Managers in Retail Trade

Retail trade managers plan, organize, direct and control the operations of stores and other businesses that sell merchandise or services to individual people, companies or other groups, such as government. Retail trade managers might be employees of the stores or other businesses where they work, or they might own part or all of their own store or business.


  • High school diploma.
  • University degree or college diploma.

Future Prospects:

These occupations will have sustained increases in employment over the next few years, peaking in 2017. Subsequently, employment growth will level out, but the new employment opportunities will continue into the future.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 44.4% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 62.7% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 22.1% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 15.2% live in other communities. About 81.5% are employed in the Retail Trade industry and 9.4% in the Wholesale Trade sector.