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Executive assistants co-ordinate administrative procedures, public relations activities and research and analysis functions for members of legislative assemblies, ministers, deputy ministers, corporate officials and executives, committees and boards of directors. They are employed by governments, corporations and associations.
- Establish and co-ordinate administrative policies and procedures for officials, committees and boards of directors
- Analyze incoming and outgoing memoranda, submissions and reports and prepare and co-ordinate the preparation and submission of summary briefs and reports to executives, committees and boards of directors
- Prepare agendas and make arrangements for committee, board and other meetings
- Conduct research, compile data, and prepare papers for consideration and presentation by executives, committees and boards of directors
- Meet with individuals, special interest groups and others on behalf of executives, committees and boards of directors to discuss issues and assess and recommend various courses of action
- Liaise with departmental and corporate officials and with other organizations and associations on behalf of executives, committees and boards of directors.
Outlook & Prospects for Executive Assistants in Outaouais Region
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For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Outaouais region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
Employment levels have increased by nearly 12% in recent years and will continue to rise because this occupational group is key to health care and social services, post-secondary education, professional, scientific and technical services, finance and insurance, and public administration. In recent years, tasks associated with this occupational group have diversified greatly, causing employment levels to soar. There will be a substantial need to replace workers in the coming years owing to retirements, deaths and staff turnover.
Public Administration; Health Care and Social Assistance; and Education Services will be the key sectors providing employments in this occupational group. Employers seek people who have a sense of organization, autonomy and initiative, and analysis and problem-solving skills.
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