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Outlook & Prospects for Shoe Repairers and Shoemakers 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.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||(Undetermined)||2014-06-25|
Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in Newfoundland and Labrador with few and infrequent job opportunities.
According to the Labour Force Survey, less than 500 people worked in this occupation in 2013 in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jan 12 - Jan 16, 2015
- 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.
- The provincial government will launch an Operating Grant Program for eligible licensed child care centres to offset some of the costs of providing child care
- Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro plans to spend about $77M on approximately 100 construction, maintenance, and repair projects in 2015
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