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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.
- 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 Dec 08 - Dec 12, 2014
- GoSecure Atlantic, an IT security firm, plans to add to its workforce of nine computer security experts in Dartmouth and will be hiring new graduates. The company will benefit from a provincial government payroll rebate program if it creates up to 100 positions over five years, including five in the first year.
- Modern Shanghai Bistro has opened on Quinpool Road in Halifax
- About 150 workers, down from a peak of 200 during the summer, are currently employed on the construction of the 34-turbine South Canoe Wind farm near New Ross. According to a spokesperson, the project should be completed during the first quarter of 2015.
- Front and Central restaurant in Wolfville will close in December, and has cited financial reasons. Sixteen employees, mostly part-time, will be affected.
- Heritage Gas continues to expand its natural gas network in Nova Scotia. The company will begin constructing a storage facility and a 7.5-kilometre in-ground pipeline in Antigonish in the spring of 2015, and will begin delivering to customers by the fall. Gas will be trucked to the station and distributed throughout the town by the pipeline.
- Canada's trade agreement with South Korea may benefit Dartmouth-based SimplyCast. The software development company is in the process of establishing partnerships in that country, which could result in 40 to 50 jobs in Nova Scotia.
- Seven Days Bouldering, a rock-climbing facility with a café, will open on Gottingen Street in Halifax in the first quarter of 2015
- Significant employment would result if three major projects in eastern Nova Scotia go ahead over the next few years. The Goldboro LNG plant, the Maher Milford terminal, and the Black Point Quarry remain in the planning stages.
- A $70M renovation project at the Halifax Shopping Centre will begin in December and be completed by the fall of 2016. EllisDon Construction Ltd., MMC International Architects, and GH+A Design will be involved in the project.
- G2 Research, a Dartmouth-based company which develops software for law enforcement agencies, has been bought by Utah-based Track Group. More workers will be added to the 10 people employed locally.
- Truro Nissan will open in Truro in February 2015 and employ 15 workers
- Simmons Mattress Gallery will close its two locations in Halifax and Dartmouth within the next few weeks, affecting the jobs of nine employees. Competition from other businesses and on-line shopping were factors in the decision to close, according to the company
- Kellys Luggage will close its retail store in Halifax at the end of December, and its repair shop a month later. Kellys, a 138-year-old business, has nine, mostly part-time employees.
- The Halifax Chronicle Herald has reduced its planned number of layoffs from 20 to two since issuing notices to newsroom staff in November. Thirteen workers have since accepted buyout packages, and the union has made other concessions to save some jobs.
- Young Street Equities Ltd. will begin work in the next few months on its $110M Monaghan Square project in north-end Halifax. The development will include two 17-storey residential/commercial towers.
- The Cline Group has purchased 75% of the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton, prompting hope it could eventually reopen and create 300 jobs
- Twelve Nova Scotia companies are involved in the early stages of the Maritime Link cable project, in activities such as surveying, tree clearing, and environmental studies. Companies in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland will have first access to project-related contracts.
- Authentic Seacoast Company will increase production at the Rare Bird Brewery in Guysborough and also construct a distillery to produce rum. The company's workforce in the area will increase from 21 to as many as 60 employees.
- According to the union representing workers at IMP Aerostructures in Amherst, 90 workers have been given layoff notices since May 2014. The union indicates it has been a slow year, with several major contracts expiring.
- Little Wonders Child Care Centres has suddenly closed its two locations in Truro
- Eyeglass retailer Canadian Optical Warehouse has opened at 103 Chain Lake Drive in Halifax
- The Lily Pad, an outlet for local artisans and crafters to showcase and sell their goods, has opened in Truro
- Halifax welcomed 134 cruise ships in 2014, the same number as in the previous year, but the number of passengers decreased by 14%. Sydney received 65 ships in 2014, down from 78 in 2013, with 17% fewer passengers. Weather and mechanical issues led to fewer ships visiting both ports than were expected in 2014.
- According to the Nova Scotia Mink Breeders Association, tighter provincial regulations may force some fur operations to close. As well, global conditions have created a recent downturn in the industry, which employs around 1,000 workers in Nova Scotia.
- The federal government plans to spend $200M over six years to establish a number of clinics across Canada to provide members of the Canadian Forces with mental health services and support. Halifax will be a major site for the program.
- Karma Gaming, a Halifax-based company that develops internet lottery games, hopes to create 36 new jobs over five years with the assistance of a payroll rebate program. The company would hire developers, programmers, designers, and digital artists.
- Université Sainte-Anne has opened a facility in the Nova West Laboratory in Saulnierville. There, researchers and lab technicians will work collaboratively with Nova West employees on research activities in agriculture, fishing, and aquaculture.
- No Quarter Deli and Market has opened on George Street in Sydney
- Southwest Properties Ltd. is on track to begin two large construction projects in Halifax over the next two years. The first phase of the $500M Seton Ridge project in Rockingham is expected to start in early 2015, while the anticipated start for a $140M YMCA residential-commercial downtown development is early 2016.
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