Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks (NOC 1452)

About this job

Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks:

  • write correspondence, proofread material for accuracy, compile material for publication
  • verify, record and process forms and documents, such as applications, licences, permits, contracts, registrations and requisitions
  • perform other related clerical duties
  • work for newspapers, periodicals, publishing firms and establishments throughout the private and public sectors
Common job titles
  • clearer, construction permits
  • clerk, administrative contract
  • clerk, advertising
  • clerk, archives / documents
  • clerk, by-law
  • clerk, customs & excise / import-export


Classified advertising clerks:

  • receive customers' orders for classified advertising, write and edit copy, calculate advertising rates and bill customers

Correspondence clerks:

  • write business and government correspondence such as replies to requests for information and assistance, damage claims, credit and billing questions and service complaints

Editorial assistants and publication clerks:

  • help in the preparation of periodicals, advertisements, catalogues, directories and other material for publication
  • proofread material
  • check facts and carry out research


  • read material prior to publication to find and mark any grammatical, typographical or compositional errors
  • work within tight deadlines

Readers and press clippers:

  • read newspapers, magazines, press releases and other publications to find and file articles of interest to staff and clients

Regulatory clerks:

  • compile, verify, record and process applications, licences, permits, contracts, registrations, requisitions and other forms and documents in accordance with established procedures using processing systems
  • authorize and issue licences, permits, registration papers, reimbursements and other material after requested documents have been processed and approved.

Work environment

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

Career paths and resources

Career paths

With experience, promotion to supervisory positions is possible.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.