Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of railway and yard locomotive engineers, railway yard workers and railway labourers. They are employed by railway transport companies.
railway transport operations supervisor, road foreman/woman, freight train, stationmaster, trainmaster, yard foreman/woman – railway, yardmaster – railway.
- Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who operate trains, drive locomotives in railway yards and perform other duties related to railway operations
- Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other units
- Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve performance
- Requisition materials and supplies
- Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policy
- Recommend personnel actions such as hiring and promotions
- Prepare work reports.
Outlook & Prospects for Supervisors, Railway Transport Operations in West Coast--Northern Peninsula--Labrador 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 Newfoundland and Labrador.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Avalon Peninsula Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-09-22|
|Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-09-22|
|South Coast--Burin Peninsula Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2012-02-23|
|West Coast--Northern Peninsula--Labrador Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-09-22|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- March 2014 | (PDF, 620 KB)
- February 2014 | (PDF, 592 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 478 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 745 KB) new
- December 2013 | (PDF, 542 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 538 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 550 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 441 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 441 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 507 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 242 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 441 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 525 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 239 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 478 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 266 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Apr 07 - Apr 11, 2014
- The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will cut six positions in Newfoundland and Labrador as part of a national effort to deal with a budget shortfall. Three of the six local positions are currently vacant, while three other employees in the province will receive redundancy notices by the end of April.
- The provincial government will tender 18 tree planting contracts this spring. The contracts will be awarded in several areas of the province and create approximately 1,076 weeks of work. It will cover 3,075 hectares.
- The provincial government has awarded a contract worth $26.2M to Labour Marine Inc. to provide marine ferry services to the Labrador Straits for a two-year term
- The provincial government is funding $700,000 to 100 community groups and non-profit organizations. It is part of the provincial government's 2013-14 Health and Wellness Grants Program and Age-Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador Grants Program.
- The provincial government issued a tender call for construction work to start early in the western region as part of the Provincial Road Improvement Program announced in Budget 2014
- The provincial government announced $431,000 in funding to support the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve in achieving United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Status
- The provincial government announced that construction will soon begin on a new by-pass road and several other road improvement projects in the Stephenville area under the Provincial Road Improvement Program
- The provincial government announced $1.5M as part of a two-year $4.3M capital investment for the construction of a medical science labs at College of the North Atlantic in Grand Falls-Windsor
- Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador officially opened a new $8.1M Boreal Ecosystem Research Facility on March 28. The new facility will provide high-level research to provincial and national forestry, agrifoods and environmental industries.
- The provincial government announced $35.4M in funding over a three-year period for early childhood learning initiatives, including the implementation of a full-day kindergarten program in September 2016
- The provincial government announced $1.4M in funding for the construction of a multi-purpose facility for Bay St. George. The project is cost-shared by the provincial government and the town of Bay St. George South.
- The provincial government announced $5M in funding to invest in fire services, equipment and vehicles to communities throughout NL
- The hook and line halibut fishery will open in area 3Pn on the southwest coast on April 3. However, due to issues around the migration of cod, it will close again on April 7.
- The New Millennium Iron Ore company is looking for a third partner for its Taconite Project with Tata Steel in the Labrador Through. The Taconite project consists of two deposits that border Labrador and Quebec near Schefferville.
- The provincial government announced $900,000 in funding to enhance the water system in Pouch Cove. The project will be cost-shared by the province and the Town of Pouch Cove.
- The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) announced $3M in funding to renew GeoEXPLORE program. The program is designed to provide research and development in mining and exploration.
- Pinnacle Developments Inc. plans to construct a $20M development with 55 high-end condos in St. John's. Work will start this spring and is expected to be completed by the fall of 2015. Hundreds of jobs are expected to be created.
- Reardon Construction and Development will begin construction on a $20M project with 56 condos for seniors at Brookside Preserve Condominiums in Mount Pearl
- The provincial government announced $46,000 in funding to the Menihek Nordic Ski Club in Labrador to host the 2014 Canadian Masters Series Cross Country Ski Championships.
- The provincial government announced $36M, as part of the Continuum of Care Strategy, for staff working in residential care for children and youth in need of out-of-home placements in NL
- The provincial government announced $2.1M in funding, through Budget 2014, for the legal aid system in NL
- The provincial government announced $1.7M in funding to increase court security across NL
- Paramedics with Eastern Health held a demonstration on March 25th at the Confederation Building. Paramedics are requesting the government to address a shortage of on-duty ambulances and paramedics at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's.
- The Anaconda Gold Mine, at Pine Cove, on the Baie Verte Peninsula plans to double production and expand the life of the mine
- The provincial government announced that work will soon start on the extension of the Robert E. Howlett Memorial Drive in Bay Bulls. The first step in this multi-year project will be the surveying.
- Three provincial group homes located in Marystown, Grand Falls-Windsor, and Stephenville currently staffed by public sector workers are being privatized. The current workers will be out of jobs.
- The provincial government has purchased two new Bombardier 415 water bombers to provide effective and efficient aerial forest fire suppression services for NL
- St. John's-based Eclipse will open its first of three stores in British Columbia. A store in Cranbrook will open on March 28, one in Nelson the following week and one in Vernon in the spring. Another store will open in Alberta in the fall of 2014.
- The provincial government announced $2M for tourism marketing over the next two years for NL
- The federal government has awarded a $4.2M contract to the Terra Nova Shoes factory in Harbour Grace to manufacture 28,000 pairs of boots for the Canadian Forces. The boots are expected to be ready for 2015.
- The excavation work has been completed for the Muskrat Falls powerhouse and spillway. Astaldi, an Italian company, is preparing for the concrete work in the spring. The company expects to have 1,000 people working on this project.
- Transcontinental Media announced that The Georgian newspaper, covering Bay St. George, and The Coaster covering Harbour Breton will close. The Western Star will now cover the Georgian and the Advertiser will cover the Coaster. There will be no job losses.
- The Captain Earl W Winsor, the vessel that services Fogo Island and Change Islands is out of service due to rudder problems. Temporary air services are being provided in the interim.
- The Construction Labour Relations Association for NL (CLRA) opened a new office building and training centre in St. John's. CLRA members and field and office personnel can attend commercial and industrial training courses for the construction industry.
- The Bank of Montreal in Springdale will be reopening a new full-service branch to replace the building that was destroyed by fire last January. The temporary location will close on 21 March.
- The provincial government announced $39,759 in funding to support training sessions to 10 NL organizations to help them enhance their skills and develop growth plans
- Oceanex Inc. has pulled its marine freight business out of the Port of Corner Brook. Five full-time and three part-time employees will be affected.
- The Canadian Cancer Society and Hope Air have partnered to bring a new program that will provide free medical flights for individuals needing medical treatments not available in Labrador
- As of January 2014, there were 1,245 people working on the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador. The project expenditures totalled more than $51M.
- The Deer Lake Regional Airport could experience another record breaking year in 2014. Both January and February months had an average of about 20,000 passengers, up from the same time period last year.
- Happy Valley-Goose Bay is recruiting for Provincial Crown Attorneys. There were five positions available, however, Happy Valley-Goose Bay had been operating with three. Of those, one resigned and two others have given their notice to leave.
- The provincial government announced a new website, open.gov.nl.ca, as a hub for government information. This initiative was launched to improve the quality of government programs, services and decisions, and provide an opportunity for public feedback.
- The provincial government announced $15,000 through the Capital Grants Program to purchase new recreational equipment for the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor
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