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.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Nova Scotia||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians (NOC 2231) in Nova Scotia.
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 moderate.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
In addition, due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities will vary depending on the time of the year. Employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.
Here are some key facts about Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians in Nova Scotia:
- Approximately 700 people work in this occupation.
- Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
- Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 61%
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 13%
- Construction (NAICS 23): 6%
- Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 5%
- Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 5%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 18% compared to 13% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 54% compared to 67% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 28% compared to 20% for all occupations
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 95% compared to 51% for all occupations
- Women: 5% compared to 49% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- No high school diploma: n/a
- High school diploma or equivalent: 21% compared to 24% for all occupations
- Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 22% compared to 12% for all occupations
- College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 41% compared to 27% for all occupations
- Bachelor's degree: 14% compared to 16% for all occupations
- University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: n/a
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
|Cape Breton Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|North Shore Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
What is the proportion of women working in this occupation?
According to the National Household Survey (2011), women represented 5% of workers in this occupation compared to the average of 49% for all occupations.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
The data from the Labour Force Survey (2013) regarding the percentage of people in this occupation who are part of a union are not sufficiently reliable to be published.
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
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- August 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- July 2016 | (PDF, 635 KB)
- June 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- May 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- April 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- March 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- Annual Edition 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 549 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 644 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 531 KB)
- June 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 319 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 539 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2016
- Halifax-based drug research firm Appili Therapeutics Inc. has recently increased its staff to 13 workers, and may eventually employ up to 20. The company is hoping to find biotechnical workers with a Nova Scotia connection who may be working elsewhere.
Week of Sep 12 - Sep 16, 2016
Week of Sep 05 - Sep 09, 2016
- The $220M Ocean Frontier Institute, a joint venture focusing on research into ocean and ecosystem change, will be set up at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Employment for up to 40 scientists will likely occur as research increases, and technicians will also be needed
Week of Aug 29 - Sep 02, 2016
- Athletigen Technologies Inc., a Halifax-based company which builds software to analyze the DNA of athletes, expects to add to its 25-person workforce and hire specialists in disciplines including genomics, physiology, and data science
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