Job prospects General Office Worker near Montréal (QC)

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "General office support workers" near Montréal (QC) or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years


Over the past few years (2019-2021), the labour market was balanced for General office support workers near Montréal (QC). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available in this occupation.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be moderate for General office support workers (NOC 1411) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • This occupation is found in most industries, but a significant number of jobs are in services. In the medium term, it should therefore benefit from an expected growth in health care and social assistance, public administration, finance and insurance.
  • However, the administrative support community is experiencing a labour shortage, and succession is not sufficient to meet the labour market demand. Since this is an entry-level position, many opportunities will come from staff turnover and retirements.
  • The evolution of employment depends mainly on changes in technology and work reorganization. In the context of a labour shortage, the implementation of office software and the integration of artificial intelligence are now helping managers and professionals do the work themselves or automate a large number of administrative tasks that they had previously assigned to people in this profession. These new opportunities have also increased employer requirements and reduced the demand for these employees in favour of more versatile occupations that require a higher level of education.
  • The pandemic has accelerated the transition of companies towards digitalizing their business and implementing telework. This occupational group can expect a growing number of organizations to support flexible work methods, including permanent telework or hybrid arrangements.

While it will be moderate elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be different in the following regions:

  • Good: Estrie, due to a lower proportion of unemployed
  • Limited: Côte-Nord, Nord-du-Québec, due to a higher proportion of unemployed and a lower proportion of retirements

Here are some key facts about General office support workers in the census metropolitan area of Montréal:

  • Approximately 20,690 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for General office support workers across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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