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Outlook & Prospects for Correspondence, Publication and Related Clerks in North Shore 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|
|Nova Scotia||(1 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 period, the employment outlook is expected to be limited for Correspondence, Publication and Related 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 large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
|Cape Breton Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
|North Shore Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
|Southern Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
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).
- December 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 | (PDF, 549 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 644 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 531 KB)
- June 2015 | (PDF, 319 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 539 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2016
- Halifax Regional Council has approved the hiring of 32 additional firefighters over the next two to three years. The workers will be added to several stations around the city.
- A Value Village store is tentatively scheduled to open in the fall of 2016 in New Minas, taking over space once occupied by Zellers. The company indicates it typically hires about 50 workers in a new store.
- Ikea will directly employ 350 people in a new store to be built in Dartmouth Crossing beginning in the summer of 2016. Construction will take about 12 to 14 months and will employ another 100 to 150 temporary workers.
- J.D. Irving is forecasting it will hire 1,393 workers in Nova Scotia over the next three years, most of them at the Halifax Shipyard. The workforce at the shipyard is currently at about 1,000 workers, including 250 new hires over the past year.
- A.F. Theriault & Sons currently employs 169 workers at its shipyard in Meteghan River, including 12 that have recently returned from Alberta. The company indicates it is quite busy with a number of contracts.
- Carlton Cards and Susy Shier will close their stores in New Minas by the end of January 2016, putting 11 people out of work
- The hourly minimum wage in Nova Scotia will increase by $0.10, to $10.70 on April 1, 2016. The hourly minimum wage for a worker with less than three months experience will increase by the same amount, to $10.20.
- Construction is nearing completion on the $19M sports complex in the Cape Breton First Nations community of Membertou, and a summer 2016 opening is anticipated
- Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency is launching a recruitment drive for firefighters for the first time in nine years and will hold information sessions around the municipality over the next month
- Bedford-based Alpha Dog Games is adding five to six employees, including 3D artists, game designers, and programmers, and may eventually double its workforce of 12 employees in 2016.
- Canadian Gypsum Company has laid off 14 maintenance workers at its mine in Little Narrows, and has yet to make a decision on the future of the seasonal operation. The mine had been employing maintenance workers only in the winters.
- Preliminary construction will begin in the summer of 2016 on Churchill Crossing, a major retail complex in the Cape Breton First Nations community of Membertou. The complex will contain a mix of big box stores, smaller retailers, and other facilities.
- The Nova Scotia Nurses Union and some nursing homes claim that a shortage of registered nurses in long-term care facilities is providing challenges within the health care system in the province
- According to a report from BuildForce Canada, most positions in the construction industry over the next decade in Nova Scotia will come about through the replacement of retiring workers as opposed to actual employment increases. Growth in renovations will modestly offset declines in residential employment, and small increases are expected in non-residential employment.
- The Nova Scotia government will invest $480.8M in roads, schools, health care, and public infrastructure in its 2016-17 capital plan
- San Francisco-based River Canada has nearly tripled its workforce in Halifax since it purchased the former Twisted Oak Studios gaming studio on August 2015. River Canada now employs 13 workers in Halifax and plans to continue adding employees over the next year.
- Carstar Collision will begin growing its workforce from about 35 to 50 employees when work on the expansion of its facility in Sydney is completed over the next couple of months
- The HGS call centre in Kentville plans to add 50 or more employees to its current staff of 150 over the next couple of months
- Musquodoboit Valley Co-op, a grocery and feed store in Middle Musquodoboit, has closed after 78 years in business. The store employed two full-time and three part-time workers.
- A database and outreach service is now available in Halifax which enables job seekers with autism and intellectual disabilities to connect with job opportunities. Autism Nova Scotia is involved with the program, as part of a national initiative.
- Black Point Aggregates Inc.'s proposed granite quarry near Canso remains in the early assessment stages. A two-year construction phase is tentatively planned to begin in 2018 and would employ approximately 50 to 100 workers. The same number of workers would then be required to operate the quarry.
- Kameron Coal now has 30 people working at the Donkin coal mine and plans to hire 120 over the next year as it prepares the site for possible full production. A Glace Bay-based company, Gardiner Mining and Resources, is helping manage job applications.
- Companies that bid on contracts of $100,000 or more related to the construction of five new schools in the province will be required to have had recent involvement with the apprenticeship program. The initiative is part of the provincial government's continuing efforts to support youth employment and apprentices.
- Roclan Construction has begun construction of the $3.5M Inverness Community Leadership Centre in Inverness. Work on the two-phase project will take place over 2016. The centre will house various community-based programs.
- Patrons Golf & Lounge recently opened in Bedford. The facility includes indoor golf simulators, dining room, and a lounge.
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