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Outlook & Prospects for Engine Room Crew, Water Transport 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.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in Nova Scotia with few and infrequent job opportunities.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in Nova Scotia was 43 years and 18% of workers were 55 years old and older. Also, according to the Labour Force Survey, less than 500 people worked in this occupation in 2013.
|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.
- January 2015 | (PDF, 542 KB)
- December 2014 | (PDF, 573 KB)
- November 2014 | (PDF, 540 KB)
- October 2014 | (PDF, 583 KB)
- October 2014 (Quarterly Edition) | (PDF, 649 KB)
- September 2014 | (PDF, 647 KB)
- August 2014 | (PDF, 637 KB)
- 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 Mar 16 - Mar 20, 2015
- True North Windows and Doors has opened in Stellarton. In addition to windows and doors, the business sells a variety of home accessories and will provide renovation services, build decks, and install siding and roofing.
- Truck-Side, an indoor food truck court, will open in late spring on Windmill Road in Burnside. The space will feature three food truck-type restaurants, and will employ 84 workers.
- Electronic retailer Future Shop has closed its stores in New Minas and New Glasgow. The company indicates the decision was made after a review of business factors.
- Smoke's Weinerie, a food service franchise specializing in hot dogs, will open an outlet at the end of March on Pleasant Street in Dartmouth
- Road Rage RC, a business featuring race tracks for racing car hobbyists, will open at the beginning of April on Main Street in Dartmouth
- Unionized daycare workers at Town Daycare Centre in Glace Bay have gone on strike. The workers are looking for higher wages, and have been without a contract since December 2013. The employer says it cannot afford to offer workers a raise.
- The Nova Scotia government and its four health care unions have reached an agreement which will reduce the number of bargaining processes but not change the actual union to which members will belong
- The Mainland Nova Scotia Building Trades Council has noticed a recent drop in inter-provincial requests for tradespersons for projects out west
- Montréal-based Pharmacy Wholesale Services has purchased a building in Sydney to use for administrative purposes. The company plans to create 25 or more new positions and hopes to establish a manufacturing plant in the area.
- The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is opening a finance-shared services centre in Bedford and plans to create 150 jobs in processing and accounting operations in 2015, with potential growth of up to 500 jobs within 10 years.
- A Spanish company, Abengoa, has been awarded the last major contract for the Maritime Link power project. The company will construct about 87 kilometres of transmission lines in Nova Scotia over two years, and employ an average of 200 people.
- According to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, about one-third of employers in Cape Breton anticipate hiring during the second quarter (April to June) of 2015. The figures indicate some optimism in comparison to recent outlooks.
- According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., housing starts in Nova Scotia were down 53% in February from the same month in 2014. The Nova Scotia Home Builders Association states that housing activity is now at a historic low and that, if the Alberta economy had not recently slowed, many more tradespersons would have left Nova Scotia.
- Unionized press operators and mechanics have accepted a tentative deal with Halifax-based newspaper The Chronicle Herald, despite concerns around its contents. The employees, who had been locked out in February, have returned to work.
- Halifax's parks and recreation department indicates about 40% of staff will be eligible for retirement in the next five years, and there are plans to hire 32 new staff members over time
- Arts and crafts supply chain Michaels will open a store in March in New Glasgow, employing more than 60 workers
- Il Trullo, an Italian restaurant, will open by July 2015 in the King's Wharf condo development in Dartmouth. The restaurant will employ 20 to 25 workers and begin hiring soon. Also, The Old Apothecary, a bread and pastry shop and café, will open in April on Barrington Street in Halifax.
- Dairy Queen in Yarmouth will increase the number of its summer staff positions from 22 to 25 after renovations take place in the spring of 2015
- Convergys will close its call centre in New Glasgow on August 28, 2015, and begin laying off some of its 194 employees in May. The company had planned to close the centre in September 2014, but then extended that date.
- As a result of the reduction of nine regional health authorities into one provincial body, about 70 employees have received layoff notices. The Health department had earlier stated job losses would be at the administrative and management levels.
- The Nova Scotia government will change seven of its provincial campgrounds to camper self-service only, and close two visitor information centres located in Pictou and Digby. The changes will affect 58 seasonal jobs.
- Howard Little Excavating Limited has been approved as the contractor for the new $10M wastewater treatment facility in Windsor. Most of the work will take place in 2015.
- The number of passengers at J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport rose by 17.4% in 2014 over 2013. Passenger numbers had risen by 10.4% in 2013 and 11% in 2012. The airport authority hopes that some new flight services in 2015 will continue the positive trend.
- Halifax's parks and recreation department has issued a $2.7M tender to Hussey Seating Co. to replace the 10,000 seats in the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. Work will take place over the 2015 summer months.
- Vogue Optical will soon open a store in the former Blockbuster location on Cumberland Drive in Cole Harbour
- Cape Breton Regional Police is recommending a cut of nine more school crossing guards due to declining enrolments, in addition to the nine cut during the current school year
- Jollytails, a dog daycare just off Kempt Road in Halifax, will expand its operation in the spring of 2015 and add up to five more workers to its current staff of nine
- A Valufoods grocery store which had closed in the fall of 2014 in Cornwallis has reopened under a new owner, and about five of the previous staff have been rehired. The store now has about 10 employees, and hopes to increase staff over time.
- Work will begin on 2,700 homes and a golf course at Forest Lakes Country Club near Windsor in 2015. The close to $1B, 15-year residential-commercial project, which began last year, will involve a significant number of contractors as it develops.
- Staff has increased at Halifax Public Libraries by roughly 40 full-time positions to total about 337 employees in recent months. The opening of a larger Spring Garden Road branch has been the major factor in the increased hiring.
- According to a psychologist at Dalhousie University¿s counselling centre in Halifax, student demand for general and specific counselling continues to rise. The centre has a core staff of six full-time and a number of part-time counsellors, and two additional half-time counsellors were recently hired for a 10-month period.
- Industry consultants are predicting that both Nova Scotia offshore gas projects, Deep Panuke and Sable, could expire within a couple of years. Encana Corp, the owner of Deep Panuke, had anticipated it to be a six to 13-year project when it began in 2013 but has recently adjusted its estimate of remaining gas.
- A record number of 3.6M travellers used Halifax Stanfield International Airport in 2014, a 2.2% increase over 2013. According to the airport authority, 2015 is projected to be even busier.
- Tour Tech, a Dartmouth-based company which provides audio, lighting, and other services for concerts and films, indicates a tough economy and a lack of big events has forced it to file for credit protection. The company, which has gone from about 50 to 21 workers over time, will continue to operate.
- Authentic Seacoast Distilling Co. is ready to proceed with a new distillery and an expansion of the Rare Bird Brewery in Guysborough. The company has hired Dartmouth-based J.W. Lindsay Enterprises for construction.
- Halifax is expecting 146 cruise ship visits in 2015, compared to 134 in 2014. Sydney is anticipating 74 cruise ships in 2015, up from 65 in 2014. Both ports saw fewer ships and visitors than expected in 2014, due mainly to weather.
- Halifax-based newspaper The Chronicle Herald has locked out its unionized press operators and mechanics, after the 13 workers had rejected an offer from the company that would have eliminated some job security and early retirement incentives
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