Job prospects Administrative Assistant in Alberta

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

Job opportunities in Alberta

Note: These outlooks were updated on November 29th, 2023. Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be moderate for Administrative assistants (NOC 13110) in Alberta for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

The Conference Board of Canada is forecasting Alberta’s real GDP will expand by 2.6% in 2023 before slowing to 1.9% in 2024. Similarly, they are projecting the labour market to cool in late 2023 and into 2024. Higher for longer inflation may also have some firms rethinking expansion resulting in muted employment growth for this occupation. 

An aging workforce transitioning to retirement will create vacancies for job seekers.

Here are some key facts about Administrative assistants in Alberta:

  • Approximately 24,000 people work in this occupation.
  • Administrative assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Elementary and secondary schools (NAICS 6111): 10%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 8%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 8%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 77% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 23% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 61% of administrative assistants work all year, while 39% work only part of the year, compared to 61% and 39% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 42 weeks compared to 42 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 5% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 95% compared to 47% 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: 34% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 12% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 28% compared to 19% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 16% compared to 21% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 9% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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Mining Sector Hiring Forecast

The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) forecasts that the mining sector will need to hire a total of 1,055 null in Alberta from 2011 to 2021.

The following table shows MiHR’s forecast for the total number of jobs that will need to be filled from 2011 to the given year.

Table on the cummulative hiring forecast for null in Alberta starting from 2011.
Cumulative Hiring Forecast (base year 2011) 2013 2016 2021

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