Job prospects Transplanter - Landscape Maintenance near Charlottetown (PE)
Explore current and future job prospects for Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers near Charlottetown (PE). These trends also apply to people working as a transplanter - landscape maintenance.
Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.
The prospect of finding work in this occupation was poor over the past few years (2016-2018). There were more workers available than job openings.
The employment outlook will be fair for Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers (NOC 8612) in Prince Edward Island for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to a few 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.
- High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
- Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.
Employment growth in this occupation is dependent upon business and consumer demand for landscaping and lawn care services.
The ongoing need to maintain public and commercial green spaces across the province also helps support prospects for these workers. However, during slower economic periods, consumers and businesses may choose to limit spending on these services and elect to postpone projects or complete the work themselves, affecting the demand for this occupation.
This field attracts a large number of younger workers due to the low skill requirements and the seasonal nature of the position which appeals to many summer students. During peak periods in May and June, landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers may be expected to work long hours. Workers in this occupation are likely to be without employment during the winter months. Labourers in this field may be required to travel to various sites so those with a valid driver's licence may have greater job potential.
Here are some key facts about Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers in the Prince Edward Island region:
- Approximately 400 people work in this occupation.
- Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 33%
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 18%
- Arts, entertainment and recreation (NAICS 71): 14%
- Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 10%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 88% compared to 83% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 12% compared to 17% for all occupations
- 13% of landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers work all year, while 87% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 22 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
- Less than 5% of landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.
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