Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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.
Information on the 3-Year Employment Outlooks for certain occupational groupings is not currently available on Job Bank. Until the completion of the analysis based on the 2011 National Occupational Classification is complete in December 2016, please consult the Open Data website or contact the Labour Market Information Division ( NC-LMI-IMT-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca ) to obtain further information for occupations for which outlooks are not currently available.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Prince Edward Island||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
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 Nov 21 - Nov 25, 2016
- The Canada Revenue Agency has decided to streamline its national processing to four centres in Summerside, Winnipeg, Sudbury, and Jonquière, Quebec. This change is expected to result in an additional 70 staff being hired at the Summerside centre.
- The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) issued 182 letters to its staff in Summerside, stating that their work will no longer be done there. CRA has given staff six months to decide if they want to relocate or stay in Summerside and apply for a different job.
- Mermaid Marine, a wholesale marine distributor in Charlottetown, is looking to hire additional employees on top of its current staff of 25
- The provincial government is in the process of consolidating the development corporations of Charlottetown and Summerside. The aim is to involve the private sector with the municipalities, in order to develop a strategic approach to economic development.
- According to the BMO Blue Book, PEI's trade and tourism are supporting economic growth, while the province's knowledge-based and technology companies are growing in importance. The report shows exports are up 7% over the year, while employment has dropped 2% from 2015 to 2016.
- The $3.5M expansion project at the Gillis Lodge nursing home in Belfast has started with 31 rooms and 17,000 square feet to be added. Slated to open in August 2017, an extra 21 direct care jobs will also be required.
- According to an economist with Farm Credit Canada, PEI's agriculture outlook is positive thanks to a low Canadian dollar and a strong demand for potatoes. PEI's GDP growth is above the national average and the province has a strong manufacturing base.
- Prince Edward Island's new mental health and addictions strategy has been unveiled. Part of the strategy will involve recruiting a new youth psychiatrist, increasing availability of outpatient psychiatrists, and adding new frontline positions and programming.
- Charlottetown's Burke Electric, a lighting fixture and repair store on Queen Street, will close its doors on November 25 after 68 years in business. The owner is retiring.
- Work is progressing on the Tides at Harbour's Edge, a 64 unit apartment complex being built on MacKenzie Drive in Summerside. Technical and manpower issues had caused delays, but investors are taking steps such as doubling its staff to get back on track.
- The UPEI board of governors voted to approve the collective agreement that the university's faculty association had accepted the week before. The agreement is effective from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2020.
- PEI's life sciences industry group, the BioAlliance, will develop a $30 to $35M BioAccelerator complex. The province has 46 private firms with 2,000 employees and $200M in revenues for the life sciences sector.
- The PEI provincial government has imposed a ban on bottling Island water until its Water Act is completed. Pure Island Waters Ltd. has plans to set up a water bottling plant in Brookvale, PEI.
- The University of Prince Edward Island has agreed to a four year collective agreement, which includes 2% pay increases each year for its librarians, sessional instructors, and clinical nursing instructors
- Icejam, a Charlottetown-based mobile gaming company, is getting a $1M loan from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) to launch its first game. Skills PEI will also provide $53K for graduate mentorship.
- The Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission has overturned an earlier decision and will allow the construction of 36 condominium units on Stratford's Shakespeare Drive
- The Canadian Federation of Independent Business Barometer Index has indicated that business optimism on P.E.I remains strong. The report also indicates that business health remains unchanged. At 68.5, P.E.I's number is one of the highest in Canada.
- A new trampoline park called Off the Wallz is opening in Slemon Park, outside Summerside in December 2016. The company plans to hire 7 to 12 employees.
- Clam Diggers Beach House and Restaurant in Georgetown, is planning to turn its seasonal business into a year-round operation. The restaurant had planned to open this year, but will have to wait until a new long term lease for the property is signed.
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