Data entry clerks (NOC 1422)

Occupation related to information and communications technology

Job titles

Nature of work

Data entry clerks input coded, statistical, financial and other information into computerized databases, spreadsheets or other templates using a keyboard, mouse, or optical scanner, speech recognition software or other data entry tools. They are employed in the private and public sectors.

Fields of interest

  • Entering or verify data and information, sorting, filing
  • Working in an office
  • Working with computers, information technology, and communications

Main duties

  • Data entry clerks perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Receive and register invoices, forms, records and other documents for data capture
  • - Input data into computerized databases, spreadsheets or other templates using a keyboard, mouse, or optical scanner, speech recognition software or other data entry tools
  • - Import and/or export data between different kinds of software
  • - Verify accuracy and completeness of data
  • - Identify, label and organize electronic storage media
  • - Maintain libraries of electronic storage media.

Main characteristics of the occupation

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • * College or other courses in data entry may be required.

Skill type

  • Business, finance and administration occupations

Skill level

  • Intermediate

More information

  • * Progression to senior positions is possible with experience.