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Outlook & Prospects for Truck Drivers in London 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.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|London Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for Truck Drivers (NOC 7411) in the London region.
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 large number of people are expected to retire.
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.
This occupation had a regional labour force of about 6,970 at the time of the 2011 National Household Survey.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 10 - Aug 14, 2015
- St. Thomas City Council has approved a $10.7M construction tender from M.J. Dixon Construction Ltd. to build a new police headquarters and to extend Third Avenue
- The Government of Canada will invest $10M into upgrades at London's Wolseley Barracks, Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Prevost as well as at the HMCS Prevost training facility in Port Stanley
- Indwell's Harvey Woods Lofts, an affordable housing project in Woodstock in Oxford County, will expand from 54 to 80 units as a result of up to $3.8M+ in federal and provincial funding
- London's Artisan Metal Finishing will receive up to $974K from the federal government to expand its facility and provide automated services to diversify its markets, creating up to 11 jobs and an additional 10 within two years of the project's completion
- Construction is set to begin on a new facility for Goodwill Industries in Woodstock. This will involve the demolition of the St. Rita's Catholic Church and the building of a new training facility, retail store and meeting space.
- The City of Woodstock will receive $1.3M from the Governments of Canada and Ontario towards the cost of creating a hazardous waste depot
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