Job prospects Administrative Officer in Ontario

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "administrative officer" was moved from the group Administrative officers (NOC 1221) to the group Administrative officers (NOC 13100).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as an "administrative officer" in Ontario or Canada.

Job opportunities in Ontario

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

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Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be moderate for Administrative officers (NOC 1221) in Ontario for the 2022-2024 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.

What Types of Employers Are Out There?

  • Employed across all industries with the leading share in health care, professional, scientific and technical services, public administration, and educational services

What are the Main Trends Affecting Employment?

  • Ongoing need for administrative and organizational support across businesses and departments will support work in this occupation
  • Greater use of technology may temper job growth and change some job functions

What Skills Do I Need to Succeed?

  • Completion of a college diploma or university degree in business administration may be preferred
  • Experience in a clerical role is an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is normally required

What Other Information Will I Find Helpful?

  • There may be fewer employment opportunities in educational services during the summer months

Here are some key facts about Administrative officers in Ontario:

  • Approximately 70,550 people work in this occupation.
  • Administrative officers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 11%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 9%
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 84% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 16% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 72% of administrative officers work all year, while 28% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 7% of administrative officers are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 16% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 84% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 27% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 6% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 35% compared to 26% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 24% compared to 21% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 8% compared to 10% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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