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Job Trends – Canada – General Office Support Clerk

Posted on October 12, 2020
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General Office Support Clerk

General office support workers perform the duties of preparing correspondence, reports, operate office equipment, respond to telephone calls and verify and record forms and documents such as contract forms and also execute general clerical duties. They are employed in both public and private sectors.

Job prospects for Admin or General Office Support

General office support workers-NOC 1411

Median wage per hour- The median wage for this profession is 20.51 dollars per hour and the maximum wages for this profession is in the Northwest territories where the median wage is 28.49 dollars per hour.

Salary table

  Low  Median High
Canada 14.00 20.51 30.29
Alberta 15.38 25.00 36.54
British Columbia 14.60 21.17 31.00
Manitoba 12.64 20.00 28.57
New Brunswick 11.70 18.00 27.00
Newfoundland and Labrador 13.00 21.95 28.57
Northwest Territories 16.95 28.49 37.00
Nova Scotia 12.55 20.00 27.00
Nunavut 16.00 26.00 40.10
Ontario 14.25 20.00 30.00
Prince Edward Island 13.75 21.54 26.67
Quebec 13.10 19.98 26.07
Saskatchewan 15.00 21.36 29.81
Yukon Territory 17.00 27.00 33.00

 Skills required

  • Ability to process information
  • Knowledge of handling goods and materials
  • Knowledge of Business, Finance and Management

3-year job prospect-The job prospect in the next three years for general office support workers is fair in most provinces of Canada.

Location Job prospects
Alberta Fair
British Columbia Fair
Manitoba Fair
New Brunswick Fair
Newfoundland and Labrador Fair
Northwest Territories Fair
Nova Scotia Fair
Nunavut Good
Ontario Fair
Prince Edward Island Fair
Quebec Fair
Saskatchewan Fair
Yukon Territory Good

10-year predictions

There will be more job openings than job seekers for this position in the next ten years. Vacancies may not get filled due to skill shortage.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school education
  • Completion of college business or commercial courses 

Number of vacancies- There are 244 job openings for general office support workers in Canada.

Responsibilities of General office support workers

  • Proofreading, forms and other documents
  • Receive telephone or electronic enquiries and forward them
  • Maintain and prepare records, inventories, mailing lists and databases from manual or electronic files
  • Sorting, collection and verification of requests, receipts and other records
  • Manually or electronically manage incoming and outbound mail
  • Send and receive correspondence
  • Perform simple tasks for bookkeeping
  • Compile information, statistics and other data
  • Draw up invoices
  • Providing consumers and the public with general knowledge
  • Mark files according to schedules for preservation and disposal
  • Prepare and track budgets and contracts
  • Store, refresh and retrieve financial details
  • Label, file and retrieve documents

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