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Supervisors, Logging and Forestry  (NOC 8211)
Cape Breton Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

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.

Supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

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

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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.

Limited : LimitedFair : FairGood : Good
Table on the employment potential for Supervisors, Logging and Forestry in Cape Breton Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Annapolis Valley Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-06-21
Cape Breton Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2011-09-16
Halifax Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2011-06-03
North Shore Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-06-16
Southern Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-09-12

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

Week 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.
Week of May 12 - May 16, 2014
  • 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.
Week of Mar 17 - Mar 21, 2014
  • 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.
Week of Mar 03 - Mar 07, 2014
  • 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.
Please consult the Cape Breton Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.