Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Description | Titles | Duties | Related Occupations
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices
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)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 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 is expected to decline slightly.
- A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced high levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants in the Nova Scotia region:
- Approximately 900 people worked in this occupation in May 2011.
- Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
- Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 17%
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 8%
- Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations (NAICS 813): 7%
- Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 6%
- Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 6%
- 72% of Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants work all year, while 28% work only part of the year, compared to 65% and 35% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 7% compared to 13% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 77% compared to 67% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 15% compared to 20% for all occupations
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 58% compared to 51% for all occupations
- Women: 42% 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: 9% 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: 10% compared to 27% for all occupations
- Bachelor's degree: 54% compared to 16% for all occupations
- University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 23% compared to 9% for all occupations
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
|Cape Breton Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|North Shore Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
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).
- December 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 817 KB)
- November 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 592 KB)
- 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 Jan 09 - Jan 13, 2017
- Mezza Lebanese Restaurant will open in late winter 2017 in the former Target building on Prince Street in Sydney. The business, which also has franchises in the Halifax Metro area, will employ seven to 10 employees.
- The Riverside Lobster International Inc. processing plant in Meteghan River has gone from 65 to 300 employees over the past five years. The company advertises for workers 52 weeks of the year as it struggles to attract labour.
- Peace by Chocolate, a small chocolate factory started by a family of Syrian refugees in Antigonish in August 2016, now employs 10 workers
- Dalhousie University has awarded contracts to Halifax area-based firms Allstar Rebar, LEAD Structural Formwork Ltd., and Quality Concrete for work related to the $64M project to construct two new academic buildings to open in 2018 on its Sexton Campus.
- The Government of Canada will invest $66M in the construction of a military armoury expected to be completed in 2018 in Willow Park in Halifax. Another $21M will also be spent on other military infrastructure upgrades in the city.
- TreeGo, an aerial adventure business that had planned to set up a course in Trenton Park in Trenton, has cancelled the project
- Quebec-based dairy producers Agropur and Saputo Inc. will lay off 346 employees who work in distribution and the stocking of store shelves in Atlantic Canada beginning in April 2017. Agropur indicates 78 of their layoffs will be in Nova Scotia.
Week of Jan 02 - Jan 06, 2017
- Holiday Inn Harbourview in Dartmouth will close in January to undergo an $8M facelift, and reopen in May or June 2017 under the name Double Tree Suites by Hilton. Truro-based Maxim Construction will be the general contractor for the project.
- Moe's Place Music Sales in Windsor will transition out of instrument sales by the spring of 2017 to expand the teaching of music and programming side of the operation. The business indicates it will likely need more music teachers as a result.
- According to the Halifax International Airport Authority, some new restaurants and vendors are expected to be added at the airport over the next year
- A brewery, Lunn's Mill Beer Company, is expected to open early in 2017 in the old Carleton Road Industries property in Lawrencetown. The brewery also plans to serve beer and food.
- A $20M construction renovation project will begin in February 2017 on the former coast guard property in Dartmouth to transform it into a collaborative ocean research and development facility. The building will be ready for use by the spring of 2018.
Week of Dec 26 - Dec 30, 2016
- Halifax Water will install automatic meters over a three year period, beginning in the spring of 2017. The water utility says this could result in a need for fewer workers to read meters, although the full impact on the workforce is uncertain.
- Aecon Atlantic recently laid off some workers at its facility in Pictou due to work slowdowns, which the company says are normal in the industry. Aecon had been fabricating turbines for the Fundy tidal projects, and work is expected to increase in 2017.
- Junk Works, a franchise that removes and recycles or disposes of unwanted household items, has opened in the Halifax Metro area. The business has four employees, and plans to add another truck and at least two more employees over the next year.
- Susie's Shortbreads closed its retail outlet in December 2016 in Purdy's Wharf in downtown Halifax. The four part-time employees may still be able to work some hours at the company's main production facility and retail space at Bayers Lake in Halifax.
Week of Dec 19 - Dec 23, 2016
- The landmark Westin Nova Scotia hotel in Halifax will undergo $10M of renovations beginning in November 2017
- The Nova Scotia government has advertised for and will add 22 nurse practitioners and family practice nurses early in 2017, including approximately seven positions in Hants County. The hiring is part of a plan announced earlier in 2016 of changes to the health care system.
- The Hants Community Hospital in Windsor will undergo a $3.8M renovation project scheduled to begin in 2017
- Construction is scheduled to start in 2017 and last until 2020 on The Promenade at Robie South, a $100M mixed use, two-tower development at the corner of Robie and College streets in Halifax
- Point Tupper-based gypsum plant Cabot Gypsum has recently added production workers and is currently seeking millwrights as it expands its operations to manufacture a new product. About 50 employees currently work at the plant.
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