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Managers in Natural Resources Production and Fishing

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NOC:0811
Occupation:Managers in Natural Resources Production and Fishing
Category:Management

About the job

Nature of work:

This group includes managers who plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of establishments in forestry and logging, mining and quarrying, oil and gas drilling, production and servicing operations, and commercial fishing.

Job duties:
Managers in natural resources production and fishing perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Oversee and analyze operations in forestry, logging, mining, quarrying, or oil and gas operations or in services to logging, mining and oil and gas industries, or in commercial fishing.
  • Recommend operational changes to senior management when necessary to ensure that production quotas and procedures are met.
  • Prepare production reports for review by senior management.
  • Confer with other managers to set production quotas, to plan extraction sites and to develop policies for the removal of raw materials.
  • Evaluate efficiency of production sites to determine adequacy of personnel, equipment and technologies used, and make changes to work schedule or equipment when necessary.
  • Ensure adherence to safety regulations.
  • Hire personnel and oversee training needs of staff.
  • May direct peripheral activities such as the construction of access roads or temporary living quarters.
Sample job titles:
  • fishing operations manager
  • forestry and logging manager
  • mining operations manager
  • oil well drilling manager
  • oil well servicing manager
  • quarrying operations manager
  • underground mining superintendent
  • woodlands manager
Skills:

To work in these fields, you should have good interpersonal skills as well as effective oral and written communication skills. Leadership qualities and the ability to motivate others are important. You should also be able to organize projects, solve problems, and make decisions.

Job requirements:
  • Forestry managers usually require a bachelor's degree in forestry science or forest engineering.
  • Mining and quarrying managers usually require a bachelor's degree in mining engineering or earth sciences.
  • Oil and gas managers usually require a bachelor's degree in geology, earth sciences or petroleum engineering.
Other considerations:

Several years of experience in a supervisory role in the particular industry are usually required and may substitute for formal education requirements. Progression to senior management positions in the respective industries is possible with experience.

Labour Market Information

Work Prospects:Average

OccupationEstimated employment in 2011Estimated change in employment between 2015 and 2017Estimated openings due to growth and retirements, 2015-2017Estimated rate of unemployment in 2014 Estimated hourly earnings in 2015 (learn more)Estimated annual earnings in 2010
Managers in Natural Resources Production and Fishing200Strong Growth36Moderate
Minimum: $25.96
Median: $41.03
Maximum: $68.68
Minimum: $9,743
Median: $68,771
Maximum: $147,327
Occupations in Management46,200Stable3,380Low
Minimum: $16.03
Median: $32.31
Maximum: $54.95
Minimum: $12,243
Median: $51,896
Maximum: $109,628
Managers in Natural Resources Production and FishingCompared to: Occupations in Management
Percent employed full-time91%93%
Percent self-employed29%18%
Where will I likely work?
Area of EmploymentManagers in Natural Resources Production and FishingCompared to: All NS Occupations
% EmployedMedian Annual Income% EmployedMedian Annual Income
Southern Region24%N/A12%$30,581
Northern Region29%N/A16%$33,660
Cape Breton12%N/A12%$32,974
Halifax14%N/A48%$41,209
Annapolis Valley21%N/A13%$32,958
Top 5 Industries of Employment% Employed
Other Industries42%
Forestry and Logging28%
Mining (except O/G)16%
Fishing14%
What are the workers like?
AgeManagers in Natural Resources Production and FishingCompared to: Occupations in Management
% Employed% Employed
15-24x4%
25-34x13%
35-4419%26%
45-5433%33%
55-6429%18%
65+14%5%
Median Age5347
GenderManagers in Natural Resources Production and FishingCompared to: Occupations in Management
% Employed% Employed
Female5%39%
Male95%61%
EducationManagers in Natural Resources Production and FishingCompared to: Management
% EmployedMedian Annual Income% EmployedMedian Annual Income
Less than high school21.4%$98,0308.0%$30,033
High school23.8%$47,99222.5%$37,496
Trades certificate7.1%$51,6738.2%$41,701
College certificate or diploma14.3%$47,34219.5%$45,432
University certificate or diploma4.8%N/A5.8%$59,985
Bachelor's degree21.4%$68,91424.0%$66,107
University advanced certificate or diplomaxN/A2.8%$74,902
Master's degreexN/A8.3%$81,234
DoctoratexN/A0.7%$83,359
Medicine, dentistry, veterinary, optometryxN/A0.2%$79,443
Total100%100%
Wage Disclaimer

Hourly earnings data are from the Labour Force Survey by Statistics Canada. Data are not available for all occupations. Hourly earnings are calculated based on usual hours worked per week. This is how an annual salary, for instance, gets converted to an hourly rate. The data include full and part-time workers along with new and experienced workers. Self-employed workers are excluded.

