Job requirements Executive Assistant in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as an executive assistant in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Executive assistants (NOC 1222).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • A bachelor's degree in public administration, political science or a related discipline is usually required.
  • Experience in a related administrative occupation is usually required.

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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