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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): 11%
- Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 5%
- Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 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|
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).
- April 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- March 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- Annual Edition 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- 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 May 09 - May 13, 2016
- Parks Canada will spend $20M on upgrades to Halifax Citadel and a tower in Point Pleasant Park in Halifax during the spring and summer of 2016
- Some workers on the transmission lines of the Maritime Link power project in Cape Breton will likely be laid off as a result of the declared bankruptcy of one of the major contractors. The number of employees affected has not yet been determined.
- A multi-million dollar renovation project on the medical clinic in Shelburne planned for the spring of 2016 will not go ahead. The building is not repairable and a new clinic will be needed instead. Any further plans have yet to be decided.
- Bedford-based Dexter Construction and Yarmouth-based Tri-County Construction Limited have been awarded contracts from the federal government to carry out a total of $3.5M in wharf upgrades on Cape Sable Island, which will be completed over the next few months
- The Town of Truro, with assistance from the federal government, will redevelop its civic square. The project will involve landscaping, and the addition of a new library building and outdoor ice surface.
- J.W. Lindsay Enterprises has been awarded a $10M contract to begin building an elementary school in Bible Hill in May of 2016, while Bird Construction has been awarded a $19.764M contract to build a P-12 school in Bridgetown
- AltaGas Ltd. will restart construction in the summer of 2016 on the Alton natural gas storage facility. About 60 to 80 contractors will be employed over the life of the project, and once completed the facility will employ eight to 10 full-time workers.
- A major project to replace the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax will take place over the next five to seven years. Services will be moved to other sites during construction, and some renovations will be required at those sites as well.
- Residential and commercial construction projects have been increasing in downtown Halifax since 2012 according to the city's planning department, which hopes to add a dozen new staff over the next two years to deal with the building boom.
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