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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||(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%.
Labour Market Bulletins
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Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Aug 15 - Aug 19, 2016
- A new agricultural technician apprenticeship program has been developed by the province with the hope of creating jobs and helping Nova Scotian farmers fix their machinery. The program combines technical training, online courses and on the job training.
- The Cape Breton municipalities will receive $14M in federal infrastructure funding, with most of the associated projects taking place next year. The various projects are expected to create jobs for local tradespeople and contractors.
- Covey Island Boatworks of Lunenburg is expanding into commercial boat building with the opening of its facility at Port Mersey Commercial Park near Liverpool. The company plans to initially employ five to eight workers, but with plans to grow to between 15 and 20 staff.
- A number of establishments opened this month or broke ground in the Halifax area including Vernon's Thunderbird Diner, the Edible Matters Pub, Jumping Beans Coffee, Tantallon Dance, and Panache Luxury Linens. Follow the link to see additional openings.
- The town of New Glasgow has struck a deal with Web.com Canada to set up shop with the help of a payroll rebate through NSBI. The company wants to hire 30 to 40 staff right away and up to 330 more jobs in areas like technical support and management.
- Halifax firm QRA Corp. recently announced it had secured $6M from projects with Lockheed Martin, including a $2M contract for Project QVscribe. The firm develops software tools that help systems engineering firms identify faults early in a project.
- Shell Canada has been approved to begin drilling off Nova Scotia's southwestern coast from the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum board. Drilling will start after the Stena IceMax drillship wraps up drilling at the Cheshire site in the Shelburne Basin.
- Dartmouth-based New Scotland Clothing Company announced plans to move its manufacturing operation from Quebec to Truro's Stanfield's factory and it will open a third store at the Stanfield International Airport. New Scotland was launched in 2014 and employs six people.
- Nova Scotia is matching a new federal investment of $21.4M to build affordable housing projects targeted for seniors, and those needing shelter and transition housing.
- Halifax-based GoodStuff has finalized a deal with Loblaw's to distribute its coconut water products across Canada by late October. The business opened in 2014 and employs one full-time person and four part-time sales representatives.
- Halifax's apartment-building boom has not resulted in an over-supply of units. CMHC is forecasting the vacancy rate to be 3.2% in 2016 and 3.6% in 2017. The downtown core will have 430 units completed this year, with another 3,200 units in development.
- The new Peace by Chocolate production facility has opened in Antigonish and expects to hire local workers
- Container traffic at the Port of Halifax grew by 19.6% in the first half of 2016, compared to the same period in 2015. Quick turnaround times, a capacity for larger ships, and the low Canadian dollar have contributed to its success.
Week of Aug 08 - Aug 12, 2016
- Protocase, a maker of electronic enclosures, will open a new division called 45 Drives in September at Ashby Corner in Sydney, NS. The new division will produce data storage servers, and the company expects to add 20 people to its workforce over the next year.
- Noble Grape Urban Winery, an on-site winemaking retailer, will open in September 2016 in Kingston, NS. It will be larger than its other Annapolis Valley location in Cold Brook, and is seeking to hire staff.
- Software company CarteNav Solutions has added 15 to 20 workers to its Halifax workforce over the past two years. The company now employs 35 workers and is seeking more software developers, project managers, and business development personnel.
- Construction has begun on an IKEA store in Dartmouth Crossing which is expected to open in the fall of 2017. So far, the company has received 1,500 applications for the 300 jobs it intends to fill. Half of the positions will be full-time jobs.
- Berry's Furniture will create 10 full-time jobs when it opens a store in the fall of 2016 in Elmsdale, NS
- Schoolhouse Brewery will expand its operation and require more staff when it moves from Falmouth to Windsor, NS in late 2016
- Unique Solutions Design in Dartmouth, NS, a developer of body-scanning booths for clothing retailers, has ceased operations. The company had employed 27 workers and three will remain to wind up business.
- About 25 workers, mostly in Nova Scotia, are currently seasonally employed in food services on the Cat ferry from Yarmouth to Maine. The ferry also employs reservation agents, security personnel, baggage handlers and other workers onshore in Yarmouth.
- Some businesses in Liverpool, NS are having difficulty finding enough staff. White Point Resort needs bartenders, servers, front desk and room service staff, while call centre HGS needs to fill 20 positions.
- Parks Canada will spend $66M on infrastructure improvements beginning in the spring of 2017 in Cape Breton, NS, mostly in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The funding is in addition to $85M being spent on projects currently underway in the area.
Week of Aug 01 - Aug 05, 2016
- Atlantic Sea Cucumber Ltd. has moved its processing plant from Sambro into a larger facility in Hackett's Cove. The company expects the number of workers will increase from about 20 to 40 or 50 over the next few years.
- Glooscap First Nation has contracted Dexter Construction to begin work later in 2016 on the first phase of a three-year, multi-million dollar retail development project. About 200 jobs will be created in the various businesses to be located in Glooscap Landing upon completion.
- Video rental business Video Difference will close its two Halifax-area stores, on Quinpool Road and on the Bedford Highway, in August 2016. Between eight and ten workers will lose their jobs.
- Transcontinental will shut down its printing plant in Dartmouth, NS. They will lay off 55 workers and sell most of its assets to Advocate Printing and Publishing who will offer positions to some of the affected workers.
- According to the Nova Scotia Mink Breeders Association, low market prices and tighter provincial regulations have caused more than 20 mink farms to close in 2016, and the number of workers in the industry has dropped to a third of previous levels
- Brison Developments will soon begin construction on a multi-unit housing development project on School Street in Kentville, NS
Week of Jul 25 - Jul 29, 2016
- Halifax-based company QRA will add 13 new research and development positions to their existing 17 employees with financial assistance from the federal government. The company will develop and market software to analyze engineering designs.
- Surrette Battery of Springhill, NS will receive assistance from a provincial payroll rebate agreement if it creates up to 90 new jobs over a five-year period. The company manufactures lead-acid batteries for various industries.
- According to a report from Ryerson University, 2% of workers in Atlantic Canada were employed in the IT sector in 2015, compared to 5.6% of workers in Canada. The concentration of tech workers is 20% higher and wages 2% lower in Halifax than in Canada overall.
- Construction is currently underway on a building in a strip mall in the Truro Power Centre in Millbrook, NS. Further buildings will be added over the next few months, and rental space could be available by January 2017.
- Midland Transport will use local contractors to construct a transportation storage facility in the next few months at the Yarmouth Airport to serve inbound and outbound shipments
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