Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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).
- June 2017 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 520 KB)
- May 2017 | (PDF, 520 KB)
- April 2017 | (PDF, 523 KB)
- March 2017 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 563 KB)
- February 2017 | (PDF, 518 KB)
- January 2017 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- Annual Edition 2016 | (PDF, 564 KB)
- 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 Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2017
- Ontario-based OnX Canada will begin operating an emergency backup data centre for the Nova Scotia government in the summer of 2018. Fifteen to 20 full-time jobs will be created at the centre.
- Celtic Air Services expects to create 19 jobs over the next few years at the Port Hawkesbury Airport as it increases its aircraft services. The company says increased tourism has led to much more activity at the airport over recent years.
- The Great Canadian Dollar Store expects to open a location in the New Glasgow Highland Square Mall in October 2017. It is the chain's second store in the area, and will employ about 15 workers.
- Sailor Bup's Barbershop will open a location at the Cornwallis Inn, Kentville, in August 2017. The business has three locations in the Halifax metro area as well.
- About 10 new small businesses have opened in Tatamagouche over the last year. The charm, friendly people and affordability are contributing to the mini boom of the area.
- Heddle Marine Services has grown its workforce to more than 25 employees over the last few months at its Sydport location. The business employs labourers, welders, fitters and other occupations while providing a variety of marine services.
- A six-month pilot project which will see a public transit system introduced to Bridgewater will begin the fall of 2017. Drivers will be hired over the next few months for the single bus which will make a loop through the town.
- The Summit Academy of Active Learning, an independent private school, will open in Bedford in the fall of 2017 and serve pre-primary to Grade 9 students
Week of Jul 03 - Jul 07, 2017
- Maritech Construction has been awarded a tender for a $5.1M project to construct a water reservoir system in Amherst. No timelines were provided.
- REDspace has added 25 workers to its payroll in the last six months and now has 170 employees. The Halifax-based digital-media company creates web and mobile games and other interactive web and social media applications.
- Rob's Underground Entertainment, featuring live music, opens for business in July 2017 on Elliot Street in Sydney Mines
- Securicy, a Sydney-based company that develops software to assist businesses with cybersecurity issues, expects to double its current number of 10 employees in the next six to 12 months
- Dexter Construction will carry out the $3M demolition of a large section of the former Domtex building on the Yarmouth waterfront in the summer of 2017. There are no firm plans yet for further development of the site.
Week of Jun 26 - Jun 30, 2017
- Construction has begun on the conversion of the former Shelburne School site into a 46-acre residential property
- Truro Herbal Company expects to begin construction of a marijuana production facility in the Truro Industrial Park in the summer of 2017, as its application to grow moves into the final review stages. Eventually, the company hopes to employ 50 workers.
- The jobs of 190 employees will be affected with the closure of Sears Canada's full-line stores in Dartmouth (announced in 2016) and Truro, and an outlet store in Halifax. The store in the Halifax Shopping Centre is not slated for closure at this time.
- Lightfoot and Wolfville will open a winery in the Wolfville area in July 2017 that will create 20 jobs. Other wineries in the region are also expanding, and a lab has recently opened at Acadia University to provide support to the industry.
- Green Diamond Equipment, a John Deere equipment dealer for the Maritimes, plans on moving into a new location in the Truro area by the spring of 2018. The dealership employs 24 workers, and needs 10 additional sales staff and technicians.
- Scotiabank shut down two employee centres in Halifax in June that mainly processed paper, and moved some jobs to Toronto. The pending closures had been announced two years ago, and the bank has not said whether any layoffs occurred locally.
- The Nova Scotia government has offered payroll rebate support to Pepper Group, an international mortgage and loan services company, if it creates up to 200 jobs over five years as part of an expansion of its Global Shared Service Centre in Halifax
- A tender for exterior cladding and roof work has been issued for the ongoing major expansion of the Dartmouth General Hospital. A tender for the interior work will be issued in the fall of 2017. The$132-138M project is expected to be completed in 2022.
Week of Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017
- The 2017 strawberry harvest in Nova Scotia appears to be quite promising, but there are reports that challenges persist at times in attracting enough pickers to take care of the crop
- Production is on schedule to begin in September 2017 at Atlantic Gold's Touquoy mine in the Eastern Shore area, which will result in the creation of 200 jobs. Other gold operations are possible over the next few years in the area.
- After much public debate, Scotia Materials Ltd. has received a permit to operate a quarry in Goffs, near Fall River. Work could begin at the site within the next few months, and the company will now go ahead and hire workers
- Horton Ridge Malt House opened in June 2017 near Grand-Pré. The business will sell a selection of Nova Scotia beer, including some produced in house from locally grown grain.
- Reitmans will close its clothing store in New Minas at the end of June 2017
- Private liquor store Cristall Wine Merchants will rebrand as Westside Beer Wine and Spirits and add five or six workers to its current staff of 10 as it moves from Bedford to a location in Clayton Park in the next few months
- Ruby Rhinestone, a bar and restaurant, is expected to open in August in downtown Halifax and employ about 20 workers. Restaurants Six 303 Eatery on Quinpool Road and Silong Express on Titus Street have also opened recently or will open soon in Halifax.
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