Executive assistants (NOC 1222)

About this job

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
  • work for governments, corporations and associations
Common job titles
  • committee clerk
  • constituency aid / assistant
  • corporate secretary
  • medical information assistant
  • ministerial assistant
  • parliamentary assistant
  • committee clerk
  • constituency aid / assistant
  • corporate secretary
  • executive assistant
  • legislative assistant
  • medical information assistant

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$51,848

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage data

Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2016 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))

Provincial hourly rate

  • High
  • Median
  • Low

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage Report

Duties

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.

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

  • 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

Skills

  • Clerical Ability
  • Numerical Ability
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Finger Dexterity
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Education programs in B.C.

The following program areas are related to this occupation:
  • Business Administration/Management/Commerce
  • International Business
  • Political Science/Studies

For more information about programs offered specifically for this career, visit EducationPlannerBC.

Select a region to view regional outlook
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
Employment in 2016:
40
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Kootenay
Employment in 2016:
100
Average annual employment growth:
1.1%
Expected number of job openings:
50
Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
4,110
Average annual employment growth:
1.4%
Expected number of job openings:
2,020
North Coast & Nechako
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Northeast
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Thompson-Okanagan
Employment in 2016:
280
Average annual employment growth:
1.9%
Expected number of job openings:
170
Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
740
Average annual employment growth:
1.2%
Expected number of job openings:
380

N/A - Data not available

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Career paths and resources

Career paths

At this time, career path information is not available for this occupation.

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