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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.
- 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 Oct 06 - Oct 10, 2014
- Winners, a department store chain, will open in the old Zellers store in Yarmouth in the fall of 2015. Renovations in preparation for the opening will take place in the spring.
- Ressources Appalaches Inc. has temporarily laid off 57 workers at the Dufferin gold mine on the Eastern Shore, blaming problems with equipment and a shortage of money. There has been no indication when the mine, opened in April 2014, might resume full production.
- Post-doctoral fellows who work in research and teaching at Dalhousie University have voted to unionize and join the Public Service Alliance of Canada. It was reported that concerns around pay, hours, and benefits led to the unionization process.
- According to the Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council, roughly 2,000 of the 3,200 to 3,500 tradespeople from Cape Breton work in Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador. The council is having trouble reaching workers for a survey because so many are travelling back and forth.
- Lake Loon Developments will proceed with a 162-unit development in the Lake Loon area of Dartmouth. A six-storey building, a seven-storey building, and townhouses are part of the project.
- Components are arriving for the construction of the South Canoe Wind Farm near New Ross. The $200M project, Nova Scotia's largest wind farm, should be operational in early 2015.
- Duffy's Esso, a full-service gas station in Amherst, closed in October after 51 years in business. The owner says it is hard for old-style gas stations to compete with larger, modern operations.
- Wartsila Canada will invest more than $1M in its Dartmouth operations, and expand its workforce from 33 to 40 people by the end of 2015. The company provides engine and other overhauls and refits to government and commercial marine vessels.
- General Dynamics Canada has added an undersea warfare innovation centre to its existing facility in Cole Harbour, which will result in an increase in the 35 staff currently employed by the company. The centre will bring local companies, researchers, and government together to develop sonar technology and to perfect data-gathering techniques.
- Murray Dodge, a new car dealership, will open in Yarmouth within the next several months. The parent company, which has 55 employees at another nearby dealership, hopes to employ 75 staff between both businesses.
- The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board indicates that retirements and more in-house hiring are creating staffing needs for some spare and casual non-teaching positions, ranging from bus drivers to educational assistants
- Retail food stores Liquid's Gold, Maja's Saraj Bakery and World Tea will open in the Sunnyside Mall in Bedford in the fall. The Middle Spoon, serving dessert and cocktails, will also open in the mall in the same time period.
- Vida Cannabis hopes to have all approvals in place for its medical marijuana facility in Stellarton by early 2015, so it can ship crops by spring. There are plans to hire about 40 people, with potential for up to 200 workers over time.
- HGS Canada has started a recruitment drive to add about 100 full-time workers to its call centre workforce of 265 people in Dartmouth. The starting wage is $11.50 per hour.
- Shoppers Drug Mart will close its Trenton location in October
- Discount retailer XS Cargo will close its two stores in Halifax and Dartmouth, as part of a national shutdown of 50 stores across the country. No firm dates were given for the closures, as the two stores will remain open until merchandise is sold.
- Cook's Dairy in Yarmouth will close in October, and about 21 workers will lose their jobs. Agropur, the Quebec-based company which bought the business over a year ago, will move operations to its Bedford plant, which employs 225 workers.
- Alva Construction has begun construction on the $5M project to replace the aboiteau (tide gate) on the LaPlanche River in Amherst. CBCL Ltd. conducted the engineering aspects of the project.
- The three-year, $100M natural gas storage project near Stewiacke has begun, employing about 70 people in its construction phase. When completed, Heritage Gas will use underground caverns to store the gas until it is ready for use.
- Dingo¿s Bar and Grill will likely add a couple of new employees when it moves from King Street into the Bridgewater Mall in October
- A Subway sandwich shop has opened at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport
- A two-year renovation project on the former Halifax Metro Centre, now renamed Scotiabank Centre, will begin in the fall of 2014. Changes to its configuration, new seats, and a new ice plant are included in the plan.
- Dartmouth-based Cherubini MetalWorks has been contracted to fabricate the replacement decks for the 18-month, $150M Macdonald Bridge reconstruction. United States-based American Bridge Company will be the general contractor for the bridge project, expected to begin in the spring of 2015.
- ProEdge Sports Conditioning Ltd., with coaches certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, has opened in Bedford. The business focuses on sports conditioning, nutrition, sports psychology, and massage therapy.
- According to a BMO Economics report, employment in Halifax will rise by 6,000 jobs over the next two years, as the city and the province are expected to experience modest economic growth. The $25B Irving Shipbuilding contract, some offshore exploration, and stronger United States demand for exports, in addition to a weaker Canadian dollar, will contribute to the growth.
- Cilantro, The Cooks Shop, a kitchenware and accessories store, has opened at the Pinegrove Centre in Lunenburg County. It is the second location for the business in the area.
- The Membertou Sports and Wellness Centre, which will include two ice surfaces, a sports retail shop, and concessions, will be constructed in Membertou. The opening is expected to take place in early 2016.
- South Shore Physiotherapy, including physiotherapy, massage therapy, and podiatrist services, has opened in Bridgewater
- Small clothing shops Hazelnut & Rose Nursing and Maternity, Brilliant Clothing Boutique, and Room 152 have recently opened within the Halifax and Dartmouth area. New York-based shoe store Nine West Shoe Studio has opened in the Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, while Beads R Us on Quinpool Road in Halifax will close by the end of October.
- Embers Southern BBQ, which had operated as a takeout on Prince Street in Sydney until July 2013, has reopened on Charlotte Street. The new operation includes sit-down service and wait staff.
- The Robie St. Station Diner will open near the end of September in the space formerly occupied by Jane's on the Common in Halifax, which closed in 2013. The restaurant will employ 20 people. As well, Krave Burger has opened on Spring Garden Road in Halifax, while Eats! Urban Lunch Counter & Takeout has opened on Baker Drive in Dartmouth.
- The reduction of the nine regional health authorities in Nova Scotia to one provincial body over the next few months will result in the loss of some CEO and vice-president positions. There will be no other reductions in staff, according to the Health Department.
- Graves ValuFood, the only grocery store in Cornwallis, will close on September 27, 2014. According to a city counsellor, this could have an impact on other tenants in the Basin View Centre, including the Fundy YMCA, a hair salon, and a physiotherapist.
- Trucking company Armour Transportation Systems now employs 300 workers in the Halifax area, and has begun operating a 200,000-square-foot warehouse in the Atlantic Gateway-Halifax Logistics Park in Burnside
- Construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2014 on the $2.7M East River Business Park in New Glasgow. Weeks Construction will be the main contractor for the project.
- Construction of the Sable Wind project near Canso has increased employment in the area more than expected, even though few permanent jobs will result upon its completion in December. Site maintenance will be done by current municipal workers.
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