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Senior Managers – Goods Production, Utilities, Transportation and Construction  (NOC 0016)
Southern Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Senior managers in this unit group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through middle managers, the overall operations of goods production, utility, transportation and construction companies. They formulate policies which establish the direction to be taken by these companies, either alone or in conjunction with other members of a board of directors.

chief executive officer (CEO) – manufacturing company, chief financial officer (CFO) – urban transit system, corporate controller, logging company, executive vice-president – railway, general manager, trucking company, president, residential construction company, publishing house general manager, regional vice-president, petroleum production company, vice-president, finance – mining company, vice-president, marketing – airline, vice-president, operations – electric power company, vice-president, sales – pulp and paper manufacturing.

Senior managers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Establish objectives for the company 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 company 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 company or delegate representatives to act on behalf of the company in negotiations or other official functions.

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

Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Bridgewater, Digby, Lunenburg, Shelburne, Yarmouth

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Outlook & Prospects for Senior Managers – Goods Production, Utilities, Transportation and Construction in Southern 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 – Goods Production, Utilities, Transportation and Construction in Southern Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Southern Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-05-25

Currently the chances of qualified Senior Managers in Goods Production, Utilities, Transportation and Construction finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. Employment potential is fair locally because opportunities for senior management positions of this type are not plentiful but occasional vacancies become available as existing employees move to new positions or retire. In some sectors the senior managers are also the President of their company, further limiting the opportunities. Most employment opportunities come from within the organization, from people transferring in or being promoted. Senior managers are experienced, have comprehensive industry knowledge and strong communication skills. Most senior managers are salaried and expected to work long hours when needed.

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 Goods Production, Utilities, Transportation and Construction in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.

Additional information on Senior Managers in Goods Production, Utilities, Transportation and Construction (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 Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2014 Week of Jun 30 - Jul 04, 2014
  • Chester-based Hawboldt Industries has hired four engineers, bringing its total workforce to 50, after procuring a contract to design and manufacture deck machinery for Canada's new offshore fisheries and science vessels
Week of Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2014
  • Millennium 1 Solutions, a Bridgewater-based call centre that primarily serves the financial sector, will create up to 150 jobs over the next five years with the assistance of a provincial payroll rebate program. The company currently employs 200 workers.
  • The South Shore Regional School board will cut 12.9 full-time equivalent custodial, information technology, bus driving, library and administrative assistant positions in an effort to balance the 2014-2015 budget
  • The Unique Boutique, which will offer hand-crafted items from Nova Scotia artisans, will open in July in Lunenburg
Week of Jun 16 - Jun 20, 2014
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