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Retail Trade Managers  (NOC 0621)
Prince Edward Island
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Retail trade managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of establishments that sell merchandise or services on a retail basis. Retail trade managers are employed by retail sales establishments or they may own and operate their own store.

antique dealer, assistant manager – retail, bookstore manager, car dealership manager, clothing store manager, department store manager, pleasure boat dealer, service station manager, sporting goods store manager, store manager – retail, supermarket manager, travel agency manager, variety store manager.

Retail trade managers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Plan, direct and evaluate the operations of establishments engaged in retail sales or of departments in such establishments
  • Manage staff and assign duties
  • Study market research and trends to determine consumer demand, potential sales volumes and effect of competitors' operations on sales
  • Determine merchandise and services to be sold, and implement price and credit policies
  • Locate, select and procure merchandise for resale
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies
  • Plan budgets and authorize expenditures
  • Resolve customer complaints
  • Determine staffing requirements and hire or oversee hiring of staff.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Charlottetown, Summerside, Alberton, Cornwall, Kensington, Montague, Souris, Stratford

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Outlook & Prospects for Retail Trade Managers in Prince Edward Island

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Retail Trade Managers in Prince Edward Island as well as in the rest of the Prince Edward Island.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Prince Edward Island Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2012-03-08

Employment prospects for retail trade managers are expected to be good in 2012-2013.

This is a large occupational group on PEI. As with most large occupations, there will be frequent job openings due to normal turnover.

There have been a number of advertised job openings in recent years and that is expected to continue. New opportunities are expected as construction continues on two new major retail developments in Charlottetown, the Northcom Business Centre and the Spencer Drive Plaza. These developments are expected to attract a number of new retail establishments to the city in 2012.

Please consult the Prince Edward Island and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.