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Outlook & Prospects for Engineer Officers, Water Transport in Southern 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.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Nova Scotia||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-05-15|
For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be fair for Engineer Officers, Water Transport (NOC 2274) in Nova Scotia. Compared with all other occupations, more job openings are expected as a result of workers retiring. However, this will be offset by weaker than average employment growth.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in Nova Scotia was 47 years and 19% of workers were 55 years old and older. Also, according to the Labour Force Survey, less than 500 people worked in this occupation in 2013.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(Undetermined)||2014-07-31|
|Cape Breton Region||(Undetermined)||2014-07-31|
|North Shore Region||(Undetermined)||2014-07-31|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- September 2014 | (PDF, 647 KB)
- August 2014 | (PDF, 637 KB)
- July 2014 | (PDF, 752 KB)
- June 2014 | (PDF, 616 KB)
- May 2014 | (PDF, 864 KB)
- April 2014 | (PDF, 864 KB)
- March 2014 | (PDF, 595 KB)
- February 2014 | (PDF, 595 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 605 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 746 KB) new
- December 2013 | (PDF, 539 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 540 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 547 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 240 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 447 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 515 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 446 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 317 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 234 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 294 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 414 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Oct 20 - Oct 24, 2014
- Enginuity MED, a Halifax-based company that designs medical devices, will hire a marketing manager and two research and development officers with the assistance of a repayable loan from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
- China-based Capital Seafoods has taken over an existing fish processing plant in Eastern Passage. The company will upgrade the facility, increase staff from 12 to between 40 to 50 workers, and process lobster and other species.
- Slyce, a Toronto-based IT firm which creates software to add to devices such as smartphones, projects to create 450 jobs over five years at its New Waterford facility with the assistance of a provincial payroll rebate program. Most of the jobs will be for data specialists and customer support personnel.
- Halifax-based Skinfix Inc. will expand its local office staff to 15 workers. The company expects to grow as a result of a deal with Target Corp to launch its skin care products in the United States.
- British Columbia-based wind turbine manufacturer Endurance Wind Power has taken over Seaforth Energy in Dartmouth and hired five workers. The company expects to hire two more before the end of 2014.
- A $12M expansion and construction renovations project will begin in October at the Canadian Museum of Immigration in Halifax
- The Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy has installed the second of four underwater cables in the Minas Basin, and will continue with the installation of a platform over the next year. The $10M sensor technology program designed to explore the Fundy tides employs dozens of Nova Scotia contractors, according to the Centre.
- Tim Hortons will open a new location in Enfield in December 2014, and will employ 30 to 40 people
- Retail businesses Canadian Tire and Dollarama will open in the spring of 2015 in the Elmsdale Shopping Centre in Elmsdale
- A restaurant, LannaThai, is under construction on King Street in Bridgewater, and is expected to open by the end of 2014. It is estimated that between 15 to 20 workers could be hired when the restaurant opens.
- City Streets, a boutique chain with eight stores in various parts of Nova Scotia, has closed suddenly due to bankruptcy
- HB Studios, a Lunenburg-based video game developer, has grown from having nine employees when it opened 14 years ago, to about 80 currently. The number of employees fluctuates slightly depending on the number of games in development.
- The federal and Nova Scotia governments have announced they will cost share $50M on 22 projects to provide major highway upgrades in Nova Scotia over the next four years
- Winners, a department store chain, will open in the old Zellers store in Yarmouth in the fall of 2015. Renovations in preparation for the opening will take place in the spring.
- Ressources Appalaches Inc. has temporarily laid off 57 workers at the Dufferin gold mine on the Eastern Shore, blaming problems with equipment and a shortage of money. There has been no indication when the mine, opened in April 2014, might resume full production.
- Post-doctoral fellows who work in research and teaching at Dalhousie University have voted to unionize and join the Public Service Alliance of Canada. It was reported that concerns around pay, hours, and benefits led to the unionization process.
- According to the Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council, roughly 2,000 of the 3,200 to 3,500 tradespeople from Cape Breton work in Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador. The council is having trouble reaching workers for a survey because so many are travelling back and forth.
- Lake Loon Developments will proceed with a 162-unit development in the Lake Loon area of Dartmouth. A six-storey building, a seven-storey building, and townhouses are part of the project.
- Components are arriving for the construction of the South Canoe Wind Farm near New Ross. The $200M project, Nova Scotia's largest wind farm, should be operational in early 2015.
- Duffy's Esso, a full-service gas station in Amherst, closed in October after 51 years in business. The owner says it is hard for old-style gas stations to compete with larger, modern operations.
- Wartsila Canada will invest more than $1M in its Dartmouth operations, and expand its workforce from 33 to 40 people by the end of 2015. The company provides engine and other overhauls and refits to government and commercial marine vessels.
- General Dynamics Canada has added an undersea warfare innovation centre to its existing facility in Cole Harbour, which will result in an increase in the 35 staff currently employed by the company. The centre will bring local companies, researchers, and government together to develop sonar technology and to perfect data-gathering techniques.
- Murray Dodge, a new car dealership, will open in Yarmouth within the next several months. The parent company, which has 55 employees at another nearby dealership, hopes to employ 75 staff between both businesses.
- The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board indicates that retirements and more in-house hiring are creating staffing needs for some spare and casual non-teaching positions, ranging from bus drivers to educational assistants
- Retail food stores Liquid's Gold, Maja's Saraj Bakery and World Tea will open in the Sunnyside Mall in Bedford in the fall. The Middle Spoon, serving dessert and cocktails, will also open in the mall in the same time period.
- Vida Cannabis hopes to have all approvals in place for its medical marijuana facility in Stellarton by early 2015, so it can ship crops by spring. There are plans to hire about 40 people, with potential for up to 200 workers over time.
- HGS Canada has started a recruitment drive to add about 100 full-time workers to its call centre workforce of 265 people in Dartmouth. The starting wage is $11.50 per hour.
- Shoppers Drug Mart will close its Trenton location in October
- Discount retailer XS Cargo will close its two stores in Halifax and Dartmouth, as part of a national shutdown of 50 stores across the country. No firm dates were given for the closures, as the two stores will remain open until merchandise is sold.
- Cook's Dairy in Yarmouth will close in October, and about 21 workers will lose their jobs. Agropur, the Quebec-based company which bought the business over a year ago, will move operations to its Bedford plant, which employs 225 workers.
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