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Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians  (NOC 2231)
Halifax Region
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Outlook & Prospects for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians 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.

Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.

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Table on the employment potential for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians in Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Nova Scotia Fair   (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): 69%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 10%
    • 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

Table on the employment potential for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians in Halifax Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Annapolis Valley Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-04-15
Cape Breton Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-04-15
Halifax Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
North Shore Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-04-15
Southern Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-04-15

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Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

Week of May 02 - May 06, 2016
  • Bluedrop Training and Simulation has added eight positions to its Halifax workforce, and now employs 25 people, including software experts and 3-D designers. The company was recently awarded a $15M contract to develop training and simulation software for the Arctic patrol vessels being constructed at the Irving Shipyard in Halifax.
Week of Mar 28 - Apr 01, 2016
  • Proposify, a Halifax-based software company that uses cloud computing to create business proposals for clients, has added two employees and is seeking three more. The business now employs 10 workers.
Week of Feb 15 - Feb 19, 2016 Week of Dec 07 - Dec 11, 2015
  • Track Group Analytics, a Bedford-based company that develops software for law enforcement agencies, has recently doubled its workforce to 18 employees and will receive a provincial payroll rebate if it adds 60 new positions over five years
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