Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants conduct research, formulate policies and manage programs to stimulate industrial and commercial business investment or tourism in urban and rural areas or to promote commercial or industrial products and services. They are employed by government departments, international organizations, marketing firms and business associations or may be self-employed.
business development officer, community economic development consultant, economic development officer, industrial development officer, market researcher, marketing analyst, marketing consultant, regional development analyst, tourism development officer, tourism industry consultant.
- Develop policies and administer programs to promote industrial and commercial business investment in urban and rural areas
- Design market research questionnaires
- Conduct social or economic surveys on local, regional or national areas to assess development potential and future trends
- Plan development projects and co-ordinate activities with representatives of a wide variety of industrial and commercial enterprises, community and business associations and government agencies
- Assess business opportunities and develop strategies to attract venture capital
- Respond to enquiries from members of the business community and general public concerning development opportunities
- Review and evaluate commercial or industrial development proposals and provide advice on procedures and requirements for government approval
- Conduct surveys and analyze data on the buying habits and preferences of wholesale or retail consumers
- Evaluate customer service and store environments
- Conduct comparative research on marketing strategies for industrial and commercial products
- Develop social and economic profiles of urban and rural areas to encourage industrial and commercial investment and development.
- Prepare reports, research papers, educational texts or articles
- Plan and develop E-commerce strategies
- Provide consultation on planning and starting of new businesses.
Sydney, Port Hawkesbury, Belgiumtown, Bras d'Or, Bridgeport, Caledonia, Centreville Reserve Mines, Dominion, East Slope, Florence, Gannon Road, Glace Bay, Havenside, Hub, Kaneville, Little Bras d'Or, Louisbourg, McKays Corner, McLeods Crossing, Morien Hill, New Aberdeen, New Victoria, New Waterford, North Sydney, Passchendaele, Reserve Mines, Reserve Rows, River Ryan, Scotchtown, Steeles Hill, Sterling, Sydney Mines, Table Head, Tomkinsville
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|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-06-21|
|Cape Breton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2012-05-08|
|Halifax Region||<Not assigned>||0001-01-01|
|North Shore Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-06-09|
|Southern Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-09-12|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- 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 Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2014
- Peasant's Pantry, a restaurant and butcher shop, has opened in the former location of the Highwayman Restaurant in New Ross. The business has hired two people so far.
- A Giant Tiger store will open at a shopping centre in Yarmouth in the spring of 2015. Some construction work will also be associated with the project.
- Michaels, an arts and craft supply company, will hire 60 workers for its store currently under construction in Truro
- Mahone Auto Service in Blockhouse will close at the end of August due to new requirements by the Ford Motor Company, which would entail costly renovations. The dealership has been operating for 67 years and its closure will put 18 employees out of work.
- According to the Nova Scotia Nurses Union, registered nurses in Nova Scotia are, on average, the oldest in Canada and anyone who graduates from qualified nursing programs in the province has a good chance of getting a job because of the demand
- The Atlantic Innovation Fund will provide funding to a number of Nova Scotia companies for research into various areas, such as biomaterial and diagnostic products in health, light-blocking products for airplanes, and underwater sensors
- Premium Seafood has reopened its seafood store in Arichat, creating two jobs. Fire had destroyed the company's store and fish plant in 2013. There are plans to begin construction of a new plant in the fall of 2014.
- Chester-based Hawboldt Industries has hired four engineers, bringing its total workforce to 50, after procuring a contract to design and manufacture deck machinery for Canada's new offshore fisheries and science vessels
- Oxford Frozen Foods has purchased the blueberry growing and processing assets of Rainbow Farms Ltd. in Upper Rawdon, which had closed in the fall of 2013. About 12 to 30 workers had been employed, depending on the season, and some may be rehired.
- Toronto-based international law firm Torys LLP will open the Torys Legal Services Centre in Halifax in October. The company plans to recruit nationally, and will initially hire five lawyers, with plans to expand to 15.
- NTT Data Canada Inc., formerly Keane Canada Inc., will create up to 500 new information technology positions for its Halifax development centre over the next six years, with the help of a provincial payroll rebate
- The New Glasgow Regional Police Association has signed a new five-year collective agreement with the town, which will result in raises of between 2% and 2.5% each year
- A two-year, $150M reconstruction of the Macdonald Bridge in Halifax will begin in the spring of 2015. Local contractors will benefit, and over 100 engineers and trades persons will be employed at points over the project.
- Millennium 1 Solutions, a Bridgewater-based call centre that primarily serves the financial sector, will create up to 150 jobs over the next five years with the assistance of a provincial payroll rebate program. The company currently employs 200 workers.
- Bubba Rays Too, a 230-seat restaurant and sports bar, will open in August on Bayers Road in Halifax
- DHX Media, a Halifax-based animation production company, is seeking 45 digital animators to add to its staff of 115 workers. The company continues to be active in producing television shows for industry leaders.
- Despite declining enrolments, the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board will add nine full-time equivalent teaching positions for the 2014-2015 school year
- Sobeys Inc. is closing its Amherst Foodland grocery store in early July 2014, which will mean job losses for its 26 employees
- The South Shore Regional School board will cut 12.9 full-time equivalent custodial, information technology, bus driving, library and administrative assistant positions in an effort to balance the 2014-2015 budget
- Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to supply underwater sonar equipment to German company Atlas Elektronik. Ultra employs 130 people in Dartmouth.
- The Unique Boutique, which will offer hand-crafted items from Nova Scotia artisans, will open in July in Lunenburg
- Halifax-based Southwest Properties indicates that the company doesn't foresee any labour shortage issues affecting its four large Halifax construction projects. The company adds that it can also draw on a regional labour pool.
- Michaels, a big box arts and crafts speciality retailer, will open in the Highland Square Mall in early 2015 in New Glasgow. Up to 30 full and part-time positions will be created.
- A Giant Tiger store will open in August in Sydney and is looking to hire 30 employees
- Sydney-based Marcato Digital Solutions Ltd., which designs and sells software for musicians and festival operators, is looking to add four software developers to its team of 13. Due to difficulty attracting talent, the company is considering hiring developers in other parts of the world who would work remotely.
- The Clare Recycling Centre will close, putting six full-time and several part-time employees out of work
- Nova Scotia Power's plan to contract out coal and ash handling at its plant in Trenton could affect 13 positions. The company has outsourced several functions in recent months.
- Verhagen Demolition Ltd. will begin tearing down the Maritime Building in downtown New Glasgow in August, at a cost of $1M
- Construction will begin in the spring of 2015 on a $140M development in downtown Halifax, which will house a new YMCA and contain residential and commercial space. The YMCA is expected to open in late 2017 or early 2018.
- Cornwallis-based Acadian Seaplants has completed a major expansion with the opening of a new $6M seaweed extraction plant. The new plant will increase production and possibly lead to additions to the 80 staff members in the area.
- The Mebertou First Nation has started construction on an $18M sports facility, which will include two pads of ice, an indoor walking track, and a community fitness centre
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