Explore Careers - Job Market Report
This unit group includes health professionals who diagnose and treat the diseases and injuries of patients and who are not elsewhere classified. This includes doctors of podiatric medicine, chiropodists and podiatrists, naturopaths, orthoptists and osteopaths. They work in private practices, clinics and hospitals.
chiropodist, doctor of osteopathy, doctor of podiatric medicine (D.P.M.), foot specialist, naturopath, naturopathic doctor (ND), orthoptist, osteopath, osteopathic physician, podiatrist.
- Doctors of podiatric medicine are primary care practitioners who diagnose diseases, deformities and injuries of the human foot and communicate diagnoses to patients. They treat patients using braces, casts, shields, orthotic devices, physical therapy, or prescribed medications. Doctors of podiatric medicine may also perform surgery on the bones of the forefoot and the subcutaneous soft tissues of the foot.
- Chiropodists and diploma or first-degree trained podiatrists diagnose diseases, deformities and injuries of the human foot and treat patients using braces, casts, shields, orthotic devices, physical therapy and subcutaneous soft-tissue foot surgery.
- Naturopaths diagnose patients' diseases and disorders and employ natural methods of healing such as acupuncture and acupressure, spinal manipulation, reflexology, hydrotherapy, herbal medicines, biochemical therapy, clinical nutrition, homeopathy and counselling in their treatment.
- Orthoptists assist ophthalmologists in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders by performing specialized eye tests to measure and assess defective binocular vision or abnormal eye movement in patients and prescribing treatment such as eye exercises or patching regimens.
- Osteopaths or osteopathic physicians diagnose disorders and injuries of the musculo-skeletal, circulatory and nervous systems and treat patients with manipulative therapy, medications or surgery.
Outlook & Prospects for Other Professional Occupations in Health Diagnosing and Treating in Moncton--Richibucto Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within New Brunswick.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Edmundston--Woodstock Region||<Not assigned>||2011-05-25|
|Saint John--St. Stephen Region||N/A||N/A|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- October 2013 | (PDF, 606 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 439 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 435 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 571 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 266 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 233 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 266 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 233 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 234 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 280 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 630 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- The provincial government will put $3.6M towards apprenticeship training to help young workers develop skills and find jobs. According to the education minister, the programs may help combat an aging workforce and the drain of skilled workers to Alberta.
- A Best Western Plus hotel, located on the former Kent property in downtown Bathurst, will open in December
- GuestLogix, a Toronto-based firm that develops technology for on-board retailing services on airline and rail operations, will set up in Moncton in December. The company will employ 35 full-time workers, including software developers, quality assurance testers, and other IT personnel.
- Saint John will undertake a massive $230M project to overhaul its water system, which includes construction of a treatment plant and pipes. Work should start in 2015, with the system operational by 2018.
- RtTech Software, a Moncton company that designs computer software to help manufacturers reduce waste and run more efficiently, will expand and create six new jobs.
- Yellow Media, publisher of the yellow pages, will eliminate 25 jobs in Saint John in the next couple of months, as part of a national reduction. The company currently employs 79 workers in city, and the positions affected, in business processing support, have become mainly automated as the company moves more into the digital age.
- Galbraith Construction of Saint John has been awarded a $1.1M contract to build a sewage lift station and complete the final phase of the city¿s harbour cleanup project. The cleanup has been underway for close to five years, and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2014.
- TD Insurance will add 275 jobs to the customer service centre and claims department at its Saint John office, bringing the total workforce in the city to 730 employees. Of the 275 jobs, 121 are now posted on the TD website, and the rest will be filled gradually.
- Freshii, a new restaurant franchise specializing in quick healthy meals will open at the northwest corner of Botsford and Main streets in the former Terre Verde store location. Started in New York city in 2005, the restaurant chain is a fast growing company with a 100 locations in eight countries and plans for rapid expansion. It is not immediately known when the new restaurant will open or how many people will be employed there.
- Caisse populaire Sud-Est branches in Notre-Dame, St-Paul, Richibucto-Village and Pointe-Sapin in southeast New Brunswick closed on November 29, 2013. The closures are attributable to declines in automated teller and in-person teller use due to the adoption of new technologies such as home computers and mobile devices. Five jobs will be affected by the closures. Caisse populaire Sud-Est has 12 other branches within southeast New Brunswick which remain open.
- H¿tel Shediac, a 60-room hotel located at 222 Belliveau Street in Shediac is expected to open in December. The construction of the hotel was started in May 2012 and the owners had originally planned the opening for June 2013. The hotel's website is now accepting reservations starting on December 15. The hotel also includes a St. James Gate restaurant.
- Theriault & Hachey Peat Moss Limited of Baie-Sainte-Anne received a combined funding of $700,000 from the federal government's Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the provincial government's Miramichi Economic Development and Innovation Fund. The monies will be used to purchase new equipment enabling the company to modernize and expand production capabilities. Theriault & Hachey Peat Moss has operated in the region for 50 years and employs about 70 people.
