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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 Nov 03 - Nov 07, 2014
- The provincial government, through the Island Community Fund, announced $149,000 in funding for three projects in the St. Louis and Tignish areas to expand services that will enhance the quality of life for local residents
- Lot 30, one of Charlottetown's most celebrated restaurants, has closed. The owners will move to western Canada to open Lot 30 West in Edmonton.
- A new methadone clinic has opened in Charlottetown. Five doctors have volunteered to work one-half day each week at the clinic. The doctors have all been trained to administer methadone and suboxone.
- Health P.E.I. will be expanding its pap screening services to island communities across the province, in order to provide more timely access for patients. The current mobile pap screening clinics in P.E.I. will close at the end of November.
- The Big Orange Lunchbox restaurant on University Avenue has closed permanently
- Health P.E.I. plans to close its Kensington laundry service in 2015, in order to streamline services and save money on aging equipment and costly repairs. The twelve employees affected will have until next June to find other jobs.
- Work on the bridge in Montague will start in early November. The project is expected to be completed by December 22.
- With the closing of the old Canadian Tire store in Charlottetown, the new store officially opened on October 29. Thirty-five new employees have been hired, bringing the total number of staff, both full-time and part-time, to 186.
- McCain's Foods in Albany will close down its processing plant on October 31. Approximately 121 people will be out of work.
- 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.
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