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.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Nova Scotia||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Painters and decorators (except interior 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 decline sharply.
- 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 (except interior decorators) in the Nova Scotia region:
- Approximately 1,250 people work in this occupation.
- Painters and decorators (except interior decorators) mainly work in the following sectors:
- Construction (NAICS 23): 85%
- 41% of Painters and decorators (except interior decorators) work all year, while 59% work only part of the year, compared to 65% and 35% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 27 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 12% compared to 13% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 63% 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: more than 95% for all occupations
- Women: less than 5%
- 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||(1 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Cape Breton Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|North Shore Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Southern Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
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).
- January 2017 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 817 KB)
- November 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- 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 Feb 06 - Feb 10, 2017
- BuildForce Canada predicts that Nova Scotia will lose over 8,000 construction workers to retirements over the next 10 years, and replacing them could provide a challenge as the pool of younger workers to draw from is smaller than it once was
- Demolition of the former Shannon Park military community in Dartmouth will now take until July 2017 to complete. Future use of the land is still in the planning stage, but up to 3,000 housing units could be built there over the next 10 to 15 years.
Week of Jan 30 - Feb 03, 2017
Week of Jan 23 - Jan 27, 2017
- A seven-year, $131M project to rebuild parts of DND's North Park Armoury in Halifax will begin in the summer of 2017. Tenders have been called for contractors in stone masonry for the first phase, while mechanical, electrical and other work will take place later.
- A $16M upgrade will take place in 2017 on the 100-year-old sewer system along Northwest Arm in Halifax
- The Nova Scotia government will commit $515M to its 2017-18 capital investment plan. Highlights will include spending on roads, schools, health care, and other public infrastructure.
Week of Jan 16 - Jan 20, 2017
- Contractors are working through the winter in the Halifax area to finish buildings and get them on the market due to a strong demand for rental units. Contractors and labour may be a little easier to find in the winter, according to industry contacts.
- Work has begun on the three-year, multi-million dollar commercial, retail, and residential Queen's Marque District development along the historic downtown Halifax waterfront. The area will also include 75,000 square feet of public space and new wharfs.
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