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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 May 04 - May 08, 2015
- Cora's restaurant in Charlottetown has closed. The company noted that large snowfalls this winter led to difficulty for workers and customers to access their downtown location.
- Sandspit Entertainment, part of the Maritime Fun Group of Companies and owner of several amusement parks in Cavendish has purchased the Cavendish Entertainment Plaza. The company plans to add more attractions to the property in the future.
- The Department of Fisheries & Oceans has announced that both the lobster and scallop fishing seasons in PEI will be delayed by a week due to ice conditions
- The Rol-Land Farms Group announced the closure of its mushroom plant in Freetown. The plant will close on June 19 resulting in 30 workers losing their jobs. The company sites increased costs and competition as reasons for the closure.
- The Canadian Coast Guard is building a $4.5M building in Charlottetown in order to centralize its operations in the province
- The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Fund has announced funding for 61 projects with a total value of $356,274 in the Atlantic region to help protect the Atlantic wild salmon population. Six of those projects will occur in Prince Edward Island.
- Credit Union Place in Summerside has announced it will be laying off six part-time and casual employees who work in the Fit Stop. The reduction in staff is a result of a budget cut to the facility.
- The Department of Fisheries and Oceans advised lobster fishers that due to ice conditions, the spring lobster season in PEI, NB and NS will not start on April 30 as planned. A further decision will be announced on April 29.
- A harsh winter is making it difficult for P.E.I. maple syrup producers to collect sap from trees. As a result, maple syrup production is down. The sap usually runs four to six weeks from March to April.
- Land has been secured and planning is underway for the construction of new public manors in Montague and Tyne Valley. The total cost for the two manors is $19.3M.
- The Government of Canada is providing $25,190 in funding to the Aboriginal Women's Association of P.E.I. to help increase job opportunities for urban Aboriginal women
- The first phase of expansion to the Invesco Enterprise Services Building in Charlottetown is expected to be completed by mid-April. The $8M project will allow Invesco to expand its global investment firm to 400 people.
- Lobster fishermen in P.E.I. are concerned that heavy ice will delay the start of the lobster fishing season. The season usually starts on May 1.
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