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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 Jan 19 - Jan 23, 2015
- The government of P.E.I., through The Island Community Fund, contributed $17,500 in funding for two community projects in Malpeque that will increase accessibility to the community centre and help with renovations to the Keir Memorial Museum
- A new 10-year agreement was signed between the Atlantic provinces and the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC). The AVC is the only facility in Atlantic Canada to teach Veterinary medicine. This new agreement will create consistent funding.
- WestJet will be expanding its service at the Charlottetown airport beginning in May. The company plans to add 12,000 seats annually and offer flights five days a week to and from Toronto.
- ScreenScape, a Charlottetown business providing digital advertising space in its clients' locations, has signed a deal with the Canadian Broadcasting Company to add journalistic content to its displays
- The Tourism Industry Association of P.E.I. will be holding its annual Tourism Job Fair on February 18. The fair will provide an opportunity for employers and job seekers to network.
- Sears Canada is offering job opportunities for displaced Target employees at both the retail and head-office level. Sears is holding special events and career fairs for the former Target employees.
- The government of P.E.I. announced $66,855 in funding, under the Island Community Fund, to support hall renovations and purchase new fire equipment for Prince County
- The government of P.E.I. announced $200,000 in funding, through the Ignition program, to support eight local businesses that are in the start-up phase of their operation
- A seafood festival is planned for the weekend of January 17, in Winnipeg to promote P.E.I.'s seafood products
- Charlottetown airport experienced a record breaking year in 2014, with passenger traffic up by 7.3% over 2013. The P.E.I. celebrations in 2014 are attributed to the increased passenger traffic, along with increased tourism promotion.
- The Target Department store chain will be closing 133 stores across Canada, including its Charlottetown store. More than 100 employees in P.E.I. and a total of 17,600 employees across Canada will be affected.
- The last Roots franchise in Canada, which was in downtown Charlottetown, closed on January 3. The space will be taken over by a new Cool as a Moose franchise. Eight of the employees from the Roots store have been offered work at the new franchise.
- According to the Summerside Port Corporation, the numbers of vessels using the Summerside port have doubled since last year. The movement of construction materials and potatoes have accounted for the bulk of the import/export activity at the port.
- The Wicker Emporium has decided to close its Summerside location. The store employed two full-time and three part-time employees.
- According to the latest report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, small business confidence in P.E.I. is above the national average. The P.E.I. business confidence index has risen up to 65.8%, while the national average was 61.9%.
- Fishermen in P.E.I. are reporting a poor scallop fishery this season. The number of scallop fishermen has also declined this year, from 100 down to 40.
- BioVectra, a drug-manufacturing company based in P.E.I., is opening a new facility in Windsor, N.S. The company owns three plants and employs 250 people in P.E.I., and is expecting to add up to 20 more jobs over the next year on the island.
- The Government of P.E.I. announced that 15 new, long-term-care beds opened this week at the Atlantic Baptist Home, while another 15 are expected to open early in 2015 at The Mount.
- The Government of Canada, in conjunction with the Government of P.E.I., announced $312,200 in joint funding for growth and development in the aerospace industry
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