NOC 0412 – Government managers – economic analysis, policy development and program administration



Government managers in this unit group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate economic policy, research and programs in areas of government activity such as taxation, international trade, labour markets, transportation or agriculture. They also plan and direct policies and programs to promote industrial and commercial business development in urban and rural areas. They are employed in government departments and agencies.

Progression to senior management positions is possible with experience.

Main Duties

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the development of economic policy research projects and economic programs
  • Participate in the development of departmental policies by providing advice to senior government managers
  • Organize departmental unit and establish procedures to meet departmental objectives set by senior management
  • Direct and advise economists and other professional staff who conduct economic research, prepare reports or administer programs in areas of government activity such as taxation, international trade, labour, transportation or agriculture
  • Direct and advise economic development officers or other staff administering programs to promote industrial and commercial business investment in urban or rural areas
  • Plan, administer and control research and administration budgets for projects, support services, equipment or supplies
  • Organize and direct committees evaluating departmental or agency projects or programs
  • Interview, hire and oversee training and professional development.

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in economics, business administration, commerce or public administration is required.
  • A master’s degree in economics or a related field may be required.
  • Several years of experience as an economist, economic development officer or socio-economic researcher are required.

All Titles

  • agricultural policy director – government services
  • agricultural products market development director – government services
  • agricultural products market director
  • agricultural programs manager – government services
  • assistant director, economic policy analysis – government services
  • assistant director, international trade policy – government services
  • border services manager
  • business development director – government servicesdirector, business development
  • chief, economic analysis – government serviceschief, economic analysis
  • chief, economic policy analysis – government services
  • chief, forest resource analysis – government serviceschief, forest resource analysis
  • commercial analysis director – government services
  • community economic development director – government services
  • customs manager – government services
  • director, agricultural policy – government services
  • director, agricultural products market development – government services
  • director, business development – government services
  • director, commercial analysis – government services
  • director, community economic development – government services
  • director, economic and trade analysis – government services
  • director, economic development – government servicesdirector, economic development
  • director, economic policy analysis – government servicesdirector, economic policy analysis
  • director, energy policy – government services
  • director, excise tax programs – government servicesdirector, excise tax programs
  • director, farm products marketing – government servicesdirector, farm products marketing
  • director, fishery policy – government services
  • director, forestry policy – government services
  • director, industrial development – government services
  • director, industry, trade and technology – government services
  • director, microeconomic policy development – government services
  • director, natural resources policy – government services
  • director, parks administration
  • director, taxation programs
  • director, tourism development – government servicestourism development director
  • director, tourism promotion – government services
  • director, trade development – government services
  • director, trade liaison – government services
  • director, transportation policy – government services
  • economic analysis chief – government services
  • economic and political affairs assistant
  • economic and trade analysis director – government services
  • economic development co-ordinator
  • economic development director – government services
  • economic policy analysis assistant director – government services
  • economic policy analysis chief – government services
  • economic policy analysis director – government services
  • energy market analysis director – government servicesdirector market analysis director – government services, director, energy market analysis
  • energy policy director – government services
  • excise tax programs director – government services
  • export programs manager – government services
  • farm products marketing director – government services
  • fishery policy director – government services
  • fishery programs manager – government services
  • forest resource analysis chief – government services
  • forestry policy director – government services
  • forestry programs manager – government services
  • goods and services tax (GST) manager
  • grain market analysis chief
  • grain market analysis managermanager, grain market analysis
  • GST (goods and services tax) manager
  • industrial development director – government services
  • industry, trade and technology director – government services
  • international trade policy assistant director – government services
  • international trade policy manager – government servicesinternational trade policy manager
  • labour market analysis director – government services
  • manager, agricultural programs – government services
  • manager, export programs – government services
  • manager, fishery programs – government services
  • manager, forestry programs – government services
  • manager, goods and services tax
  • manager, grain market analysis – government services
  • manager, municipal taxation
  • manager, realty taxation
  • manager, regional economic services – government services
  • manager, regional taxation
  • manager, revenue programs – government servicesmanager, revenue programs
  • manager, tax policy research – government servicesmanager, tax policy research
  • manager, taxation
  • manager, tourism development – government services
  • manager, tourism research – government services
  • manager, transportation programs – government services
  • market development director
  • microeconomic policy development director – government services
  • municipal taxation manager
  • natural resources policy director – government services
  • park superintendent – government services
  • parks administration director
  • parks service director
  • realty taxation manager
  • regional economic services manager – government services
  • regional taxation manager
  • revenue programs chief
  • revenue programs manager – government services
  • tax office chief
  • tax policy chief
  • tax policy research manager – government services
  • taxation manager
  • taxation programs director
  • tourism development director – government services
  • tourism development manager – government services
  • tourism policy director
  • tourism promotion director – government services
  • tourism research manager – government services
  • trade development director
  • trade development director – government services
  • trade liaison director – government services
  • transportation policy director – government services
  • transportation programs manager – government services


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  • Program managers in government (See 416 Policy and program researchers, consultants and officers)
  • Senior government managers and officials (0012)



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