Government Economic Analysis, Policy Development and Program Administration Managers

(NOC 0412)

in All Management

Managers in this group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate economic policy, research and programs in areas of government activity like taxation, international trade, labour markets, transportation or agriculture. They also plan and direct policies and programs to promote industrial and commercial business development in urban and rural areas. They work for all levels of government.

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 -245 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 3210 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • 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. 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 Economic Analysis, Policy Development, and Program Administration most commonly work full-time hours.

The median employment income for 80% of Managers in Economic Analysis, Policy Development, and Program Administration who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $97,703. 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

$37.50

Minimum

$51.10

Median

$67.18

Maximum

Annual Pay

$25,251

Minimum

$91,657

Median

$124,177

Maximum

Compared to: All Management

Hourly Pay

$16.70

Minimum

$45.17

Median

$58.17

Maximum

Annual Pay

$10,632

Minimum

$55,002

Median

$124,014

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Managers in this group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate economic policy, research and programs in areas of government activity like taxation, international trade, labour markets, transportation or agriculture. They also plan and direct policies and programs to promote industrial and commercial business development in urban and rural areas. They work for all levels of government.

Job duties

Managers in this group:

  • Manage the development of economic policy research projects and economic programs.
  • Participate in the development of departmental policies by providing advice to senior government managers.
  • Organize departmental unit and establish procedures to meet objectives set by senior management.
  • Direct economists and other professional staff who conduct economic research, prepare reports or administer programs.
  • Direct economic development officers or other staff administering programs to promote industrial and commercial business investment in urban or rural areas.
  • Manage budgets for projects, support services, equipment or supplies.
  • Organize and lead committees evaluating departmental or agency projects or programs.
  • Interview, hire and oversee training and professional development.

Sample job titles

  • border services manager
  • business development director
  • customs manager
  • economic analysis chief
  • economic policy analysis director
  • energy market analysis director
  • farm products marketing director
  • forest resources analysis chief
  • international policy trade manager
  • revenue programs manager
  • tax policy research manager
  • tourism development manager
  • trade development director

Skills

You need excellent organizational, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. You should be capable of analytical and logical thought. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are important.

Job requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in economics, business administration, commerce or public administration.
  • A master's degree in economics or a related field may be required.
  • Several years of experience as an economist, economic development officer or socio-economic researcher.

Other considerations

Movement to senior management positions is possible with experience.

By the numbers

Quick look

250

employed in 2016

96.0%

employed full-time

0.0%

self employed

46.0%
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54%
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49.4

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?

66.0%

Halifax

16.0%

North Shore

8.0%

Cape Breton

6.0%

Southern

4.0%

Annapolis Valley

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

91.5%

Public administration

4.3%

Educational services

4.3%

Professional, scientific and technical services

What is the age of Employment?

35.0%

35-44

33.0%

55-64

24.0%

45-54

8.0%

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

34.0%

Bachelor

$98,666 median annual income
24.0%

College Diploma

$57,430 median annual income
24.0%

Master

$98,955 median annual income
6.0%

Diploma Above Bachelor

N/A
6.0%

Doctorate

N/A

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%

Apprenticeship

$44,396 median annual income

Education & training

Business Administration and Management

College, Trades, or University Program

These programs prepare students to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. They 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

Lower Sackville, NS

Academy of Learning Career College - Halifax

Halifax, NS

Acadia University

Wolfville, NS

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Mount Saint Vincent University

Halifax, NS

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, 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

Nova Scotia Community College - Annapolis Valley Campus

Middleton, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Cumberland Campus

Springhill, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Burridge Campus

Yarmouth, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Kingstec Campus

Kentville, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Lunenburg Campus

Bridgewater, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Pictou Campus & School of Fisheries

Stellarton, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Strait Area Campus & Nautical Institute

Port Hawkesbury, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Marconi Campus

Sydney, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Truro Campus

Truro, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Ivany Campus

Dartmouth, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Online Learning

Various, NS

Business/Commerce

College, Trades, or University Program

These programs focus 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. They prepare students to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

University of King's College

Halifax, NS

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Economics

College or University Program

These programs focus on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. They include courses in economic theory, microeconomics and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

Institutions providing this program

Acadia University

Wolfville, NS

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

University of King's College

Halifax, NS

Mount Saint Vincent University

Halifax, NS

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, NS

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Cape Breton University

Sydney, NS

Humanities/Humanistic Studies

College or University Program

These programs focus on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

Institutions providing this program

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, NS

Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies

College or University Program

These programs focus on the dynamic social relations between and among majority and minority groups and different minority groups, and ways to promote mutual tolerance, inter-group cooperation, and the leadership and management of diverse groups and diversity issues in family, educational, recreational, and work settings. They include courses in ethnic and cultural studies, group psychology, sociology, anthropology, conflict resolution, human services and resources, and applications to various functional environments.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

International Business

College or University Program

These programs prepare students to manage international businesses and/or business operations. They include courses in the principles and processes of export sales, trade controls, foreign operations and related problems, monetary issues, international business policy, and applications to doing business in specific countries and markets.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

University of King's College

Halifax, NS

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, NS

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Truro Campus

Truro, NS

Public Administration

College, Trades, or University Program

These programs prepare students to serve as managers in the executive arm of government and focus on the systematic study of executive organization and management. They include courses in the roles, development, and principles of public administration, the management of public policy, executive-legislative relations, public budgetary processes and financial management, administrative law, public personnel management, professional ethics, and research methods.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Cape Breton University

Sydney, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Canadian Institute of Management - Maritimes
Various, NS
Institute of Public Administration of Canada
Toronto, ON
Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia
Halifax, NS

Additional resources

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