Job prospects Administrative Assistant - Legal in New Brunswick

Job opportunities for Legal administrative assistants (NOC 1242) are good in New Brunswick over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an administrative assistant - legal.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Job opportunities in New Brunswick

administrative assistant - legal
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Legal administrative assistants (NOC 1242) in New Brunswick for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

Here are some key facts about Legal administrative assistants in the New Brunswick region:

  • Approximately 650 people work in this occupation.
  • Legal administrative assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Legal services (NAICS 5411): 83%
  • 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
  • 79% of legal administrative assistants work all year, while 21% 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 36 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in New Brunswick by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Campbellton–Miramichi Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Edmundston–Woodstock Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Fredericton–Oromocto Good Good
    Moncton–Richibucto Region Good Good
    Saint John–St. Stephen Region Good Good
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Legal administrative assistants (NOC 1242) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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