Administrative Assistants

(NOC 1241)


  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a one- or two-year college or other program for administrative assistants or secretaries or previous clerical experience is required.

Degrees Associated with This Career

High School Diploma

Useful Experience/Skills

Arrange and co-ordinate seminars, conferences, etc.
Compile data, statistics and other information
Record and prepare minutes of meetings, seminars and conferences
Order office supplies and maintain inventory
Determine and establish office procedures and routines
Arrange travel, related itineraries and make reservations
Schedule and confirm appointments
Open and distribute regular and electronic incoming mail and other material and co-ordinate the flow of information
Answer telephone and relay telephone calls and messages
Set up and maintain manual and computerized information filing systems

Useful Secondary School Subjects


Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Office Administration - General Certificate; Online
Office Assistant - Software Specialist Certificate; Online; Distance
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Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Administrative Information Management Diploma
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Modified on February 21, 2020