Job prospects Operator, Scarifier - Silviculture in Nova Scotia

Job opportunities for Silviculture and forestry workers (NOC 8422) are limited in Nova Scotia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an operator, scarifier - silviculture.

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Job opportunities in Nova Scotia

operator, scarifier - silviculture
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be limited for Silviculture and forestry workers (NOC 8422) in Nova Scotia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several 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.

Here are some key facts about Silviculture and forestry workers in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 200 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Silviculture and forestry workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Forestry and logging (NAICS 113, 1153): 58%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 13%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 13%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 86% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 14% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 18% of silviculture and forestry workers work all year, while 82% 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 24 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • 10% of silviculture and forestry workers are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Nova Scotia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Annapolis Valley Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Cape Breton Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Halifax Region Undetermined Undetermined
    North Shore Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Southern Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Silviculture and forestry workers (NOC 8422) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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