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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
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- June 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 319 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 539 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Jul 18 - Jul 22, 2016
- The new 94-room Hampton Inn has opened in the Truro Power Centre in Truro, NS
- Value Village, a thrift superstore chain, will open its new store in New Minas in August 2016.
- A restaurant, Naru Sushi, opened in July in Sydney, NS. In addition to the core staff already hired, the restaurant is still in the process of filling positions for ten servers and three or four kitchen helpers.
- Spring Loaded Technology plans to increase its staff from 21 to about 40 workers over the next year. The company continues to develop markets for its bionic knee brace, and is ready to move into full-scale production at its Burnside location in Dartmouth, NS.
- Video game developer HB Studios will reopen in Halifax in 2016, after leaving the city in 2012. The Bayers Road location will add 6 to 10 new workers to the company┐s staff of about 80 software engineers and artists employed at its base in Lunenburg, NS.
- Rokstad Power will take over as the main contractor for the Maritime Link power project in Cape Breton from financially-troubled company S.A. Abengoa. Unions will continue to supply workers to the project, which is expected to be completed by 2017.
- Terra Firma Development Corporation continues construction on the 20-year, $1B Forest Lakes Country Club commercial-residential development northwest of Halifax. The first residents will move in over the next year, and a golf course is expected to be playable within two years.
- The Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Fund has authorized the spending of $5.9M for eligible costs, including labour, for the television series The Mist. It will be one of the highest budgeted productions ever to film in the province.
- The federal government will invest $47M in 2016 in small craft harbour improvements across Nova Scotia.
Week of Jul 11 - Jul 15, 2016
- The federal government will hire three scientists at the Kentville Research and Development Centre as part of an ongoing wine grape research program
- Lunenburg-based Covey Island Boatworks will expand its operations and begin building commercial fishing boats in Liverpool. The new facility will likely initially employ 6 - 8 workers, with a plan to increase the number to 15 to 20 as production increases.
- About 10 - 15 employees are expected to be employed at a Robin's Donuts coffee shop to be constructed on King Street in New Waterford. No date has been set for the opening.
- The Hamachi chain of restaurants has reopened two of the four restaurants it recently closed in the Halifax area as part of its restructuring. The Morris Street and Bedford locations will remain closed, while the Young Street and Bishop's Landing locations have reopened.
- J.D. Irving has purchased J and H Industries in Liverpool, and will reopen it as a Kent Building Supplies store. Among the 35 former employees, 25 were offered employment. A J and H Industries lumber yard in Greenfield, employing four workers, will close.
- The federal government will spend $22M to upgrade the Marine Atlantic facilities in North Sydney, NS and Port aux Basques, NL
- The Nova Scotia government and local processors have released videos promoting careers in the seafood industry. Seafood companies have indicated that recruiting workers to the industry can be a challenge.
- The federal government will invest $10.8M over the next two years to repair and maintain the infrastructure at seven small craft harbours in Central Nova Scotia
- Construction of a new 25-bed nursing home to replace an existing facility will begin immediately in Antigonish. Shannex will operate the facility, which is expected to open by February 2018.
Week of Jul 04 - Jul 08, 2016
- In New Glasgow, NS, about 40 workers are currently directly employed converting the former Temperance Street School into apartment units
- Renovations are currently underway in the Truro Mall to prepare for the September 2016 opening of a Rossy variety store
- East of Grafton Tavern, Verano, and 244 are among several restaurants to open recently in the Halifax area, while House of Mei Mei, on the Bedford highway, has closed. A bakery, Patty Cakes, will soon open in Sackville, and 2 Cross Brewing will open a brewery in the fall of 2016 in north end Halifax.
- The Nova Scotia government will invest $2.8M on research and expansion in the aquaculture sector to create jobs in the province. According to the government, the industry supports 600 direct jobs in Nova Scotia.
- The Strait Regional School Board will cut 9.35 full-time equivalent teaching positons through attrition due mainly to declining enrolments. The board will also eliminate a small number of teaching assistant, school board, and support staff positions.
- Lockheed Martin Canada has been awarded a $14.5M contract to maintain and upgrade the weapon control systems on Canada's fleet of Victoria-class submarines. Some of the work will take place at the company's Dartmouth facility.
- Veterans Affairs Canada will reopen an office in Sydney in the fall of 2016. There had been 13 full-time and four part-time employees in the former office, which was closed in 2014.
Week of Jun 27 - Jul 01, 2016
- Dalhousie University will close the daycare at its agriculture campus in Bible Hill in September 2016, due to declining enrolments. The jobs of five full-time staff will be affected.
- Doctors in Nova Scotia have voted to accept a four-year contract with the provincial government which includes increases of zero, zero, one and 1.5% to compensation amounts. Recruitment and retention issues will continue to be addressed.
- Local subcontractors remain busy on the Maritime Link power project in Cape Breton, despite financial difficulties experienced by the company overseeing transmission construction. Activity on the project is expected to continue through 2016 and 2017.
- Construction is expected to begin soon on a $4M gaming and bowling centre in the community of Membertou. Work on a major shopping centre and $18M sportsplex continues in the community as well.
- The Port of Sydney is projecting 57 cruise ship visits during the 2016 season, which will boost the tourism industry in Cape Breton
- A 16-month, $23M renovation project at the Dartmouth Sportsplex will begin in June 2017. The facility will remain closed during the project, and reopen in the fall of 2018.
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