Managers in natural resources production and fishing (NOC 0811)

High opportunity occupation

About this job

Managers in natural resources production and fishing are responsible for planning, organizing and directing operations.

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People in this occupational group work in:

  • forestry and logging
  • mining and quarrying
  • oil and gas drilling
  • production and servicing operations
  • commercial fishing
Common job titles
  • director, mining operations
  • manager, mining operations / quarry
  • manager, oil and gas fields production
  • shore captain - fishing


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.

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.