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Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting)

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NOC:0131,0132
Occupation:Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting)
Category:Management

About the job

Nature of work:

These senior and middle managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the various activities and operations of a business within the communication sector. They may develop policies and procedures, control budgets, ensure compliance with governmental regulations, and recruit and train personnel. Telecommunication carriers managers are employed by wired, wireless, satellite and other telecommunications carriers. Postal and courier services managers are employed by Canada Post Corporation and by courier companies.

Job duties:
Telecommunication carriers managers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a telecommunications establishment, department or facility.
  • Consult with senior managers to establish policies concerned with the development, operation and maintenance of telecommunications services.
  • Direct and control telecommunications traffic volume and flow within assigned areas, through subordinate supervisors and technical staff.
  • Analyze and evaluate telecommunications installation, operation and maintenance services and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with telecommunications regulations and directives of government regulatory agencies.
  • Liaise with representatives of related or connecting companies to resolve joint telecommunications problems and ensure efficient telecommunications system operations.
  • Recruit personnel and oversee their training.
Postal and courier services managers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities and operations of postal facilities and courier service companies, or of operational divisions within Canada Post and courier service companies.
  • Coordinate the duties of supervisors and other staff.
  • Manage the accurate and expedient movement of mail and parcels through postal and parcel sorting facilities.
  • Review effectiveness of assigned operations and implement changes to postal and courier operations.
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates and administer the expenditures of postal and courier facilities.
  • Interview, hire and provide training for staff.
Sample job titles:
  • communications manager
  • courier service manager
  • delivery service manager
  • district manager
  • messenger service manager
  • network operations manager
  • operations manager
  • plant manager - postal and courier services
  • post office manager
  • regional manager
  • technical services manager
  • telecommunications manager
Skills:

To work in these jobs, you need strong leadership qualities and an ability to motivate others. You need excellent organizational, problem-solving, planning, and decision-making skills. You must have confidence and initiative, and you need excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Job requirements:
  • A university degree or college diploma in a related field is usually required.
Other considerations:

Progression to senior management positions is possible with experience.

Several years of operational and supervisory experience within a related organization is usually required.

Labour Market Information

Work Prospects:Undetermined

This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting) most commonly work full-time hours.

The median employment income for 83% of Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting) who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $79,129. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

OccupationEstimated employment in 2018Estimated change in employment between 2017 and 2019Estimated openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019Estimated rate of unemployment in 2018 Estimated hourly earnings in 2015 (learn more)Estimated annual earnings in 2015
Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting)365xxx
Minimum: $21.63
Median: $38.46
Maximum: $57.69
Minimum: $26,871
Median: $77,294
Maximum: $110,930
Occupations in Management44,250Decline2,775Low
Minimum: $15.77
Median: $34.97
Maximum: $57.69
Minimum: $10,632
Median: $55,002
Maximum: $124,014
Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting)Compared to: Occupations in Management
Percent employed full-time97%93%
Percent self-employed7%19%
Where will I likely work?
Area of EmploymentManagers in Communication (Except Broadcasting)Compared to: All NS Occupations
% EmployedMedian Annual Income% EmployedMedian Annual Income
Southern6%x12%$30,581
Northern8%x16%$33,660
Cape Breton11%x13%$32,974
Halifax65%$65,06147%$41,209
Annapolis Valley8%x13%$32,958
What are the workers like?
AgeManagers in Communication (Except Broadcasting)Compared to: All Management
% Employed% Employed
15-24N/A2%
25-345%13%
35-4437%24%
45-5429%32%
55-6424%23%
65+5%6%
Median Age4849
GenderManagers in Communication (Except Broadcasting)Compared to: Occupations in Management
% Employed% Employed
Female39%41%
Male61%59%
EducationManagers in Communication (Except Broadcasting)Compared to: All Management
% EmployedMedian Annual Income% EmployedMedian Annual Income
Less than high school5.2%$19,9346.2%$30,033
High school24.7%$42,03523.5%$37,496
Trades certificate6.5%x7.0%$41,701
College certificate or diploma29.9%$41,91120.6%$45,432
University certificate or diploma3.9%x3.0%$59,985
Bachelor's degree27.3%$58,28027.7%$66,107
University advanced certificate or diploma2.6%x1.9%$74,902
Master's degreeN/Ax9.2%$81,234
Doctorate2.6%x0.8%$83,359
Medicine, dentistry, veterinary, optometryN/Ax0.1%$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.

