Managers in Public Administration

Public administration managers work in government or governmental agencies and legislative bodies to plan, organize, direct and control units involved in policy and program development. They manage the development and administration of health care and other social policies, as well as related programs designed to protect and promote the health and social welfare of individuals and communities.


  • University degree or college diploma.
  • Some occupations may require a graduate degree.
  • Some managers may also require a professional designation.

Future Prospects:

These occupations will have small but sustained increases in employment over the next ten years.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 33.5% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 68.4% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 20.2% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 11.4% live in other communities. About 87.6% are employed in the Public Administration industry and 4.2% in the Educational Services sector.