Natural Resources Production and Fishing Managers

(NOC 0811)

in All Management

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

Job Outlook

Undetermined

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  • Estimate change in employment not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate 0 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

Compared to: All Management

  • Estimate 2445 employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 5900 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. The number employed in this occupation is expected to remain largely the same over the next few years. 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 Natural Resources Production and Fishing most commonly work full-time hours. Furthermore, the jobs are typically permanent positions. With employment conditions being somewhat seasonal, periods of downtime or layoff throughout the year affect some workers.

Hourly Pay

$24.71

Minimum

$47.41

Median

$64.81

Maximum

Annual Pay

$6,646

Minimum

$82,782

Median

$226,723

Maximum

Compared to: All Management

Hourly Pay

$22.50

Minimum

$43.80

Median

$66.20

Maximum

Annual Pay

$10,632

Minimum

$55,002

Median

$124,014

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

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

Job duties

Managers in this group:

  • Oversee operations or services in forestry, logging, mining, quarrying, or oil and gas operations, or in commercial fishing.
  • Recommend operational changes to senior management when necessary to make sure that production quotas and procedures are met.
  • Prepare production reports for review by senior management.
  • Consult 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 and make changes to work schedule or equipment when necessary.
  • Make sure safety regulations are followed.
  • Hire staff and oversee training.
  • May direct secondary activities like 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

  • You should have good interpersonal skills as well as effective spoken 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 need a bachelor's degree in forestry science or forest engineering.
  • Mining and quarrying managers usually need a bachelor's degree in mining engineering or earth sciences.
  • Oil and gas managers usually need a bachelor's degree in geology, earth sciences or petroleum engineering.

Other considerations

  • Several years of experience in a supervisory role in the industry are usually necessary and may substitute for formal education requirements. Movement to senior management positions is possible with experience.

By the numbers

Quick look

325

employed in 2016

85.9%

employed full-time

25.0%

self employed

6.3%
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93.7%
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52.5

median age

Compared to: All Management

44,250

employed in 2016

91.2%

employed full-time

18.9%

self employed

40.5%
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59.5%
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48.7

median age

Where will I likely work?

29.7%

Halifax

$132,813 median annual income
26.6%

North Shore

$56,049 median annual income
20.3%

Cape Breton

$85,472 median annual income
17.2%

Southern

$73,101 median annual income
6.3%

Annapolis Valley

N/A

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

35.0%

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

31.7%

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

6.7%

Manufacturing

5.0%

Wholesale trade

5.0%

Public administration

What is the age of Employment?

40.0%

45-54

30.0%

55-64

14.0%

65+

13.0%

35-44

3.0%

25-34

Compared to: All Management

30.7%

45-54

23.1%

35-44

21.7%

55-64

14.0%

25-34

7.8%

65+

Top levels of education

25.0%

Bachelor

$105,439 median annual income
23.4%

College Diploma

$77,957 median annual income
15.6%

High school

$72,904 median annual income
12.5%

Less than high school

N/A
12.5%

Trade Certification

$113,554 median annual income

Compared to: All Management

27.2%

Bachelor

$71,875 median annual income
23.8%

High school

$42,294 median annual income
20.4%

College Diploma

$50,256 median annual income
9.1%

Master

$93,261 median annual income
7.2%

Trade Certification

$44,396 median annual income

Education & training

Engineering - General

University Program

These programs prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to solve a wide variety of practical problems in industry, social organization, public works, and commerce.

Institutions providing this program

Acadia University

Wolfville, NS

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, NS

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Cape Breton University

Sydney, NS

Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture

Truro, NS

Geology/Earth Science

College or University Program

These programs focus on the scientific study of the earth; the forces acting upon it; and the behaviour of the solids, liquids and gases comprising it. They 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.

Institutions providing this program

Acadia University

Wolfville, NS

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

University of King's College

Halifax, NS

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, NS

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Mining and Mineral Engineering

University Program

These programs prepare students 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.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Canadian Institute of Management - Maritimes
Various, NS
Canadian Institute of Forestry - Nova Scotia
Mattawa, ON
Nova Scotia Fisheries Sector Council
Yarmouth, NS
Forestry Safety Society of Nova Scotia
Truro, NS

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