Finance and Insurance Clerks

Finance and insurance clerks calculate, prepare and process bills, invoices, accounts payable and receivable, budgets and other routine financial records according to the established procedures of their workplace. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.


  • High school diploma.
  • College course in accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, administration or computers may be required.
  • On-the-job training.
  • Payroll clerks require Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) certification.

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 84.2% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 60.1% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 25.5% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 14.5% live in other communities. About 47.1% are employed in the Public Administration industry and 9.3% in the Real Estate and Rental and Leasing sector.