Administrative Services Managers

Administrative service managers are employed throughout the public and private sectors and provide specialized management expertise in fields such as finance, human resources and purchasing. Administrative service managers plan, organize, direct and control the operations of their departments. This occupational grouping includes financial managers, personnel and industrial relations managers, and purchasing managers.


  • High school diploma.
  • University degree or college diploma in business administration, economics, commerce, industrial relations or a related field.
  • Some occupations may require a recognized accounting designation.

Future Prospects:

Employment prospects for these occupations are moderate over the next ten years. Employment is expected to peak around 2017, and remain steady over the long term.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 49.1% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 60.9% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 23.4% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 15.7% live in other communities. About 42.0% are employed in the Public Administration industry and 14.2% in the Transportation and Warehousing sector.