Administrative and Regulatory Occupations

These occupations exist in both the public and the private sector and include a variety of business, administrative, regulatory and programming functions. Duties range from coordinating officer services to public relations. They include administrative, research, coordination, purchasing and regulation compliance and law enforcement tasks.


  • High school diploma.
  • University degree or college diploma in public administration, political science, personnel management or another related discipline.
  • Some positions may require a masters degree.
  • Some positions may require specialized training and/or a professional designation or license (i.e. notary public).

Future Prospects:

These occupations are affected by resource developments and are expected to peak in 2017. Employment prospects for these occupations over the long term are moderate.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 81.0% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 59.8% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 20.8% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 19.3% live in other communities. About 44.4% are employed in the Public Administration industry and 13.4% in the Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction sector.