Skills Executive Assistant in the London Region

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 "executive assistant" was moved from the group Executive assistants (NOC 1222) to the group Executive assistants (NOC 12100).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as an executive assistant in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Executive assistants (NOC 12100).

Tasks

  • Establish and co-ordinate administrative policies and procedures
  • Analyze incoming and outgoing memoranda, submissions and reports
  • Prepare and co-ordinate the production and submission of summary briefs and reports
  • Prepare agendas and make arrangements for committee, board and other meetings
  • Conduct research
  • Compile data and prepare papers for consideration and presentation by executive committees and boards of directors
  • Meet with individuals, special interest groups and others to discuss issues and assess and recommend various courses of action based on meetings
  • Liaise with departmental and corporate officials and with other organizations and associations
  • Arrange travel, related itineraries and make reservations
  • Prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements and administer contracts and other documents
  • Train and supervise staff

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Communication Help -
    • Interviewing
    • Promoting and Selling
    • Advising and Consulting
    • Professional Communicating
    • Teaching and Training
    • Liaising and Networking
    • Negotiating and Adjudicating
  • Creative Expression Help -
    • Performing and Entertaining
    • Writing
    • Designing
  • Analysis Help -
    • Inspecting and Testing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Planning
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Projecting Outcomes
  • Management Help -
    • Supervising
    • Recruiting and Hiring
    • Co-ordinating and Organizing
    • Evaluating
    • Allocating and Controlling Resources
    • Leading and Motivating
    • Strategic Planning

    Knowledge

  • Communications and Transportation Help -
    • Transportation
    • Telecommunications
    • Communications and Media
  • Law and Public Safety Help -
    • Public Safety and Security
    • Law, Government, and Jurisprudence
  • Business, Finance and Management Help -
    • Client Service
    • Marketing
    • Sales
    • Clerical
    • Personnel and Human Resources
    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Business Administration
    • Business Management
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