Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Prince Edward Island||(2 of 3 stars)||2017-12-15|
The employment outlook will be fair for Retail and wholesale trade managers (NOC 0621) in Prince Edward Island for the 2017-2019 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
- 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 may vary depending on the time of the year.
Here are some key facts about Retail and wholesale trade managers in the Prince Edward Island region:
- Approximately 1,350 people work in this occupation.
- Retail and wholesale trade managers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 62%
- Food and beverage stores (NAICS 445): 17%
- Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 5%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 83% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 17% for all occupations
- 84% of retail and wholesale trade managers work all year, while 16% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 30 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
- 22% of retail and wholesale trade managers are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jan 08 - Jan 12, 2018
- The Sears store in Charlottetown closed its doors on January 8, 2018, along with 60 other Sears stores across Canada. The Charlottetown store had employed about 85 people.
- P.E.I.'s growth in retail sales were up 8% in 2017, which surpassed the Canadian average. Retailers on P.E.I. saw sales exceed $200M on a monthly basis for the first time ever. P.E.I. food service sales were also up 4.8% compared to the previous year.
- The Petite Job Service was launched in December 2017, a free service to promote part-time or casual bilingual jobs on Prince Edward Island. Jobs submitted from organizations get posted on the www.rdeeipe.org/petitejob/website and on social media.
- The Red Island Market is planning on opening in April 2018 in the former space of Bargain Fabric Outlet building in North Bedeque. The owners are hoping to fill the 6,000 sq.-ft. space with 50 to 60 vendors offering a variety of foods and crafts.
- Murphy Hospitality Group is setting up a Gahan beer store inside the Charlottetown Superstore on University Avenue, and could open by December 13, 2017. The P.E.I. Liquor Control Commission is looking at Gahan's application to brew beer on site as well.
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