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Outlook & Prospects for Other Small Engine and Equipment Mechanics in Newfoundland and Labrador
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Newfoundland and Labrador.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-06-25|
For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be fair for Other Small Engine and Equipment Mechanics (NOC 7335) in Newfoundland and Labrador. Employment growth in this occupation is expected to be stronger than average. However, this growth will be partially offset by average proportions of workers retiring, as well as unemployed workers with experience in this occupation who may compete for available jobs.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in Newfoundland and Labrador was 44 years. Also, according to the Labour Force Survey, less than 500 people worked in this occupation in 2013.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Avalon Peninsula Region||(Undetermined)||2014-07-31|
|Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region||(Undetermined)||2014-07-31|
|South Coast--Burin Peninsula Region||(Undetermined)||2014-07-31|
|West Coast--Northern Peninsula--Labrador Region||(Undetermined)||2014-07-31|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- October 2014 | (PDF, 700 KB)
- September 2014 | (PDF, 717 KB)
- August 2014 | (PDF, 717 KB)
- July 2014 | (PDF, 770 KB)
- June 2014 | (PDF, 612 KB)
- May 2014 | (PDF, 614 KB)
- April 2014 | (PDF, 525 KB)
- March 2014 | (PDF, 620 KB)
- February 2014 | (PDF, 592 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 478 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 745 KB) new
- December 2013 | (PDF, 542 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 538 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 550 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 441 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 441 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 507 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 242 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 441 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 525 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 239 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 478 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 266 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Dec 01 - Dec 05, 2014
- The government of Canada and the NL government announced a total of $68M in combined funding over a five-year period to help individuals and families access affordable housing and renovate their existing homes
- Steele Hotels has expanded in the St. John's area with the latest development of a new, 4.5-star hotel located on the west end of George St. The new hotel, called JAG, has 88 rooms and opened for business on December 3.
- According to the Airport Authority, St. John's International Airport has recorded a 10% increase from 2013, with 700,000 passengers travelling from June to September. Demand for travel has increased over the past five years due to expanded service options.
- The Iron Ore Company of Canada in Labrador City has laid off 20 employees as part of a restructuring plan for its mining operations
- The government of NL announced $100,000 in funding to Quinlan Brothers Ltd. to install new refrigeration control systems at their plant in Bay de Verde
- Work on the gravity-based structure for the Hebron oil project that is underway in Bull Arm has been delayed until the summer of 2016, due to a delay in building the components in South Korea. Hebron's first oil is still expected to be produced by 2017.
- The government of NL will provide $39,000 to Papa John's Sportswear Centre Ltd. of Gander, in order to purchase and install a new screen-printing machine, which will help to enhance productivity and grow the business
- The government of NL has agreed to a $1.2M loan guarantee for Marble Mountain to help with the cost of replacing the ski lift which was destroyed by lightning last summer. The lift is expected to be back in service by mid-January 2015.
- Kiewit-Kvaerner Contractors has laid off 30 workers with the local Plumbers and Pipefitters Union at the Bull Arm site for construction of the Hebron gravity-based structure (GBS), due to completion of the GBS slip operation which took place in the fall.
- The fish plant in Change Islands has closed temporarily due to occupational health and safety issues. Approximately 24 people are affected by the closure.
- The NL government announced $99,000 in funding to support Allen's Fisheries Limited in Benoit's Cove to implement a new production layout and purchase new crab processing equipment
- Cooke Aquaculture's processing plant in Hermitage has reopened for the season as of November 16. Work is expected to continue for the foreseeable future and employee levels will increase to meet processing and plant demands.
- Stantec, a local St. John's company, was awarded a contract to lead a long-term scientific study of the Arctic marine ecosystem along the Beaufort Sea shelf from Barrow, Alaska to the Mackenzie River delta in Canadian waters. Six scientists from NL will be working on the project.
- Work has started on the Maritime Link project that will carry Muskrat Falls power from NL to Nova Scotia. The project is expected to create about 300 jobs annually during the construction phase, and is expected to peak at 600 jobs by 2016.
- An employment fair was held in St. John's, on November 26, to bring together inmates from Her Majesty's Penitentiary with community organizations, employers, and training facilities that provide employment or job readiness for offenders
- The NL government, IBM and the Government of Canada, led by Memorial University of Newfoundland announced $50M in funding over a five-year period to support the Translational and Personalized Medicine Initiative to enhance patient care and treatment options in NL
- The provincial government announced $678,000 in funding through the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation's Provincial Homelessness Fund to enable nine non-profit groups to improve services for those at risk of homelessness
- Terra Nova Shoes in Harbour Grace has closed. Kodiak Group Holdings, the company that purchased Terra Nova Shoes in 2005, is relocating operations to Cambridge, Ont. Eighty-six employees are affected.
- A panel session at the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers' Council annual conference discussed the availability of skilled labour in NL and the productivity of that labour. The conference centered on the topic of improving skills, training and education to meet the needs of employers.
- In NL, there has long been a shortage of licensed practical nurses and personal care workers. In response, training programs have been expanded, bursaries have been offered and nurses from outside of Canada have been recruited. However, a new 460-bed long-term care facility is not up to full capacity as a result of the shortage.
- Vale's $4.25 billion nickel processing plant was under construction for four years and employed 6,000 construction workers. Now, its initial production has started, and the plant is mainly processing nickel from Indonesia. Over time, the plant will move to process more concentrate from the Voisey's Bay mine in Labrador.
- The Fish, Food and Allied Worker Union supports the federal government's plan to rebuild cod stocks off the south coast of Newfoundland. The plan is designed to provide a balance between quota increases and long-term stability. The union has been working closely with the government to develop the plan.
- Provincial Aerospace (PAL) Group of Companies, including Provincial Airlines, has been sold to Exchange Income Corporation. The company will still operate from its St. John's headquarters. There will be no layoffs.
- The provincial government announced the opening of a new $2.6M protective community care residence for individuals with dementia in Bonavista. The new facility can accommodate 12 residents and will provide 24-hour supervision.
- The provincial government has issued a tender to begin the first phase of construction on a new K-6 school in Paradise. The new school will accommodate 700 students and will be located near Octagon Pond. The school is expected to open in September 2016.
- The new ferry that will service residents of Bell Island will be called the MV Legionnaire. The new vessel is expected to arrive in Newfoundland in February 2016.
- The provincial government announced $260,000 in funding to purchase a new fire truck for the communities of Lark Harbour and York Harbour. The cost of the truck will be shared by the provincial government and the two communities.
- The provincial and federal governments announced $300,000 in combined funding to Abbyshot Clothiers Limited to support the company in pursuing new international contracts
- The provincial government has awarded a $1M tender to Southern Construction to replace the Northeast Trepassey Bridge. The new bridge is expected to open in August 2015.
- The provincial government launched a new 10-year plan for a sustainable forest management strategy
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