Finance and Insurance Administrative Occupations

Community Government Finance Officers follow legislation, policy and Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP) to ensure the financial affairs of an organization are kept in good order. Their duties include the preparation of financial statements, cost control, payroll preparation, completing purchasing, maintaining accounts payable and managing office operations. This occupational category includes insurance adjusters, claims examiners, insurance underwriters, assessors, valuators, appraisers, bookkeepers, loans officers and customs brokers.


  • High school diploma.
  • University degrees in businesses, pre-law.
  • Professional accreditation from the Insurance Bureau of Canada.
  • Customs brokers require a license from the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency.
  • A graduate degree in risk management may be required.

Future Prospects:

These occupations will continue to be impacted by natural resource development in the NWT. As a result there will be high employment levels during these projects, but the duration of these jobs will be medium-term with only a few of the new employment opportunities continuing into the future.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 70.7% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 58.3% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 30.6% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 10.7% live in other communities. About 21.5% are employed in the Public Administration industry and 13.6% in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.