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Communications managers take on the challenging role of shaping and communicating a company’s messaging to internal and external recipients. 

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about communications manager jobs

Effective, targeted, and strategic communication is a key success factor for organizations. A company’s ability to communicate with their employees, stakeholders, business partners, and customers can have a big impact on the bottom line.

Working collaboratively with a variety of internal departments and key decision makers, you will draft communications, presentations, and scripts. You will need to be a strong public speaker and top quality communicator. If you have the communications experience and skills to fill this role, contact Randstad Canada today!

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what communications manager jobs entail

Communications managers work in the communications or marketing department. You will spend your day balancing meetings, interacting with the media,  and collaborating with senior managers. Expect travel and frequent travel. Depending on the company structure, you could report to a VP of communications or other company executive. Working outside of traditional office hours is common, especially when tight deadlines need to be met, new campaigns are launched, orwhen your company is generating media attention.

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average communications manager salaries in canada

The average annual salary of a communications manager in Canada is slightly more than $63,000. At the low end of the salary range, you can expect to make $42,000 per year. At the top end of the salary range, you can make up to $90,000 or more. Performance bonuses and other incentives may also be included in your compensation package. Experience with web content management, strategic planning and corporate communications can help increase earning potential.

salaries across canada

  • toronto communications manager salary

    $64,600 to $110,000

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  • vancouver communications manager salary

    $65,000 to $109,700

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  • montreal communications manager salary

    $60,700 to 104,100

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  • calgary communications manager salary

    $66,100 to $111,600

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your day to day tasks

Expect to spend your time alternating between internal and external communications matters. Some of the responsibilities include:

  • keeping employees and stakeholders informed about company news
  • preparing presentations, emails, and memos
  • creating print materials and advertising
  • managing marketing and PR staff
  • acting as a company spokesperson
  • arranging interviews and news stories 
  • assisting with branding and awareness
  • supporting marketing initiatives
  • creating press kits and promotional materials
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where you can work

Communications manager roles are most commonly found in health care, education, government agencies, and nonprofits and with large businesses or corporations. Roles are also available with marketing and advertising agencies. In terms of location, communications managers frequently find opportunities in larger cities such as Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver. 

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what you bring to the table

Communications managers need to be well versed in marketing, business, technology, and communications. Here are some of the main skills hiring companies are looking for in candidates:

  • corporate communications
  • public relations and media relations
  • advertising and marketing
  • strategic planning
  • research skills
  • leadership skills, the ability to manage people
  • oral, written, and digital communications skills
  • social media management
  • web content management
  • strong copywriting skills

training and certifications

Communications managers and professionals are required to have a bachelor’s degree in communication, public relations, marketing or other related areas of study. Most communications manager positions require either a post-secondary degree specializing in corporate or strategic communications, or a proven track record of success in the industry. Being a member of communications professional associations and having certifications in marketing or communications is an asset.

where your career is headed

With experience working in communications, public relations, and marketing, communications managers can work in a variety of roles. It’s common for communications managers to move into marketing management roles, public relations roles and eventually move up to director roles in marketing and communications. With a number of years of experience and a track record of success, communications managers could also move into a consulting role or open a communications and publicity agency.

Do you work in communications? Looking to take a step up into a communications manager role? Are you currently a communications manager and are seeking new career opportunities? We can help! Randstad Canada can help you find great jobs with leading companies.

latest communications manager jobs available

  • Marketing Manager Richmond Hill

    2019-05-24 Richmond Hill, Ontario Permanent

    Our client, located in Richmond Hill Ontario is looking for a Marketing Manager to join them on a permanent basis. Working for a manufacturing of communications systems, this Marketing Manager will be responsible for all branding and marketing in Canada. The manager will support current channel ...

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  • Client Manager Toronto

    2019-05-21 Toronto, Ontario Temporary $ 50,000 - $ 55,000 per year

    Are you a confident, customer focused team player from a client support background (banking, financial services or insurance) looking to assist entrepreneurs over the business? Our client a not-for-profit organization in the investment industry that offers financing, mentorship and support to ...

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