Annual employment income data reported in the Work Prospects section, are from the 2011 National Household Survey by Statistics Canada. Much of the data (around 70%) came directly from tax records. The data relates to the year 2010 and includes total wages and salaries and net income from self-employment.

Sources

Employment Requirements & Contacts

Regulations:
No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile
Useful contacts:
Canadian Institute of Management - Maritimes
PO Box 463
Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0
Tel: (902) 670-0746 
Info@MaritimeCIM.com
Canadian Institute of Forestry - Nova Scotia
c/o The Canadian Ecology Centre P.O Box 99, 6905 Hwy. 17 West
MATTAWA, ON P0H 1V0
Tel: (705) 744-1715
Fax: (705) 744-1716
admin@cif-ifg.org
Nova Scotia Fisheries Sector Council
38B John St, Suite 1
Yarmouth, NS B5A 3H2
Tel: (902) 742-6167
Fax: (902) 742-8391
info@nsfsc.ca
Forestry Safety Society of Nova Scotia
PO Box 696
Truro, NS B2N 5E5
Tel: (902) 895-1107
Fax: (902) 895-4270
fssns@fss.ns.ca

Training Paths & Education

Program Name:Ecology, evolution, systematics and population biology - Other
Education Level:This program is typically offered at the college or university level.
Program Description:
This instructional program class comprises any program not listed above that relates to Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology.
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Cape Breton University
PO Box 5300 1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6L2
(888) 959-9995
registrar@cbu.ca
Program Name:Engineering - General
Education Level:This program is typically offered at the university level.
Program Description:
This instructional program class comprises any program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to solve a wide variety of practical problems in industry, social organization, public works, and commerce.
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Acadia University
15 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6
(902) 542-2201
agi@acadiau.ca
Dalhousie University
Office of the Registrar
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
(902) 494-2450
admissions@dal.ca
St. Francis Xavier University
PO Box 5000
Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5
(902) 867-2219
admit@stfx.ca
Saint Mary's University
923 Robie Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3C3
(902) 420-5400
admission.status@smu.ca
Cape Breton University
PO Box 5300 1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6L2
(888) 959-9995
registrar@cbu.ca
Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture
PO Box 550
Truro, NS B2N 5E3
(902) 893-6600
enrolment.services@dal.ca
Program Name:Geology/earth science - General
Education Level:This program is typically offered at the college or university level.
Program Description:
This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on the scientific study of the earth; the forces acting upon it; and the behaviour of the solids, liquids and gases comprising it. These programs include courses in historical geology, geomorphology, and sedimentology, the chemistry of rocks and soils, stratigraphy, mineralogy, petrology, geostatistics, volcanology, glaciology, geophysical principles, and applications to research and industrial problems.
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Acadia University
15 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6
(902) 542-2201
agi@acadiau.ca
Dalhousie University
Office of the Registrar
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
(902) 494-2450
admissions@dal.ca
University of King's College
6350 Coburg Road
Halifax, NS B3H 2A1
(902) 422-1271
admissions@ukings.ca
St. Francis Xavier University
PO Box 5000
Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5
(902) 867-2219
admit@stfx.ca
Saint Mary's University
923 Robie Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3C3
(902) 420-5400
admission.status@smu.ca
Cape Breton University
PO Box 5300 1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6L2
(888) 959-9995
registrar@cbu.ca
Program Name:Mining and mineral engineering
Education Level:This program is typically offered at the university level.
Program Description:
This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of mineral extraction, processing and refining systems, including open pit and shaft mines, prospecting and site analysis equipment and instruments, environmental and safety systems, mine equipment and facilities, mineral processing and refining methods and systems, and logistics and communications systems.
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Dalhousie University
Office of the Registrar
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
(902) 494-2450
admissions@dal.ca
Cape Breton University
PO Box 5300 1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6L2
(888) 959-9995
registrar@cbu.ca
Program Name:Petroleum engineering
Education Level:This program is typically offered at the university level.
Program Description:
This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems for locating, extracting, processing and refining crude petroleum and natural gas, including prospecting instruments and equipment, mining and drilling systems, processing and refining systems and facilities, storage facilities, transportation systems, and related environmental and safety systems.
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Dalhousie University
Office of the Registrar
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
(902) 494-2450
admissions@dal.ca
Cape Breton University
PO Box 5300 1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6L2
(888) 959-9995
registrar@cbu.ca
Additional resources:

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