Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||(Undetermined)||2014-06-25|
Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in Newfoundland and Labrador with few and infrequent job opportunities.
According to the Labour Force Survey, less than 500 people worked in this occupation in 2013 in Newfoundland and Labrador.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Avalon Peninsula Region||(Undetermined)||2014-07-31|
|Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region||(Undetermined)||2014-07-31|
|South Coast--Burin Peninsula Region||(Undetermined)||2014-07-31|
|West Coast--Northern Peninsula--Labrador Region||(Undetermined)||2014-07-31|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- February 2015 | (PDF, 518 KB)
- January 2015 | (PDF, 517 KB)
- December 2014 | (PDF, 522 KB)
- November 2014 | (PDF, 544 KB)
- October 2014 | (PDF, 871 KB)
- October 2014 (Quarterly Edition) | (PDF, 700 KB)
- September 2014 | (PDF, 717 KB)
- August 2014 | (PDF, 717 KB)
- July 2014 | (PDF, 770 KB)
- June 2014 | (PDF, 612 KB)
- May 2014 | (PDF, 614 KB)
- April 2014 | (PDF, 525 KB)
- 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 13 - Apr 17, 2015
- The 2015 Arctic Oil and Gas North America Conference was held in St. John's on April 14-15. The conference provided an opportunity for industry leaders to come together to share advances in ocean research and technology.
- The government of NL has issued a tender for the construction of a new school from Grades five to nine in the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip's
- The government of NL announced $400,000 in funding, through the 2015 Accessible Vehicle Program, to help 26 people with mobility challenges to acquire or adapt personal vehicles for accessibility
- The government of NL has partnered with the province's aerospace and defence industry association to lead a contingent of aerospace and technology sector businesses on a trade mission to the Sea-Air-Space Expo in Washington D.C. from April 13-15
- Construction DJL of Boucherville, Quebec, has been awarded the contract to rebuild the runway at Wabush Airport in Labrador. Work is expected to begin in June and finish in September.
- The recent layoffs of 150 employees from the Iron Ore Company of Canada in Labrador City is already having an impact on other businesses in the town. One business announced that it will be closing.
- The Town of Port Blandford and The Port Blandford Recreation Board have contributed a total of $125,000 in combined funding towards a new municipal park for the town. The town hopes to start the project in 2015.
- According to a new report from Royal LePage, the price of housing in St. John's is still going up, but at a slower rate. Inventory levels are slightly higher than they were at the end of 2014.
- Provincial Airlines announced the return of its scheduled service to Gander International Airport effective May 4. Travellers can now book flights from St. John's to Gander, Gander to Goose Bay, and return.
- A recent report by The Conference Board of Canada, suggests that NL needs to improve its competitive business environment in order to remain prosperous for future generations. Several recommendations were made that could improve the province's economic outlook.
- Transocean, one of the largest offshore drilling contractors in the province, issued layoffs to 16 employees and an unknown number of third-party providers that worked on The Henry Goodrich rig. The rig has completed its work and has been released.
- Cottles Island Lumber, a large lumber company in Notre Dame Bay, has shut down operations after a warehouse fire. Approximately 30 people worked at the site.
- The Iron Ore Company of Canada has issued layoff notices to 150 members of the United Steelworkers union due to challenging market conditions. The layoffs affect 118 operator/maintainer and 29 labourer positions and will go into effect on June 14.
- The government of NL announced $66,000 toward the expansion of berthing facilities in Arnold's Cove. The expansion is expected to start this spring and will include the installation of eight floating docks.
- The government of NL announced $100,000 in project-based funding to Literacy NL to enable the organization to move forward with its Digital Skills for the Older Workers and Potential Older Workers project
- The government of NL announced $2M in funding to support the sealing industry in NL. Carina Processing Ltd. in South Dildo and PhocaLux International Inc. in Fleur de Lys will receive loans of up to $1M each.
