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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 Sep 01 - Sep 05, 2014 Week of Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014
  • According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., housing starts are expected to drop 14.5% in Nova Scotia in 2014, and a further 1.5% in 2015. Halifax should see a 7.7% drop in 2014 over 2013, and a further 6.7% drop in 2015. A slow economy and westward population migration are mentioned as factors behind the drops.
  • Harbour Isle Halifax Inc. will add two 16-storey residential towers in 2015 to a recently completed 12-storey tower at its $250M construction project at Wright¿s Cove in Dartmouth. Also, a multimillion-dollar residential-commercial development will begin on the site of the former National Film Board building on Barrington Street in Halifax within a few weeks.
  • A new multimillion-dollar wastewater treatment facility will be built in Windsor, with financial assistance from three levels of government
  • Southwest Properties will begin construction on the $500M, 10-year Seton Ridge retail and residential project in Rockingham in 2015. Pete¿s Fine Foods will open its fourth Halifax area grocery store in early 2017 in the new development.
Week of Aug 04 - Aug 08, 2014 Week of Jul 28 - Aug 01, 2014
Please consult the North Shore Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.