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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
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No employment outlook has been assigned to Chemists (NOC 2112) in the Halifax region due to low levels of employment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 21 - Nov 25, 2016
- Halifax Convention Centre Corp., operator of the city's convention centre, will likely add 160 workers to its current staff of about 200 when it moves into the larger Nova Centre. Completion of the Nova Centre has been delayed until late 2017.
- Atlantic Gold has hired 140 employees as it prepares the open pit Touquoy Project in Moose River Gold Mines for production in 2017. The company hopes to employ a total of 350 workers within 10 years if it develops three other planned mines in the area.
- Halifax welcomed 136 visits from cruise ships in 2016, compared to 141 in 2015. The 238,000 passengers in 2016 represented a 7% increase over 2015 and accounted for an active season along the waterfront, according to the Port Authority.
- The owners of the Capital Seafood fish plant in Eastern Passage destroyed by fire in November say they will rebuild the facility, and continue live shipment of lobsters in the meantime. The company normally employed up to 50 workers at the plant.
- According to IBM Canada, its client innovation centre in Halifax which began in 2013 with 70 workers, now employs 500 people and services clients from around the world
- Atlantic Bottle Wash will open a facility in Burnside in March 2017 to recycle and sell bottles to microbreweries. The company has three employees, plans to hire 12 to 15 more when it starts production, and perhaps an additional 20 to 30 as it expands.
- A fire has destroyed the Capital Seafood fish plant in Eastern Passage, putting more than 20 current workers out of work
- The Irving Shipbuilding project and construction activity at Dartmouth Crossing, Kings Wharf, downtown Halifax, and on the Macdonald Bridge will fuel economic activity in Halifax in 2016 and 2017, according to the Conference Board of Canada. However, despite some overall growth in the retail sector, employment there is expected to remain stagnant.
- The city is trying to assist the 185 staff of the Dartmouth Sportsplex, who will be out of work when the facility closes from May 2017 to August 2018. The sports complex will shut down for 16 months in order to get a $23M makeover.
- Halifax-based Chorus Aviation's aircraft leasing revenue was up 47% to $72 million over the past year, after signing a deal with Air Canada in 2015. Chorus Aviation's charter and contract flying operations decreased compared to last year.
- The Alliance, a huge consortium of shipping lines, is adding a Western Mediterranean Ltd. route to Halifax at Ceres Group's Container Terminal beginning in April 2016
- Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax expects to add 200 workers, mainly experienced welders, ironworkers, pipefitters, and production supervisors, by the end of 2016. The current workforce of 1,300 is expected to grow to 2,400 during peak periods of the major shipbuilding contract.
- Biotech firm Sona Nanotech Ltd. plans to move its lab facilities from Antigonish to Halifax and hire three additional employees to handle production, research, and business development. The company produces minute gold particles for use in the health industry.
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