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Outlook & Prospects for Sheet Metal Workers 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||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Sheet Metal Workers (NOC 7261) 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 growth is expected to be strong.
- A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced high levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Sheet Metal Workers in Nova Scotia:
- Approximately 550 people worked in this occupation in May 2011.
- Sheet Metal Workers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Construction (NAICS 23): 74%
- Transportation equipment manufacturing (NAICS 336): 8%
- Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 7%
- Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 5%
- 58% of Sheet Metal Workers work all year, while 42% work only part of the year, compared to 65% and 35% respectively among all occupations.
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 10% compared to 13% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 76% compared to 67% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 13% compared to 20% for all occupations
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: more than 95% for all occupations
- Women: less than 5%
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- No high school diploma: 9% compared to 12% for all occupations
- High school diploma or equivalent: 14% compared to 24% for all occupations
- Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 43% compared to 12% for all occupations
- College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 33% compared to 27% for all occupations
- Bachelor's degree: n/a
- University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: n/a
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
|Cape Breton Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
|North Shore Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
What proportion of people in this occupation work full-time?
This occupation (Sheet Metal Workers) is part of a larger group called Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades (NOC 726). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), 96% of workers in this group worked full-time, compared to the average of 80% for all occupations.
What is the proportion of women working in this occupation?
This occupation (Sheet Metal Workers) is part of a larger group called Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades (NOC 726). According to the National Household Survey (2011), women represented 3% of workers in this occupational group compared to the average of 49% for all occupations.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
This occupation (Sheet Metal Workers) is part of a larger group called Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades (NOC 726). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), the unionization rate for this group was 50%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 30%.
Labour Market Bulletins
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- 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 Jul 11 - Jul 15, 2016
- The federal government will spend $22M to upgrade the Marine Atlantic facilities in North Sydney, NS and Port aux Basques, NL
- The federal government will invest $10.8M over the next two years to repair and maintain the infrastructure at seven small craft harbours in Central Nova Scotia
- Construction of a new 25-bed nursing home to replace an existing facility will begin immediately in Antigonish. Shannex will operate the facility, which is expected to open by February 2018.
Week of Jul 04 - Jul 08, 2016
Week of Jun 27 - Jul 01, 2016
- Local subcontractors remain busy on the Maritime Link power project in Cape Breton, despite financial difficulties experienced by the company overseeing transmission construction. Activity on the project is expected to continue through 2016 and 2017.
- Construction is expected to begin soon on a $4M gaming and bowling centre in the community of Membertou. Work on a major shopping centre and $18M sportsplex continues in the community as well.
- A 16-month, $23M renovation project at the Dartmouth Sportsplex will begin in June 2017. The facility will remain closed during the project, and reopen in the fall of 2018.
Week of Jun 20 - Jun 24, 2016
- The design phase for the $65M Cogswell Interchange redevelopment project in Halifax will take about a year after a consultant is hired. That will be followed, beginning in 2017, with a four year demolition phase of the existing street network, and then a redevelopment period which could take 13 more years.
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