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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 Dec 01 - Dec 05, 2014
- The former Ocean Choice plant in P.E.I. has been taken over by the Souris Harbour Authority. Three new tenants will move into the plant and use it for cold storage, bioscience and seafood processing. Seventy-five new jobs will be created.
- P.E.I. is experiencing a severe shortage of school bus drivers. One of the major issues contributing to this shortage is the high cost of training.
- The government of P.E.I. announced $16M in funding for the new School of Sustainable Design Engineering at the University of Prince Edward Island. Demand has increased for both engineering graduates and in terms of student interest.
- The government of P.E.I., through the Island Community Fund, announced $71,000 in funding to support three communities in their work to upgrade existing infrastructure
- As a result of a recent Asian trade mission, Charlottetown's Portsmouth Atlantic has secured a $1.75M contract with a South Korean shipbuilder, HI AIR KOREA Co., Ltd., to supply air filtration units for a ship that will be built in Korea for the Royal Norwegian Navy
- The government of P.E.I.has signed a new $2.4M contract with McKesson Canada to extend the 811 Telehealth service in P.E.I. The government has partnered with Nova Scotia to extend the service to March 2019.
- Potato production in P.E.I. is up by 5% in 2014, following a 5.1% increase in 2013. More than 100 million pounds of potatoes were harvested in 2014.
- Reitmans Canada Ltd. (TSX:RET.A) announced it is closing 107 Smart Set clothing stores. As a result, three Smart Set stores in P.E.I., two in Charlottetown, and one in Summerside will close.
- Holland College is participating in a one-year pilot project with Health P.E.I. to provide a nurse practitioner who will deliver health care services to students on campus. A walk-in clinic will be available at the Charlottetown campus once every two weeks.
- The P.E.I. government, through the Island Community Fund, announced $74,000 in funding to three communities in Central Kings County that will provide infrastructure upgrades, enhance economic development, increase public safety and recreational activity for residents
- According to Statistics Canada, farmers in P.E.I. saw a 24% increase in their realized net income over 2012. The increase is attributed to good weather, successful harvests and fair prices for livestock and produce.
- Province House in P.E.I. is closing for renovations. Renovations are expected to cost between $30M and $50M and will take three to five years to complete.
- The Centre for Aquaculture Technologies Canada, a subsidiary of an American aquaculture research company, is looking to take over part of an abandoned fish plant in Souris for its research. If approved, 15 jobs would be created in the region.
- The provincial capital budget is up by $0.8M over last year and includes work on schools, provincial manors, highways, and information technology for the provincial government
- The Government of Canada, through ACOA's Innovative Communities Fund, and the provincial government, through its Island Community Fund, have announced funding for upgrades to the Indian River festival facility and the construction of a new pavilion
- The P.E.I. Fishermen's Association has signed a $17M, three-year agreement to export 2.5 million pounds of raw, blanched lobster to Lanesync Supply Chain, a restaurant supply company in China
- According to the Dept. of Tourism and Culture, P.E.I. is experiencing a record year for tourism. Traffic on the Confederation Bridge was up by 2%, rooms sold were up by 4.1% and airport traffic was up by 7.1% in September, compared to September 2013.
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