12100 – Executive assistants

Broad Occupation Category

1 –Business, finance and administration occupations


2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major Group

12 – Administrative and financial supervisors and specialized administrative occupations

Sub-major group

121 – Specialized administrative occupations

Minor group

1210 – Administrative and regulatory occupations

Executive assistants coordinate administrative procedures, public relations activities and research and analysis functions for members of legislative assemblies, ministers, deputy ministers, corporate officials and executives, committees and boards of directors. They are employed by governments, corporations and associations.

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Example Titles

  • Committee clerk

  • Corporate secretary

  • Executive assistant

  • Legislative assistant

Main Duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Establish and coordinate administrative policies and procedures for officials, committees and boards of directors

  • Analyze incoming and outgoing memoranda, submissions and reports and prepare and coordinate the preparation and submission of summary briefs and reports to executives, committees and boards of directors

  • Prepare agendas and make arrangements for committee, board and other meetings

  • Conduct research, compile data, and prepare papers for consideration and presentation by executives, committees and boards of directors

  • Meet with individuals, special interest groups and others on behalf of executives, committees and boards of directors to discuss issues and assess and recommend various courses of action

  • Liaise with departmental and corporate officials and with other organizations and associations on behalf of executives, committees and boards of directors.

Employment Requirements

  • 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.