NOC 14100 – 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.

Progression to supervisory or office management positions is possible with experience.

Progression to officer level positions is possible with additional training and experience.

Main Duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
General office support workers
  • Respond to telephone, in person or electronic enquiries or forward to appropriate person
  • Prepare correspondence, reports, statements, forms, presentations, applications and other documents
  • Process incoming and outgoing mail, manually or electronically
  • Photocopy and collate documents for distribution, mailing and filing
  • Send and receive messages and documents using fax machine or electronic mail
  • Maintain inventory of office supplies, order supplies as required and arrange for servicing of office equipment
  • Assist in preparing meeting agendas, attend meetings, and record minutes
  • Assist with administrative procedures such as budget submissions, contracts administration and work schedules
  • May sort, process and verify receipts, expenditures, forms and other documents
  • May organize the flow of work for other office support workers
  • May perform basic bookkeeping tasks such as preparing invoices and bank deposits.
File clerks
  • Scan, sort and file documents according to established guidelines
  • Locate, retrieve, or make copies of documents from files as requested and maintain records of filed and removed materials
  • Track documents removed from files to ensure that loan out documents are returned.

Employment Requirements

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

All Titles

  • Address forms clerk
  • Administrative clerk
  • Administrative clerk – Canadian armed forces
  • Aircraft records clerk
  • Auction clerk
  • Bill sorter
  • Broadcast clerk
  • Bus terminal clerk
  • Canadian police information centre (CPIC) operator
  • Card filer
  • Classification clerk
  • Clerical assistant
  • Clerk-stenographer
  • Correspondence filing clerk
  • Course coordinator
  • 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


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  • Administrative officers (13100)
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  • Personnel clerks (14102)
  • Receptionists (14101)
  • Records management technicians (12112)
  • Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers (12010)


Processing Time

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12 Weeks
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14 Weeks
Study Permit Extension 53 Days
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Outside Canada 17 Weeks
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Briding Open Work Permit
97 Days
Canadian immigration application processing time
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5 Months
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11 Months
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50 Months
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5 Months
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38 Months
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10 Months
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24 Months
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8 Months
PR Card
77 Days
PR Card Renewal
71 Days

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