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Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants  (NOC 4163)
Cape Breton Region
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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.

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Table on the employment potential for Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants in Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Nova Scotia Fair   (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.

Table on the employment potential for Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants in Cape Breton Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Annapolis Valley Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Cape Breton Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Halifax Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
North Shore Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Southern Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

Week of Sep 08 - Sep 12, 2014
  • Innovatia Inc. of Saint John, NB will receive a payroll rebate worth nearly $1M to create up to 100 jobs over five years at its Halifax site. The business provides technical support to a large equipment manufacturer in the telecommunications industry.
  • Lewis Mouldings and Wood Specialities Ltd., of Digby County, received $430K from the federal and provincial governments to boost its wood briquette production. The company produces Fiber Fuel wood briquettes from leftover pine sawdust and wood chips, which is sold at 50 dealers across the Maritimes. The company employs around 75 workers and is primarily engaged in manufacturing wood mouldings.
  • CelluFuel Inc. of Halifax will build a $5M demonstration scale plant at the Renova Scotia Bioenergy site in Brooklyn, Queens County, which will produce synthetic renewable diesel fuel from wood biomass. The company expects to begin construction of its first commercial project within 12 months of commissioning its demonstration project.
  • Nova Star Cruises announced it will be halting its operating season on October 13th, not on November 2nd as initially planned. The decision will affect 650 passengers, but the company states the action is necessary to ensure the long-term success of the service.
  • The Convergys Call Centre in New Glasgow has received a reprieve from its anticipated closure, as a result of securing new contracts. According to the company, the 250 New Glasgow employees would have been put out of work by the end of September if not for the new business.
  • Employment levels in Nova Scotia increased by 3,900 between July and August 2014. While the unemployment rate for the province fell by 0.6 percentage points to 8.8%, the rate in Halifax was up slightly by 0.1 percentage points to 5.8%. This monthly increase in employment only partially offset the reduction of 9,000 jobs in Nova Scotia since this time last year.
Week of Sep 01 - Sep 05, 2014 Week of Aug 25 - Aug 29, 2014 Week of Aug 18 - Aug 22, 2014
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