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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 Apr 20 - Apr 24, 2015
- 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.
- The Future Shop in Charlottetown has temporarily closed while the store is being converted into a Best Buy location. Affected employees will receive severance, employee assistance, outplacement support and the opportunity to reapply for positions at Best Buy.
- P.E.I. had an increase in both the number of tradespeople completing apprenticeship programs and the number of new entrants into apprenticeship programs in 2014-15
- A new $5.6M palliative care facility officially opened in Charlottetown on March 27. With an operating budget of $1.9M, the facility will offer more services to palliative care patients.
- Innovation P.E.I. started the second round of its Ignition program, inviting new businesses and start-ups to send proposals. The program provides an investment of $25,000 to assist start-ups to develop their business.
- Calgary-based Midwest Surveys opened a technical services centre with assistance from Innovation P.E.I. The centre will create up to 12 jobs within two years.
- Innovation P.E.I. approved $100,000 each for five projects under the Development and Commercialization Fund to assist with taking proven projects to market
- Charlottetown mobile food vendors are now permitted to conduct business on private commercial land after city council amended its bylaws
- The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)/Radio-Canada is cutting 2 positions in P.E.I. as part of its $15M in budget cuts across the country
- Mussel growers in P.E.I. are struggling to harvest their product amid one of the snowiest winters on record
- The Government of Canada is contributing $50M towards a project to install two undersea power cables beneath the Northumberland Straight. The government of P.E.I. is covering the remainder of the $140M project, which is expected to begin by fall 2016.
- The Government of Canada will provide $1M for a new program at the Confederation Centre for the Arts to learn about Province House while it is closed for renovations. Parks Canada will provide $839,000 in funding and $89,000 of in-kind support.
- Snowstorms in P.E.I. are making it difficult for some businesses to find extra hours for staff. Some businesses have been closed eight days this winter due to storms.
- Construction employment is expected to increase in P.E.I. in 2015 due to growth in new home and commercial building construction. Retirements in P.E.I. within the construction industry are also fueling a demand for additional workers.
- The government of P.E.I. announced new funding of up to $50,000 per project in non-repayable support for holding facilities for live lobsters. The new program will assist the lobster industry in becoming more competitive and profitable.
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