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NOC 1241 – Administrative assistants

To apply under NOC-1241 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Administrative assistants.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Administrative assistants perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Prepare, key in, edit and proofread correspondence, invoices, presentations, brochures, publications, reports and related material from machine dictation and handwritten copy
  • Open and distribute incoming regular and electronic mail and other material and co-ordinate the flow of information internally and with other departments and organizations
  • Schedule and confirm appointments and meetings of employer
  • Order office supplies and maintain inventory
  • Answer telephone and electronic enquiries and relay telephone calls and messages
  • Set up and maintain manual and computerized information filing systems
  • Determine and establish office procedures
  • Greet visitors, ascertain nature of business and direct visitors to employer or appropriate person
  • Record and prepare minutes of meetings
  • Arrange travel schedules and make reservations
  • May compile data, statistics and other information to support research activities
  • May supervise and train office staff in procedures and in use of current software
  • May organize conferences.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Administrative assistants. 

NOC 1241 – Administrative assistants: example titles.

  • administrative assistant
  • administrative assistant – office
  • administrative secretary
  • appointment secretary
  • church secretary
  • contracts secretary
  • executive secretary (except legal and medical)
  • finance secretary
  • human resources secretary
  • loans and grants administrative assistant
  • office administrative assistant
  • personal secretary
  • private secretary
  • recording secretary
  • sales secretary
  • school secretary
  • secretary (except legal and medical)
  • secretary, church
  • secretary, school
  • taxation service secretary
  • technical secretary

Employment Requirements

  • 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.


  • Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations (1251)
  • Executive assistants (1222)
  • Legal administrative assistants (1242)
  • Medical administrative assistants (1243)
  • Office managers (in 1221 Administrative officers)

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