Job prospects Administrative Officer in New Brunswick

Job opportunities for Administrative officers (NOC 1221) are fair in New Brunswick over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an administrative officer.

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 New Brunswick

administrative officer
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Administrative officers (NOC 1221) in New Brunswick for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Administrative positions are typically entry-level and are found in nearly all industries. Employment prospects will be higher for those with some post-secondary education and candidates may be required to be bilingual for certain positions.

Candidates with prior administrative experience, strong oral and written communications skills, and familiarity with standard Microsoft office software packages are the most sought after for these positions.

Here are some key facts about Administrative officers in the New Brunswick region:

  • Approximately 3,000 people work in this occupation.
  • Administrative officers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 9%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 9%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 7%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 89% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 11% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 75% of administrative officers work all year, while 25% work only part of the year, compared to 60% and 40% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 30 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of administrative officers are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in New Brunswick by economic region.

    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Administrative officers (NOC 1221) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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