Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Description | Titles | Duties | Related Occupations
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices
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||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
No employment outlook has been assigned to Other small engine and small equipment repairers (NOC 7335) in Newfoundland and Labrador due to low levels of employment.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Avalon Peninsula Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
|Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
|South Coast--Burin Peninsula Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
|West Coast--Northern Peninsula--Labrador Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
(To access archived Labour Market Bulletins not appearing on this webpage, please contact us).
- January 2017 | (PDF, 471 KB)
- December 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 498 KB)
- November 2016 | (PDF, 551 KB)
- October 2016 | (PDF, 551 KB)
- September 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 706 KB)
- August 2016 | (PDF, 477 KB)
- July 2016 | (PDF, 636 KB)
- June 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- May 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- April 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- March 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 468 KB)
- Annual Edition 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 500 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 571 KB)
- June 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 538 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 542 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Feb 13 - Feb 17, 2017
- Pennecon has laid off 145 employees from the Muskrat Falls project in Labrador. The layoffs followed a renegotiation with a main contractor, however the employer states the layoffs are due to extreme winter weather impacting the work.
- Two Gander pilots are opening a new brewery in the area called Scud Runner Brewing. Test batches have been done for the past 18 months and they are planning to be up and running by June.
- The Labrador West Home Hardware has closed it's doors due to poor economic conditions. The closure affects about ten workers.
- A new 12-episode reality series for the Discovery Channel will feature CRB Rebuild and Recreation in North West River, Labrador. An eight person TV crew will capture the shops everyday happenings. The show is expected to air in late 2017.
- The provincial and federal governments have announced $22M in joint funding for a new wastewater treatment plant for Gander. The new facility and 2.5km of new piping will ensure the town can meet the federal wastewater system effluent regulations.
- The provincial and federal governments have announced over $6.83M in joint funding for the expansion of the wastewater treatment facility in Grand Falls-Windsor. The investment will be for the addition of a secondary level of treatment at the facility.
- The provincial and federal governments have announced $500,000 for projects in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The projects include upgrades to Kinsmen Park, the Salvation Army facilities, enhancements to a shooting range and upgrades to the ski trail system.
Week of Feb 06 - Feb 10, 2017
- Statoil, a Norwegian oil company, has announced that they will be drilling two exploration wells in Newfoundland's offshore mid 2017. The announcement is considered good news for the industry, showing there is long-term potential for the resource.
- The federal government announced $58,821 in funding to improve accessibility for people with disabilities in the city of Corner Brook. The money will go towards accessible pedestrian signals, and sidewalk and traffic island improvements.
- A recent survey by Corporate Research Associates has shown that business confidence in the province remains low, but shows improvement. The report shows business confidence has increased 10.4 points over the last six months.
- Newly-released census data has shown that Newfoundland and Labrador's population has grown one percent since 2011. Over 200 towns in the province have fewer people, while the Avalon Peninsula and central Newfoundland showed the strongest growth.
Week of Jan 30 - Feb 03, 2017
- According to a CFIB report, small business confidence in the province was at an all-time low of 46% for January. When it comes to hiring, only 4% of businesses expect to add full-time staff in the next three months.
- The Labrador Aboriginal Training Partnership has launched a worker database. The directory will help connect employers with Aboriginal workers across Labrador. There are 1,200 workers already registered in the directory.
- BuildForce Canada, a construction-industry led organization has released its 2017-2026 forecast. The report indicates that construction employment in the province is in decline due to the winding down of major projects and falling oil and gas prices.
- The St. John's International Airport had 1.6M passengers fly through the airport in 2016, that's an increase of 4.3% from 2015. The airport authority says the increase was attributed to one of the busiest summers in airport history.
Week of Jan 23 - Jan 27, 2017
- Sobeys Inc. will cut 26 jobs in its Lawtons distribution centres in Dartmouth, N.S. and St. John's, NL and will partner with pharmaceutical distributor McKesson to provide the service instead. McKesson has centres in Moncton, N.B. and St. John's.
- The City of St. John's is going to use trenchless technology to replace aging infrastructure in the downtown core instead of digging up the entire street which could cause major disruptions to vehicle traffic and local businesses
- A study released by the Business Development Bank of Canada shows that Newfoundland Businesses are among the most optimistic in Canada. A full 83% of provincial businesses expect an increase in revenues in 2017.
- The Town of Clarenville and surrounding areas have received $456,000 in federal and provincial government funding for infrastructure projects. The projects include upgrades to recreational facilities.
- The provincial government announced the construction of a new long-term care home in Corner Brook. Construction will begin in the fall 2017. The new facility will have 120 long-term beds, 15 palliative care beds and 10 rehabilitative care beds.
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