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Railway and motor transport labourers perform a variety of tasks to assist track maintenance workers and railway yard workers, or motor transport operators. They are employed by railway transport companies and motor transport companies.
car checker, railway, delivery truck helper, furniture mover helper, mover helper, railway labourer, signal gang helper, swamper – truck transport, truck driver helper.
- Transport tools and equipment on push or hand car and perform other duties to assist railway track maintenance workers to lay, maintain and repair railway tracks
- Cut vegetation growth from railway tracks using scythes and mowers
- Check freight cars for physical damage and cleanliness.
- Assist truck and delivery drivers to load and unload vehicles
- Perform labouring duties in warehouses.
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||(1 of 3 stars)||2012-03-02|
Employment prospects for railway and motor transport labourers are expected to be limited in 2012-2013 because only a small number of people in this occupation are employed in the local area.
Employment opportunities in this occupation are considered to be below average or relatively weak in the local area. However, a limited outlook should not prevent anyone from pursuing a specific career in which they are interested.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Apr 07 - Apr 11, 2014
- The provincial government announced an increase to the provincial minimum wage. Effective June 1, 2014, the minimum wage will increase in the province from $10.00 an hour to $10.20 an hour. By October 1, 2014, the rate will increase again to $10.35 an hour.
- The Government of Canada, through ACOA, and the province of PEI have invested infrastructure funds to assist the five communities of Souris, Wheatly River, Long Creek, O'Leary and Covehead to improve their community facilities
- The provincial government released its annual budget on April 8. Spending in most departments was kept stable, with a slight increase in the health department budget. The Island Community fund was extended and a new forestry program was announced.
- A new Canadian Military Family Resource Centre opened in April in Charlottetown. A staff of four will provide support programs to military families.
- Holland College will cut a total of 22 full-term and casual positions, mostly in their Adult-Education program
- The Government of Canada and the provincial government will be funding the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside to develop a strategic plan, buy some new theatre equipment, and stage a unique production in 2014
- The Row House Lobster Company will be opening a new restaurant on Victoria Row, Charlottetown in May. The company plans to employ 20 people once the restaurant is fully operational.
- The provincial government announced $4M in loans to Silver Hill Fur Farm to build a new mink farm in Halliburton, near O'Leary. The facility is expected to house about 10,000 mink.
- Handle With Care, a new program promoting mental health, will be coming to PEI in the fall of 2014. The program is designed to help parents and caregivers understand what children need and create an environment for healthy development.
- The fishing industry in PEI has endorsed a levy to support the marketing of Canadian lobster as a premium product around the world, develop new markets, and provide up to date information to stakeholders
- According to Statistics Canada, PEI has the highest job vacancy in the country
- The federal and provincial governments contributed $320,000 in funding to the Town of Montague to revitalize the waterfront
- New fish ladder research will be taking place on PEI this spring to determine whether gaspereau and smelts are finding their way upstream using fish ladders
- The price for Atlantic silverside in PEI has gone up substantially as the demand increases for the lobster industry. Fishermen use the silverside for bait.
- The Lobster Council of Canada held a summit in Halifax on March 26 - 27. The Summit will bring together fishermen, processors and industry experts to discuss recommendations in the Maritime Lobster Panel Report.
- Credit Union Place in Summerside will receive $700,000 in upgrades. Work is expected to be completed by mid-April.
- That's Entertainment, a movie rental store, in Charlottetown will be closing its doors after 25 years in business. The date for the closure is not yet known.
- Lane's Riverhouse Inn, of Montague, has turned its media room into a cinema. The new cinema seats 85.
- City Council approved a proposal by Privateers Enterprises to build two 24-unit apartment buildings for Pope Road in Summerside. Work is expected to start soon. Each complex will cost about $2.8M.
- The provincial government has contributed $540,000 to Acadian Seaplants, a biotechnology company that harvests and processes seaweed, to export to 80 countries. The funding will be used to buy equipment to improve productivity and eliminate emissions.
- A new five-year lease agreement has been signed between the province of PEI and the Belfast Community Development Corporation (BCDC) to develop the Lord Selkirk Provincial Park campground. The project will increase tourism activity for the area.
- The Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) plans to create a commercial green crab fishery on Prince Edward Island. DFO hopes that fishermen with eel licences will trade for a green crab licence.
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