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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

Training Paths & Education

Program Name:Business administration and management - General
Education Level:This program may be offered at the college, trades, or university level.
Program Description:
This instructional program class comprises any program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. These programs include courses in management theory, human resources management and behaviour, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.
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Maritime Business College - Dartmouth
45 Ochterloney Street, Suite 100
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2N6
(902) 463-6700
admissions@maritimebusinesscollege.ca
Eastern College - Halifax
6940 Mumford Road, Suite 111
Halifax, NS B3L 0B7
(902) 423-3933
Success College
800 Sackville Drive
Lower Sackville, NS B4E 1R8
(902) 865-8283
Academy of Learning - Halifax
6960 Mumford Road, Suite 155-1st Floor Mumford Professional Centre
Halifax, NS B3L 4P1
(902) 455-3395
careers@aolhrm.com
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
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS B3M 2J6
(902) 457-6117
admissions@msvu.ca
Universite Sainte-Anne
Siège Social: 1695, Route 1
Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0
(902) 769-2114
Blanche.Theriault@usainteanne.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
Nova Scotia Community College - Cumberland Campus
PO Box 550, 1 Main Street
Springhill, NS B0M 1X0
(902) 597-3737
cumberland.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Burridge Campus
372 Pleasant Street
Yarmouth, NS B5A 2L2
(902) 742-3501
burridge.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Kingstec Campus
236 Belcher Street
Kentville, NS B4N 0A6
(902) 678-7341
kingstec.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Lunenburg Campus
75 High Street
Bridgewater, NS B4V 1V8
(902) 543-4608
lunenburg.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Pictou Campus & School of Fisheries
PO Box 820, 39 Acadia Avenue
Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0
(902) 752-2002
pictou.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Strait Area Campus & Nautical Institute
226 Reeves Street
Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2A2
(902) 625-2380
strait.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Marconi Campus
PO Box 1042, 1240 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6J7
(902) 563-2450
marconi.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Truro Campus
36 Arthur Street
Truro, NS B2N 1X5
(902) 893-5385
truro.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Waterfront Campus & Aviation Institute
80 Mawiomi Place
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 0A5
(902) 491-1100
waterfront.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Online Learning
Unit 37, 115 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, NS B3S 1B3
(877) 491-6774
online.learning@nscc.ca
Program Name:Business/commerce - General
Education Level:This program may be offered at the college, trades, or university level.
Program Description:
This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and non-profit public and private institutions and agencies. The program prepares individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.
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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
Universite Sainte-Anne
Siège Social: 1695, Route 1
Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0
(902) 769-2114
Blanche.Theriault@usainteanne.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:Communication, 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 comprehensive study of communication, and that spans the study of mass communication/media studies, old and new media technologies, social and political applications, and speech communication and rhetoric. These programs include courses in interpersonal, group, organizational, and intercultural communication; theories of communication; critical thinking, argumentation, and persuasion; written communication; printed, electronic, and digital media; rhetorical tradition and criticism; media, society, and culture; consequences and effects of mass media; media social science and criticism; and quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry.
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Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS B3M 2J6
(902) 457-6117
admissions@msvu.ca
Cape Breton University
PO Box 5300 1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6L2
(888) 959-9995
registrar@cbu.ca
Program Name:Organizational leadership
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 leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. These programs include courses in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.
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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
Additional resources:

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