration of elections within constituencies and ensure that electoral and voting procedures are followed
  • Co-ordinate administrative support services for legislative committees, royal commissions or tribunals
  • Participate as a member of a board or tribunal
  • Plan logistics and oversee diplomatic protocol of official visits to Canada by foreign politicians and dignitaries.

Also Known As

  • attach?
  • elections officer
  • federal-provincial relations officer
  • foreign service officer
  • intergovernmental affairs officer
  • office of the Speaker officer
  • protocol officer
  • returning officer
  • royal commission officer
  • standing or select committee officer
  • tribunal officer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree is usually required.
  • A master's degree may be required.
  • Several years of experience as a researcher, consultant or program administrator may be required.
  • Foreign service officers are accepted on the basis of competitive examination.

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.

Data legend

65.6%
Female
34.4%
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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0.0%
15-24
14.8%
25-34
21.3%
35-44
18.0%
45-54
32.8%
55-64
13.1%
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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3.1%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
14.1%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
3.1%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
28.1%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
51.6%
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.

Data legend

93.8%
Public administration
3.1%
Manufacturing
3.1%
Finance and insurance
0.0%
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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10.90%
Northeast
32.80%
Southeast
10.90%
Southwest
37.50%
Central
7.80%
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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$50,138
Northeast
$62,061
Southeast
$43,924
Southwest
$58,553
Central
N/A
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

$32,837

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$69,287

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

New Brunswick

$32,837

Newfoundland

$20,814

Prince Edward Island

$71,203

Nova Scotia

$31,593

Canada

$50,946
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

36
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

36
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

112
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

114