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Senior Managers – Health, Education, Social and Community Services and Membership Organizations  (NOC 0014)
North Shore Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Senior managers in this unit group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through middle managers, membership and other organizations or institutions that deliver health, education, social or community services. They formulate policies which establish the direction to be taken by these organizations, either alone or in conjunction with a board of directors.

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Senior managers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Establish objectives for the organization or institution and formulate or approve policies and programs
  • Authorize and organize the establishment of major departments and associated senior staff positions
  • Allocate material, human and financial resources to implement organizational policies and programs; establish financial and administrative controls; formulate and approve promotional campaigns; and approve overall personnel planning
  • Select middle managers, directors or other executive staff
  • Co-ordinate the work of regions, divisions or departments
  • Represent the organization or institution or delegate representatives to act on behalf of the organization in negotiations or other official functions.

Senior managers in this unit group may specialize in areas such as finance, marketing, human resources or in a particular service area.

Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Truro, Amherst, Antigonish, New Glasgow, Oxford, Parrsboro, Pictou, Springhill, Stellarton, Trenton, Westville

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Outlook & Prospects for Senior Managers – Health, Education, Social and Community Services and Membership Organizations in North Shore 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.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Senior Managers – Health, Education, Social and Community Services and Membership Organizations in North Shore Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
North Shore Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-06-07

Currently the chances of qualified Senior Managers in Health, Education, Social and Community Services finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. Fair opportunity exists because senior management positions require specialized skills and industry experience limiting the supply of qualified workers. Also, there are a number of employers locally when considering all fields covered by this group. Recruitment of external candidates is usually done on a provincial or national level due to the limited supply of workers with the education, skills and experience to fill these positions. Internal promotions of middle managers can be a source for filling available openings. In Nova Scotia, school boards and health authorities are centralized to cover regions of the province reducing local opportunity. However, openings may occur when existing managers leave the area, retire or otherwise vacate their positions. The aging population in the region should continue to create demand for health services, in particular, which could result in opportunities for senior managers in the health care field.

In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Senior Managers in Health, Education, Social and Community Services in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.

Additional information on Senior Managers in Health, Education, Social and Community Services (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.

Local Labour Market News

Week of Mar 24 - Mar 28, 2014
  • The Body Shop, featuring skincare, makeup, and related products, will open in the spring in the Truro Mall
Week of Mar 10 - Mar 14, 2014 Week of Mar 03 - Mar 07, 2014
  • DSME Trenton has recalled many employees and hired some new ones as it prepares for the construction of 34 towers for the South Canoe Wind Project.The workforce is currently at 95, and the company hopes to have 200 employed when the project is at full production in mid-May.
  • Ottawa-based Vida Cannabis Corp. hopes to convert the old Clairtone building in Stellarton into a facility to produce medical marijuana. The company needs to renovate the facility and apply for a license from Health Canada, but hopes to begin production in the fall of 2014 with 20 to 30 workers. Eventually the plan is to employ 200 to 300 people.
  • Michelin will cut 500 jobs, about half the workforce, from its tire plant in Granton due to changes in market demand. About 200 workers will be laid off in June 2014, with the remainder leaving by June 2015. Employees will be offered severance packages or relocation assistance to move to other Michelin plants in Nova Scotia, at Waterville and Bridgewater.
  • Walmart stores in New Glasgow and Truro are converting to supercenters, featuring groceries and meats. Renovations on both stores should be complete by the fall.
Week of Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
  • Walmart in Amherst will convert to a supercenter sometimes in 2014. A full-size supermarket including meats, baked goods, and other groceries will be added.
  • Leslie¿s Finery, featuring women¿s clothing and accessories, will close its Truro location. The New Glasgow location will remain open.
Please consult the Nova Scotia and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.