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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 30 - Apr 03, 2015
- J.Willy Krauch and Sons will cease production at its seafood smokehouse in Tangier at the end of April, as the owner will retire. The closure will affect one part-time and seven full-time jobs.
- La Senza will close its lingerie shop in the Truro Mall at the end of April. The closure will result in the loss of two full-time and six part-time jobs.
- Pete's Fine Foods, a grocery store in Wolfville, will close in May 2015. The closure will put 50 full-time and part-time staff out of work.
- Three stores in the Halifax area are among 66 Future Shop locations in Canada that were permanently closed in March. Others, such as a Sydney store, will reopen as Best Buy stores. National job losses will include 500 full-time and 1,000 part-time jobs.
- Meteghan River-based shipyard A.F. Theriault and Son has been awarded a $7.68M contract to build a new ferry to serve the islands of Digby Neck. The ferry will provide work for the company until the latter half of 2016.
- The Government of Canada will invest almost $3.5M in harbour improvement projects in Lunenburg County over the next two years
- The Government of Canada will invest about $7.7M in harbour improvement projects in Shelburne County over the next two years
- Two major fashion retailers, Aritzia and Browns, will open new stores in the Halifax Shopping Centre in the summer of 2015. The centre continues to undergo a major redevelopment to add extra retail space.
- CBC/Radio Canada will cut 10 positions in Halifax and one in Sydney as part of a Canada-wide reduction of 240 jobs across all areas of operation. According to the company, while some affected employees may be reassigned to other positions, there will be job losses.
- Canada Bread Company will close its Halifax bakery in November 2015, affecting the jobs of more than 100 employees. The company indicates that products can be made more efficiently at its bakeries in New Brunswick.
- The front nine holes of the new Aspotogan Ridge Golf Course, the centerpiece of a large residential development project underway in Mill Cove, Lunenburg County, will open at the end of July 2015
- According to the Grape Growers Association of Nova Scotia, workers with grape-pruning experience can be difficult to find. A shorter and more condensed pruning season this spring due to the difficult winter has resulted in a need for more labour.
- The Cape Breton District Health Authority indicates that while there are particular shortages of emergency room and family doctors in the region, there are vacancies in every area of physician practice. The authority continues to actively advertise and recruit to fill positions.
- The Government of Canada will spend more than $85M to support infrastructure improvements to several Parks Canada sites in Cape Breton, including the St. Peters Canal, Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, and the Fortress of Louisbourg
- 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.
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