Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting)

(NOC 0131, 0132)

in All Management

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 Outlook

Undetermined

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

Compared to: All Management

  • Estimate Decline employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate 2775 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2016

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)

Hourly Pay

$21.63

Minimum

$38.46

Median

$57.69

Maximum

Annual Pay

$26,871

Minimum

$77,294

Median

$110,930

Maximum

Compared to: All Management

Hourly Pay

$15.77

Minimum

$34.97

Median

$57.69

Maximum

Annual Pay

$10,632

Minimum

$55,002

Median

$124,014

Maximum

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.

By the numbers

Quick look

365

employed in 2016

97.4%

employed full-time

6.8%

self employed

38.6%
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61.4%
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48

median age

Compared to: All Management

44,250

employed in 2016

93.3%

employed full-time

18.6%

self employed

40.5%
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59.5%
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48.7

median age

Where will I likely work?

65.1%

Halifax

10.8%

Cape Breton

8.4%

Northern

8.4%

Annapolis Valley

6.0%

Southern

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

Northern

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

64.4%

Information, Culture & Recreation

32.9%

Transportation and Warehousing

2.7%

Computer System Design Services

What is the age of Employment?

36.6%

35-44

29.3%

45-54

24.4%

55-64

4.9%

65+

4.9%

25-34

Compared to: All Management

31.8%

45-54

23.8%

35-44

22.6%

55-64

13.2%

25-34

6.2%

65+

Top levels of education

29.9%

College certificate or diploma

$41,911 median annual income
27.3%

Bachelor's degree

$58,280 median annual income
24.7%

High school

$42,035 median annual income
6.5%

Trades certificate

N/A
5.2%

Less than high school

$19,934 median annual income

Compared to: All Management

27.7%

Bachelor's degree

$66,107 median annual income
23.5%

High school

$37,496 median annual income
20.6%

College certificate or diploma

$45,432 median annual income
9.2%

Master's degree

$81,234 median annual income
7.0%

Trades certificate

$41,701 median annual income

Education & training

Business administration and management - General

This program may be offered at the college, trades, or university level.

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.

Institutions providing this program

Maritime Business College - Dartmouth

45 Ochterloney Street, Suite 100

Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2N6

(902) 463-6700

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

Acadia University

15 University Avenue

Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

(902) 542-2201

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

Mount Saint Vincent University

166 Bedford Highway

Halifax, NS B3M 2J6

(902) 457-6117

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

St. Francis Xavier University

PO Box 5000

Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5

(902) 867-2219

Saint Mary's University

923 Robie Street

Halifax, NS B3H 3C3

(902) 420-5400

Cape Breton University

PO Box 5300 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1P 6L2

(888) 959-9995

Nova Scotia Community College - Cumberland Campus

PO Box 550, 1 Main Street

Springhill, NS B0M 1X0

(902) 597-3737

Nova Scotia Community College - Burridge Campus

372 Pleasant Street

Yarmouth, NS B5A 2L2

(902) 742-3501

Nova Scotia Community College - Kingstec Campus

236 Belcher Street

Kentville, NS B4N 0A6

(902) 678-7341

Nova Scotia Community College - Lunenburg Campus

75 High Street

Bridgewater, NS B4V 1V8

(902) 543-4608

Nova Scotia Community College - Pictou Campus & School of Fisheries

PO Box 820, 39 Acadia Avenue

Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0

(902) 752-2002

Nova Scotia Community College - Strait Area Campus & Nautical Institute

226 Reeves Street

Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2A2

(902) 625-2380

Nova Scotia Community College - Marconi Campus

PO Box 1042, 1240 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1P 6J7

(902) 563-2450

Nova Scotia Community College - Truro Campus

36 Arthur Street

Truro, NS B2N 1X5

(902) 893-5385

Nova Scotia Community College - Waterfront Campus & Aviation Institute

80 Mawiomi Place

Dartmouth, NS B2Y 0A5

(902) 491-1100

Nova Scotia Community College - Online Learning

Unit 37, 115 Chain Lake Drive

Halifax, NS B3S 1B3

(877) 491-6774

Business/commerce - General

This program may be offered at the college, trades, or university level.

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.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

University of King's College

6350 Coburg Road

Halifax, NS B3H 2A1

(902) 422-1271

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

Saint Mary's University

923 Robie Street

Halifax, NS B3H 3C3

(902) 420-5400

Cape Breton University

PO Box 5300 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1P 6L2

(888) 959-9995

Communication, general

This program is typically offered at the college or university level.

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.

Institutions providing this program

Mount Saint Vincent University

166 Bedford Highway

Halifax, NS B3M 2J6

(902) 457-6117

Cape Breton University

PO Box 5300 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1P 6L2

(888) 959-9995

Organizational leadership

This program is typically offered at the college or university level.

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.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

St. Francis Xavier University

PO Box 5000

Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5

(902) 867-2219

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Canadian Institute of Management - Maritimes
PO Box 463
Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0
Tel: (902) 670-0746 

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