Duration
3 full-time terms

2 full-time terms

followed by 1 accredited internship

Target position

Occupying a key role in the structure of an enterprise or organism, the deputy director’s responsibilities include supporting the executive staff, problem-solving and staff management. This person is also an expert in the production of documents.

Financial Aid

Students in Quebec with insufficient financial resources to pursue full-time studies can apply to the Loans and Bursaries from the Ministry of Education.

Program Attributes

Frequently Asked Questions

Canada visa information

  • Student profile

    The Executive Assistant course prepares students to play an important role within a company or organism. This individual is responsible for the efficiency of workplace operations and contributes greatly to creating a harmonious working environment. To thrive in this position, it is vital to demonstrate a superior sense of responsibility, to have strong technical skills and to develop exceptional management strategies.

  • Admission Requirements

    Meet the following requirements:
    - Hold a DES (high school diploma or equivalent)* or relevant work experience;
    - Demonstrate sufficient understanding of office technology;
    - Demonstrate a sufficient knowledge of French;
    - Demonstrate a sufficient knowledge of English;
    - Pass the intake interview.
    *Students must demonstrate that they have ceased full-time studies or pursued postsecondary education (DEP, College, University) for at least two consecutive terms (a combination of interrupted studies and postsecondary studies will also be accepted) since the completion of their DES. A student that has obtained their DES less than one year before the start of the course can be admitted if they can demonstrate that they have previously ceased full-time studies for at least two consecutive terms.

  • Course List

    412-A01-NS: Job market integration (45h)
    412-B01-NS: Current word processors (60h)
    412-B02-NS: Databases: Creation & Use (60h)
    412-B03-NS: Use of desktop tools (45h)
    412-G01-NS: Hiring, training and staff mobilisation (60h)
    412-G02-NS: Problem-solving (45h)
    412-G03-NS: Workplace conflict resolution (45h)
    412-G04-NS: Workplace procedures (45h)
    412-G05-NS: Staff leadership and coordination (45h)
    601-B01-NS: Business French (45h)
    601-B02-NS: Redaction and editing of business documents in French
    604-B01-NS: Business English
    604-B02-NS: Redaction and editing of business documents in English
    412-ST1-NS: Professional integration internship

  • Skills Acquired by Graduates

    00UW Text editing
    00UX Data editing and presentation
    00UY Oral communication in French
    00UZ Redaction and editing of texts in French
    00V0 Redaction and editing of texts in English
    00V3 Use of desktop tools for office work
    00V5 Management of workplace social interactions
    00V6 Securing integration into job market and professional development
    00V7 Analysing workplace efficiency (from specialization: Office Coordination)
    00V9 Creation and use of databases
    00VA Document production
    00VC Problem-solving
    00VD Conflict management and resolution in the workplace
    00VF Development and integration of workplace procedures
    00VH Organisation and supervision of office teams and divisions

  • Job opportunities and Average Salary

    Job opportunities: Executive Assistant Executive Secretary
    Average Salary:
    The average salary is $25 per hour. Individuals who work as deputy directors in Quebec usually earn between $16.00 an hour and $38.46 an hour. These salaries apply to the entirety of Deputy Directors (Emploi-Québec Statistics sheet CNP 1222)
    Source 1: Government of Canada https://www.guichetemplois.gc.ca/
    Source 2: Emploi Quebec https://http://imt.emploiquebec.gouv.qc.ca

  • Potential Employers

    • Engineering offices
    • Federal government
    • Provincial government
    • Education centres
    • Municipalities
    • Financial institutions
    • Retail businesses
    • Insurance companies
    • Manufacturing companies
    • Public utility companies

  • ARE INSA COURSES ACCREDITED?

    Yes, Ecole de Management INSA is accredited by local government-recognized organizations. Designated learning institution: O137083107422.

  • DO I GET A CERTIFICATE OR DIPLOMA AFTER THE COURSE?

    You will receive a Certificate (ATTESTATION OF COLLEGIAL STUDIES) at the end of your course.

  • WILL THERE BE TEACHERS WHO SPEAK MY NATIVE LANGUAGE?

    We teach our courses purely in English or French. However we will find a translator for any serious issues if necessary.

  • DOES INSA ACCEPT GROUP BOOKINGS?

    Yes, Ecole de management INSA does take full groups of students for courses. For more information, please contact us via our special groups contact form, or directly e-mail info@em-insa.com.

  • DO I NEED A STUDY PERMIT TO STUDY IN CANADA?

    You do not need a Study Permit if you enroll in a program that is six months or less and complete it within the authorized period.

    However, as an international student you must obtain a Study Permit to study in Canada if you intend to study for more than six months.

    If you are going to need a Study Permit it is recommended that you apply for one before travelling to Canada because applications can only be made from abroad. If you decide to extend your course or continue your studies for more than 6 months once you arrive in Canada, you will need to leave the country in order to apply for your Study Permit if you did not obtain one in advance.

    More information on Study Permit requirements and getting a study permit can be found by visiting the CIC website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study.asp

  • HOW TO APPLY FOR THE QUEBEC ACCEPTANCE CERTIFICATE(CAQ) AND STUDENT PERMIT?

    n order to be able to study in Quebec, you will need to obtain a student permit. You need to follow these steps to get the proper immigration papers:

    . First, you need to obtain the official letter of admission from INSA.

    . Second, you need to apply to the Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ). The letter of admission is necessary when you apply to the CAQ.

    . Third, you need to submit an application for a student permit. The CAQ is necessary when you apply for the student permit.

    To apply to the CAQ, please use this website:

    https://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/immigrate-settle/students/obtaining-authorizations/certificat-acceptation/index.html

    To apply to the student permit, please use this website :
    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study.asp

  • WHAT WILL I NEED TO MAKE MY APPLICATION?

    Before applying for a Study Permit, you must be eligible for admission to Ecole de Management INSA and receive a Letter of Acceptance.

    More information on Study Permit requirements and getting a study permit can be found by visiting the CIC website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study.asp

  • CAN I BRING MY HUSBAND, WIFE OR CIVIL PARTNER AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN WITH ME?

    In general yes, your spouse and dependent children can accompany you. Your spouse must meet the requirements for temporary residents in Canada. More information regarding traveling with family members can be found here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/guides/5256ETOC.asp

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Fees

Admission fee: $50 (non-refundable)

Registration Fee: $200 (non-refundable)

Tuition fee: May vary according to term

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