1411 – General office support workers | Canada NOC |

1411 – General office support workers

General office support workers prepare correspondence, reports, statements and other material, operate office equipment, answer telephones, verify, record and process forms and documents such as contracts and requisitions and perform general clerical duties according to established procedures. They are employed in offices throughout the public and private sectors.


Index of titles

Example titles

  • Address forms clerk
  • Administrative clerk
  • Aircraft records clerk
  • Auction clerk
  • Bill sorter
  • Broadcast clerk
  • Bus terminal clerk
  • Card filer
  • Classification clerk
  • Clerical assistant
  • Clerk-stenographer
  • Correspondence filing clerk
  • Course co-ordinator
  • CPIC operator
  • Credit card authorization clerk
  • Criminal records clerk
  • Dietetics office clerk – hospital
  • Documents clerk
  • Drawings filing clerk
  • File and classification clerk
  • File clerk
  • Filing clerk
  • Film filing clerk
  • Float clerk
  • General office clerk
  • General office worker
  • Grain quotations board marker
  • Health information clerk
  • Health records clerk
  • Hospital records clerk
  • Information and records clerk
  • Junior office clerk
  • Mail order clerk
  • Mail order filler
  • Map clerk
  • Medical records clerk
  • Meter records clerk
  • Municipal office clerk
  • Office administration clerk
  • Office assistant
  • Office clerk
  • Office machine operator
  • Order transcriber
  • Personnel scheduling clerk
  • Plate filing clerk
  • Police station clerk
  • Program and service delivery clerk – government services
  • Records classification clerk
  • Records clerk
  • Records filing-system clerk
  • Records management clerk
  • Records support clerk
  • Relief clerk
  • Road clerk
  • Road maintenance clerk
  • Subscription clerk
  • Technical records clerk
  • Ticket preparer – manufacturing
  • Typist
  • Unit clerk
  • Utilities clerk
  • Utility clerk
  • Ward clerk – hospital
  • Warranty clerk
  • Word processor clerk

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Prepare correspondence, reports, statements, forms, presentations, applications and other documents from notes or dictaphone
  • Respond to telephone, in person or electronic enquiries or forward to appropriate person
  • Provide general information to staff, clients and the public regarding company or program rules, regulations and procedures
  • Photocopy and collate documents for distribution, mailing and filing
  • Sort and file documents according to established filing systems, locate and retrieve documents from files as requested and maintain records of filed and removed materials
  • Maintain and prepare reports from manual or electronic files, inventories, mailing lists and databases
  • Process incoming and outgoing mail, manually or electronically
  • Send and receive messages and documents using fax machine or electronic mail
  • Assist with administrative procedures such as budget submissions, contracts administration and work schedules
  • Maintain inventory of office supplies, order supplies as required and arrange for servicing of office equipment
  • May perform basic bookkeeping tasks such as preparing invoices and bank deposits
  • May sort, process and verify receipts, expenditures, forms and other documents
  • May organize the flow of work for other office support workers.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of secondary school or college business or commercial courses is usually required.

Additional information

  • Progression to supervisory or office management positions is possible with experience.
  • Progression to officer level positions is possible with additional training and experience.


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