Executive assistants

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1222  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Executive assistants co-ordinate 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.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Committee Clerk
  • Constituency Aid
  • Constituency Assistant
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Executive Assistant
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Medical Information Assistant
  • Ministerial Assistant
  • Parliamentary Assistant
  • Parliamentary Committee Clerk
  • Special Assistant
  • Committee Clerk
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Executive Assistant
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Special Assistant

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for executive assistants.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $53,139
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $61,857
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $54,081
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $62,439
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $66,075
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $57,908
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $60,939
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for executive assistants.

Gender Median Income
Male $60,939
Female $80,631
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (59 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for executive assistants.

$27,300.00
Lowest Observed
$110,000.00
Highest Observed
$43,000.00
25th Percentile
$56,277.97
Average
$55,000.00
Median
$65,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for executive assistants

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 80
25 to 34 years 375
35 to 44 years 585
45 to 54 years 960
55 to 64 years 770
65 to 74 years 135
75 years and over 0
Total 2,900
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for executive assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 775
Part Time 2,190
Total 2,965
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for executive assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 200
Female 2,705
Total 2,900
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for executive assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 2,860
Self Employed 45
Total 2,900
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for executive assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 2,815
Unemployed 95
Total 2,900
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for executive assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 80
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 755
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 60
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 1,125
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 110
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 825
Total 2,965
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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