Job prospects Maintenance Labourer - Public Works near Charlottetown (PE)

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 "maintenance labourer - public works" was moved from the group Public works and maintenance labourers (NOC 7621) to the group Public works and maintenance labourers (NOC 75212).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Public works and maintenance labourers" near Charlottetown (PE) or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

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

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2019-2021). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

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Job outlook over the next 3 years

maintenance labourer - public works
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be limited for Public works and maintenance labourers (NOC 7621) in Prince Edward Island 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities may vary depending on the time of the year.

Here are some key facts about Public works and maintenance labourers in Prince Edward Island:

  • Approximately 100 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Public works and maintenance labourers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 47%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 19%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 12%
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 11%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 87% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 13% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 17% of public works and maintenance labourers work all year, while 83% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 18 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 83% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 17% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 31% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 44% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 10% compared to 8% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 12% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: less than 5% compared to 15% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: n/a

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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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