Executive Assistants 


Executive assistants establish and co-ordinate administrative policies / procedures for officials, committees, and boards of directors, analyze incoming / outgoing memoranda, submissions, and reports as well as prepare / co-ordinate submissions of summary briefs, perform research, compile data, and prepare papers for consideration / presentation, liaise and meet with clients on behalf of executive committees / boards of directors to discuss issues and recommend courses of action.


Work: Executive assistants work for governments, corporations, and associations.

Title Examples: Committee Clerk, Corporate Secretary, Executive Assistant, Legislative Assistant

Useful Secondary School subjects: Business, English, French

Degrees associated with this career: Bachelor

Requirements: You must have a high school diploma. You may also need a bachelor's degree in public administration, political science or a related discipline as well as experience in a related administrative occupation. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 1 in 10 has a graduate degree.

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