Administrative and Customer Support Professionals in Highest Demand
Executive Assistants 43%
Office Specialists 29%
Office Managers 26%
The ranking of roles is based on proprietary analysis of more than 186,000 positions posted on more than 300 independent job boards and company websites across Canada over the previous two quarters. Percentages reflect quarter-over-quarter growth.
Administrative and Customer Support Managers Are Hiring — and Challenges Continue
Hiring for new roles
Hiring for vacated roles
Facing challenges finding skilled talent
Demand for Contract Workers Increases
of administrative and customer support managers plan to hire more contract professionals in the first half of 2023 (a 44% increase from July-December 2022).
Top areas where managers plan to add contract professionals:
- Administrative support
- Customer service and call centres
- Office services
Most Administrative and Customer Support Professionals Want Remote Roles
Types of jobs these professionals are interested in pursuing:
- A fully remote position: 57 per cent
- A hybrid position: 49 per cent
- A fully in-office position: 22 per cent
of administrative and customer support professionals are looking or plan to look for a new job in the first half of the year.
Current Unemployment Rates
Administrative services managers
Office and administrative support supervisors
Executive administrative assistants
Labour Unemployment Numbers — December 2022, Statistics Canada, Jan. 6, 2023.
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Labour Force Summary — April 2023, Statistics Canada, May 5, 2023
Labour Unemployment Numbers — April 2023, Statistics Canada, May 5, 2023
Online surveys were developed by Robert Half and conducted by independent research firms. Respondents included executives, senior managers and employees from small (20-249 employees), medium (250-499 employees) and large (500+ employees) businesses in private, publicly listed and public sector organizations across Canada.