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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): 22%
- Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 16%
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 15%
- Other transportation and warehousing (NAICS 482, 483, 486, 488, 493): 14%
- Transportation equipment manufacturing (NAICS 336): 13%
- 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|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
(To access archived Labour Market Bulletins not appearing on this webpage, please contact us).
- April 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- March 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- Annual Edition 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 | (PDF, 549 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 644 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 531 KB)
- June 2015 | (PDF, 319 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 539 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of May 09 - May 13, 2016
- The Chignecto-Central Regional School board will have 43 more teaching positions in the fall of 2016. Despite declining enrolments, a cap on class sizes has led to a budget increase for teaching positions across Nova Scotia.
- The same owner plans to open a Robin's Donuts coffee shop in the summer of 2016 in Chéticamp, and another in New Waterford later in the fall
- Non-bargaining unit employees of the Nova Scotia government will receive the same 1%, 1.5% and 0.5% wage increases as offered to the bargaining unit employees
- The Nova Scotia government will spend an extra $6.6M on early childhood education, part of which must be used to increase wages for workers. Wages for early childhood workers in the province are well below the national average.
- Parks Canada will spend $20M on upgrades to Halifax Citadel and a tower in Point Pleasant Park in Halifax during the spring and summer of 2016
- Stillwell Bar will open a seasonal beer garden on Spring Garden Road in Halifax in June of 2016. The company had operated a beer garden on the waterfront last year, but that tender was awarded to another company, The Stubborn Goat, for 2016.
- The Nova Scotia government will invest more than $12M on programs to help young workers in the province. Employers and graduate students may be eligible for funding to gain work experience and research opportunities.
- Bluedrop Training and Simulation has added eight positions to its Halifax workforce, and now employs 25 people, including software experts and 3-D designers. The company was recently awarded a $15M contract to develop training and simulation software for the Arctic patrol vessels being constructed at the Irving Shipyard in Halifax.
- Some workers on the transmission lines of the Maritime Link power project in Cape Breton will likely be laid off as a result of the declared bankruptcy of one of the major contractors. The number of employees affected has not yet been determined.
- The Mi'kmaq Native Friendship Centre in Halifax will manage recruiting for a two-year program in metal fabrication for indigenous students to be offered through the Nova Scotia Community College in Dartmouth. The program will prepare students for potential employment at the Irving Shipyard in Halifax.
- According to the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia, a sudden surge of new restaurant openings has been occurring recently in downtown Halifax. The construction of the Convention Centre, a planned makeover of some streets, and optimism around the tourist season are driving a sense of confidence in the area among restaurant owners.
- Jazz Aviation is creating a new division which will conduct aircraft heavy maintenance repair and overhaul in Halifax for Ontario-based Air Georgian. The two companies recently signed a five-year deal, and work should begin in the summer of 2016.
- The Nova Scotia Health Authority has recruited 10 new family doctors who will set up practice in Cape Breton over the next 18 months. Recruitment will continue for 10 more doctors to fill vacancies to be created by upcoming retirements or departures.
- A multi-million dollar renovation project on the medical clinic in Shelburne planned for the spring of 2016 will not go ahead. The building is not repairable and a new clinic will be needed instead. Any further plans have yet to be decided.
- Digby Pines still has some openings for housekeeping and food and beverage service jobs for the 2016 season. About 150 people are employed at the resort in Digby in peak season, with normally about a 45% annual turnover of staff according to management.
- Bedford-based Dexter Construction and Yarmouth-based Tri-County Construction Limited have been awarded contracts from the federal government to carry out a total of $3.5M in wharf upgrades on Cape Sable Island, which will be completed over the next few months
- The Town of Truro, with assistance from the federal government, will redevelop its civic square. The project will involve landscaping, and the addition of a new library building and outdoor ice surface.
- PJ's Pets, which operates Pets Unlimited, Petculture and Oliver & Pets Co, will close six stores in Nova Scotia as part of a larger chain of closures across Canada
- Six additional mental health clinicians will be hired as the provincial government expands the network of SchoolPlus sites within schools across Nova Scotia. The sites offer a range of support programs, and will employ 29 clinicians with the new hires.
- J.W. Lindsay Enterprises has been awarded a $10M contract to begin building an elementary school in Bible Hill in May of 2016, while Bird Construction has been awarded a $19.764M contract to build a P-12 school in Bridgetown
- AltaGas Ltd. will restart construction in the summer of 2016 on the Alton natural gas storage facility. About 60 to 80 contractors will be employed over the life of the project, and once completed the facility will employ eight to 10 full-time workers.
- A major project to replace the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax will take place over the next five to seven years. Services will be moved to other sites during construction, and some renovations will be required at those sites as well.
- According to Doctors Nova Scotia, the province's resource plan states 1,070 new doctors will be needed over the next 10 years to fill both replacement and new positions. About half of the positions will be for family doctors.
- Damascus Pizza & Donair, a restaurant in Truro, has closed and the property sold for other use. However, the owner hopes to eventually reopen elsewhere in the area.
- Stitches Warehouse Outlet, Suzy Shier, Party City and Jiffy Lube have recently opened in Dartmouth Crossing, and a Bombay store will open in May 2016. Large retail stores Ikea and Cabela's will follow in 2017, as announced previously.
- TD Insurance, Canadian Maritime Engineering Limited and Mobivity Holdings Corp. will receive payroll rebates from the province of Nova Scotia if they create up to a total of 420 jobs over five years. The TD Insurance deal accounts for 300 of the jobs.
- Residential and commercial construction projects have been increasing in downtown Halifax since 2012 according to the city's planning department, which hopes to add a dozen new staff over the next two years to deal with the building boom.
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