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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)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair 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 is expected to decline.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(Undetermined)||2015-05-29|
|Cape Breton Region||(Undetermined)||2015-05-29|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
|North Shore Region||(Undetermined)||2015-05-29|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- May 2015 | (PDF, 541 KB)
- April 2015 | (PDF, 470 KB)
- March 2015 | (PDF, 515 KB)
- February 2015 | (PDF, 544 KB)
- January 2015 | (PDF, 542 KB)
- December 2014 | (PDF, 573 KB)
- November 2014 | (PDF, 540 KB)
- October 2014 | (PDF, 583 KB)
- October 2014 (Quarterly Edition) | (PDF, 649 KB)
- 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 Jul 20 - Jul 24, 2015
- The Lemon Tree, a Turkish restaurant on Queen Street in Halifax, and Freeman's Pizza, on Sackville Drive in Lower Sackville, have recently opened
- Veterans Affairs indicates it will hire 45 staff in Halifax and four in Sydney by March 2016 to provide members of the Canadian Armed Forces with mental health services and support
- Several new small businesses have opened or will soon open in the Wolfville¿Port Williams area, including a meat market, pizza restaurant, clothing stores, and liquor operations
- A union representing film crews and technicians in Nova Scotia indicates that fewer of its members appear to be working this summer. The union hopes conditions improve after employers adjust to changes made to a provincial film incentive program.
- The federal government is investing nearly $11M on improvements to the roof and electrical system at the Canadian Coast Guard College in Sydney
- The mental health inpatient unit of the Aberdeen hospital in New Glasgow will close for a few months due to nursing and other staffing shortages within the unit
- Lady Hammond Animal Hospital has opened on Lady Hammond Road in Halifax. Two veterinarians and four assistants staff the business.
- Toronto-based IT firm Slyce has added 25 positions to its New Waterford workforce since January, and now employs about 60 people. Workers range from data specialists to sales personnel.
- "Increased traffic volume in recent years at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport has resulted in a need to hire firemen. The airport had previously been served by volunteer fire departments "
- Swimwear and lingerie retail chain La Vie en Rose will open a store in August in the Mayflower Mall in Sydney. Up to 10 employees will be hired.
- A Tim Hortons Express has opened in Masstown. The business employs eight full-time and five part-time workers.
- The Halifax Feast Dinner Theatre has closed after 29 years in business
- Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. has won a contract to develop a new simulation training program for a Boeing helicopter program. The contract might result in the addition of as many as 10 jobs in the Halifax area.
- Wheaton's, a furniture and home deco store, has opened a location in Bayer's Lake Business Park in Halifax. Wheaton's has five other locations in Nova Scotia.
- Twiggz Shoes and Apparel, in the Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, and Happynest Antiques & Home Store, on Quinpool Road in Halifax, opened in July
- Seaside Wireless Communications will almost double its current workforce of 12 employees by September as it expands and upgrades its high-speed Internet service across northeastern Nova Scotia
- Ten sexual assault nurse examiners will begin working in July in hospitals in Lunenburg and Queens Counties
- The Cape Breton-Victoria School Board will eliminate 62.5 positions due to declining enrolments. Of the positions, 48.5 will be absorbed by attrition, but 14 teacher assistants will receive layoff notices.
- Colour, a Halifax-based communications agency, has merged with New York-based CHR Group. The company indicates the sale will result in opportunities for expansion, and likely more staff in Halifax.
- The Tri-County Regional School Board will eliminate 34.17 positions due to declining enrolments. The positions affected include 19.88 teaching positions, as well as school library technicians, bus drivers, board staff, and administrative assistants.
- The federal and provincial governments will each invest over $42M in Nova Scotia to support infrastructure projects, such as water and sewer expansions, over the term of the Small Communities Fund program
- The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre has opened in Tatamagouche
- Classic Fine foods, a manufacturer of baked goods in the Sydney area, will add four to five employees to the 12 already on staff
- The Cape Breton Regional Police Service, supported by a $4.5M in funding, will lead and administer a youth crime prevention program which will employ 24 full-time and part-time youth workers over the next five years
- Mills, a department store on Spring Garden Road in Halifax, has closed. The jobs of 20 employees have been affected.
- The Nova Scotia Health Authority indicates it is trying to recruit 13 general practitioners to Cape Breton, and that the area also needs numerous specialist physicians. Recruitment becomes more difficult the further it takes place from Halifax, according to the authority.
- The federal government will invest $20M over the next two years on infrastructure improvements in support of the Royal Canadian Air Force facilities at 14 Wing Greenwood
- A new wastewater infrastructure system, costing $58M and creating an estimated 270,000 hours of employment, will be constructed near Sydney Harbour. The project will take place over a 10-year period, and excavation work could start by 2016.
- After some delays caused by poor weather, Natural Forces hopes to begin geotechnical work and land clearing in the coming weeks on its $18M wind turbine project near Amherst. The company hopes to erect the turbines by the summer of 2016.
- Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin by the spring of 2016 on a $17M aquatic centre in the Milford area. It is hoped the facility will be ready for use by 2017.
- The four Atlantic Provinces have signed an agreement that will allow apprentices greater mobility within the region during their trades training
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