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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|
No employment outlook has been assigned to Engine Room Crew, Water Transport (NOC 7434) in Nova Scotia due to low levels of employment.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
|Cape Breton Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
|North Shore Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
What is the proportion of women working in this occupation?
According to the National Household Survey (2011), women represented 6% of workers in this occupation compared to the average of 49% for all occupations.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
The data from the Labour Force Survey (2013) regarding the percentage of people in this occupation who are part of a union are not sufficiently reliable to be published.
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
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Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Aug 08 - Aug 12, 2016
- Protocase, a maker of electronic enclosures, will open a new division called 45 Drives in September at Ashby Corner in Sydney, NS. The new division will produce data storage servers, and the company expects to add 20 people to its workforce over the next year.
- Noble Grape Urban Winery, an on-site winemaking retailer, will open in September 2016 in Kingston, NS. It will be larger than its other Annapolis Valley location in Cold Brook, and is seeking to hire staff.
- Software company CarteNav Solutions has added 15 to 20 workers to its Halifax workforce over the past two years. The company now employs 35 workers and is seeking more software developers, project managers, and business development personnel.
- Construction has begun on an IKEA store in Dartmouth Crossing which is expected to open in the fall of 2017. So far, the company has received 1,500 applications for the 300 jobs it intends to fill. Half of the positions will be full-time jobs.
- Berry's Furniture will create 10 full-time jobs when it opens a store in the fall of 2016 in Elmsdale, NS
- Schoolhouse Brewery will expand its operation and require more staff when it moves from Falmouth to Windsor, NS in late 2016
- Unique Solutions Design in Dartmouth, NS, a developer of body-scanning booths for clothing retailers, has ceased operations. The company had employed 27 workers and three will remain to wind up business.
- About 25 workers, mostly in Nova Scotia, are currently seasonally employed in food services on the Cat ferry from Yarmouth to Maine. The ferry also employs reservation agents, security personnel, baggage handlers and other workers onshore in Yarmouth.
- Some businesses in Liverpool, NS are having difficulty finding enough staff. White Point Resort needs bartenders, servers, front desk and room service staff, while call centre HGS needs to fill 20 positions.
- Parks Canada will spend $66M on infrastructure improvements beginning in the spring of 2017 in Cape Breton, NS, mostly in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The funding is in addition to $85M being spent on projects currently underway in the area.
Week of Aug 01 - Aug 05, 2016
- Atlantic Sea Cucumber Ltd. has moved its processing plant from Sambro into a larger facility in Hackett's Cove. The company expects the number of workers will increase from about 20 to 40 or 50 over the next few years.
- Glooscap First Nation has contracted Dexter Construction to begin work later in 2016 on the first phase of a three-year, multi-million dollar retail development project. About 200 jobs will be created in the various businesses to be located in Glooscap Landing upon completion.
- Video rental business Video Difference will close its two Halifax-area stores, on Quinpool Road and on the Bedford Highway, in August 2016. Between eight and ten workers will lose their jobs.
- Transcontinental will shut down its printing plant in Dartmouth, NS. They will lay off 55 workers and sell most of its assets to Advocate Printing and Publishing who will offer positions to some of the affected workers.
- According to the Nova Scotia Mink Breeders Association, low market prices and tighter provincial regulations have caused more than 20 mink farms to close in 2016, and the number of workers in the industry has dropped to a third of previous levels
- Brison Developments will soon begin construction on a multi-unit housing development project on School Street in Kentville, NS
Week of Jul 25 - Jul 29, 2016
- Halifax-based company QRA will add 13 new research and development positions to their existing 17 employees with financial assistance from the federal government. The company will develop and market software to analyze engineering designs.
- Surrette Battery of Springhill, NS will receive assistance from a provincial payroll rebate agreement if it creates up to 90 new jobs over a five-year period. The company manufactures lead-acid batteries for various industries.
- According to a report from Ryerson University, 2% of workers in Atlantic Canada were employed in the IT sector in 2015, compared to 5.6% of workers in Canada. The concentration of tech workers is 20% higher and wages 2% lower in Halifax than in Canada overall.
- Construction is currently underway on a building in a strip mall in the Truro Power Centre in Millbrook, NS. Further buildings will be added over the next few months, and rental space could be available by January 2017.
- Midland Transport will use local contractors to construct a transportation storage facility in the next few months at the Yarmouth Airport to serve inbound and outbound shipments
Week of Jul 18 - Jul 22, 2016
- The new 94-room Hampton Inn has opened in the Truro Power Centre in Truro, NS
- Value Village, a thrift superstore chain, will open its new store in New Minas in August 2016.
- A restaurant, Naru Sushi, opened in July in Sydney, NS. In addition to the core staff already hired, the restaurant is still in the process of filling positions for ten servers and three or four kitchen helpers.
- Spring Loaded Technology plans to increase its staff from 21 to about 40 workers over the next year. The company continues to develop markets for its bionic knee brace, and is ready to move into full-scale production at its Burnside location in Dartmouth, NS.
- Video game developer HB Studios will reopen in Halifax in 2016, after leaving the city in 2012. The Bayers Road location will add 6 to 10 new workers to the company┐s staff of about 80 software engineers and artists employed at its base in Lunenburg, NS.
- Rokstad Power will take over as the main contractor for the Maritime Link power project in Cape Breton from financially-troubled company S.A. Abengoa. Unions will continue to supply workers to the project, which is expected to be completed by 2017.
- Terra Firma Development Corporation continues construction on the 20-year, $1B Forest Lakes Country Club commercial-residential development northwest of Halifax. The first residents will move in over the next year, and a golf course is expected to be playable within two years.
- The Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Fund has authorized the spending of $5.9M for eligible costs, including labour, for the television series The Mist. It will be one of the highest budgeted productions ever to film in the province.
- The federal government will invest $47M in 2016 in small craft harbour improvements across Nova Scotia.
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