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Meteorological technicians observe weather and atmospheric conditions, record and interpret meteorological data, transmit and report on recorded information, and provide meteorological information and advice to the general public, the transportation industry and the media. They are employed by the Atmospheric Environment Service of Environment Canada and by the armed forces, private consulting companies, resource and utility companies and by provincial governments.
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- Observe, record and transmit atmospheric and weather information including air pressure, temperature, humidity, wind, precipitation, cloud and ultraviolet conditions
- Observe, chart and report on ice conditions in navigable waters
- Provide weather information to various users such as pilots, farmers, shipping industries and news media
- Inspect and service various weather service installations and maintain equipment and instruments
- Analyze and interpret weather data
- Maintain climatological databases and participate in the production of weather maps and charts
- Observe snow conditions and participate in programs to control avalanches in mountainous terrain.
Outlook & Prospects for Meteorological Technicians in Fredericton--Oromocto
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.
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According to the most recent (2006) Census, this is a small occupational group with a labour force of 0, and an unemployment rate (0%) that is below the average (8%) for all occupations in the area.
According to the most recent Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) Forecast, the average annual employment growth rate for this occupation is below the average for all occupations in New Brunswick. Many of the jobs in this occupation can be found in the Public Administration industry.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Mar 31 - Apr 04, 2014
- Fredericton-based E&I Engineering has been awarded a $1.2M contract to provide electrical engineering services to the Irving pulp mill modernization project in Saint John. E&I has added an engineer and a technician to its staff.
- The Kings Place parking garage in downtown Fredericton will close in April for six months to undergo a $5M renovation project
- The King Street Ale house is expected to open in May on Queen Street in Fredericton, and is advertising for staff. The business will occupy the former site of the Garrison District Ale House, destroyed by fire over a year ago.
- About 10 of the 100 commissionaire positions at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown will be cut as a result of budgetary and work cycle adjustments. Workers can choose to be placed on a standby list, and will be re-hired when opportunities arise.
- Renovations are underway on a new private school, the Fredericton Christian Academy, which will open in September in the building occupied by the former South Devon Elementary School on MacLaren Avenue in Fredericton
- J.D. Irving Ltd. will add a production line to a sawmill in Chipman, which will add 16 jobs. As a result, 39 direct and 27 indirect jobs will also be created in woodlands operations, and 96 direct and 49 indirect jobs in construction. The new line should be in production by the end of 2014.
- Sunny Days Children's Learning Centre will open an additional Fredericton daycare, in September 2014. It will be located off the Vanier highway, and will require 15 to 18 full-time staff when at full capacity.
- Hospice Fredericton will open an end-of-life care facility in downtown Fredericton in about 12 to 18 months, which will include a staff of nurses, nursing assistants, and personal support and administrative workers.
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