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Sheet Metal Workers  (NOC 7261)
North Shore Region
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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.

questionUndetermined : UndeterminedLimited : LimitedFair : FairGood : Good
Table on the employment potential for Sheet Metal Workers in Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Nova Scotia Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2014-05-15

For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be fair for Sheet Metal Workers (NOC 7261) in Nova Scotia. Compared to all other occupations, there should be proportionately more unemployed workers with experience in this occupation to compete for available jobs. However, this will be offset by the fact that both employment growth and the proportion of retiring workers in this occupation should be similar to that of other occupations. A significant number of jobs are also expected to become available due to greater than average turnover in this occupation.

According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in Nova Scotia was 43 years and 13% 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.

Table on the employment potential for Sheet Metal Workers in North Shore Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Annapolis Valley Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Cape Breton Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Halifax Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
North Shore Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Southern Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

Week of Mar 16 - Mar 20, 2015
  • The Mainland Nova Scotia Building Trades Council has noticed a recent drop in inter-provincial requests for tradespersons for projects out west
Week of Mar 09 - Mar 13, 2015
  • According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., housing starts in Nova Scotia were down 53% in February from the same month in 2014. The Nova Scotia Home Builders Association states that housing activity is now at a historic low and that, if the Alberta economy had not recently slowed, many more tradespersons would have left Nova Scotia.
Week of Mar 02 - Mar 06, 2015 Week of Feb 23 - Feb 27, 2015
Please consult the North Shore Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.