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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.
- 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 Feb 16 - Feb 20, 2015
- Metamaterial Technologies Inc. may create up to 90 new jobs in Dartmouth over the next five years, with the assistance of a provincial payroll rebate program. The optics systems engineering firm has developed products such as films that protect flight crews from laser interference.
- Longshore Fisheries Ltd. will open in February in Sonora, Guysborough County. The lobster processing plant hopes its large storage capacity will enable it to operate year-round, making it easier to retain employees. The business hopes to employ 20 to 30 workers full-time, and eventually expand to other products.
- Rivers Bend Wood Products Inc., a hardwood floor manufacturer in Pomquet, has closed, resulting in the layoff of 17 employees. As for another similar business which closed in the province within the last year, the company indicated it had no access to a reliable supply of hardwood.
- Two new book stores, Lexicon Books and Lunenburg Bound, will open within the next few months in Lunenburg
- Natural Forces will begin site preparation work on a wind turbine project near Amherst within the next few weeks. Full construction will begin later in the spring of 2015.
- The Capital District Health Authority will bring in out-of-province workers to temporarily fill critical care nurse positions in the Halifax area, while it continues to upgrade current staff and hires new graduates for the highly specialized field
- The amount of air cargo handled at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport increased 8.5% in 2014 over 2013, mostly due to an increase in seafood exports to Asia. It was a record year for cargo shipped from the airport.
- National Gypsum Canada Ltd. hopes to expand its gypsum quarry in Milford over the next few years, and is seeking an environmental assessment to allow it to do so. The company employs 60 people at the quarry, and an expansion would require more workers.
- Four jobs will be lost when Sears Canada closes its store in Amherst in March. The company was unable to find a new owner/operator for the store, and is now seeking an agent to operate a delivery counter in the town.
- The union representing support staff at Acadia University has ratified a contract retroactive to July 2014. The university has also reached a tentative deal with its unionized faculty. Details on the contracts were not released.
- Ontario-based SCI Logistics will open a 6,000 square foot distribution and service centre in Dartmouth to serve the Maritime Provinces. The company specializes in a variety of equipment requiring special handling and service, such as office machines, medical diagnostic equipment, and self-service kiosks.
- The Breton Brewing Co., a craft brewery, will open in the spring of 2015 in Sydney River
- According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, housing starts are expected to climb almost 14% in 2015 in the Halifax area and drop by 7.5% in 2016. In 2014, housing starts dropped by 28%, as some multiple-unit projects scheduled to begin were delayed. The predicted increase in new starts in 2015 is mostly due to an increase in multiple-unit projects.
- The Nova Scotia government will introduce a program to help post-secondary graduates get their first full-time job. The program will provide wage assistance to small and medium-sized employers in the province to hire recent graduates.
- A second course at Cabot Links golf resort in Inverness is scheduled to officially open in 2016 with some limited play in 2015. The course will be known as Cabot Cliffs, and will bring staffing levels at the resort to 180 employees.
- A new restaurant, Seventy3, has opened in the site of the former La Perla restaurant on Alderney Drive in Dartmouth. La Perla had closed in 2013.
- Talo Cafebar will open in downtown Glace Bay in February
- The Root Restaurant has opened in Coldbrook
- Saege Bistro, a restaurant on Spring Garden Road in Halifax, will close in February. While about 20 employees will be affected by the shutdown, some may find work with other company-owned businesses.
- Retail stores Smart Set, RW & Co., Aeropostale, and Birks have all permanently closed in the Halifax Shopping Centre in recent weeks. The mall is undergoing a $70M construction transformation. Also, Kitchen Door Catering has closed its retail shop in downtown Halifax.
- Unfiltered Brewing Inc. will open a microbrewery and pub within the next few months on North Street in Halifax. It is the second such operation that will soon open in the neighborhood, as the microbrewery industry continues to expand across Nova Scotia.
- Halifax-based company Fundmetric plans to recruit some of the 18 employees affected by the decision of software developer Frontier Developments to close its Halifax office. Fundmetric indicates that there is a demand in Halifax for software developers, and that it has openings for three or four employees.
- Halifax Police plans to hire a junior communications officer, a research and development specialist, and a crime analyst as part of its 2015-16 operating plan
- Cellufuel Inc. hopes to begin operating a demonstration plant which will turn wood biomass into diesel fuel in Brooklyn by June 2015. The company is seeking a lead operator, and expects to hire four to six more workers in the spring. A commercial operation in southwestern Nova Scotia is expected to follow within a year of the start-up of the demonstration plant.
- Red Ocean Inc. hopes to begin building a $2M eel aquaculture facility in Yarmouth in the spring of 2015. The company plans to have the facility ready to export eels to Korea by the spring of 2016, and to employ 125 people.
- The provincial Department of Community Services will lay off six workers in Guysborough and two in Barrington Passage as part of its restructuring of services. Declining caseloads in rural areas factored into the decision.
- Video game developer Frontier Developments will close its Halifax office and concentrate all work at its main location in Cambridge, England. The decision will put 18 people out of work. The company, which came to Halifax in 2012, indicates it will work with staff who wish to move to England, and help those who wish to find other jobs in an active Nova Scotia game development industry.
- Horticulture Canada indicates that a virus which threatened Nova Scotia's strawberry fields two years ago has been almost wiped out. The industry expects normal crop production in 2015, after 50% of berries had been lost in 2013 and 20 to25% lost in 2014.
- Construction on the expansion and redevelopment of the Guysborough Memorial Hospital will begin in February. The contract for the project has been awarded to Bird Construction.
- The federal government and Irving Shipbuilding of Halifax have confirmed that Irving will begin building the new fleet of navy warships after completing the six Artic patrol vessels in late 2020. Together, work on both contracts should last for at least 25 years.
- The federal government and the province of Nova Scotia will invest $8M over the next three years to fund repairs on housing co-operatives, through the Social Housing Assistance Repair Program
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