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Manufacturing Managers  (NOC 0911)
Halifax Region
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Outlook & Prospects for Manufacturing Managers in Halifax Region

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

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Table on the employment potential for Manufacturing Managers in Halifax Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Halifax Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15

For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Manufacturing Managers (NOC 0911) in the Halifax region.

This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:

  • Employment growth is expected to be strong.
  • A large number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.

Here are some key facts about Manufacturing Managers in the Halifax region:

  • Approximately 630 people work in this occupation.
  • Manufacturing Managers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Other manufacturing (NAICS 313-316, 322-323, 327, 331, 333-335, 337, 339): 28%
    • Transportation equipment manufacturing (NAICS 336): 15%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 13%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 11%
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 9%
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: less than 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 85% compared to 69% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 11% compared to 17% for all occupations

Local Labour Market News

Week of Aug 01 - Aug 05, 2016
  • Atlantic Sea Cucumber Ltd. has moved its processing plant from Sambro into a larger facility in Hackett's Cove. The company expects the number of workers will increase from about 20 to 40 or 50 over the next few years.
Week of Jul 18 - Jul 22, 2016
  • Spring Loaded Technology plans to increase its staff from 21 to about 40 workers over the next year. The company continues to develop markets for its bionic knee brace, and is ready to move into full-scale production at its Burnside location in Dartmouth, NS.
Week of Feb 01 - Feb 05, 2016 Week of Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2015
  • The craft beer industry continues to grow in the Halifax region. Nine Locks Brewing Company Ltd. will open in January on Waverley Road in Dartmouth and hopes to have 12 workers on staff. Spindrift Brewing Co. recently opened in Burnside, and Battery Park Beerbar & Eatery is expected to open soon in downtown Dartmouth.
  • Oland Brewery plans to open a small-batch brewing operation in the spring of 2016 at its original Alexander Keith's plant on Lower Water Street in Halifax. Beer has not been made at that site for several years.
Please consult the Nova Scotia and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.
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