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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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- June 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
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- June 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 319 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 539 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Aug 15 - Aug 19, 2016
- The Cape Breton municipalities will receive $14M in federal infrastructure funding, with most of the associated projects taking place next year. The various projects are expected to create jobs for local tradespeople and contractors.
- Nova Scotia is matching a new federal investment of $21.4M to build affordable housing projects targeted for seniors, and those needing shelter and transition housing.
- Halifax's apartment-building boom has not resulted in an over-supply of units. CMHC is forecasting the vacancy rate to be 3.2% in 2016 and 3.6% in 2017. The downtown core will have 430 units completed this year, with another 3,200 units in development.
Week of Aug 08 - Aug 12, 2016
Week of Aug 01 - Aug 05, 2016
- Glooscap First Nation has contracted Dexter Construction to begin work later in 2016 on the first phase of a three-year, multi-million dollar retail development project. About 200 jobs will be created in the various businesses to be located in Glooscap Landing upon completion.
- Brison Developments will soon begin construction on a multi-unit housing development project on School Street in Kentville, NS
Week of Jul 25 - Jul 29, 2016
- Construction is currently underway on a building in a strip mall in the Truro Power Centre in Millbrook, NS. Further buildings will be added over the next few months, and rental space could be available by January 2017.
- Midland Transport will use local contractors to construct a transportation storage facility in the next few months at the Yarmouth Airport to serve inbound and outbound shipments
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