Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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.
(To access archived Labour Market Bulletins not appearing on this webpage, please contact us).
- August 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- July 2016 | (PDF, 635 KB)
- June 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- May 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- April 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- March 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- Annual Edition 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 549 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 644 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 531 KB)
- June 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 319 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 539 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Oct 03 - Oct 07, 2016
- The construction of the IKEA store currently underway in Dartmouth Crossing will support 450 jobs over the course of the project. Bird Construction, Atlantica Mechanical Contractors and Brewster Well Drilling are among several companies involved in the project. The store is expected to employ 350 people when completed in 2017.
- Nova Scotia will increase its training ratios for automotive, truck, and transport mechanic and cook apprentices. Two apprentices will be able to train under one journeyperson, hopefully resulting in more skilled workers in these high growth trades.
- The Centre for Employment Innovation is expected to open in the fall of 2016 at St.F.X. University in Antigonish. The centre will provide training and support for the 17 Nova Scotia Works employment service centers in the province.
- Dartmouth-based PCL Constructors Canada Inc. has been awarded the contract for a major expansion and renovation of the Dartmouth General Hospital. The work is valued at between $132M and $138M, and is expected to begin in the spring of 2017.
- Dalhousie University will begin a $64M project in the spring of 2017 to construct two new academic structures for its engineering and architecture faculty near the existing Sexton campus
- Construction of a new wastewater treatment plant for the community of Parrsboro is expected to commence by the spring of 2017. A contract for the design of the plant has been awarded to CBCL, and $6.4M in government funding has been allocated to the project.
Week of Sep 30 - Oct 04, 2016
Week of Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2016
- The Nova Scotia government will add 13 nurse practitioners and nine family practice nurses to collaborative care practices across the province. No timelines for hiring have been given. Physician recruitment remains a priority as well.
- Web.com has opened its new call center in New Glasgow, and hired its first 70 workers. The web site development company plans to hire another 130 people by the end of 2016, with an employment target of 330 by 2019. Starting wage is $12.50 an hour.
- An echocardiography service has been added to St. Martha's Regional Hospital in Antigonish. One ultrasound sonographer will join the staff, and the service may be expanded further in the future.
- A shortage of highly-skilled cooks and qualified kitchen staff continues to create staffing difficulties in the local food service industry, according to some Halifax-area restaurant owners
Week of Sep 19 - Sep 23, 2016
- First Catch, a China-based seafood company, is planning to build a lobster processing plant on the Shelburne waterfront. The plant is expected to employ 30 to 100 workers when operational in the spring of 2017.
- Amherst-based Access Labels has acquired the label manufacturing division of Dartmouth-based Farnell Packaging. Access Labels is expected to add a few jobs to its 30-person Amherst workforce, while no job losses will occur at Farnell in Dartmouth.
- Scotsburn Ice Cream Co. will lay off up to 50 unionized workers at its plant in Truro. The company indicates the layoffs are just seasonal in nature, although several Scotsburn divisions have closed in Atlantic Canada in recent years.
- Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site will benefit from $4M in spending as part of Parks Canada's $3B investment to improve infrastructure at various locations across Canada over the next five years
- Banc Group will construct a Tim Hortons restaurant and gas station at the Halifax Exhibition Centre, with an anticipated opening in late 2017
- CANSA, an Amherst-based career development and employment services organization serving Cumberland County, has opened a satellite office in Springhill
- Dexter Construction has been awarded a $5.4M contract for the construction of the replacement Cornwallis River Bridge. Work is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2016 and expected to last six to eight months
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