- The government of NL announced a $170,000 contract to Industrial Commercial Maintenance Ltd. of Corner Brook to provide electrical upgrades at Lumsden Academy in Bonavista Bay
- The primary runway at St. John's International Airport will shut down for five months for the completion of the final phase of a $37M project which will improve the airport's landing system. The runway will close in June and re-open in November.
- The Government of Canada has announced that the northern shrimp quotas for the northeast coast of NL will remain static in 2015. The shrimp fishery opens on April 1 for the northeast coast of Labrador and a portion of Newfoundland's coast.
- Local businesses are reaping the benefits from workers who are employed in the construction of the topsides for the Hebron project in Marystown. At peak operation, Kiewit employs more than 1,000 workers at the facility.
- The government of NL announced $32,750 in funding to the Marystown Hotel and Convention Centre to help the business implement a new marketing campaign and upgrade its website
- Mining operations at the Rambler Mines and Metals site near Ming's Bight on the Burin Peninsula has temporarily shut down due to a fire on March 31 that destroyed vital rescue gear. The mine is expected to be closed for a few days.
- About 24 campus enforcement and patrol officers at Memorial University of NL, who provided security services to Eastern Health, have received layoff notices. Paladin Security Services have now been contracted to provide these services.
- The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board has issued a bid for 11 new exploratory licenses in the Flemish Pass. The area covers 2.5 million hectares offshore NL near recent finds by Statoil and Husky Energy, near the already producing Jeanne d'Arc Basin.
- The English School District Board of Trustees has made a decision to bus students in grades 2 - 6 from Holy Family in Paradise to the old School for the Deaf on Topsail Road next year. Students in kindergarten and grade one will remain at Holy Family.
- Best Buy Canada Ltd announced that it is closing 66 Future Shop stores across Canada, effective immediately. Another 65 stores will be converted to Best Buy stores. Approximately 500 full-time and 1,000 part-time positions will be eliminated.
- The MV Veteran was launched on March 27 at Damen Shipyards in Romania and is now entering the final stage of construction. The new ferry will service Fogo Island and Change Islands and is expected to be delivered to NL in the Fall.
- Scientists indicate that the northern cod stocks in NL are recovering. However, the moratorium on the Northern Cod fishery of 1992 is expected to remain in effect for several years.
- The crab processing plant at Breakwater Fisheries in Cottlesville was destroyed by fire. The plant operated seasonally and was the major source of employment in the area. Approximately 150 people were employed at the plant.
- Buildforce Canada recently stated that the ripple effects from declining oil prices and cancelled or delayed projects in Alberta will have a significant impact on commuting workers from NL
- The government of NL awarded $74,000 in scholarships to fifty-eight post-secondary students to help further their education
- The government of NL announced $19M in cost-shared funding for multi-year capital works projects for the City of Mount Pearl
- A delegation of 19 firms and organizations from NL is participating in the 2015 Arctic Technology Conference in Denmark this week. The conference will provide an opportunity for industry leaders to share ideas, research, and new technologies.
- The government of NL announced $189,289 in funding for the 2014-15 Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program. The program will provide more opportunities for seniors to engage in physical and recreational activities.
- The government of NL is cost-sharing $1.9M in funding to purchase five advanced drinking water units for the communities of Fogo Island (Stag Harbour), Lamaline, Cartwright, Charlottetown (Labrador) and Port aux Choix
- Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)/Radio-Canada will cut 24 positions in Atlantic Canada. Seven of those positons will be in St. John's. Cuts will occur in all areas of the operation.
- Ontario-based Cormark Inc. plans to close Ricki's, Bootlegger and Cleo stores across Canada and cut jobs as part of the company's restructuring. It is not known how many locations will be affected. There are five stores located in St. John's.
- Two major projects will take place in 2015 as part of the St. John's International Airport Expansion. Approximately $50M will be spent on the expansion of the Airport Terminal Building and on accessibility and safety initiatives.
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