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Outlook & Prospects for Railway and Motor Transport Labourers in Prince Edward Island
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Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Prince Edward Island||(Undetermined)||2014-06-23|
Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in Prince Edward Island with few and infrequent job opportunities.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in Prince Edward Island was 27 years. Also, according to the Labour Force Survey, less than 200 people worked in this occupation in 2013.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Oct 20 - Oct 24, 2014
- The Government of Canada, through ACOA's Business Development Program, the provincial government of P.E.I., and Finance PEI (through a term loan) have contributed $269,500 in funding to help Glasgow Glen Farm open its new cheese-making facility.
- The Georgetown Port Inc. has received a combined investment of $316,845 in funding from the federal and provincial governments for three projects that will improve the Port to help them attract local businesses and expand capabilities.
- Province House will close in January 2015 to allow Parks Canada to start working on structural repairs needed to conserve the building. Conservation work is expected to take three to five years to complete. Regular legislature sittings will be held in the Coles Building.
- The Summerside Seafood Supreme plant in Summerside has completed $600,000 in upgrades which will provide the plant with an international food-safety certification standard. The plant is looking to hire 20 additional employees.
- Aspin Kemp & Associates was awarded an $80M contract with GE's Global Offshore and Marine division to provide switchboards, various frequency drives and other electrical components for drilling ships. The contract is expected to generate 50 jobs in PEI.
- The Government of Canada, through ACOA's Innovative Communities Fund, and the provincial government of PEI, announced $182,708 in combined funding to the PEI Shellfish Association Limited to support the island's shellfish industry.
- The provincial government announced approximately $5M in funding, over a five-year period, to P.E.I. BioAlliance to help accelerate business development in the bioscience industry. BioAlliance will match that contribution with funds from other private and public sources.
- The government of Canada and the government of PEI have contributed a total of $96,956 in funding to Tourism Summerside for marketing initiatives that will promote the City of Summerside as a four-season tourist destination
- The City of Charlottetown has approved plans for a new strip mall to be built on Peter's Road in Charlottetown. Construction has already begun. The facility can accommodate three retail establishments on the ground floor and office space on the second.
- The provincial government has purchased 96 acres of agricultural land in the Barclay Brook area through a partnership agreement and a $100,000 contribution from Cavendish Farms, that will help protect the rivers and fish habitat in the area
- Mary Brown's Famous Chicken & Taters plans to open a new take-out restaurant in Charlottetown in the next six weeks. The new restaurant will employ six to eight people.
- Bell Alliant and Unifor union, representing 1,050 workers in Nova Scotia, 675 in Newfoundland and Labrador, 875 in New Brunswick and 185 on P.E.I., have reached a tentative agreement. If ratified, the new agreement will take effect on January 1, 2015.
- The minimum wage in PEI will go up by 15 cents an hour to $10.35 an hour on October 1. This will be the second wage increase this year for PEI. On June 1, the minimum wage increased from $10 an hour to $10.20.
- Construction is expected to begin next fall to build a new, $2M spirituality centre that will replace the current Belcourt Centre in Rustico
- The Government of Canada, through ACOA, and the provincial government have contributed $75,000 in combined funding to Music PEI to assist in promoting artists' music to international markets
- The new Montague Business Development Centre has opened in PEI. The new centre will offer space for five start-up businesses. Funding contributions of $698,000 in grants and loans are being provided by the provincial government, ACOA, and Innovation PEI.
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