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Engineer Officers, Water Transport  (NOC 2274)
Southern Region
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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.

questionUndetermined : UndeterminedLimited : LimitedFair : FairGood : Good
Table on the employment potential for Engineer Officers, Water Transport in Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Nova Scotia Fair   (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.
Table on the employment potential for Engineer Officers, Water Transport in Southern Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Annapolis Valley Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2015-05-29
Cape Breton Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2015-05-29
Halifax Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2015-05-29
North Shore Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2015-05-29
Southern Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2015-05-29

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

Week of Sep 21 - Sep 25, 2015 Week of Sep 14 - Sep 18, 2015 Week of Sep 07 - Sep 11, 2015
  • EGG Studios of Halifax will be closing on November 6, leaving 20 employees without a job
  • The Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council released a new labour market assessment for the construction industry. According to the report, the industry does face challenges such as a mismatch of jobs, available workers and an aging workforce.
  • Conifer Financial Services plans to create an addition 350 jobs in Halifax with a $60.8M investment
  • The Government of Nova Scotia has discontinued the Nova Scotia Job Fund program which provided loan financing to businesses in the province
  • Ambassatours is building a $4.4M milllion facility in Halifax to consolidate its operations. The project is expected to be completed in nine months.
  • Archway Insurance has purchased Swan Financial to gain a presence in Northern Nova Scotia
Week of Aug 31 - Sep 04, 2015
  • The major Irving Shipbuilding project has begun in Halifax, and currently employs about 900 people. Employment will grow to 1,600 workers over the next two years, and is expected to grow to 2,500 during peak periods of the 30-year project.
  • Admiral Insurance will hire 30 workers in October in its Halifax office to work as service advisors. The company had previously hired 146 people since January 2015, and plans to have 500 workers on staff by the end of the year.
  • Halifax-based CanJet Airlines has laid off its remaining pilots and flight attendants and ended its flight operations. The company had laid off 115 employees in April and had since been operating one aircraft out of Montreal.
  • Alpha Strike Laser Tag, located in Burnside Park in Dartmouth, has closed
  • Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2016 on a $1.65M health centre in Shelburne. The proposed centre will have nurses, nurse practitioners, doctors, and other primary health-care providers.
Please consult the Southern Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.