Welcome To NS Auto Sector Council - Applying For The Labour Market Analyst / Project Lead Position

 About Automotive Sector Council (ASC)

ASC is working on a Labour Market Information (LMI) project in collaboration with the Association of Industry Sector Councils (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. ASChas identified the need to hire a Labour Market Analyst/Project Lead, a newly created position that will spearhead a critical new research project.

Job Summary

This role reports to the Executive Director and is instrumental to designing and conducting labour market research projects to produce Labour Market Information (LMI) for a Nova Scotia “State of the Labour Force” dashboard.  Leading and collaborating with industry sector Analysts from AISC’s 14 member organizations, the Labour Market Analyst/Project Lead (“Analyst”) will determine which common data points are to be collected, their collection methodology, and how they will be assembled into a visual dashboard to be viewed by stakeholders.

You will work in a highly collaborative and energetic environment and will carry out the day-to-day project leadership and research functions with direction from the Executive Director and project consultant. You will be required to perform at a high level of competency and independence. The key responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to those listed below.

Project management; statistical design, collection and analysis; and the ability to work with a collective of broad stakeholders are of prime importance. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Translate information requests into project plans and research methodologies.
  • Contribute to the creation of a concise, digestible dashboard for use by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and other stakeholders to make labour force decisions, plan business growth and design policy
  • Determine, through consensus with other members of a Peer Working Team (PWT) what data is relevant.  With the PWT, determine how data is to be collected and analyzed. Develop a repeatable research methodology. 
  • Design, issue, collect and analyze surveys. Trains and supervises an LMI Administrator on survey collection and dashboard data population.
  • Update sector data on the dashboard as per established reporting deadlines.
  • Examine the data to assess the health of Nova Scotia’s labour market.
  • Maintain and monitor project plans, project schedules and project documentation.
    • Report on Project progress and identify barriers to success to ED
    • Work with AISC staff and contracted consultant(s) to move the project toward completion
  • Support the Executive Director as assigned on the LMI and other research projects

 Qualifications and Experience


The ideal candidate will have demonstrated previous experience in project management, statistical research, and economic research projects, including a familiarity with workforce development.

  • Minimum three years previous experience in economic research project work.
  • Minimum one year of previous experience in a project leadership role
  • Rich experience in statistical collection and analysis
  • Experience collaborating on a diverse committee of peers.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills.

Understanding of Nova Scotia’s employment ecosystem and labour force issues, considered an asset.


Completion of a bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, business administration or public administration.

Certified economic developer (Ec.D) designation and/or PMP certification considered an asset.

Computer Applications:

  • MS Office suite: Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word. Project Management software. Remote collaboration tools such as videoconferencing and document sharing i.e., Google Workspace, Zoom

Essential Attributes:

  • Highly analytical; attention to statistical detail
  • Works independently and in teams to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Demonstrates personal leadership through expertise, positive attitude, consensus building and collaboration
  • Highly inquisitive with a strong research orientation; solution-driven
  • High initiative, self-reliance, diligence and perseverance
  • Tolerance for ambiguity
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Takes pride in work and ensures the highest quality on every initiative
  • A business orientation and solution-driven
  • Share values of honesty, integrity, work ethic, results, diligence

 Workplace Considerations

  • Job Type: Contract
  • Contract length: 9 months
  • Expected start date: ASAP
  • Location:  remote
  • Hours:  Full-time, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Salary:  $60,000/annum
  • COVID-19 precaution(s):  Remote interview process. Remote work when public health regulations require it.  Otherwise, social distancing guidelines in place at physical meetings, masking, sanitizing; and cleaning procedures in place. 

Application Consideration

All interested candidates must apply no later than July 12, 2021 with cover letter and resume as one document.  Late applications will not receive consideration.

We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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