best office and administrative jobs in 2018

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where admin jobs in canada are headed

Though many office tasks have been digitized, the role of administrative staff has not diminished. In fact, quite the opposite. Administrative professionals who are technologically savvy have a huge advantage over their less technically inclined colleagues. In 2018, the vast majority of in-demand administrative skills involve technology of some kind. Another big trend, which has continued from 2017, is an increasing dependence on administrative professionals to handle accounting tasks. More than half of the most popular skills employers look for when hiring administrative staff involve accounting functions such as accounts payable and receivable, knowledge of accounting software and general bookkeeping. If you're looking to advance in your administrative career, learning some accounting processes is all but a sure ticket.

 

best office jobs in 2018

In 2018, multitasking office jobs that support and facilitate the work of other employees continue to be the most popular. The need for office support staff like administrative assistants, receptionists, and office administrators is high. A trend we've been seeing over the last few years is a growing reliance on administrative staff to take on accounting roles, as well. A new entry on this year's list of best administrative jobs is bookkeeper.

 

growth in the admin sector in 2018

There are currently 1.8 million office and administrative professionals working in Canada. According to the latest census, there was an increase of 4,270 new jobs in this sector in the last year, indicating office staff are needed as much as ever.

The majority of office and administration jobs are found in large cities where businesses congregate (such as Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa. However, Canadians will find career opportunities to pursue all over Canada.

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average office and admin salaries in 2018

In 2018, the median administrative professional salary is $39,800, up from $37,000 last year. The lowest 10% of administrative professionals make $30,000 or less, while the top 10% make $49,600 and up.

average salaries in canada

  • average administrative salary in toronto

    $31,500 to $54,800

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  • average administrative salary in vancouver


    $32,300 to $57,600

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  • average administrative salary in montreal

    $27,800 to $42,100

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  • average administrative salary in calgary

    $33,050 to $60,150

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  • average administrative salary in edmonton

    $33,900 to $63,150

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  • average administrative salary in ottawa

    $31,850 to $56,100

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  • average administrative salary in quebec city

    $26,100 to $36,250

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  • average administrative salary in halifax

    $31,300 to $54,150

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the best admin skills in 2018

Employers are looking for skills that speak to the diverse responsibilities that administrative staff handle from day to day. In 2018, the most in-demand administrative skills are related to accounting. Proficiency with key accounting software such as Quickbooks and knowledge of accounting processes such as performing accounts payable and receivable will make you a more desirable candidate.

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top industries for office jobs in canada

Canada’s service-based economy relies on the expertise of skilled office staff. Businesses need administrative staff to keep their day-to-day operations on track. You’ll find no shortage of administrative jobs in all major Canadian cities. In 2018, admin staff are most in demand in various retail settings, as well as the growing healthcare sector.

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