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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.
- February 2015 | (PDF, 544 KB)
- January 2015 | (PDF, 542 KB)
- December 2014 | (PDF, 573 KB)
- November 2014 | (PDF, 540 KB)
- 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 Apr 13 - Apr 17, 2015
- Stelia Aerospace North America Ltd. is looking to add engineers, technicians, and other workers to the 440 staff at its Lunenburg site, where it makes and designs composites for the aerospace and defence industry
- Two bike shops, Long Alley Bicycles on Quinpoo Road and Idealbikes on Chain Lake Drive, have opened in Halifax
- Doctor Solar, a company that installs solar hot water systems, has increased its staff from six to 12 workers during the first two years of a Halifax Regional Municipality program that encourages the use of solar heating systems in homes
- Murphy's-The Cable Wharf and Ambassatours Gray Line held a seasonal hiring blitz in Halifax in April. The companies hire over 200 seasonal workers each year, including food service, retail, and reservations staff, tour guides, and tour boat captains and crew.
- Thirty jobs will be created when Giant Tiger opens a retail store in Port Hawkesbury in the fall of 2015
- Farmer Clem's will permanently close three seasonal garden centres in the Halifax area and one in Sydney, due to damage from a severe winter and increased competition from big box stores. The company will be left with one location, in Halifax, which will employ five to 10 workers.
- Enfield-based CanJet Airlines will lay off 47 pilots and 68 permanent and seasonal flight attendants as it reduces the number of aircraft it deploys on the tour operation side of its business. The company's aircraft flies mostly out of bases in Montréal and Toronto.
- The North Atlantic Seafoods crab processing plant in Auld's Cove, which employed 40 people, will not reopen for the 2015 season. The parent company is focusing efforts on rebuilding its main operation in NL which had been destroyed by fire.
- Lot Six Restaurant &Bar is currently hiring kitchen staff for an opening in May on Argyle Street in Halifax
- The Nova Scotia government will pass legislation to create a professional body that will regulate audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the province. The body will be known as the College of Audiologists and Speech-language Pathologists.
- Groups representing nurses and nursing unions indicate that Nova Scotia has not adequately filled nursing vacancies and needs improved human resource planning. According to the Health Department, rural areas pose particular staffing challenges.
- Trestle Brewing plans to open a brewery in Truro in the fall of 2015, and hopes to hire between five and 10 workers within two years. There are currently five proposed craft breweries in Nova Scotia, as the craft brewing industry continues to grow.
- Sustane Technologies Inc. hopes to build a $13M demonstration plant at a landfill in Chester and create 20 to 25 jobs by mid-2016. The plant would divert waste from the landfill, and turn it into biomass fuel pellets and recyclable material.
- The Nova Scotia government will eliminate the Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Department, and create a new Department of Business. The change will result in the elimination of 75 full-time positions.
- A Needs Convenience store and a Frenchy's location in Windsor will close in April
- The provincial government will close 13 Land Registry offices in Nova Scotia. Eleven employees will be laid off and 24 others transferred to centralized locations.
- Sears Canada opened an agency outlet in Amherst in April, which replaces the retail store the company closed in the town in late March
- Construction will begin later in 2015 on a 22-storey multi-use structure adjacent to the Brewery Market in downtown Halifax. Plans are also proceeding for a 21-storey residential and commercial building nearby on Hollis Street.
- The Nova Scotia government will eliminate 320 full-time positions in the provincial civil service as part of the 2015 budget. A cut to the Film Industry Tax Credit is among other budget highlights.
- Irving Shipbuilding has awarded a $170M subcontract to Lockheed Martin Canada to integrate control systems on the Arctic offshore patrol ships that will be built at the Halifax Shipyard
- J.Willy Krauch and Sons will cease production at its seafood smokehouse in Tangier at the end of April, as the owner will retire. The closure will affect one part-time and seven full-time jobs.
- La Senza will close its lingerie shop in the Truro Mall at the end of April. The closure will result in the loss of two full-time and six part-time jobs.
- Pete's Fine Foods, a grocery store in Wolfville, will close in May 2015. The closure will put 50 full-time and part-time staff out of work.
- Three stores in the Halifax area are among 66 Future Shop locations in Canada that were permanently closed in March. Others, such as a Sydney store, will reopen as Best Buy stores. National job losses will include 500 full-time and 1,000 part-time jobs.
- Meteghan River-based shipyard A.F. Theriault and Son has been awarded a $7.68M contract to build a new ferry to serve the islands of Digby Neck. The ferry will provide work for the company until the latter half of 2016.
- The Government of Canada will invest almost $3.5M in harbour improvement projects in Lunenburg County over the next two years
- The Government of Canada will invest about $7.7M in harbour improvement projects in Shelburne County over the next two years
- Two major fashion retailers, Aritzia and Browns, will open new stores in the Halifax Shopping Centre in the summer of 2015. The centre continues to undergo a major redevelopment to add extra retail space.
- CBC/Radio Canada will cut 10 positions in Halifax and one in Sydney as part of a Canada-wide reduction of 240 jobs across all areas of operation. According to the company, while some affected employees may be reassigned to other positions, there will be job losses.
- Canada Bread Company will close its Halifax bakery in November 2015, affecting the jobs of more than 100 employees. The company indicates that products can be made more efficiently at its bakeries in New Brunswick.
- The front nine holes of the new Aspotogan Ridge Golf Course, the centerpiece of a large residential development project underway in Mill Cove, Lunenburg County, will open at the end of July 2015
- According to the Grape Growers Association of Nova Scotia, workers with grape-pruning experience can be difficult to find. A shorter and more condensed pruning season this spring due to the difficult winter has resulted in a need for more labour.
- The Cape Breton District Health Authority indicates that while there are particular shortages of emergency room and family doctors in the region, there are vacancies in every area of physician practice. The authority continues to actively advertise and recruit to fill positions.
- The Government of Canada will spend more than $85M to support infrastructure improvements to several Parks Canada sites in Cape Breton, including the St. Peters Canal, Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, and the Fortress of Louisbourg
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