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Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Nova Scotia||(3 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for Engineer Officers, Water Transport (NOC 2274) 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 growth is expected to be moderate.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Engineer Officers, Water Transport in Nova Scotia:
- Approximately 400 people worked in this occupation in May 2011.
- Engineer Officers, Water Transport mainly work in the following sectors:
- Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 24%
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 15%
- Other transportation and warehousing (NAICS 482, 483, 486, 488, 493): 13%
- Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 13%
- Fishing, hunting and trapping (NAICS 114): 12%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 5% compared to 13% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 76% compared to 67% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 19% 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: n/a
- High school diploma or equivalent: n/a
- Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 27% compared to 12% for all occupations
- College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 55% compared to 27% for all occupations
- Bachelor's degree: 12% compared to 16% for all occupations
- University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 9% for all occupations
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
|Cape Breton Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
|North Shore Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
What proportion of people in this occupation work full-time?
This occupation (Engineer Officers, Water Transport) is part of a larger group called Transportation Officers and Controllers (NOC 227). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), 83% of workers in this group worked full-time, compared to the average of 80% for all occupations.
What is the proportion of women working in this occupation?
This occupation (Engineer Officers, Water Transport) is part of a larger group called Transportation Officers and Controllers (NOC 227). According to the National Household Survey (2011), women represented 6% of workers in this occupational group compared to the average of 49% for all occupations.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
This occupation (Engineer Officers, Water Transport) is part of a larger group called Transportation Officers and Controllers (NOC 227). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), the unionization rate for this group was 67%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 30%.
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2016
- Victim services in Nova Scotia will get $3.75M over five years from the federal government, to help victims of crime in the province. The money will go toward transportation costs, technology improvements, and to hire more victim service officers.
- Southwest Properties and New Castle Hotels & Resorts announced it will build a new $40M Marriott Courtyard and Residence Inn on Fyne Lane in Dartmouth Crossing. The hotel is expected to open in the autumn of 2018 and will have 190 rooms and a pool.
- Halifax-based drug research firm Appili Therapeutics Inc. has recently increased its staff to 13 workers, and may eventually employ up to 20. The company is hoping to find biotechnical workers with a Nova Scotia connection who may be working elsewhere.
- The new Maurices clothing store that is expected to open in October in the Highland Square Mall in New Glasgow will employ 10 workers
- TruLeaf, a Bible Hill based agri-tech company, will open a large indoor crop growing facility on the west side of Toronto late in 2017. TruLeaf would employ 30 people in Toronto, while 15 more staff may be hired to work in Bible Hill in the coming months.
- Canadian Maritime Engineering is continuing to pursue contracts and hiring local workers. The company plans to increase its staff from the current two dozen to more than 100 once its new ship fabrication facility in North Sydney is fully operational.
- Nova Scotia had about 400,000 overnight visitors in August 2016, with 125,000 air visitors and 273,000 travellers coming by road. According to Tourism Nova Scotia, the province had a record tourism season not seen in 17 years.
- The St. F.X. Association of University Teachers (AUT) have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year collective deal with the university. Members of the union will meet on October 11, 2016 to discuss the agreement. Members include teaching faculty, librarians, lab instructors, and nursing staff.
Week of Oct 03 - Oct 07, 2016
- The construction of the IKEA store currently underway in Dartmouth Crossing will support 450 jobs over the course of the project. Bird Construction, Atlantica Mechanical Contractors and Brewster Well Drilling are among several companies involved in the project. The store is expected to employ 350 people when completed in 2017.
- Nova Scotia will increase its training ratios for automotive, truck, and transport mechanic and cook apprentices. Two apprentices will be able to train under one journeyperson, hopefully resulting in more skilled workers in these high growth trades.
- The Centre for Employment Innovation is expected to open in the fall of 2016 at St.F.X. University in Antigonish. The centre will provide training and support for the 17 Nova Scotia Works employment service centers in the province.
- Dartmouth-based PCL Constructors Canada Inc. has been awarded the contract for a major expansion and renovation of the Dartmouth General Hospital. The work is valued at between $132M and $138M, and is expected to begin in the spring of 2017.
- Dalhousie University will begin a $64M project in the spring of 2017 to construct two new academic structures for its engineering and architecture faculty near the existing Sexton campus
- Construction of a new wastewater treatment plant for the community of Parrsboro is expected to commence by the spring of 2017. A contract for the design of the plant has been awarded to CBCL, and $6.4M in government funding has been allocated to the project.
Week of Sep 30 - Oct 04, 2016
Week of Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2016
- The Nova Scotia government will add 13 nurse practitioners and nine family practice nurses to collaborative care practices across the province. No timelines for hiring have been given. Physician recruitment remains a priority as well.
- Web.com has opened its new call center in New Glasgow, and hired its first 70 workers. The web site development company plans to hire another 130 people by the end of 2016, with an employment target of 330 by 2019. Starting wage is $12.50 an hour.
- An echocardiography service has been added to St. Martha's Regional Hospital in Antigonish. One ultrasound sonographer will join the staff, and the service may be expanded further in the future.
- A shortage of highly-skilled cooks and qualified kitchen staff continues to create staffing difficulties in the local food service industry, according to some Halifax-area restaurant owners
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