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Outlook & Prospects for Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants in Cape Breton Region
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)||2014-05-15|
For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be fair for Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants (NOC 4163) in Nova Scotia. Compared with all other occupations, fewer job openings are expected in this occupation as a result of workers retiring. In addition, there should be proportionately more unemployed workers with experience in this occupation to compete for available jobs. However, this will be partially offset by average employment growth.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in Nova Scotia was 41 years and 14% of workers were 55 years old and older. Also, according to the Labour Force Survey, approximately 600 people worked in this occupation in 2013.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(Undetermined)||2014-07-31|
|Cape Breton Region||(Undetermined)||2014-07-31|
|North Shore Region||(Undetermined)||2014-07-31|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- October 2014 | (PDF, 583 KB)
- October 2014 (Quarterly Edition) | (PDF, 649 KB)
- September 2014 | (PDF, 647 KB)
- August 2014 | (PDF, 637 KB)
- July 2014 | (PDF, 752 KB)
- June 2014 | (PDF, 616 KB)
- May 2014 | (PDF, 864 KB)
- April 2014 | (PDF, 864 KB)
- March 2014 | (PDF, 595 KB)
- February 2014 | (PDF, 595 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 605 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 746 KB) new
- December 2013 | (PDF, 539 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 540 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 547 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 240 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 447 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 515 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 446 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 317 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 234 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 294 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 414 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Jan 12 - Jan 16, 2015
- Construction of The Willow, an $8M, 60-unit apartment complex in New Glasgow, should be completed by April 2015. The owner indicates that most of the workers have come from the local area.
- Wrought Iron Brewery Co. plans to open a microbrewery and pub within the next few months on Robie Street in Halifax. It is one of a number of craft breweries that have opened in Nova Scotia in recent years.
- Belmac Supply Ltd., a supplier of industrial equipment and clothing in Sydney, has recently added two mechanics and two clothing division staff
- Closure of 133 Target stores across Canada will include three locations in the Halifax area and one in Sydney, affecting approximately 430 workers in Nova Scotia. All stores are expected to close within four to five months. Target plans on paying workers at least 16 weeks of severance pay.
- Sydney-based Artisync Technologies has recently hired staff and now has six employees working on two projects. The company develops internet-based software and graphic design applications for clients in artistic sectors.
- The town of Stellarton will ratify a new contract with its police force. The contract would pay workers 2.75% more in each year of the five-year deal.
- The lobster fishery in southwestern Nova Scotia is enjoying a productive season. Fishermen are benefitting both from foreign demand for lobster generated by a low Canadian dollar, and from lower fuel prices.
- The Nova Scotia government plans to implement a tuition-relief program for medical school students over the next four years, in exchange for a commitment from them to practice in underserved communities
- The Irving-owned Halifax Shipyard is recruiting 15 tradespersons, including welders, electricians, and ironworkers, as it gears up for the first phase of the $25B federal shipbuilding project. The company has about 1,500 resumes on file.
- Global hedge fund company Citco Fund Services plans to add 50 workers to its Halifax workforce in 2015. The company currently employs 390 people in Halifax, and there will be a range of new positions, from entry-level analysts to management.
- The Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional facility in Priestville, expected to open in February, will employ 131 workers. Staff will include 86 correctional officers, kitchen and administrative support workers, and managers. Less than half of the workers at the facility will be staff transferring from the closing existing facilities in Amherst and Antigonish.
- Brewdebakers has suddenly closed its two restaurants in Clayton Park and Burnside, affecting the jobs of dozens of staff
- Bell Aliant has notified its employees that it may be cutting at least 50 management jobs in both Saint John and Halifax. There may also be smaller cuts in other communities in Atlantic Canada.
- Several new restaurants opened in December in the Halifax area, including Elle's Bistro on Barrington Street, Loong 7 Chinese on Robie Street, and Starfresh Modern Diner on Wright Avenue, in Dartmouth. Lin Garden restaurant has opened in Elmsdale.
- Highway developments, bridge upgrades, and renovations at the Guysborough Memorial Hospital and the St. Andrew's Consolidated School are among Strait area projects featured in the Nova Scotia government's 2015-16 Capital Plan
- Dartmouth-based Scotian Windfields Inc. is currently constructing or about to begin work on five wind turbine projects across Nova Scotia. The company also plans to begin a project in Baddeck in 2016.
- Halifax-based Fundmetric, a startup company that develops technology to help non-profit ventures raise funds, hopes to double its small workforce of four or five software engineers as soon as possible
- Lockheed Martin Canada has signed a payroll agreement with the province of Nova Scotia that will encourage the company to create up to 70 positions over the next seven years at its Dartmouth facility. The company provides software and engineering support to the aerospace and defence sectors.
- Home Grown Organic Foods has closed its grocery store and home delivery business in Halifax. The closure will affect the jobs of eight part-time workers.
- The Nova Scotia government has imposed tighter regulations around the requirement for criminal-record checks for workers in regulated child-care centres
- Charlottetown-based Biovectra will expand to Windsor and hopes to create up to 80 jobs in research, chemistry, biology, and pharmaceuticals over the next seven years. The company will benefit from a provincial government payroll rebate program.
- Marden-Wild, a tanning oil manufacturer, will add four jobs at its Amherst plant while receiving financial assistance from the federal government to help increase production efficiencies
- Smith Rock Chalets, formerly known as Stonehame Chalets, is planning to reopen in Pictou County near the end of December. The resort had burned down two years ago.
- The Halifax Aerotech wastewater-treatment plant will undergo a $21M upgrade by 2016
- Cooke Aquaculture has delayed its plans to add a processing plant in Shelburne, a fish hatchery in Digby, and an expanded feed mill in Truro by 2015. The company blames a moratorium on new aquaculture sites in Nova Scotia for the delays.
- Kameron Collieries, a subsidiary of the Cline Group, has arranged a deal to purchase the final 25% stake in the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton from Morien Resources Corp. The deal will give the Cline Group 100% ownership of the mine. According to Morien Resources, the mine would require several hundreds of millions of dollars in investment to become operational again.
- BP Canada and Hess Corp have added a third partner, Australia-based Woodside Petroleum, to a planned $1B venture to drill exploratory oil wells offshore of Nova Scotia beginning in 2017
- Dexter Construction will build a $19M replacement bridge over the East River near Sheet Harbour. The project is expected to be completed by late 2015.
- According to contractors, construction activity has been steady in the Yarmouth area over the past year. They believe future activity will be determined by factors such as the success of the fishing industry and business generated from the new ferry.
- According to the Nova Scotia Nurses' Union, there is a shortage of nurses within the Victoria Order of Nurses (VON), particularly in smaller communities. VON provides most of the nursing home care in the province.
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