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

Explore current and future job prospects for Public works and maintenance labourers near Charlottetown (PE). These trends also apply to people working as a maintenance labourer - public works.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

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
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The employment outlook will be fair for Public works and maintenance labourers (NOC 7621) in Prince Edward Island for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many 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 tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Employment opportunities for public works and maintenance labourers are affected by the level of public sector investments in programs and initiatives related to urban and rural development, housing, transportation, environmental planning, and heritage conservation.

This field attracts a large number of younger workers due to the low skill requirements and the seasonal nature of the position. As a result, many workers enter this profession on a temporary basis while seeking an alternate career. The strong physical nature of this job may also cause some workers to pursue different occupations.

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

  • Approximately 200 people work in this occupation.
  • Public works and maintenance labourers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 49%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 31%
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 9%
  • 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 58% 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.
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