Job prospects Insulation Packer - Rubber Products Manufacturing in Nova Scotia

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "insulation packer - rubber products manufacturing" was moved from the group Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing (NOC 9615) to the group Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing (NOC 95104).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as an "insulation packer - rubber products manufacturing" in Nova Scotia or Canada.

Job opportunities in Nova Scotia

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

insulation packer - rubber products manufacturing
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be moderate for Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing (NOC 9615) in Nova Scotia for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing in Nova Scotia:

  • Approximately 350 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Plastics and rubber products and chemicals manufacturing (NAICS 325-326): 94%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 95% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 5% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 77% of labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing work all year, while 23% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 29 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 71% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 28% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 18% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 57% compared to 26% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 6% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 16% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: less than 5% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: n/a

Breakdown by region

Explore job prospects in Nova Scotia by economic region.


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Annapolis Valley Region Moderate
Cape Breton Region Moderate
Halifax Region Undetermined
North Shore Region Moderate
Southern Region Moderate

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour Market Information Survey
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