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Outlook & Prospects for Railway and Motor Transport Labourers in Prince Edward Island
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|
|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 Mar 16 - Mar 20, 2015
- Seafood exporting capabilities are expanding in P.E.I. with the Charlottetown Airport Authority recently forming a partnership with the P.E.I. Seafood Processors' Association to support export growth and to ensure quality seafood is being shipped
- Physical Education has become mandatory for high school students in P.E.I. The Education Department recently announced that students will need a grade 10 physical education credit to graduate.
- The province of P.E.I. and in particular its business community experienced a historic milestone in 2014 by exporting more than $1B worth of goods internationally. The value of exports increased by 22% from 2013 to 2014.
- The government of P.E.I., through the Island Community Fund, contributed $36,150 in funding towards the total cost of $48,205 to upgrade the Grand Tracadie community centre
- The government of Canada and the government of P.E.I. announced combined funding of $940,000 to PEI Mussel King to install new processing equipment which will increase efficiencies and meet the growing market demand for their product
- A new craft brewery is set to open on Allen Street in Charlottetown in May or June 2015. Upstreet Craft Brewing plans to sell its products at its new location and make them available for purchase at Liquor stores and bars.
- Repeats, a used clothing store in Charlottetown, plans to reopen in a few weeks. The store was destroyed by fire last year.
- Approximately 100 P.E.I. companies will attend the Seafood Expo North America show in Boston on March 14-15. The show will provide an opportunity for companies to promote their products, build relationships, and develop new and expanded markets.
- Eastern College has announced it is closing its Charlottetown location on August 28 of this year. The closure will affect 10 staff. Students have been assured they can receive graduate services from the Moncton campus.
- The Government of Canada, through ACOA's Business Development Program, is providing $346,810 and the Province of PEI will contribute $99,500 over three years to establish the Canadian Centre of Public Safety Excellence at Holland College's Atlantic Police Academy
- The Government of Canada, through ACOA, and the Province of PEI announced combined funding of $445,500 for the Town of North Rustico to promote the area as an Acadian tourist destination.
- Skills PEI hosted a job fair on March 4 in Charlottetown and Summerside with local employers who were looking to fill 300 available jobs
- Skills PEI is hosting a Kings County Seafood Processors Job Fair on March 13 at the Riverhouse Inn in Montague, where three local seafood processors will be recruiting for 225 positions for the upcoming processing season
- The government of Canada announced $158,257 in funding, through ACOA¿s Business Development Program, to the P.E.I. Business Women's Association to support business women and their entrepreneurial goals while creating jobs in the area
- The government of P.E.I. announced $25,000 in funding to the Bedford MacDonald House to provide shelter for men who are experiencing short-term homelessness
- Island Abbey Foods has launched a new line of all natural honey-based multivitamins and supplements for adults and children
- The Tourism Industry Association of P.E.I. (TIAPEI) held its 11th. Annual Tourism Job Fair in Charlottetown on the 22 February. The job fair provided an opportunity for job seekers to meet with potential employers and apply for tourism-related jobs.
- Enrolment at the University of Prince Edward Island declined by 3.9% in the 2013-14 academic year, after years of resisting the trend of declining enrolments across the Maritime region
- According to the Conference Board of Canada, P.E.I. ranked first in Atlantic Canada's GDP growth at 2.6% in 2015. This growth is attributed to lower gas prices and a drop in the Canadian dollar.
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