Skip to content

Get the Skills to Become an Office Assistant

Female office assistant on the phone and handing out paperwork.
As a Qualified Office Assistant, you will be a valuable asset to any business environment

14-Week Office Assistant Program in the Greater Toronto Area

Office Assistants, sometimes called Administrative Assistants or Receptionists, carry out everyday clerical and administrative tasks. They are among an organization’s most important employees, keeping everything running smoothly behind the scenes.

General tasks include calendar management, planning client meetings, preparing reports including spreadsheets and presentations, managing records, and administering a variety of clerical tasks. A high level of attention to detail and organization is required in order to ensure accurate and timely completion of tasks.

Flexible Program Options

If you’re interested in starting a rewarding new career, but you can’t put your entire life on hold to pursue it, you’re in the right place. At Oxford College, we offer flexible class schedules including Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Weekend sessions. We also offer flexible learning options (Online, Hybrid and In-person) for many of our programs.

For more information about Oxford College’s flexible program options, inquire today!

Refer a Friend to
Oxford College

Do you know someone who is looking for a change in their life? Refer a friend to Oxford College to help propel their career! If your friend is interested in following in your footsteps, you could be eligible for a $500 reward.

Refer a Friend Now!

The best way to see if Oxford College is the right fit for you is to come in and visit the school. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors. Schedule a Tour Now or Get More Info.

Office Assistant

14-Week Diploma | $46,800 median annual salary***

  • Graduates hired by financial institutions, investment firms & mortgage offices
  • Training in Records Management, Document Formatting and Keyboarding Skills
  • Advance into Executive Assisting, Office Management, Customer Service Management and much more!

*** visited on April 5, 2024. Salary source for office assistants in Ontario with lowest 10% earning $31,200 to the highest 10% of workers earning $64,480.

Become Qualified in Office Assisting

This program will provide you with the tools and skills it takes to confidently pursue a satisfying office administration career. As a successful graduate you’ll have the necessary skills to coordinate and monitor clerical and administrative tasks in a variety of industry settings. You will feel fully prepared to organize daily operations and implement standards, in addition to procuring various documents such as spreadsheets, reports, and other data.

You’ll also learn how to effectively communicate and respond to questions, concerns and queries in different situations. Graduates of the Office Assistant program will serve as valuable employees within office environments by assisting in the administration of workflow.

Areas of focus of the Office Assistant program include:

  • Document Formatting
  • Microsoft Skills Applications (Word Processing, Spreadsheets)
  • Records Management
  • Front Desk Reception
  • Scheduling and Calendaring
  • Meeting and Event Planning
  • Filing and Data Entry
  • Keyboarding Skills
  • Office and Computer Systems
  • Interpersonal Relations

Is a Career as an Office Assistant Right for You? Take the 'Oxford College Office Assistant Career Training Readiness Quiz'

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Office Assistant Career Training Readiness score now!

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of this program, you may find employment as an Office Assistant in the following settings:

  • Insurance Companies
  • Academic Institutions
  • Legal, Accounting, or Clerical Offices
  • Large Companies and Organizations
  • Government Offices
  • City Municipalities
  • Retail Industries

Career Services

After your training, we won’t leave you hanging. Career Services is here to help you throughout your entire career training journey and afterwards, too. From organizing placements at prominent companies to helping you with your resume, cover letter, and interview tips, you’ll feel confident that you’re putting your best foot forward when it comes time for you to enter into the profession. Plus, you can access our services after graduation if you need help with the employment hunt. Because when you become a student at Oxford College, you join the Oxford family for life!

Financial Aid

Many people need extra financial assistance to attend school. At Oxford, we believe that finances should not be a barrier for anyone seeking higher education. That’s why we have many funding programs in place, including OSAP, Second Career, and private student loans, to name a few. We will also work with you to set up manageable monthly payment plans for you. Sit down with a financial aid advisor, and they’ll help to assess your situation and create a funding plan that works for you.

Is a Rewarding Career as an Office Assistant Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about Office Assisting and exploring if this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call 1-866-604-5739

// Basic config object example