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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)||2015-05-29|
No employment outlook has been assigned to Railway and Motor Transport Labourers (NOC 7622) in Prince Edward Island due to low levels of employment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2016
- With funding from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the provincial government, Community Inclusion Ltd has developed an expansion plan to increase their service of baked goods at Maple House Centre in O'Leary
- Work is underway in Summerside on the construction of the new Inspired Learning Centre, which will replace the current library. The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency has contributed $800K to the project, with a completion expected by the fall of 2016.
- Amalgamated Dairies Limited distribution centre in Summerside is expanding to provide room for growth, transferring shipments, and a staging area. The project is scheduled to be completed by April 2016.
- According to the PEI potato board, exports of the potato crop to the United States are down by 4% this season, while international exports of spuds from PEI have increased. The lack of growth is being attributed to a poor growing season for farmers.
- Butcher & Butcher: Fine Island Meat, a new gourmet butcher shop, recently opened in Charlottetown. The new shop will source locally grown meat options produced by Island farmers.
- Icejam, a Charlottetown-based mobile games company, has received $3M in funding from Build Ventures. The company plans to double their staff over the next six months and launch their first game in 2016.
- The PEI government has introduced a one-year pilot program that allows registered apprentices in any province to enrol in one block of in-school training through the PEI Apprenticeship Section, without having an employer as was previously required
- W.P. Griffin Inc. officially opened its expanded potato packing plant in Elmsdale, PEI, which was completed in early December 2015, but is now fully operational. The operation averages 35 staff year-round, growing to around 50 during peak periods.
- PEI currently has 75 vacant nursing positions including a mix of full-time, part-time and temporary work for registered nurses, nurse practitioners and licensed practical nurses. Acute care and emergency room positions are particularly difficult to staff.
- The Hinduja Global Solutions call centre in Montague is closing on March 4, resulting in 65 layoffs
- About 40 of the 61 new positions allotted to the headquarters of Veterans Affairs Canada in Charlottetown have been filled, many of whom are responsible for disability benefit claims
- Amalgamated Dairies Limited (ADL) and Gay Lea Foods recently announced the launch of the Co-operative Dairy Alliance to strengthen co-operation between the two dairy co-operatives with a goal of expanding the market for Canadian dairy products
- Innovation PEI is seeking funding applications with an aim of helping local businesses and researchers pursue the pilot stage of their projects through to full commercial development. Visit www.innovationpei.com for more information.
- In 2015, there were 60 new business registrations in Summerside. These include the ongoing construction of a Petro Canada on Granville Street that will include four restaurants, bringing with it 40 new jobs. Additionally, the Prince Alex Resort is under development and could employ over 200 people once completed. Closure of several businesses in 2015 includes Wiebel Aerospace, Sears and the Holman Homestead.
- Charlottetown call centre Conversational plans to hire 100 new full-time staff in the next six months. The Virginia-based company, which currently employs 17 people at the Charlottetown facility, is seeking new employees to work weekday shifts.
- In P.E.I., despite a late spring, most crops showed good yield and quality. Farm cash receipts for the first three quarters of 2015 were estimated at $357.3M, up by 1.5 percent over the previous year. Livestock receipts were up by 4.8 percent, soybean receipts were down by 7.7 percent while receipts from wheat were up by 19.8 percent. Potato receipts showed a slight decline.
- A vacant seafood plant, Mariner Seafoods in Brudenell, P.E.I, has been purchased by Chinese and American affiliates. The new owners are preparing for a spring 2016 opening for the fishery, with plans to hire as many as 200 workers.
- Since opening in Charlottetown in 2014, the payments processing company, Carta Worldwide, has hired over 12 staff members. The company expects to hire an additional 30 or more employees by the end of 2016 in response to a growing clientele.
- The P.E.I government has approved a loan of $540,000 to Trout River Industries in Coleman, P.E.I, from Island Investment Development Incorporated. The company manufactures specialized trailers for hauling large loads and employs about 75 people year-round.
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