Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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.
Information on the 3-Year Employment Outlooks for certain occupational groupings is not currently available on Job Bank. Until the completion of the analysis based on the 2011 National Occupational Classification is complete in December 2016, please consult the Open Data website or contact the Labour Market Information Division ( NC-LMI-IMT-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca ) to obtain further information for occupations for which outlooks are not currently available.
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 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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|Cape Breton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|North Shore Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
|Southern Region||(2 of 3 stars)||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).
- October 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 592 KB)
- August 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- July 2016 | (PDF, 635 KB)
- June 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- May 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- April 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- March 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- Annual Edition 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 549 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 644 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 531 KB)
- June 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 319 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 539 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Nov 28 - Dec 02, 2016
- About 200 to 300 jobs are expected to be created on the construction of the Maristella, a $100M, 36-storey hotel and condominium project planned to be completed by 2019 as part of the massive King's Wharf development project in Dartmouth
Week of Nov 14 - Nov 18, 2016
- General contractors in Cape Breton are reporting they are very busy and often overwhelmed with requests for work required to repair homes that suffered damage from the fall floods in the area
- The Irving Shipbuilding project and construction activity at Dartmouth Crossing, Kings Wharf, downtown Halifax, and on the Macdonald Bridge will fuel economic activity in Halifax in 2016 and 2017, according to the Conference Board of Canada. However, despite some overall growth in the retail sector, employment there is expected to remain stagnant.
Week of Nov 07 - Nov 11, 2016
Week of Oct 24 - Oct 28, 2016
- According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, housing starts will decline in 2016 in Halifax after a very strong 2015. With many multiple units in the planning stages, starts are likely to rise again above the ten-year average in 2017 and 2018.
- Alton Gas will delay the main work of the first phase of a $130M natural gas storage project near Alton until 2017 but continue some preliminary construction on the site which currently employs about 25 workers on a daily basis
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