Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers engaged in logging operations and silvicultural operations. They are employed by logging companies, contractors and government agencies.
forest operations supervisor, forestry crew supervisor, hook tender, logging contractor, logging foreman/woman, production supervisor – logging, silviculture supervisor, woods foreman/woman.
- Supervise and co-ordinate the activities of logging and forestry workers in woodland operations, often in several work locations over several square kilometres
- Supervise silvicultural activities such as scarification, planting and vegetation control
- Schedule work crews, equipment and transportation for several work locations
- Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve work methods
- Instruct workers in safety, recognize unsafe work conditions and modify work procedures
- Ensure that government regulations are met
- Communicate with forestry technical, professional and management personnel regarding forest harvesting and forest management plans, procedures and schedules
- Prepare production and other reports
- Hire and train new workers.
Sydney, Port Hawkesbury, Belgiumtown, Bras d'Or, Bridgeport, Caledonia, Centreville Reserve Mines, Dominion, East Slope, Florence, Gannon Road, Glace Bay, Havenside, Hub, Kaneville, Little Bras d'Or, Louisbourg, McKays Corner, McLeods Crossing, Morien Hill, New Aberdeen, New Victoria, New Waterford, North Sydney, Passchendaele, Reserve Mines, Reserve Rows, River Ryan, Scotchtown, Steeles Hill, Sterling, Sydney Mines, Table Head, Tomkinsville
Outlook & Prospects for Supervisors, Logging and Forestry in Cape Breton 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.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||Undetermined||2014-07-31|
|Cape Breton Region||Undetermined||2014-07-31|
|North Shore Region||Undetermined||2014-07-31|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- July 2014 | (PDF, 752 KB)
- June 2014 | (PDF, 616 KB)
- May 2014 | (PDF, 864 KB)
- April 2014 | (PDF, 864 KB)
- March 2014 | (PDF, 595 KB)
- February 2014 | (PDF, 595 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 605 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 746 KB) new
- December 2013 | (PDF, 539 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 540 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 547 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 240 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 447 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 515 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 446 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 317 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 234 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 294 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 414 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Jun 30 - Jul 04, 2014
- Oxford Frozen Foods has purchased the blueberry growing and processing assets of Rainbow Farms Ltd. in Upper Rawdon, which had closed in the fall of 2013. About 12 to 30 workers had been employed, depending on the season, and some may be rehired.
- The organization Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia indicates that while three dairy farms closed over the last month, there are still about 230 such operations in the province and the numbers have remained fairly stable over time. According to one owner, however, staffing difficulties and fiscal challenges can be deterrents for new farmers.
- Bible Hill-based TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture Ltd. will construct a large-scale, indoor farm somewhere in the Halifax area to grow fresh produce. The company is currently seeking a director, who will supervise 10 to 15 workers.
- According to the provincial agricultural department, the number of farms in Queens County has grown from 35 to 37 since 2006, but overall revenue has dropped. Hay, the major crop, Christmas tree acreage, and livestock numbers have dropped, and, as is a trend everywhere, so has the number of medium and small farms.
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