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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.

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Table on the employment potential for Sheet Metal Workers in Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Nova Scotia Fair   (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

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) 2016-04-15
Cape Breton Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-04-15
Halifax Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-04-15
North Shore Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-04-15
Southern Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-04-15

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Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

Week of Apr 18 - Apr 22, 2016 Week of Apr 11 - Apr 15, 2016 Week of Mar 14 - Mar 18, 2016 Week of Mar 07 - Mar 11, 2016
  • Argyle Developments has signed a 25-year agreement for the design, construction and operation of the Halifax Convention Centre. The centre is part of the $500M Nova Centre complex, which is currently under construction in downtown Halifax and scheduled to open in 2017.
Please consult the North Shore Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.
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