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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 Mar 31 - Apr 04, 2014
  • Construction of the new Burger King on Starrs Road in Yarmouth is nearly finished, and the restaurant, employing 50 people, will open in April
Week of Mar 24 - Mar 28, 2014
  • Halifax-based Bluenose Seafood Inc. has failed in its bid to purchase the Blue Wave Seafoods Inc. fish plant in Port Mouton and save the jobs of 70 workers. Blue Wave had closed the plant in the fall of 2013.
  • Lunenburg-based Composite Atlantic Ltd. has signed a multi-year contract which extends its relationship with Bombardier to fabricate composite parts for that company's aircraft. The deal will help maintain Composite's workforce of 370 in Nova Scotia, and some positions may eventually be added.
Week of Mar 17 - Mar 21, 2014
  • Several new positions are being created with the opening of a new health care centre at the Queens General Hospital in Liverpool. They would include half-time positions for a pharmacist, a dietician, and an IT specialist, as well as full-time positions for a cleaner and a plant worker (operations/maintenance).
  • Intergy, the company which will run the reservation system for the new Yarmouth to Maine ferry, is in the process of hiring. Original projections had called for six to eight workers in Yarmouth, but the plan now is to hire up to 16 full and part-time seasonal workers. Customer service and communication skills, bilingual ability, and a hospitality background are preferred.
  • Acadian Seaplants, a Dartmouth-based company which produces commercial seaweed products, expects to add about 30 new jobs over a three-year expansion project, including some in marketing. The company has plants in Cornwallis, Yarmouth, and Charlesville, and employs more than 200 people in Nova Scotia, where most of the jobs will be added.
  • Construction could begin in April on a new $2.7M Digby area health clinic. A tender has been awarded to Garland Construction of Tusket, and work should take about 10 months.
Week of Mar 10 - Mar 14, 2014
  • Mark's Work Warehouse is expected to join Sport Chek and Leon¿s Furniture in the Bridgewater Mall within a month. There is also speculation that Winners will also become a tenant.
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