Administrative Support Clerks

Clerks in these occupations compile and process forms and documents, such as applications, licenses, permits, contracts, registrations and requisitions, according to the established procedures of their workplace. They prepare routine reports and provide information to staff and general public regarding company and program rules, regulations and procedures. They may organize and coordinate flow of work for general office clerks, clerk typists and word processor operators.


  • High school diploma.
  • College or a technical school diploma may be required.
  • On-the-job training.
  • Computer knowledge.
  • Previous work experience may be required.

Future Prospects:

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

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 73.3% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 48.6% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 32.4% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 18.1% live in other communities. About 45.7% are employed in the Public Administration industry and 21.0% in the Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction sector.