Data entry clerks (NOC 1422)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2016-2018)
Minimum 12.63$
Median 16.00$
Maximum 25.84$
Job prospect
(2017-2021)
Employment in 2016
6,000
Skill level
Intermediate (generally a secondary school diploma)

Occupation related to information and communications technology

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.

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
  • - Continued…
  • - Verify accuracy and completeness of data
  • - Identify, label and organize electronic storage media
  • - Maintain libraries of electronic storage media.

Employment requirements

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

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