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Meteorologists  (NOC 2114)
Annapolis Valley Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Meteorologists analyze and forecast weather, provide consultation on atmospheric phenomena and conduct research into the processes and phenomena of weather, climate and atmosphere. They are employed by Environment Canada as well as by the military, private consulting companies, resource and utility companies and by provincial governments or they may be self-employed.

air quality meteorologist, atmospheric physicist, climatologist, hydrometeorologist, meteorologist, weather forecaster.

Meteorologists perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Analyze and interpret data obtained from meteorological stations, radar and satellite imagery and computer model output
  • Produce weather forecasts and provide weather consulting services for industries such as aviation, marine, agriculture and tourism, and to the general public
  • Disseminate weather forecasts and reports to the general public through a variety of media including radio, television, print and the internet
  • Conduct research and provide consultation on the processes and determinants of atmospheric phenomena, weather and climate, atmospheric dispersion, and physical and chemical transformation of pollutants
  • Develop and test mathematical computer models of weather and climate for experimental or operational use
  • Analyze the impact of industrial projects and human activity on the climate and quality of the air and work with the social science, engineering and economic communities to develop appropriate mitigation strategies
  • Participate in studies of the effect of weather on the environment
  • Provide consultation and advice to outside agencies, professionals, or researchers regarding the use and interpretation of climatological information
  • Make scientific presentations, publish reports, articles or popular texts for specialists, users or the general public
  • May engage in the design and development of new equipment and procedures for meteorological data collection, remote sensing, or for related applications.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Berwick, Bridgetown, Hantsport, Kentville, Middleton, Windsor, Wolfville

View a list of Service Canada offices in this area.

Outlook & Prospects for Meteorologists in Annapolis Valley 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.

Local Employment Potential Information

Limited : LimitedFair : FairGood : Good
Table on the employment potential for Meteorologists in Annapolis Valley Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Annapolis Valley Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2011-06-21

Currently the chances of Meteorologists finding employment are limited because only a small number of people in this occupation are employed in the local area.

There are a few meteorological technicians currently employed at CFB Greenwood that observe and brief the base on weather but the onsite Environment Canada forecasting station in Greenwood closed at the end of August 2009 as the agency moved its meteorologists to CFB Gagetown in a centralization of resources.

Although employment opportunities locally are limited, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Meteorologists in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.

Additional information on Meteorologists (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.

Local Labour Market News

Week of Mar 24 - Mar 28, 2014
  • Windsor-based machine shop Quality Machining Services Ltd. indicates it may expand in the next year, and add six to eight jobs to its workforce of about 45. According to the owner, good machinists are hard to find, and are very employable.
Week of Mar 17 - Mar 21, 2014
  • At least four employees will be required for the newly-formed Valley Regional Enterprise Network, including an executive director, economic development officers, and support staff. No decision has been reached upon location for the employees.
Week of Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2014
  • Terra Firma Development Corp. Ltd. has begun work on some model homes, a lodge, and a golf course at the Forest Lakes Country Club in Ardoise. The project will be developed over 15 to 20 years, and plans include up to 2,700 homes, hotels, golf course and recreational facilities, and a business park. Earliest residency is expected to be in 2015.
Week of Dec 16 - Dec 20, 2013
  • More than 30 people were employed in planning, mobilizing, surveying, and installing a subsea data cable in Minas Passage, which was completed in December. The cable will be used to gather data to prepare for the deployment of four subsea power cables which will connect to tidal turbines in 2014.
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