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Other Small Engine and Equipment Mechanics  (NOC 7335)
Newfoundland and Labrador
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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

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Table on the employment potential for Other Small Engine and Equipment Mechanics in Newfoundland and Labrador as well as in the rest of the Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Newfoundland and Labrador Fair   (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 News

Week of Dec 01 - Dec 05, 2014 Week of Nov 24 - Nov 28, 2014 Week of Nov 17 - Nov 21, 2014
  • 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.
Week of Nov 10 - Nov 14, 2014
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