Executive assistants establish and co-ordinate administrative policies / procedures for officials, committees, and boards of directors, analyze incoming / outgoing memoranda, submissions, and reports as well as prepare / co-ordinate submissions of summary briefs, perform research, compile data, and prepare papers for consideration / presentation, liaise and meet with clients on behalf of executive committees / boards of directors to discuss issues and recommend courses of action.
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Where They Work
Executive assistants work for governments, corporations, and associations.
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.