Local Employment Requirements
Business development officers in New Brunswick are usually required to have a university degree with specialization in relevant fields such as; community development, business administration, etc. An Ec.D (Professional Certified Economic
Developer) designation is considered an asset but not mandatory as it can also be offered once a candidate is hired.
A combination of postsecondary education, experience and training may also be considered, however preference is usually given to candidates who have a degree.
Experience in various fields such as program promotion, working in business/project development, and analyzing financial and statistical information may be required.
Marketing researchers and consultants usually require either a university degree in a social science discipline or business administration. For some employers, a college business degree is also acceptable.
A Marketing Research Professional (MRP) certificate is also available through the national Marketing Research Intelligence Association, though not mandatory for candidates wishing to work in New Brunswick. The MRP designation can also have an influence on wages an employee will be paid.
Additional information for foreign trained workers may be found at the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials: http://www.cicic.ca.
Local Skills Requirements
Business Development Officers:
According to a major employer of business development officers in New Brunswick, they indicate that excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are necessary. They must also be able to communicate very well both orally and in writing. The capacity to interact perceptively and delicately with clients is very important in the business counselling aspect of the work. Organizational skills as well as working with others are also very important skills to have. As business counsellors, problem solving is another important element needed in order to successfully fulfill tasks.
Marketing researchers and consultants need to have the following skills; good oral and written communication capacities, thinking skills, numeracy as well as problem solving skills.
Knowledge of how to conduct surveys and analyze data, as well as conduct comparative research on marketing for products is helpful.
A solid understanding of research methods and design are also requirements for this occupation.
For additional information about essential skills, please visit: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceskills/essential_skills/general/home.shtml.
There are often specific abilities, aptitudes and knowledge that are prerequisites to obtain employment in an occupation.
Most employers who advertise are looking for workers who have the following experience and skills:
Conduct surveys and analyze data on the buying habits and preferences of wholesale and retail consumers. Conduct comparative research on marketing strategies for industrial and commercial products.
Use computer applications.
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Training in English:
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
UNB Saint John
100 Tucker Park Road
P.O. Box 5050
Saint John, NB E2L 4L5
Fax : (506)648-5691
Mount Allison University
62 York Street
Sackville, NB E4L 1E2
St. Thomas University
51 Dineen Drive
Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3
Training in French:
Université de Moncton
18 Antonine-Maillet Avenue
Moncton, NB E1A 3E9
Toll Free: 1-800-363-8336
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