Job prospects Administrative Assistant in Alberta
Job opportunities for Administrative assistants (NOC 1241) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an administrative assistant.
Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.
Job opportunities in Alberta
The employment outlook will be fair for Administrative assistants (NOC 1241) in Alberta for the 2021-2023 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
- Several positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Administrative assistants in the Alberta region:
- Approximately 25,950 people work in this occupation.
- Administrative assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
- Elementary and secondary schools (NAICS 6111): 12%
- Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
- Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 6%
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 5%
- Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations (NAICS 813): 5%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 78% compared to 81% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 22% compared to 19% for all occupations
- 62% of administrative assistants work all year, while 38% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- 7% of administrative assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Alberta by economic region.
|Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region||Fair Fair|
|Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region||Fair Fair|
|Calgary Region||Fair Fair|
|Camrose–Drumheller Region||Fair Fair|
|Edmonton Region||Fair Fair|
|Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region||Fair Fair|
|Red Deer Region||Fair Fair|
|Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region||Fair Fair|
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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years
We expect that the labour supply and demand for Administrative assistants (NOC 1241) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.
Mining Sector Hiring Forecast
The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) forecasts that the mining sector will need to hire a total of 1,055 Administrative assistants in Alberta from 2011 to 2021.
The following table shows MiHR’s forecast for the total number of jobs that will need to be filled from 2011 to the given year.
|Cumulative Hiring Forecast (base year 2011)||2013||2016||2021|
Occupation: Administrative assistants
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