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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.
- 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 Sep 01 - Sep 05, 2014
- Convergys Corp. will add 250 workers to its call centre in Glace Bay
- South West Health is seeking a replacement nurse practitioner for the Islands Health Care Centre in Freeport. Recruitment, which is often challenging in small communities, will continue until the position is filled.
- Work continues on the modernization of the Irving Shipyard in Halifax, and the official signing of the $25B federal shipbuilding contract is expected within months. Irving indicates it plans to have infrastructure completed in time to begin cutting steel by late 2015. Employment at the yard is expected to rise from 700 current workers to 2,000 by the 2020s.
- A Bridgewater area business, Oakhill Commercial and Recreational Equipment, may double the number of its workers when it moves into a larger building. Construction of the new building is expected to begin over the next few months.
- The governments of Nova Scotia and Alberta have signed an agreement that will allow apprentices to seamlessly train and work in either province
- Nova Scotia Power will abandon its plan to contract out positions, after reaching an agreement with its unionized workers. The workers have accepted changes to the pension plan in exchange for job protection.
- Flying Apron Inn and Cookery, a food shop and restaurant which will be offering cooking classes starting this fall, has opened in Summerville with five employees
- The CPA Atlantic School of Business has opened in Halifax with 13 full-time staff. They will begin offering classes for the newly-formed chartered professional accountant designation which will replace the charted accountant, certified general accountant and certified management accountant designations.
- Sydney's Billdidit Inc. has temporarily laid off 16 of its 18 employees, citing issues with funding. The company received a $500,000 loan from the federal government in June.
- The Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre has received $350,000 from the federal government, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency's Business Development Program, to continue their work of promoting entrepreneurship
- Cape Breton Bivalve Inc. has received a $500,000 loan from the federal government to upgrade and expand its mussel farming operation in St. Ann's Harbour and North Sydney
- New Glasgow-based Summer Street Industries has received $198,000 from the federal government for a project to help ten youth facing barriers to find jobs
- The Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design has received $430,900 in funding from the federal government, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency's Business Development Program, for marketing and facility upgrades
- A number of new retailers are coming to the Halifax region this fall; Sephora, Alia and TanJay, Gymboree and Nine West Shoe Studio will open at the Mic Mac Mall. Spencer's Gifts will open in the Halifax Shopping Centre this fall. Marshalls will open its second store in the Halifax region in August in the Bayers Lake Business Park.
- Scanway Catering Cake & Pastry Shop café has opened on Grafton Street and will offer a vibrant menu and rooftop patio
- Trenton Park is hoping to have TreeGo, an aerial adventure course, installed and open by the spring of 2015. It will employ eight local staff.
- The Battered Fish Fish & Chip Company opened its seventh location in Fall River in August. The company wants to continue to expand and is hoping to open franchised locations in Burnside Park and Toronto.
- Bubba Ray's Sports Bar has opened a second location in the old Red Fox Bar & Grill location off Bayer's Road. They have hired seven new staff members.
- Royal DSM NV will receive up to $6.2M from the provincial government if they create and maintain jobs at their fish oil processing plant in Mulgrave. Some of this money, specifically $1.2M, would be in the form of payroll rebates.
- Dollarama and Stitch it Clothing Alterations at the Halifax Shopping Centre will close by the end of August. Black's Photography, which has stores in the Halifax Shopping Centre and the Mic Mac Mall, will also close at the end of August.
- The Java Bead, a bead shop that offered custom work, repairs and classes on King St. in Bridgewater, will close at the end of August
- David¿s Bridal, a retailer of bridal fashions across North America, has opened a store in Dartmouth Crossing, and expects to hire 28 workers
- 902 Athletics, featuring a gym, athletic development, nutritional services and massage therapy, has opened on Logan Road in Bridgewater
- Black¿s Photography will close its last two stores in Nova Scotia, which are located in the Halifax Shopping Centre and in the Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth. No timeline was given for the closures.
- According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., housing starts are expected to drop 14.5% in Nova Scotia in 2014, and a further 1.5% in 2015. Halifax should see a 7.7% drop in 2014 over 2013, and a further 6.7% drop in 2015. A slow economy and westward population migration are mentioned as factors behind the drops.
- Harbour Isle Halifax Inc. will add two 16-storey residential towers in 2015 to a recently completed 12-storey tower at its $250M construction project at Wright¿s Cove in Dartmouth. Also, a multimillion-dollar residential-commercial development will begin on the site of the former National Film Board building on Barrington Street in Halifax within a few weeks.
- Cafeteria services at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Amherst will end in September 2014. Meals will continue to be prepared for patients, and no full-time jobs will be lost. Casual positions, however, could be affected.
- A new multimillion-dollar wastewater treatment facility will be built in Windsor, with financial assistance from three levels of government
- Southwest Properties will begin construction on the $500M, 10-year Seton Ridge retail and residential project in Rockingham in 2015. Pete¿s Fine Foods will open its fourth Halifax area grocery store in early 2017 in the new development.
- According to the Nova Scotia Child Care Association, low wages paid to child care workers in the province create staffing challenges. Child care workers marched in Sydney in August to raise awareness around low pay.
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