Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Description | Titles | Duties | Related Occupations
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)||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.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(Undetermined)||2014-07-31|
|Cape Breton Region||(Undetermined)||2014-07-31|
|North Shore Region||(Undetermined)||2014-07-31|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- September 2014 | (PDF, 647 KB)
- August 2014 | (PDF, 637 KB)
- July 2014 | (PDF, 752 KB)
- June 2014 | (PDF, 616 KB)
- May 2014 | (PDF, 864 KB)
- April 2014 | (PDF, 864 KB)
- March 2014 | (PDF, 595 KB)
- February 2014 | (PDF, 595 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 605 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 746 KB) new
- December 2013 | (PDF, 539 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 540 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 547 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 240 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 447 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 515 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 446 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 317 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 234 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 294 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 414 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Sep 15 - Sep 19, 2014
- Construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2014 on the $2.7M East River Business Park in New Glasgow. Weeks Construction will be the main contractor for the project.
- Construction of the Sable Wind project near Canso has increased employment in the area more than expected, even though few permanent jobs will result upon its completion in December. Site maintenance will be done by current municipal workers.
- The governments of Nova Scotia and Alberta have signed an agreement that will allow apprentices to seamlessly train and work in either province
- 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.
- According to the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC), Nova Scotia¿s economy has benefitted from an increase in seafood, wood pulp, and natural gas exports during the first half of 2014, as well as major construction projects in Halifax. However, weakening employment and slowdowns in retail spending and home construction are being felt across the province.
- According to the Cape Breton Building Trades Association, construction activity in Cape Breton is the slowest it has been in 20 years, and the majority of union members are either without work or have had to go west to find jobs
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