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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||(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%.
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Oct 03 - Oct 07, 2016
- The construction of the IKEA store currently underway in Dartmouth Crossing will support 450 jobs over the course of the project. Bird Construction, Atlantica Mechanical Contractors and Brewster Well Drilling are among several companies involved in the project. The store is expected to employ 350 people when completed in 2017.
- Dartmouth-based PCL Constructors Canada Inc. has been awarded the contract for a major expansion and renovation of the Dartmouth General Hospital. The work is valued at between $132M and $138M, and is expected to begin in the spring of 2017.
- Dalhousie University will begin a $64M project in the spring of 2017 to construct two new academic structures for its engineering and architecture faculty near the existing Sexton campus
- Construction of a new wastewater treatment plant for the community of Parrsboro is expected to commence by the spring of 2017. A contract for the design of the plant has been awarded to CBCL, and $6.4M in government funding has been allocated to the project.
Week of Sep 19 - Sep 23, 2016
- Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site will benefit from $4M in spending as part of Parks Canada's $3B investment to improve infrastructure at various locations across Canada over the next five years
- Banc Group will construct a Tim Hortons restaurant and gas station at the Halifax Exhibition Centre, with an anticipated opening in late 2017
- Dexter Construction has been awarded a $5.4M contract for the construction of the replacement Cornwallis River Bridge. Work is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2016 and expected to last six to eight months
Week of Sep 12 - Sep 16, 2016
Week of Sep 05 - Sep 09, 2016
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