- The ¿Commission du tourisme acadien du Canada atlantique¿, an acadian tourism industry commission, recently received $1M to develop a more focused approach to Acadian tourism promotion. The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) contributed $800,000 while the three Maritime provincial governments contributed most of the remaining $200,000. The commission works with tourism industry organizations and institutions operating in the Maritime provinces.
- CGI Group Inc., an information technology and business process services firm will over the next three years create up to 125 high-end jobs, shared between its two offices in Moncton and Fredericton. The jobs are being created with funding of $2M provided by provincial crown corporation Invest New Brunswick. The company will be hiring project managers, business analysts, developers and testers. Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. has 68,000 employees worldwide.
- The provincial government plans to invest $200M in renovations to Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton. A consultant is updating a 2007 report that outlines the upgrades needed at the hospital. The consulting work should be completed by February 2014. The 2007 report identifies upgrades needed to the intensive care unit, ambulatory procedure unit, sterile processing department, the surgical daycare, and the maternal newborn and gynaecology services unit.
- Employees of the Twin Rivers paper mills in Edmundston and Plaster Rock have rejected the latest contract offer from the company. The company was offering a 10 percent salary increase over five years. The company was also proposing to reduce social benefits and cut 45 jobs. The unionized employees have been without a contract since July 2012. No date has been set to return to the negotiating table.
- The New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture has released a report prepared by the private firm Aquila on the opportunities for development of the cruise ship market in Northern New Brunswick. The report suggests that the Port of Caraquet, because of the many cultural attractions of the Acadian Peninsula, has the most opportunity to see growth in the cruise ship market, while Miramichi and Dalhousie may have more challenges in the short term.
- The ExxonMobil call centre located in the old Loch Lomond Mall in Saint John will close by June 2014, thus eliminating 210 jobs from the city. The company operates two call centres in New Brunswick employing 1100 people, the other being in Moncton with 900 employees. With the closure of the Saint John call centre ExxonMobil plans to consolidate its operation to the Moncton location. Some of the displaced workers from Saint John may have opportunity to transfer to Moncton.
- The Algonquin Resort Hotel in St. Stephen should fully reopen around February 1, 2014, according to the general manager of the hotel. The new owners of the hotel, New Castle Hotels and Resorts, and Southwest Properties had closed the hotel in the fall of 2012 for a $25M renovation. It is estimated that employment at the hotel will reach 140 to 150, with more year-round jobs, and more summer students hired locally than in the past.
- Cabela's Incorporated, a retail store specializing in hunting and fishing merchandise as well as other outdoors products, has announced it plans to open a 50,000 square-foot retail outlet in Moncton in 2015. The store will be located near the Mapleton Parkway and Trans-Canada Highway and will employ 150 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees. Cabela's operates 50 stores across North America, of which four are located in Canada.
- The Atlantic Cancer Research Institute, located at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton, and Boston-based biotech company New England Peptide, have announced the launch of Excipio Technologies Inc. This new startup biotech company has been created to commercialize a synthetic peptide called Vn96, used in the diagnoses of diseases. The new company is expected to create 12 to 15 highly-skilled biotech jobs in the next three years.
- Atlantic Education International is recruiting 70 educators for one-year teaching contracts to work in partner schools in Asia and Brazil for the 2014-2015 school year. According to the company, teachers are given a chance to travel and teach New Brunswick curriculum. Applications can be made at aei-inc.ca. The company also actively recruits at university job fairs.
- KFC has closed the KFC restaurant on Coverdale Road in Riverview. Facing increasing competition from another restaurant franchise specializing in fried chicken, KFC is renovating most of its restaurants in Atlantic Canada but has decided not to continue operation of the Riverview location. Another KFC restaurant located in Quispamsis will also be closed.
- Oulton's Business College of Moncton and Crandall Unviersity of Moncton have signed an agreement that will benefit Oulton's business program students by providing them with credits toward Crandall University's bachelor's art degree in organizational management
- Starting in February 2014, Iron Mountain, a Boston-based data protection and storage company, will phase out its call centre operations in Saint John. The call centre, located at the Loch Lomond Mall, employs about 200 people and is expected to be fully shut down by December 2014. Saint John has many call centres including companies IBM, Sitel, Air Canada, TD, Unilever, Irving and Sykes Enterprises. About 4000 jobs are associated to the call centre industry in Saint John.
- The Economical Insurance office located at 1600 Main Street in Moncton has closed, eliminating 22 jobs. Some employees who reported to the Moncton office will be transitioning to home offices. The company is streamlining its operations across the company.
- AnyWare Group Inc. of Saint John has received funding in the amount of $226,440 from the National Research Council's Industrial Research Assistance Program. The company specializes in secure access mobile services. AnyWare will use the money to develop new scripting languages and features for its mobile and web applications. The federal government has refocused the National Research Council to emphasize technological innovation that will benefit business.
- The New Brunswick Department of Energy has discovered significant potash reserves in southern NB. The government is engaging industry to see if it is interested in exploring the deposits further. While the world potash market has been experiencing rapid growth, a decision to pull out of a marketing consortium by Rusian producer Uralkali, sent stock prices plumeting in July 2013. However, the NB government is still optimistic that new mining projects can be considered.
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