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Urban and Land Use Planners  (NOC 2153)
Fredericton--Oromocto
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Urban and land use planners develop plans and recommend policies for managing land use, physical facilities and associated services for urban and rural areas and remote regions. They are employed by all levels of government, land developers, engineering and other consulting companies or may work as private consultants.

city planner, community and urban planner, environmental planner, land use planner, long-range planner, municipal planner, park planner, planner, planning analyst, recreation planner, regional planner, urban planner.

Urban and land use planners perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Compile and analyze data on demographic, economic, legal, political, cultural, sociological, physical and other factors affecting land use
  • Confer with municipal, provincial and federal authorities, civic leaders, social scientists, lawyers, land developers, the public and special interest groups to formulate and develop land use or community plans
  • Prepare and recommend land development concepts and plans for zoning, subdivisions, transportation, public utilities, community facilities, parks, agricultural and other land uses
  • Prepare plans for environmental protection, such as wildlife preserves, national and provincial parks, and protection of watersheds
  • Present plans to civic, rural and regional authorities and hold public meetings to present plans, proposals or planning studies to the general public and special interest groups
  • Review and evaluate proposals for land use and development plans and prepare recommendations
  • Process application for land development permits and administer land use plans and zoning by-laws
  • Formulate long-range objectives and policies relative to future land use and the protection of the environment
  • Supervise and co-ordinate work of urban planning technicians and technologists.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Fredericton, Nackawic, Oromocto

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Outlook & Prospects for Urban and Land Use Planners in Fredericton--Oromocto

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 Urban and Land Use Planners in Fredericton--Oromocto as well as in the rest of the New Brunswick.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Fredericton--Oromocto <Not assigned> 2012-02-06

According to the most recent (2006) Census, this is a small occupational group with a labour force of 25, and an unemployment rate (0%) that is below the average (8%) for all occupations in the area. Also, the average age of urban and land use planners is 48, which is above the average age (40) of all occupations.

According to the most recent Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) Forecast, the average annual employment growth rate for this occupation is below the average for all occupations in New Brunswick. Many of the jobs in this occupation can be found in the Public Administration industry.

Local Labour Market News

Week of Jul 14 - Jul 18, 2014
  • The Blue Door restaurant and bar will reopen in Fredericton under new ownership this month, with a staff of 16 people
  • The Oromocto Health Clinic will open in November, employing a physician, two nurse practitioners, several nurses, a dietitian, a social worker and administrative staff
Week of Jun 30 - Jul 04, 2014 Week of Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2014 Week of Jun 16 - Jun 20, 2014
  • Contracts for water and sewage upgrades in Fredericton have been awarded to Monteith Underground Services Ltd. and Charmac Construction Co. Ltd.
Please consult the New Brunswick and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.