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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.
- 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 Nov 03 - Nov 07, 2014
- The $20M Marine Atlantic ferry terminal project in North Sydney is on track to be completed by the spring of 2015. About 80 local tradespeople have been involved in its construction at peak periods.
- Tim Hortons in Cheticamp will close before the end of 2014, as the company doesn't consider it financially viable to continue to operate the restaurant. Twenty workers will be affected.
- The Sydney Co-op Food Market will close in November, and 31 employees will lose their jobs. Competition from other retailers has hurt the business in recent times.
- The Halifax Chronicle-Herald has issued layoff notices to 20 newsroom staff, as it seeks ways to deal with declining revenues. As a result of the notices, the newspaper hopes to reach concessions from the union over the coming weeks, which will allow it to reduce the number of actual layoffs.
- Real estate company Results Realty has opened within the past few months in New Glasgow, and employs five agents
- Mosaik Property Management Ltd. will begin construction in a couple of months on a multimillion-dollar, eight-storey mixed residential and commercial complex at the corner of Sackville and Market Streets in Halifax. The building will be called The Dillon.
- The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council predicts that the large federal shipbuilding contract and stronger markets for exports to the United States will contribute to real gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 1.9% for Nova Scotia in 2015. Natural gas production is a positive factor in the predicted GDP growth of 1.6% for 2014.
- A golf course and residential development project worth more than $50M is under construction near Hubbards. According to Aspotogan Developments, completion of the course is expected by the fall of 2015.
- A Pita Pit franchise restaurant will open in New Glasgow within a few weeks, and the owners plan to initially hire 15 workers. M.G. Wallace Construction is currently working on the site in the Aberdeen Business Park.
- Shenanigans, a sports bar serving pub food, has opened in New Glasgow in the space of the former Frog and Toad, which closed a few months ago. The business has 10 employees.
- Staff training will begin by December at the nearly complete Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Priestville. The 130 workers will include some staff from facilities in Antigonish and Amherst, which will both close in January.
- Sykes Inc. will close its call centre in Sydney at the end of January 2015 due to market conditions, affecting 130 workers. The company indicates some employees might be offered a chance to work as home-based agents.
- Angles Pub has closed its locations in Windsor and Lower Sackville
- Singapore-based Atlantis Resources Ltd. is one of four tidal power developers to have now signed seabed lease agreements with the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy, and the company plans to deploy a turbine at a Bay of Fundy test site in late 2016. The company also plans to open a project office in Halifax in early 2015.
- According to the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, eight new craft breweries and brewpubs have been established in Nova Scotia over the past two years, and the province's microbreweries currently employ more than 200 workers
- Dartmouth-based Aecon Atlantic and Chantier Davie Canada Inc. of Lévis, Quebec have signed an agreement to work together on certain shipbuilding and marine-related projects. The agreement should benefit Aecon Atlantic's Pictou Shipyard facility.
- According to Argyle Developments Inc., there are about 300 people currently working on the Nova Centre project in downtown Halifax, and that number will more than double when construction hits its peak in 2015
- Amherst-based Maritech Construction will construct a $2.87M police facility in the town. The work will begin in early December, with occupancy expected by August 2015.
- Enginuity MED, a Halifax-based company that designs medical devices, will hire a marketing manager and two research and development officers with the assistance of a repayable loan from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
- China-based Capital Seafoods has taken over an existing fish processing plant in Eastern Passage. The company will upgrade the facility, increase staff from 12 to between 40 to 50 workers, and process lobster and other species.
- Slyce, a Toronto-based IT firm which creates software to add to devices such as smartphones, projects to create 450 jobs over five years at its New Waterford facility with the assistance of a provincial payroll rebate program. Most of the jobs will be for data specialists and customer support personnel.
- Halifax-based Skinfix Inc. will expand its local office staff to 15 workers. The company expects to grow as a result of a deal with Target Corp to launch its skin care products in the United States.
- British Columbia-based wind turbine manufacturer Endurance Wind Power has taken over Seaforth Energy in Dartmouth and hired five workers. The company expects to hire two more before the end of 2014.
- A $12M expansion and construction renovations project will begin in October at the Canadian Museum of Immigration in Halifax
- The Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy has installed the second of four underwater cables in the Minas Basin, and will continue with the installation of a platform over the next year. The $10M sensor technology program designed to explore the Fundy tides employs dozens of Nova Scotia contractors, according to the Centre.
- Tim Hortons will open a new location in Enfield in December 2014, and will employ 30 to 40 people
- Retail businesses Canadian Tire and Dollarama will open in the spring of 2015 in the Elmsdale Shopping Centre in Elmsdale
- A restaurant, LannaThai, is under construction on King Street in Bridgewater, and is expected to open by the end of 2014. It is estimated that between 15 to 20 workers could be hired when the restaurant opens.
- City Streets, a boutique chain with eight stores in various parts of Nova Scotia, has closed suddenly due to bankruptcy
- HB Studios, a Lunenburg-based video game developer, has grown from having nine employees when it opened 14 years ago, to about 80 currently. The number of employees fluctuates slightly depending on the number of games in development.
- The federal and Nova Scotia governments have announced they will cost share $50M on 22 projects to provide major highway upgrades in Nova Scotia over the next four years
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