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Outlook & Prospects for Other Small Engine and Equipment Mechanics in Newfoundland and Labrador
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Local Employment Potential Information
|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.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jan 19 - Jan 23, 2015
- WestJet Encore has announced new direct flights between Deer Lake and Halifax, and Gander and Halifax as part of its expansion into Atlantic Canada. An increase in flights between Gander and Toronto, and between St. John's and Halifax are also planned.
- A new antibiotic adherence program is being launched and led by pharmacists in NL to ensure the effective and appropriate use of antibiotics. The program will begin on January 26, 2015.
- Sony recently announced that it will be closing all of its Canadian stores, while clothing retailers Mexx and Smart Set will also be closing. Part of the reason for the closures is that these stores cannot compete with price cuts at big box stores.
- The government of Canada and the government of NL announced combined funding of $50,000 to the Egg Farmers of NL to conduct an industry study that will explore potential growth opportunities and enhance their competiveness in the marketplace
- The government of NL, through the Research & Development Corporation, announced $350,000 in funding for two research and development projects that will help personnel survive helicopter ditching or abandonment in water
- Bell Alliant has issued lay-off notices to approximately 20 corporate, non-unionized workers in NL. The layoffs are attributed to the integration of Bell Aliant with Bell Canada.
- Sears Canada is offering job opportunities for displaced Target employees at both the retail and head-office level. Sears is holding special events and career fairs for the former Target employees.
- Marine Atlantic has decreased its fuel surcharge by 6% due to a decrease in oil prices. However, the base rate will increase due to the rising costs of materials, supplies and labour.
- According to the NL Crown Attorney's Association, prosecutors in NL have the lowest starting salary in Canada. The association has major challenges attracting prosecutors due to the non-competitive wages, heavy workloads and travel requirements.
- Suncor Energy has made significant budget cuts for 2015 and has cut 1,000 contract jobs due to lower crude oil prices. Some projects will be deferred, including the White Rose Extension. However, the company will move forward with the Hebron project.
- The tourism industry in NL showed positive growth for 2014. The number of non-resident automobile and air visitors to the province was 395,522 for the year ending in September 2014, which is an increase of 2.9% over 2013.
- According to the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, real GDP growth is forecast to decline in NL this year by 0.8%, due to a drop in both oil and mining output. However, major project investment is expected to mark a record year.
- According to the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association (NLCSA), the construction industry in NL generates a big demand for occupational health and safety initiatives. The NLCSA has issued more than 80,000 training certificates since 1996.
- According to Statistics Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador's population is expected to decline over the next 25 years. The province is expected to have the largest population aged 65 and over by 2038.
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