Jobs in Nova Scotia

How is the job market in the Guysborough county? This is a question I often hear. People who are considering to move to Forest Hill will need some kind of income, unless they are retired. Although the job market is not great, there are still many opportunities to make an income. In this article we’ll share a list with the most sought-after experts and also talk about alternative income possibilities. 

While the rate of unemployment in Canada is currently at 16%, it can increase in certain areas of Nova Scotia up to 30% during the Winter. Who needs a job in order to live in the Forest Hill Retreat should either have a very rare and sought-after profession or – even better – build his own company and create jobs for himself and a local person. 

Recently I had a very interesting communication with an immigration officer from Halifax, and she informed that there will soon new job opportunities be created near Forest Hill. If you depend on a job, please let us know. 

If you would like to live in Forest Hill permanently, you will need a permanent resident visa. The Canadian Embassy in your country will give you all the information in regards of which visa is right for you.

The main prerequisite to receive a permanent resident visa is an adequate financial supply for the applicants. You have to prove that you will financially be taken care of in Canada or that you can support yourself. In other words, you either need…

  • a pension
  • benefits
  • royalties
  • a job in a Canadian company
  • a rental income
  • an adequate fortune that will last until the end of your life
  • build or have your own company that supports at least you and your family (preferably also some local employee)
  • a sufficient income from a freelance or network marketing business
  • another provable form of income or self-sufficiency
Here is a list of the 50 most sought-after specialists in Canada
 
Overall

Rank

Job Growth

in # of

employees

(2006-

2012)

Change

In

Salary

(2006-

2012)

Projected

Job

Openings

for every

person

looking in

2020

Median

Annual

Salary

(2012)

1 Oil & gas drilling supervisor 44% 39% 2.3 $74,880
2 Head nurse & health-care manager 58% 24% 1.23 $74,880
3 Petroleum engineer 75% 17% 1.02 $93,517
4 Electrical & telecommunications contractor 87% 28% 1.09 $72,800
5 School principal & administrator 9% 25% 1.23 $90,002
6 Lawyer 33% 14% 1.19 $79,997
7 Real estate & financial manager 47% 15% 1.07 $79,872
8 Senior government manager 4% 23% 1.15 $95,992
9 Chemical engineer 46% 20% 0.82 $78,000
10 Aerospace engineer 49% 11% 1.02 $75,005
11 Audiologist & speech-language pathologist 29% 21% 0.93 $77,813
12 Natural & applied science researcher 73% 25% 0.8 $73,590
13 Construction manager 39% 21% 0.94 $72,800
14 Police officer 25% 21% 1.05 $72,800
15 Financial administrator 13% 22% 0.92 $79,997
16 Registered nurse 10% 24% 1.23 $72,072
17 Sales & marketing manager –4% 20% 1.15 $75,005
18 Dental hygienist 30% 12% 1.2 $69,992
19 Civil engineer 38% 13% 0.82 $76,960
20 Industrial technician 13% 28% 1.02 $74,381
21 Metal-forming contractor & supervisor 41% 32% 1.09 $65,874
22 Transportation manager 31% 17% 0.94 $72,800
23 Pipefitting contractor & supervisor 46% 19% 1.09 $66,560
24 Utilities manager 3% 17% 0.91 $100,006
25 Software engineer 34% 8% 0.77 $79,997
26 Occupational therapist 34% 21% 0.93 $72,738
27 Pharmacist 12% 21% 0.71 $95,680
28 Computer engineer 19% 14% 1.02 $75,005
29 Psychologist –9% 25% 1.04 $77,709
30 School and guidance counsellor 29% 32% 1.04 $69,326
31 Electrician 100% 22% 0.91 $69,493
32 Economic analyst (government) –15% 16% 0.96 $100,277
33 Geologist, geochemist & geophysicist 9% 34% 0.7 $89,440
34 Petroleum, gas & chemical process operator 5% 28% 1.16 $69,992
35 Health & occupation inspector 37% 15% 1.09 $66,560
36 Human-resources manager 9% 14% 0.92 $79,997
37 Mechanical engineer 33% 17% 0.82 $72,800
38 University professor 22% 19% 0.54 $81,994
39 Pilot 0% 25% 1.56 $69,846
40 Engineering manager –20% 9% 1.06 $87,131
41 Secondary school teacher 3% 24% 1.04 $74,152
42 Railway & transportation supervisor 34% 38% 1.32 $60,320
43 Mining supervisor 18% 23% 2.3 $64,480
44 College instructor 21% 12% 1.45 $66,560
45 Urban planner 26% 16% 0.91 $72,530
46 Banking & credit manager 10% 13% 1.07 $72,530
47 Health-policy researcher 124% 19% 0.8 $67,205
48 Construction inspector 42% 13% 0.91 $62,400
49 Power system operator –6% 11% 0.78 $70,720
50 Probation & parole officer 11% 13% 0.96 $71,094

In the age of the internet there are literally millions of opportunities to make a decent income working from home and from anywhere in the word. Here are just a few examples.

  • Homework 
  • UpWork.com
  • Fiverr.com
  • Freelancing
  • Coaching
  • Writing your own books or writing as a ghostwriter
  • build your own internet business
  • create and sell online courses
  • sell things through Amazon & eBay
  • journalism
  • Fotography (where could you do this better than in Forest Hill) 
  • Consulting
  • MeetUp
  • conducting Teleseminars/Webinars
  • Public Speaking
  • sell courses on Udemy.com 
  • etc., etc., etc. 

On top of these possibilities we will also need some helping hands, be it for building the retreat, for the farm to provide the other residents with healthy, organic food, for our coaching/speaking business or our internet business. Therefore we will be looking for a custodian, gardener/farmer, handymen, an internet specialist, one or two body guards during seminars and talks, and some other helping hands for our seminars. Creative people with the willingness to work will always have enough money to live with. If you have a special skill or talent we could use, or if you have an idea for something we could realize in Forest Hill or in the county, we would love to hear about and to brainstorm some solutions together with you. 

After three years of living in Canada as a resident uninterrupted you are eligible to apply for citizenship.  During that time it’s very important that you can prove that you’re able to provide for yourself. 

A single person needs in Nova Scotia between $1,500 and $2,000 per month and a family – depending on the size – will need between $2,500 and $3,000 a month for a decent lifestyle. This is what you need to cover all the main costs…you’ll have everything you need but no luxury included. Of course, if you have to pay off a mortgage that amount will have to be added. The only “luxury” you will definitely need in Forest Hill is a vehicle. Of course, not every family will need an own car. There are several future tenants who are interested in care sharing. 

We hope that this information is helpful and we are looking forward to your feedback, questions, inputs and critics. Please post them in the comment field beneath this article.

Please make sure to reserve your lot soonest possible. For any questions regarding your reservation please contact us at info@lifeinforesthill.com. 

See you in Forest Hill!

 

2 thoughts

  1. Thanks very much for this . It gives me a few new ideas too.
    I have been very occupied with my upcoming concert/recording event which happens
    on Sunday 19th March – to play/record/put on youtube some more of my music, so
    will have more time to give to this fairly soon,
    best wishes, Sylvan.

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