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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)||2016-04-15|
For the 2015-2017 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 growth is expected to be moderate.
- A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants in Nova Scotia:
- Approximately 750 people work in this occupation.
- Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
- Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation (NAICS 487): 29%
- Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 13%
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
- 73% of Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants work all year, while 27% work only part of the year, compared to 65% and 35% respectively among all occupations.
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 7% compared to 13% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 78% compared to 67% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 14% compared to 20% for all occupations
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 56% compared to 51% for all occupations
- Women: 44% 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: 10% 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: 12% compared to 27% for all occupations
- Bachelor's degree: 53% compared to 16% for all occupations
- University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 22% compared to 9% for all occupations
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
|Cape Breton Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|North Shore Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
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).
- March 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- Annual Edition 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 | (PDF, 549 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 644 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 531 KB)
- June 2015 | (PDF, 319 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 539 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Apr 18 - Apr 22, 2016
- Stitches Warehouse Outlet, Suzy Shier, Party City and Jiffy Lube have recently opened in Dartmouth Crossing, and a Bombay store will open in May 2016. Large retail stores Ikea and Cabela's will follow in 2017, as announced previously.
- TD Insurance, Canadian Maritime Engineering Limited and Mobivity Holdings Corp. will receive payroll rebates from the province of Nova Scotia if they create up to a total of 420 jobs over five years. The TD Insurance deal accounts for 300 of the jobs.
- Residential and commercial construction projects have been increasing in downtown Halifax since 2012 according to the city's planning department, which hopes to add a dozen new staff over the next two years to deal with the building boom.
- GEM Health Care Group Ltd. is converting the vacant Tidal View Manor in Yarmouth into a seniors' care facility to be known as Yarmouth Heights. The new facility will open in 2017 and will create 30 full-time jobs.
- The Nova Scotia government will hire two additional front-line immigration support workers within the next few weeks in Sydney to assist new immigrants to Cape Breton.
- Cheticamp Boat Builders has doubled its workforce to 22 employees over the last couple of years as a result of an increase in business from the installation of a marine lift and boat storage facility at the marine centre in Cheticamp. Construction of a 50-acre boatyard is also underway at the centre and there is a plan to build a fully operational marina.
- Sydney-area call centre ServiCom hopes to add as many as 500 jobs to its current staff of about 600 by the end of 2017. There will likely be a job fair within the coming weeks for the first round of hiring, which will fill 100 to 150 positions.
- The provincial government recently hired four new licensing officers to deal with the rising popularity and backlog of applications for community lotteries in Nova Scotia.
- Parks Canada will carry out 10 construction projects on roads and bridges along the Cabot Trail during the summer of 2016, as part of a five-year plan to upgrade infrastructure in the area.
- Long-time Bridgeport business Sarto's Grocery closed in April 2016.
- Shuck, an oyster restaurant, will open in April 2016 on Salter Street in Halifax.
- Some boat yards in Nova Scotia are operating at full capacity to meet demand for new boats for the booming lobster industry. A shortage of skilled labour at some yards has been noted as one of the factors causing long wait times for boats.
- Atlantic Playland, an amusement park on Lucasville Road in Halifax, plans to hire between 30 to 40 students for its 2016 summer season.
- TC Media will merge four of its Annapolis Valley newspapers into two new titles and eliminate the jobs of two reporters due to declining advertising revenues.
- The government of Nova Scotia will reduce the number of employment service sites in the province by July 2016, but indicates the total number of site workers will increase as spending will focus more on frontline service rather than administration costs.
- Wedgeport-based fish products exporter Ocean Pride Fisheries Ltd. hopes to add 25 workers to its seasonal workforce as a result of an investment from the federal government into the company's sea cucumber technology.
- Annapolis Cider Company, the first cidery in the Annapolis Valley, will open in April 2016 on Main Street in Wolfville.
- Proposify, a Halifax-based software company that uses cloud computing to create business proposals for clients, has added two employees and is seeking three more. The business now employs 10 workers.
- The Nova Scotia Community College Strait Area Campus in Port Hawkesbury will begin offering a ship's cook course as part of its culinary arts program, beginning in September 2016. According to the college, there is a demand for ship's cooks.
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