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all about marketing manager jobs

As a marketing manager, you plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the team that reports to you. You influence their creativity and productivity in positive ways. Depending on the size of the organization, you’re responsible for implementing marketing initiatives and campaigns, and assessing outcomes for a particular line or lines of business within the organization. Marketing managers function in commercial, industrial, wholesale and e-business industries as well as in advertising and public relations companies and government departments.

marketing manager jobs in canada

what marketing manager jobs entail

Most marketing managers work standard full-time office hours. Some work on-site while others work virtually, depending on the company. You may occasionally work outside of traditional office hours to support marketing initiatives and promotional events. Some travel may be required for industry events, meetings, and other marketing objectives. In most cases, you will report to the director of marketing or another marketing executive.

marketing manager salaries in canada

average marketing manager salaries in canada

The average salary for a marketing manager in Canada is approximately $60,000. Marketing professionals new to management often start at just over $40,000 annually. With experience, you can make up to $90,000 or more. How much you make can also be dependent on the type of company for which you work, the industry, and the specific details of your role.

salaries across canada

  • toronto marketing manager salary

    $82,200 to $140,100

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  • vancouver marketing manager salary

    $81,100 to $137,000

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  • montreal marketing manager salary

    $77,100 to $132,200

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  • calgary marketing manager salary

    $84,400 to $142,500

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marketing manager jobs in canada

your day to day tasks

Marketing managers spearhead the strategic marketing direction for the companies for which they work. Depending on the current focus, project, or campaign, a typical day can look very different. In the course of your workday, you might:

  • plan, direct and evaluate marketing activities 
  • initiate market research studies
  • assist in product development
  • direct and evaluate marketing strategies
  • execute social media and SEO planning
  • work with vendors to support marketing initiatives
  • oversee the company’s marketing budget
  • plan and implement campaigns
  • monitor, report on and adjust marketing campaigns
  • set the agenda and lead other marketing professionals 
marketing manager jobs in canada

where you can work

All companies need people to guide their marketing efforts. Marketing managers work for all types of companies, however, there is more opportunity to work for companies in retail, insurance, banking, business, and other competitive industries. Marketing managers can work in large corporations, in small businesses or for marketing agencies. It is becoming increasingly common for marketing managers to work as consultants or freelancers. With technology playing a dominant role in marketing, location is becoming less important as more roles are digital, and work can be completed remotely and online.

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what you bring to the table

Marketing managers need to bring a diverse skill set to the table. With marketing always changing, continuing to add new skills is an important part of being successful and relevant in the marketing industry. Skills you need to succeed as a marketing manager include:

  • organization and time management
  • interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills
  • critical thinking and decision-making
  • proven analytical skills
  • background in marketing
  • the ability to lead and delegate
  • ability to identify trends and capitalize on them
  • ability to adapt quickly to new technology
  • strong understanding of the relationship between marketing, sales, business, and technology.

training and certifications

Marketing managers usually require a university degree or college certificate in marketing, business administration or communications with a minor in sales, and substantial experience in sales, marketing coordination, product manager or similar relevant occupations. Additional marketing-specific certification and training (Google AdWords, etc.) will provide you with an edge over other candidates. Expect additional and ongoing marketing training from hiring companies.

where your career is headed

Depending on the success of your chosen industry in relation to the economy, your employment prospects are good. Advancement comes with experience in successful implementation of marketing objectives and could include senior or C-Suite roles like marketing director or VP of marketing.

In some sectors, public relations, communications, and marketing services are being grouped together under a marketing banner. Marketing managers with strengths in these areas will find their employability increases.

latest marketing manager jobs available

  • Marketing Manager Toronto

    2019-05-24 Toronto, Ontario Temporary

    The top telecommunications company in Canada is looking for talented individuals to join their Consumer Insights and Data team where you will have a chance to innovate, grow and deliver meaningful impact for our customers and business. This organization has the mandate to enable and leverage data ...

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  • 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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