Executive assistants (NOC 1222)

High opportunity occupation

About this job

Executive assistants coordinate administrative procedures, public relations activities, research and analysis. They coordinate functions for members of legislative assemblies, ministers, deputy ministers, corporate officials and executives, committees, and boards of directors.

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Executive assistant

Executive assistants work for governments, corporations and associations.

Common job titles
  • committee clerk
  • constituency aid / assistant
  • corporate secretary
  • executive assistant
  • legislative assistant
  • medical information assistant


Executive assistants:

  • create and co-ordinate administrative policies and procedures for officials, committees and boards of directors
  • check incoming and outgoing messages, submissions and reports
  • prepare and co-ordinate the 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
  • communicate with departmental and corporate officials and with other organizations and associations on behalf of executives, committees and boards of directors

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

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