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Desktop Publishing Operators and Related Occupations  (NOC 1423)
Halifax Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Desktop publishing operators use computers to enter copy into a typesetting system or operate typesetting output equipment to produce text that is ready to print. They are employed by firms that specialize in typesetting, commercial printing companies, publishing and printing companies and various establishments in the public and private sectors that have in-house printing departments. This unit group also includes markup persons and pre-flight operators.

Braille keyboard operator, compositor – typesetting, computer typesetter, copy marker – typesetting, desktop compositor, desktop publishing (DTP) operator, file preparation operator, input operator – typesetting, markup person, output operator – typesetting, phototypesetter operator, pre-flight operator – printing, typographer.

The following is a summary of the main duties for some occupations in this unit group:
  • Desktop publishing operators operate desktop publishing software and equipment to design, lay out and produce camera-ready copy and may perform pre-flight operator duties.
  • Markup persons mark copy with computer codes and typographic instructions before it is typeset.
  • Typesetting input operators input copy, codes or commands and subsequent corrections into typesetting device or system; operate media conversion equipment to process and format copy transmitted through telecommunications.
  • Typesetting output operators operate and tend typesetting output devices, load and process photosensitive material and perform routine maintenance.
  • Pre-flight operators use computer software to confirm cost estimates, evaluate composition of orders, assess graphic images, and check fonts and other details to ensure that customers' files are complete before going to print.
  • File preparation operators operate computers, image setters and digital proofers to transfer output or data to hard copy form.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Halifax, Dartmouth, Brookside, Goodwood, Hammonds Plains Road, Hatchet Lake, Lake Echo, Uplands Park

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Outlook & Prospects for Desktop Publishing Operators and Related Occupations 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 Desktop Publishing Operators and Related Occupations in Halifax Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Halifax Region Undetermined 2014-07-31

Employment outlooks have been determined at the provincial level for Nova Scotia.

Local Labour Market News

Week of Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014
  • David¿s Bridal, a retailer of bridal fashions across North America, has opened a store in Dartmouth Crossing, and expects to hire 28 workers
  • Black¿s Photography will close its last two stores in Nova Scotia, which are located in the Halifax Shopping Centre and in the Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth. No timeline was given for the closures.
  • Harbour Isle Halifax Inc. will add two 16-storey residential towers in 2015 to a recently completed 12-storey tower at its $250M construction project at Wright¿s Cove in Dartmouth. Also, a multimillion-dollar residential-commercial development will begin on the site of the former National Film Board building on Barrington Street in Halifax within a few weeks.
  • Southwest Properties will begin construction on the $500M, 10-year Seton Ridge retail and residential project in Rockingham in 2015. Pete¿s Fine Foods will open its fourth Halifax area grocery store in early 2017 in the new development.
Week of Aug 04 - Aug 08, 2014
  • The Gahan House will open in the Historic Properties in Halifax in September, and the pub will hire more than 50 workers. Resumes are being accepted for positions as hosts, servers, bartenders, dishwashers, line cooks and managers.
  • Dartmouth-based wind turbine manufacturer Seaforth Energy Inc. has laid off its staff as it deals with financial difficulties and tries to sell the company. While the exact number of employees is not known, there were about 20 workers with the company in 2013.
  • Chop¿s Meat Market has opened on Wright Avenue in Burnside
Week of Jul 28 - Aug 01, 2014 Week of Jul 21 - Jul 25, 2014
Please consult the Nova Scotia and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.