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Painters and Decorators  (NOC 7294)
North Shore Region
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Outlook & Prospects for Painters and Decorators 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 Painters and Decorators 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 Painters and Decorators (NOC 7294) 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 is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • A large number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced high levels of unemployment.

In addition, due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities will vary depending on the time of the year. Employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Painters and Decorators in Nova Scotia:

  • Approximately 1,350 people work in this occupation.
  • Painters and Decorators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 84%
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 5%
  • 41% of Painters and Decorators work all year, while 59% 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: 9% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 67% compared to 67% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 25% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 95% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 5% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • No high school diploma: 29% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • High school diploma or equivalent: 41% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 14% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 11% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • Bachelor's degree: less than 5% compared to 16% for all occupations
    • University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: n/a

Table on the employment potential for Painters and Decorators in North Shore Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Annapolis Valley Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Cape Breton Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Halifax Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
North Shore Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Southern Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15

What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?

This occupation (Painters and Decorators) is part of a larger group called Other Construction Trades (NOC 729). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), 31% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 14%.

What proportion of people in this occupation work full-time?

According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), 93% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 80% for all occupations.

What is the proportion of women working in this occupation?

According to the National Household Survey (2011), women represented 5% of workers in this occupation compared to the average of 49% for all occupations.

What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?

The data from the Labour Force Survey (2013) regarding the percentage of people in this occupation who are part of a union are not sufficiently reliable to be published.

Please consult the North Shore Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.
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