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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||<Not assigned>||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 Jul 14 - Jul 18, 2014
- The provincial government announced $100,000 in funding to enhance and develop the shellfish industry in PEI
- The federal government announced that Northumberland Ferries will have its funding extended until 31 March 2016 and remain fully operational
- Maritime Division of Charlottetown (formerly Johnston's Homestyle Products Ltd.) is expanding its potato salad and coleslaw business and is moving to the West Royalty Business Park in Charlottetown. The company plans to double in size.
- A second Pita Pit will open on July 23rd on Granville Street in Summerside
- Pizza Hut in Charlottetown is going green. Upgrades are being made to the lighting, heating, cooking and cooling systems. This is part of the New Brunswick-based Franchise Management Inc.'s ongoing energy-saving renovation and refurbishing program.
- Work will resume on the development of the site of the former Dynasty Spa in Summerside. Plans are to build a round two-storey building with a five-star hotel, spa, restaurant, gift shop and tour area. Work is expected to be completed by June 2016.
- The provincial government and the Government of Canada announced $187,125 in joint funding for upgrades at Spinnakers' Landing
- A new Prince Edward Island Diabetes Strategy and Insulin Pump Program for Children and Youth will help improve the lives of children with type 1 diabetes
- The new Augustine Cove Bridge in PEI is now open to traffic after a $350,000 replacement project. The provincial government has replaced or repaired 53 bridges in PEI since 2007, for a total investment of $60M.
- According to the Department of Tourism and Culture, traffic on the Confederation Bridge was up by 9.2% in the month of May, compared to May 2013. The number of rooms sold was up by 8.1%, and the Charlottetown airport had a 3.5% increase in passengers.
- On June 30, the University of PEI shut down its Tourism Research Centre, which had provided analysis of tourism industry data to the province. Data will be collected for 2014 by the Tourism Industry Association of P.E.I and by P.E.I. 2014.
- Beginning August 23, PEI will introduce the new 10-digit dialing telephone number system. There will be a three-month transition period where 7-digit numbers will be accepted, but only after users receive a prompting to use the 10-digit number next time.
- The partial closure of a Cape Breton Road due to erosion has proved to be an environmentally sound decision, as salmon are spawning in Clarks Creek, east of Charlottetown, for the first time since 2008
- The Souris bridge in PEI will be replaced at a cost of $5.5M over two years.The first phase of the project will start in August with the building of a temporary bridge. A permanent replacement for the bridge is expected to be completed by July 2015.
- Due to a shortage of lifeguards on PEI, Red Point Provincial Park will not have any supervised lifeguard services this summer and lifeguards will only be on duty at Cabot Park from Thursdays to Sundays through the summer
- The provincial government approved $2.8M in funding over a five-year period to increase food rates for Social Assistance recipients in PEI
- The province of PEI and the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI (MCPEI) have signed a four-year economic development agreement that is intended to advance participation of First Nations people in the PEI economy
- According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, business optimism is up in PEI this June. Twenty-seven percent of firms in PEI expect to hire full-time staff, while only 7% expect to make cuts.
- The government's new beef certification program on PEI is helping farmers to market Island beef as a high quality product to restaurants and buyers in Ontario. To date, 18 farmers sell beef through the program.
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