Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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|
|Nova Scotia||(1 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be limited for Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks (NOC 1452) in Nova Scotia.
This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:
- Employment is expected to decline.
- A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks in the Nova Scotia region:
- Approximately 800 people work in this occupation.
- Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks mainly work in the following sectors:
- Hospitals (NAICS 622): 16%
- Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 15%
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 13%
- Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 13%
- 73% of Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks work all year, while 27% work only part of the year, compared to 65% and 35% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: less than 5% compared to 13% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 79% compared to 67% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 17% compared to 20% for all occupations
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 36% compared to 51% for all occupations
- Women: 64% compared to 49% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- No high school diploma: n/a
- High school diploma or equivalent: 16% compared to 24% for all occupations
- Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 16% compared to 12% for all occupations
- College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 42% compared to 27% for all occupations
- Bachelor's degree: 16% compared to 16% for all occupations
- University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 8% compared to 9% for all occupations
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
|Cape Breton Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|North Shore Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
(To access archived Labour Market Bulletins not appearing on this webpage, please contact us).
- January 2017 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 817 KB)
- November 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 592 KB)
- August 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- July 2016 | (PDF, 635 KB)
- June 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- May 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- April 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- March 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- Annual Edition 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 549 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 644 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 531 KB)
- June 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 319 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 539 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Mar 06 - Mar 10, 2017
- Moon Bakery and Café recently opened in downtown Glace Bay and hired seven workers
- Slyce Inc., a creator of software applications, plans to grow its 30-person workforce in New Waterford after receiving financial assistance from the federal government. The company has been recruiting computer specialists.
- MrsGrocery, a Moncton-based, internet grocery delivery business that had employed home-based workers, plans to move its headquarters to the former Scotiabank building in downtown Amherst by the spring of 2017 and possibly create two dozen jobs
- Toronto-based game developer Ubique Networks Inc., which has 12 employees in Sydney and three in Halifax, has received financial assistance from the federal government and plans to expand its workforce
- The Halifax Stanfield Airport is committing $45M to its 2017 capital projects program. The plan includes the expansion of passenger screening areas, work on the electrical and refrigeration systems, and runway renovations.
- If it can secure financing, Advanced Materials Inc. would like to process tin in East Kemptville from ore stockpiled at the former Rio Alom mine which closed there in 1992. The operation would last about six to seven years and create about 30 jobs.
Week of Feb 27 - Mar 03, 2017
- Perfect Diversity Clay Art Studio, a combination coffee shop and studio offering pottery lessons, is expected to open in downtown New Glasgow in March 2017
- The Conference Board of Canada has downgraded its GDP growth prediction for Nova Scotia to 0.8% in 2017 and 1.0% in 2018. Major construction projects including the Maritime Link and Halifax Convention Centre will come to an end, but the manufacturing sector will benefit from the large Halifax Shipyard project.
- The number of non-resident visitors to Nova Scotia reached 2.2M in 2016, an increase of 8% over 2015 according to Tourism Nova Scotia. The number of room nights sold to all parties was up 4%, with the Cape Breton region leading the way at 16%.
- CovenHoven Distillery near Digby is now producing spirits and has hired a full time distiller. The business will construct a permanent structure in the summer of 2017 on its property where it will retail its products.
- Vi's Restaurant in Wycocomagh will close in April 2017, after 59 years in business
- Coal is being mined in Cape Breton for the first time since 2001, with the opening of the Donkin mine. The current number of 64 workers will rise to about 135 over the next couple of years as production increases.
- The Rodd Grand Hotel in Yarmouth is currently undergoing a $2M renovation project as the business prepares for the upcoming tourist season. The hotel employs over 80 workers during peak season.
- Relish Gourmet Burgers has closed its restaurants across Canada, including the location on Larry Uteck Boulevard in Halifax. The Quinpool Road location in Halifax, will remain open as one of six Canadian independant locations.
- According to NSCC, job prospects are excellent for graduates of the game development and animation programs offered at its Truro college campus, while the CEO of a Bedford IT business says there is a shortage across industry for senior IT programmers
- Doctors Nova Scotia indicates many people in both rural and urban areas of the province do not have family physicians, and as many as 400 of the 1,200 physicians in current practice may leave in the next 10 years, mostly due to retirements
- Redo's Pizza is scheduled to open in the spring of 2017 on the corner of Forest Street and Haley Road in Yarmouth. The business will employ six to eight people.
Week of Feb 20 - Feb 24, 2017
- Cape Breton University and its faculty association have ratified a new three-year contract that will include an annual 1.25% wage increase and suitable changes to a layoff clause
- Celtz, a St. John's, NL-based producer of a range of software for the film industry, is building a sales team in Halifax as it continues to make inroads into various markets
- Two virtual reality-related businesses have opened recently on Gottingen and Oxford Streets in Halifax. Nearby Planet VR and Halifax VR Room offer services to those who enjoy playing high-tech video games in a relaxing environment.
- Water & Bone, a 40-seat restaurant, has opened at 5687 Charles Street in Halifax
- Geebo Device Repair has opened on Queen Street in Halifax. The business, which offers computer and cell phone repairs and sells used devices, now employs a total of 10 workers in its three locations in the Halifax area.
- About 40 jobs will be created when H & M, a Swedish clothing chain, opens in the Halifax Shopping Centre in the summer of 2017. Clothing retailer Zara will also open in the Shopping Centre around the same time.
- Mian's Restaurant, a family-owned business, has opened on George Street in Sydney in the location of the former Zana's Diner, which closed in recent months
- The Nova Scotia government has imposed a four year contract on the province's public school teachers, after collective bargaining failed to result in a deal. Both sides want to continue to try and work together going forward to address classroom concerns.
- Modest Tree, a Halifax-based interactive training company, doubled its staff in 2016 to about 20 workers and expects to add another 15 people in 2017 after landing a number of contracts connected to Canadian military operations
Week of Feb 13 - Feb 17, 2017
- A&W plans to open 200 restaurants in Canada over the next four years, including 10 in Nova Scotia which will create a total of 250 jobs. The unnamed Nova Scotia locations will include five full-size restaurants with drive-thrus.
- According to the Nova Scotia Health Authority, the wait time for mental health services has more than doubled over the past six months in Cape Breton. The health authority is working to fill six psychiatrist vacancies, as well as other clinical positions.
- The Captain's Boil, a Toronto-based Cajun-style restaurant chain, is set to open a franchise in the former Pizza Delight location at 5680 Spring Garden Road in Halifax in April 2017. The restaurant is expected to hire about 10 workers.
- The Good Food Emporium, a restaurant on Windsor Street in Halifax, has closed. A yet-unnamed Italian-American restaurant is expected to open in the space at the end of March 2017.
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