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Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Prince Edward Island||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Retail and wholesale trade managers (NOC 0621) in Prince Edward Island.
This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:
- Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
- A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
- Employee turnover in this occupation is high, which could generate additional employment opportunities.
In addition, due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities will vary depending on the time of the year.
Here are some key facts about Retail and wholesale trade managers in the Prince Edward Island region:
- Approximately 1,550 people work in this occupation.
- Retail and wholesale trade managers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 60%
- Food and beverage stores (NAICS 445): 19%
- 84% of Retail and wholesale trade managers work all year, while 16% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 30 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
- 56% of Retail and wholesale trade managers are self-employed compared to an average of 13% for all occupations.
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 7% compared to 14% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 67% compared to 64% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 25% compared to 22% for all occupations
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 61% compared to 51% for all occupations
- Women: 39% compared to 49% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- No high school diploma: 10% compared to 14% for all occupations
- High school diploma or equivalent: 41% compared to 27% for all occupations
- Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 14% compared to 11% for all occupations
- College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 21% compared to 28% for all occupations
- Bachelor's degree: 11% compared to 14% for all occupations
- University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 7% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Mar 06 - Mar 10, 2017
- The Home Depot will hire almost 190 full-time, part-time and seasonal positions across the Maritimes beginning in the spring, with 17 to be hired in Charlottetown. Candidates can attend in-store job fairs in March or view jobs at www.homedepot.ca/jobs.
- The Great Canadian Dollar Store will open a new store in Charlottetown on February 25, 2017 in the Spring Park Plaza. The location has hired about 15 people and is still hiring. The franchise is planning to open three or four more stores in PEI.
- Sunrise Records, an Ontario-based music retail chain, is planning to move into 70 retail spaces being vacated by HMV Canada. Stores will begin opening across the country in the spring and Sunrise's expansion will create 700 jobs.
- The Murphy Hospitality Group bought a former restaurant in Oyster Bed Bridge. Once renovated, the property will be used as an event centre, a place for weddings and corporate retreats. The plan is to hire six to 10 staff and be open by June 1, 2017.
- Prince Edward Island's retail sales increased by 6.6% in 2016 compared to 2015 levels, surpassing the national retail growth rate of 3.7%. The Island had $2.2B in total retail sales during the year.
- HGS Canada will host a job fair on February 16, 2017 and plan to hire staff to begin in the next few weeks at its Charlottetown contact centre. The company is looking to hire 170 people. Entry-level positions get paid an annual salary of about $27,500.
- Murphy's Pharmacies is opening a new pharmacy, food market and health centre in the former location of the Queen Street Co-op in Charlottetown. The store is planning to open on February 16, 2017 and medical staff will begin moving in by March 2017.
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