Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Description | Titles | Duties | Related Occupations
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices
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)||2017-12-15|
The employment outlook will be fair for Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants (NOC 4163) in Nova Scotia for the 2017-2019 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
- A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants in the Nova Scotia region:
- Approximately 550 people work in this occupation.
- Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
- Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 21%
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 7%
- Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations (NAICS 813): 7%
- Monetary Authorities - central bank and securities, commodity contracts and other intermediation and related activities (NAICS 521, 522, 523): 6%
- Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 6%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 88% compared to 81% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 12% compared to 19% for all occupations
- 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.
- 13% of business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(Undetermined)||2017-12-15|
|Cape Breton Region||(Undetermined)||2017-12-15|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2017-12-15|
|North Shore Region||(Undetermined)||2017-12-15|
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).
- December 2017 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2017 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2017 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2017 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- August 2017 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- July 2017 | (PDF, 497 KB)
- 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 Jan 08 - Jan 12, 2018
- Waycobah First Nation will expand its steelhead trout farm and processing facility, with financial assistance from the federal government. The number of workers during full production periods is expected to increase from 45 in 2017 to about 70 in 2019.
- According to figures released by the union representing film technicians in Nova Scotia, work in the film industry is down 55% in 2017 compared to 2016. The union would like to see improved incentives to attract film productions to the province.
- The Town of Amherst has reached a tentative deal to buy the heritage Via Rail train station. The town would like to lease the station to a local entrepreneur, who would operate two restaurants out of the building.
- The Nova Scotia government indicates it will create as many as 1,000 new daycare spaces in areas with the greatest need as a result of a three-year, $35M deal with the federal government. More specific details on the plan will be announced later.
- Rimini Pasta and Noodle opened in December 2017 on Townsend Street in Sydney. The restaurant employs 12 workers, four of whom are full-time.
Week of Jan 01 - Jan 05, 2018
Week of Dec 25 - Dec 29, 2017
- Tate Construction has been awarded a contract to begin construction in early 2018 of a palliative care unit in the St. Martha's Regional Hospital in Antigonish
- THC Inc. has received a permit from Health Canada to grow cannabis in the Antigonish area. The company hopes to begin growing by the end of January 2018, and to employ more than 100 workers if the final product is approved for sale.
Week of Dec 18 - Dec 22, 2017
- The Greenwood Golf Club in the Annapolis Valley, scheduled to be closed for good after the 2017 season, will reopen in 2018 as a new owner has taken control of the operation.
- As part of an $80M investment from the federal government to be spent in Canada on ocean research, Canada's Centre of Offshore Oil, Gas, and Energy Research in Halifax will increase its capacity to study oil spills and add more scientists.
- Clothing chain Levi's opened a store in December 2017 in the Halifax Shopping Centre.
- Hubtown Sports Bar has opened in the former Bubba Ray's Sports Bar location in Truro, which had announced it would close in November 2017. Hubtown had previously indicated that all former employees of Bubba's were offered jobs.
- Slyce, an IT company currently employing more than 30 workers in New Waterford, has received financial assistance from the federal government to help it expand and create more jobs. Slyce's software allows customers to take photos and find retail matches.
- Irving Shipbuilding has begun construction in Halifax of the third of five or six Arctic patrol vessels to be built as part of its ongoing major shipbuilding contract with the Canadian government. Completion of the first vessel is expected in 2018.
- A tender has been issued for interior construction work at the ongoing major expansion of the Dartmouth General Hospital. The project is one of several ongoing major overhauls of hospitals in the QEII Health Sciences System.
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