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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): 31%
- Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 12%
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 5%
- Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations (NAICS 813): 5%
- 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|
What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?
This occupation (Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants) is part of a larger group called Policy and Program Officers, Researchers and Consultants (NOC 416). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), 29% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 14%.
What proportion of people in this occupation work full-time?
This occupation (Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants) is part of a larger group called Policy and Program Officers, Researchers and Consultants (NOC 416). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), 83% of workers in this group worked full-time, compared to the average of 80% for all occupations.
What is the proportion of women working in this occupation?
According to the National Household Survey (2011), women represented 44% of workers in this occupation compared to the average of 49% for all occupations.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
The data from the Labour Force Survey (2013) regarding the percentage of people in this occupation who are part of a union are not sufficiently reliable to be published.
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
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- August 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- July 2016 | (PDF, 635 KB)
- June 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
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- March 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
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- September 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 549 KB)
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- June 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 319 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 539 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Sep 12 - Sep 16, 2016
- L'Arche Cape Breton Society's location in Iron Mines will build a new 3,800 sq ft facility to support adults with intellectual disabilities. The expansion will allow more programs to be offered and create more work opportunities.
- According to the head of Digital Nova Scotia, the province will need to fill 3,242 new Information and Communications Technology (ICT) positions by 2019. About 17,000 Nova Scotians currently work in ICT either directly or indirectly.
- Northern Pulp has hired roughly 600 tradespeople in addition to its normal staff of 330 people at its pulp mill in Pictou County, while it performs a $10M preventative maintenance shutdown. The work is expected to be completed by September 20, 2016.
- Resources Capital Gold is in the process of buying 90% ownership interest in the Dufferin gold mine near Sheet Harbour, with the aim to re-open the mine within four months. When the mine was last operational, it employed about 60 people.
- A $15.2M investment in the Pictou NSCC will go toward the building of a new trades wing to accommodate carpentry, cabinetry, motor vehicle repair and heavy duty equipment. The aim is to provide training that will meet industry demand and create jobs.
- Immigration numbers are up in Nova Scotia, with 3,418 newcomers coming to the province in the first half of 2016, many coming from Syria. The province has budgeted $4.4M for 2016-17 to support settlement.
- The number of Nova Scotians claiming bankruptcy is on the rise, with about 300 more people becoming insolvent compared to the previous year. Nova Scotia is ahead of the national average, due in part to credit card debt and job losses.
- Changes made by the federal government to increase Canada Student Grant amounts by 50% is expected to help more than 11,000 students in Nova Scotia. Graduates will also have more time to pay off their student loan debt.
- Pomerleau Construction has been awarded a $14M contract for construction of a new air traffic control tower in Greenwood, as the federal government continues a series of investments in infrastructure improvements at the military base
- Toronto-based security firm G4S Canada has been awarded a security contract at the Halifax Airport that had been held by Commissionaires Nova Scotia for 56 years. About 151 commissionaires work at the airport, and G4S plans to hire as many as possible.
Week of Sep 05 - Sep 09, 2016
- The $220M Ocean Frontier Institute, a joint venture focusing on research into ocean and ecosystem change, will be set up at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Employment for up to 40 scientists will likely occur as research increases, and technicians will also be needed
- The Halifax Regional School Board has hired six additional teachers, as part of a team of 26, to help students who came to Nova Scotia as refugees learn English. School Boards are expecting more such students to register throughout the year.
- Funding of $11.5M from three levels of government will be spent to support water system projects in Amherst
- The government of Nova Scotia has revamped its employment services network. The number of service locations has been reduced, but the savings in administrative costs has resulted in an increase of about 40 workers who deal directly with the public.
- The Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre, a new $19M sports complex in the Cape Breton First Nations community of Membertou, opened in September
Week of Sep 02 - Sep 06, 2016
Week of Aug 29 - Sep 02, 2016
- Provincial Energy Ventures is expected to begin a $75M expansion of its coal pier in Sydney Harbour in 2017, which will lead to employment for 25 workers and more work for local contractors
- Clothing store chain Maurices will open a store in the Highland Square Mall in New Glasgow in the fall of 2016
- Athletigen Technologies Inc., a Halifax-based company which builds software to analyze the DNA of athletes, expects to add to its 25-person workforce and hire specialists in disciplines including genomics, physiology, and data science
- Chain-Yard Cider is expected to open a cidery on Agricola Street in Halifax in the winter of 2017. The business, which has not yet chosen an operating name, will produce cider and likely include a lounge or pub.
- The Scotia Atlantic Biomass wood pellet plant in Middle Musquodoboit has closed due to current declines for the product, and about 16 employees are affected
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