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Survey interviewers contact individuals to gather information for market research, public opinion polls or election and census enumeration. Statistical clerks code and compile interview and other data into reports, lists, directories and other documents. Workers in this unit group are employed by market research and polling firms, government departments and agencies, utility companies and other establishments. This unit group also includes clerks who observe and record information on traffic flow.
census enumerator, coding clerk – statistics, election enumerator, interview clerk, poll clerk, public opinion interviewer, statistical clerk, survey interviewer, telephone survey clerk.
- Contact individuals by telephone or in person and explain the purpose of the interview
- Ask questions following the outlines of questionnaires and surveys
- Record responses on paper or enter responses directly into a computer database through computer-assisted interviewing systems.
- Check information gathered for completeness and accuracy
- Code information according to established coding manuals and enter data onto computers
- Conduct routine statistical analysis of data
- Compile interview and other data into reports and lists.
Outlook & Prospects for Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks in North Shore 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.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|North Shore Region||2011-06-07|
Currently the chances of qualified Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. Statistics Canada will be hiring a large temporary work force across Canada for the 2011 Census. Approximately, 145 enumerators and crew leaders in the Eastern Shore (Antigonish to Guysborough) and 181 in Northern Nova Scotia (Cumberland, Pictou and Colchester Counties). Employment runs from March/April to July/August 2011 for most positions. During elections and census, opportunities can increase quickly, for short periods of time. Work in this occupation is often part-time, term or contract.
Doppelganger Canso Inc. located in Guysborough County closed its doors in October 2009, leaving close to fifty telephone survey interviewers out of work in the Town of Canso.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The province of Nova Scotia will provide a loan to Pollycello, an Amherst-based packaging manufacturer, to help maintain the 300 jobs at the plant
- Moir’s Costumes & Events will open on Provost Street in New Glasgow this month
- Giant Tiger will open its New Glasgow store in the fall of 2013 at the former Zellers location
- Scotsburn Co-operative Services will close the Farm Services retail store in Scotsburn in June 2013
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Construction is expected to begin in the spring or early summer of 2013 on a new recreational and competitive rowing centre on Lochaber Lake
- Marinus Verhagen Enterprises Ltd. will begin building an asbestos disposal facility in McLellans Brook this spring and open it later in 2013
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- The Nova Scotia government will loan more than $20M to the pulp mill in Abercrombie Point in part to build a chipping facility. This will create 20 permanent jobs. The mill employs 250 people directly.
- The union representing skilled trades and other workers and StFX University have settled on a three-year collective agreement that will include raises
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