Digital Nova Scotia is working on a Labour Market Information (LMI) project in collaboration with the Association of Industry Sector Council (AISC) and all its members, who together represent the interests of 32,000 small-and-medium-sized businesses and 370,000 workers and their families in Nova Scotia.

The Labour Market Analyst reports to Digital Nova Scotia’s leadership and will spearhead this new research project through the conduction of labour market research to produce Labour Market Information (LMI) for Nova Scotia’s “State of Labour Force” dashboard.

The Labour Market Analyst / Project Lead (“Analyst”) leads the intellectual development, primary and secondary research, analysis and reporting of labour market metrics, economic impact data, conditions and forecasts for their particular industry sector. The Project Lead actively participates in a Peer Working Team (PWT) with 13 other analysts representing their respective industry sector council (ISC) in Nova Scotia. The project is being executed in partnership with the Association of Industry Sector Councils (AISC), who will lead the PWT through the Chair of the Project Working Group (PWG), and a contracted consultant.

The Labour Market Analyst position includes working in a high energy, collaborative environment, providing day-to-day leadership and performing at a high level of both co-operation and competency, along with:

  • Contributing to the efficient design and execution of the Labour Market Information project, from initiation to completion, working collaboratively with all industry sectors, while representing the interests of their own sector.
  • Determining, through research and collaboration with the Peer Working Team, what data is relevant. Determining what secondary data is accurate and available, and what primary data is to be collected and analyzed.
  • Contributing to the creation of a dashboard with a concise, digestible format that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Nova Scotia can view and utilize to make labour force decisions and plan business stabilization and growth; and which the Province’s Department of Labour and Advanced
  • Education will use for labour market policy planning.
  • Driving the development of reports and sector profiles for investment retention and attraction, with a focus on labour market data and economic impact data and update their sector data as per reporting deadlines.
  • Determining what social changes, demographics, local/national/international events, government policies and economic conditions influence the supply and demand of the local labour market.
  • Maintaining and monitoring project plans, project schedules and project documentation for their specific ISC (i.e., Digital Nova Scotia), along with reporting on project progress and identifies barriers to success to Digital Nova Scotia’s leadership, and on occasion, the ISC’s Board of Directors.

As the ideal candidate, you have post-secondary education in commerce, economics, statistics, business, or public administration. You possess strong abilities to work collaboratively and have rich experience in statistical analysis and collection, complementary to two years of experience in a project leadership position and three years in economic research work. Both a certified economic developer (Ec.D) designation and/or a PMP certificate is considered an asset, as well as previous knowledge of Nova Scotia’s employment ecosystem and labour force issues. You consider yourself to be highly analytical, and someone who pays great attention to detail. You enjoy collaborating with others in a team environment and excel when placed in a role of leadership, but also have the ability to successfully work independently and deliver results. You take pride in your work, and approach tasks with business orientation and are driven by solutions. Along with possessing strong interpersonal skills, you also have a tolerance for ambiguity and share values of honesty, integrity, diligence, and results.

If you have a passion for economic trends and project management, please send your resume and cover letter to Rose MacAuley via rose@venor.ca.

About Digital Nova Scotia

Digital Nova Scotia (DNS) is the industry association for Nova Scotia’s $2.5 billion ICT and digital technologies sector.

Our programs, events, and opportunities enable us to connect our digital community and proudly promote its successes. Through skills development, capacity building, industry events, strong partnerships and the promotion of IT opportunities, we are supporting our sector as it continues to grow, evolve and thrive.

We are a membership-driven organization. Our members range from startups and SME’s to large multinational corporations, universities and colleges, government, and non-profits. We pride ourselves on connections. Connecting industry leaders through networking events and roundtable discussions, connecting industry with talent through our opportunities portal, and connecting with national organizations to increase the profile of our sector and province.