Managers in natural resources production and fishing (NOC 0811)

About this job

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Managers in natural resources production and fishing:

  • plan, organize and direct the operations of establishments in forestry and logging, mining and quarrying, oil and gas drilling, production and servicing operations, and commercial fishing
Common job titles
  • director, mining operations
  • manager, mining operations / quarry
  • manager, oil and gas fields production
  • shore captain - fishing
  • director, mining operations
  • manager, mining operations / quarry
  • manager, oil and gas fields production
  • shore captain - fishing

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$76,437

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage data

Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2016 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))

Provincial hourly rate

  • High
  • Median
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Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage Report

Duties

Managers in natural resources production and fishing:

  • oversee and evaluate operations in forestry, logging, mining, quarrying, or oil and gas operations or in services to logging, mining and oil and gas industries, or in commercial fishing
  • recommend operational changes to senior management when necessary to ensure that production goals and procedures are met
  • prepare production reports for review by senior management
  • communicate with other managers to set production goals, to plan extraction sites and to develop policies for the removal of raw materials
  • evaluate efficiency of production sites to determine ability of employees, equipment and technologies used, and make changes to work schedule or equipment when necessary
  • ensure safety regulations are followed
  • hire employees and oversee training needs of staff
  • direct activities such as the construction of access roads or temporary living quarters

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office.

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

Forestry managers:
  • usually require a bachelor's degree in forestry science or forest engineering
Mining and quarrying managers:
  • usually require a bachelor's degree in mining engineering or earth sciences
Oil and gas managers:
  • usually require a bachelor's degree in geology, earth sciences or petroleum engineering.

For all occupations in this group, several years of experience in a supervisory position in the particular industry are usually required and may substitute for formal education requirements.

As of July 1, 2017 when the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) came into force, you will not need significant additional training, experience, testing or assessment if your qualifications or certificates are recognized by a Canadian regulatory authority. This applies whether you were trained in Canada or internationally. Learn about labour mobility at www.workersmobility.ca. For information about labour mobility and foreign qualifications recognition, contact the B.C. regulator for your occupation.

Skills

  • Motor Coordination
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Clerical Ability
  • Directive
  • Spatial Perception
  • Verbal & Written Comprehension
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Education programs in B.C.

The following program areas are related to this occupation:
  • Wood Products/Wood Processing Related

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Select a region to view regional outlook
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
Employment in 2016:
380
Average annual employment growth:
-1.0%
Expected number of job openings:
90
Kootenay
Employment in 2016:
170
Average annual employment growth:
0.6%
Expected number of job openings:
90
Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
870
Average annual employment growth:
0.7%
Expected number of job openings:
410
North Coast & Nechako
Employment in 2016:
50
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Northeast
Employment in 2016:
260
Average annual employment growth:
2.8%
Expected number of job openings:
190
Thompson-Okanagan
Employment in 2016:
420
Average annual employment growth:
1.8%
Expected number of job openings:
260
Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
530
Average annual employment growth:
0.1%
Expected number of job openings:
230

N/A - Data not available

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Promotion to senior management positions in the respective industries is possible with experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.