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You will provide support to senior administrative professionals by managing company files and other documents. You will be the go-to person for all file requests, updates, and can help other professionals with information requests. You can expect to work on a variety of projects and help the office maintain accurate records. If you are ready to start your career in administration, contact Randstad Canada today to learn more about available opportunities in your area.


what file clerk jobs entail

File clerks work in an office setting. You can expect to work standard office hours. You will spend most of your time working on a computer. Some of your time may be spent filing paper records and documents. In most cases, you will report to a more senior administrative professional. You will also work collaboratively with many different people in administration and human resources.


average file clerk salaries in canada

File clerk salaries in Canada range from $24,000 to $50,000 annually. The average salary is about $35,000 per year, or approximately $17 per hour. Experience and years in the position have an impact on your earning potential. Employee benefits and performance bonuses may also be part of your compensation package.


your day to day tasks

Your daily tasks will involve a variety of administrative tasks, in addition to file management. The role involves supporting the HR and administration team in addition to your defined duties. Some of the tasks that will be included in your job description are as follows:

  • performing general office duties
  • backing up records
  • sending files to the archives
  • filing reports and other records
  • digitizing paper documents
  • updating file management system
  • ensuring files are organized and easily accessible
  • sitting in on meetings to take notes
  • managing incoming and outgoing mail, invoices and other documents

where you can work

All companies need to maintain good records. File clerks are needed by all types of companies across Canada. You can find positions in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and all other major cities. Candidates can also find file clerk jobs with government agencies, not for profits, and with third party HR consulting companies.


what you bring to the table

Even though the file clerk is an entry level position, you will be expected to have a well-rounded skill set. Often working with important documents and files, you will be expected to work accurately, be well organized, and be able to help with many different administrative tasks to support the business. Skills hiring companies are looking for include:

  • highly organized
  • communication skills
  • attention to detail
  • work in a fast-paced work environment
  • a team player
  • working with office equipment
  • strong multitasking abilities
  • positive attitude/willingness to learn
  • working with file systems & databases
  • the ability to work with confidential information

training and certifications

File clerks are required to have a minimum of a high school diploma. However, if you want to get promoted and take on more senior roles in the future, a college degree in administration is recommended. Computer skills and experience with common office file software is required. Additional training and certification may be required for specific industries.


where your career is headed

As an entry level position, file clerks will need to work a number of years before they qualify for a more senior administration support role. The majority of file clerks move up to administrative assistant roles. These roles can vary based on company needs and the department where you work. With experience and good performance, you can move up to more senior administrative roles such as administrative coordinator, project coordinator, executive secretary, and executive assistant.

Are you looking to get your career started in administration support? Looking for file clerk jobs? Our recruiters at Randstad Canada can help. Get access to the best jobs in your area. Contact us today!

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