Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Description | Titles | Duties | Related Occupations
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices
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)||2016-12-23|
No employment outlook has been assigned to Railway and motor transport labourers (NOC 7622) in Prince Edward Island due to low levels of employment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Mar 13 - Mar 17, 2017
- PEI employers report that housekeepers, cooks, and kitchen staff are difficult jobs to fill. The Holman Grand Hotel is looking to hire 12 staff this summer. A culinary job fair will be held in Charlottetown on March 30, 2017 to help with recruitment.
- The federal government is investing $325M to create an Atlantic Fisheries Fund, which will help boost the fisheries and aquaculture sector and create jobs. PEI's fisheries and aquaculture industry is valued at around $400M and employs up to 8,500 people.
- PEI's seafood processing sector is getting additional funding for Team Seafood, an incentive program to attract more students into summer jobs. The program provides a $1,000 bursary to students and funds will be available for 250 students.
- The Lennox Island First Nation in Prince County will receive $1.8M from the federal government for infrastructure and planning projects. Funding will go toward priorities like bridge and road repairs, housing capacity and renovations, and school repairs.
- The Tourism Industry Association of PEI is addressing the need for kitchen staff by adding two weeks of hands-on culinary training to its Ready for Work training program. The program, aimed at youth, will now take 22 weeks to complete.
- The Home Depot will hire almost 190 full-time, part-time and seasonal positions across the Maritimes beginning in the spring, with 17 to be hired in Charlottetown. Candidates can attend in-store job fairs in March or view jobs at www.homedepot.ca/jobs.
- The PEI Trucking Sector Council is looking at how to attract and retain women to the trucking industry. Women currently represent about 6.5% of the Island's trucking workforce.
- PEI-based Somru Bioscience Inc. has received almost $1M in funding to build a new, 5,000 ft2 facility in Charlottetown's BioCommons Research Park. The biotechnology company started in 2012 and expects to create up to 15 jobs over the next 12 to 18 months.
- PEI's manufacturing sales were up 5.8% in 2016, compared to 2015. The Island's manufacturing industry led the country in growth and had $1.7B in sales in 2016. PEI has shown steady growth since 2012, with the largest sector being food manufacturing.
- Seafood producers in Atlantic Canada are benefiting from a low Canadian dollar, strong demand, and high seafood prices. Cooke Aquaculture states it has added 38 trucks to its fleet and expanded its workforce in recent years as a result.
- WA Grain Holdings Inc. will open a new field pea processing facility in Summerside's Slemon Park, called New Leaf Essentials East. The company has contracts with about 50 local farmers and the facility is expected to create up to 12 new jobs.
- The Great Canadian Dollar Store will open a new store in Charlottetown on February 25, 2017 in the Spring Park Plaza. The location has hired about 15 people and is still hiring. The franchise is planning to open three or four more stores in PEI.
- Montague Brewing Company is working to open a new microbrewery this summer in the former HGS building at 9 Brook Street in Montague. The brewery will have a Bavarian brewmaster, and will feature a canning line, onsite tap room and retail location.
- Sunrise Records, an Ontario-based music retail chain, is planning to move into 70 retail spaces being vacated by HMV Canada. Stores will begin opening across the country in the spring and Sunrise's expansion will create 700 jobs.
- The price of PEI potatoes did well in 2016, according to the farm product prices index released by Statistics Canada. PEI potatoes jumped to 169.3 on the index last year, compared to 150.2 in the previous year. Prices have trended upwards since 2004.
- The provincial and federal governments will invest nearly $4.6M to upgrade infrastructure at Holland College's Prince of Wales campus in Charlottetown. The funding will improve specialized research and training space, to better meet the needs of local industry.
- A study using Holland College enrolment numbers, forecasts that the number of women in trades will equal men in 45 years. Women only account for 5% of PEI's trade workforce, but programs such as Trade HERizons are helping women to explore trade careers.
- The federal government will provide over $450K through the Skills Link program, to help PEI youth who face barriers to employment. The project is aimed at assisting single parents, those with disabilities, newcomers, and those in rural and remote areas.
- Sekisui Diagnostics, which develops and manufactures innovative medical diagnostics on PEI, will receive $66K through the Canada Job Grant to provide training for 117 employees. Funding was also approved for Sekisui to hire and mentor recent graduates.
- Overnight stays on PEI were up 10.2% in 2016 compared to 2015, however restaurant and bar sales on the island only increased by 1.9%, according to Statistics Canada. Nationally, food and drink sales rose 6.3%.
- The federal government is investing over $1.4M to help PEI employers train new and existing workers for in-demand jobs. The money will be provided through the Canada¿PEI Labour Market Development Agreement and the Canada¿PEI Job Fund agreement.
- Health PEI is actively recruiting for two physicians to take over a practice left vacant at the Sherwood Family Medical Centre. The practice was vacated last year and served about 3,000 patients.
- Ikea announced that Charlottetown will be one of five new delivery depot locations in Atlantic Canada, where customers can have product delivered there for a flat fee of $59. Fredericton, New Glasgow, Sydney and St. John's, NF are the other locations.
- Work PEI will be hosting four Career Fairs across the province from March 6 to March 15, 2017. Over 75 employers will be recruiting for more than 675 openings. The fairs are being held in Montague, O'Leary, Summerside, and Charlottetown.
- The PEI government has posted tenders to build two new long-term care facilities in Montague and Tyne Valley, to replace the current manors in those areas. Tenders are expected back late in March 2017 and have construction completed by the Fall of 2018.
- Health Canada has given approval for Canada's Island Garden to sell medical marijuana. The company operates a 2,160 square-metre facility in the BioCommons Research Park in Charlottetown and has 13 full-time and five part-time staff.
- The Murphy Hospitality Group bought a former restaurant in Oyster Bed Bridge. Once renovated, the property will be used as an event centre, a place for weddings and corporate retreats. The plan is to hire six to 10 staff and be open by June 1, 2017.
- PEI's minimum wage will be the highest in Atlantic Canada, when it goes to $11.25 an hour on April 1, 2017. In April New Brunswick's minimum wage will go to $11 an hour, Nova Scotia's will be $10.85 an hour, and Newfoundland's wage will rise to $10.75.
- Prince Edward Island's retail sales increased by 6.6% in 2016 compared to 2015 levels, surpassing the national retail growth rate of 3.7%. The Island had $2.2B in total retail sales during the year.
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