Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Nova Scotia||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants (NOC 4163) in Nova Scotia.
This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:
- Employment is expected to decline slightly.
- A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced high levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants in the Nova Scotia region:
- Approximately 900 people worked in this occupation in May 2011.
- Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
- Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 17%
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 8%
- Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations (NAICS 813): 7%
- Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 6%
- Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 6%
- 72% of Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants work all year, while 28% work only part of the year, compared to 65% and 35% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 7% compared to 13% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 77% compared to 67% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 15% compared to 20% for all occupations
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 58% compared to 51% for all occupations
- Women: 42% compared to 49% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- No high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
- High school diploma or equivalent: 9% compared to 24% for all occupations
- Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
- College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 10% compared to 27% for all occupations
- Bachelor's degree: 54% compared to 16% for all occupations
- University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 23% compared to 9% for all occupations
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
|Cape Breton Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|North Shore Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
(To access archived Labour Market Bulletins not appearing on this webpage, please contact us).
- January 2017 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 817 KB)
- November 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 592 KB)
- August 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- July 2016 | (PDF, 635 KB)
- June 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- May 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- April 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- March 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- Annual Edition 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 549 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 644 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 531 KB)
- June 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 319 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 539 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Feb 13 - Feb 17, 2017
- A&W plans to open 200 restaurants in Canada over the next four years, including 10 in Nova Scotia which will create a total of 250 jobs. The unnamed Nova Scotia locations will include five full-size restaurants with drive-thrus.
- According to the Nova Scotia Health Authority, the wait time for mental health services has more than doubled over the past six months in Cape Breton. The health authority is working to fill six psychiatrist vacancies, as well as other clinical positions.
- The Captain's Boil, a Toronto-based Cajun-style restaurant chain, is set to open a franchise in the former Pizza Delight location at 5680 Spring Garden Road in Halifax in April 2017. The restaurant is expected to hire about 10 workers.
- The Good Food Emporium, a restaurant on Windsor Street in Halifax, has closed. A yet-unnamed Italian-American restaurant is expected to open in the space at the end of March 2017.
Week of Feb 06 - Feb 10, 2017
- Irving Shipbuilding is seeking work to fill a looming gap in construction between 2019 and 2021 in the federal shipbuilding program in Halifax. Irving would like to fill the gap to prevent large layoffs and potential loss of some of its workforce.
- BuildForce Canada predicts that Nova Scotia will lose over 8,000 construction workers to retirements over the next 10 years, and replacing them could provide a challenge as the pool of younger workers to draw from is smaller than it once was
- The Nova Scotia government has rejected a wage proposal from an independent tribunal and instead imposed a lower wage settlement on provincial court judges. Judges in Nova Scotia currently make $236,376 plus benefits.
- Demolition of the former Shannon Park military community in Dartmouth will now take until July 2017 to complete. Future use of the land is still in the planning stage, but up to 3,000 housing units could be built there over the next 10 to 15 years.
- Sydney-based Highland Hemp has signed a deal to export its hemp oil product to Brazil. The company had grown its own hemp previously, but would like local farms to act as independent producers as well in the future.
- The Nova Scotia government will commit $705,000 over the next three years to fund internships in research and innovation for 170 high-level university graduates. Sixty of the internships will take place at Acadian Seaplants in Cornwallis.
- Clearwater Seafoods will invest in a system to process high clam volumes at its Highland Fisheries plant in Glace Bay, resulting in year-round jobs for the roughly 36 seasonal employees who work there. Some seasonal crab processing jobs may also be added.
- The Canteen has expanded from a lunch to a full service restaurant and moved from Octerloney to Portland Street in downtown Dartmouth. The business has added 20 positions to the seven that moved from the old location.
- The Ramada on Brownlow Avenue in Dartmouth has closed and laid off its roughly 120 employees. However, the hotel will reopen after renovations as a Delta Hotel by Marriot in the summer of 2017, with the expectation the staff will be re-hired.
Week of Jan 30 - Feb 03, 2017
- The Halifax Stanfield International Airport served nearly 4M passengers in 2016, its highest number ever. Domestic traffic made up 84% of the total, and was up 7.4% from the previous year. Air cargo, much of it live lobster, was up 4.1% from 2015.
- It is expected that 179 cruise ships will visit Halifax in 2017, up 31.5% from the 136 visits in 2016. The anticipated number of passengers is estimated at about 270,000, which would be a 15.4% increase from the previous year.
- Training partners will offer a continuing care assistant program beginning in April 2017 in Baddeck, one of several such courses that have been ongoing around Nova Scotia to address what the industry calls a critical need for workers in that field
- A Forest Nova Scotia report states that 6,100 workers were employed directly in the forestry industry in Nova Scotia in 2015, while there were 5,400 spinoff jobs. The report also states that 1,300 jobs were added in the industry between 2012 and 2015.
- Aerospace and defence manufacturer Stelia Aerospace will cut 30 production and management jobs at its main Lunenburg location, due to softening demand and delayed starts on some projects. Stelia still employs 400 workers in Lunenburg.
- A dairy and butcher shop is expected to open in the fall of 2017 in a building currently under construction in the Masstown Market. Local farms will provide milk and meat to the businesses, and the milk will be bottled on site.
- Bubba Ray's Sports Bar will open in Garlands Crossing in February 2017, which will become the sixth location for the business. About 75 applications have been received for positions.
- According to the Canadian Wind Energy Association, Nova Scotia led the country in the number of wind energy projects undertaken in 2016, with 10 new wind facilities installed during the year
Week of Jan 23 - Jan 27, 2017
- A seven-year, $131M project to rebuild parts of DND's North Park Armoury in Halifax will begin in the summer of 2017. Tenders have been called for contractors in stone masonry for the first phase, while mechanical, electrical and other work will take place later.
- Production at the Donkin coal mine, expected to begin in December 2016, has not yet started. There are currently 45 workers employed at the mine, with the number expected to increase to 135 during full production.
- The Port of Halifax, bolstered by the addition of several new shipping lines, is coming off its busiest year since the recession of 2007-08. Total cargo tonnage increased by 16.2% at the Port of Halifax in 2016 over the previous year, with container traffic jumping by 14.9%.
- An A&W location is expected to open in the food court at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in the spring of 2017
- A $16M upgrade will take place in 2017 on the 100-year-old sewer system along Northwest Arm in Halifax
- Fairlanes Bowling Centre in New Minas will close in March 2017, resulting in eight job losses. Management indicates the sport in the area has been in decline for some time.
- Centreville Kwik-Way & Diner will close at the beginning of February 2017, resulting in 12 job losses
- Sobeys Inc. will cut 26 jobs in its Lawtons distribution centres in Dartmouth, N.S. and St. John's, NL and will partner with pharmaceutical distributor McKesson to provide the service instead. McKesson has centres in Moncton, N.B. and St. John's.
- The three levels of government will contribute $20M to the building of a second cruise ship berth for the Port of Sydney. Although some details have yet to be worked out, it is hoped work will start soon and that the berth will be ready by late 2018.
- The hourly minimum wage in Nova Scotia will increase by $0.15, to $10.85 on April 1, 2017. The hourly minimum wage for a worker with less than three months experience will increase by the same amount, to $10.35.
- The Nova Scotia government will commit $515M to its 2017-18 capital investment plan. Highlights will include spending on roads, schools, health care, and other public infrastructure.
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