Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Description | Titles | Duties | Related Occupations
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices
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||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
No employment outlook has been assigned to Railway and motor transport labourers (NOC 7622) in Prince Edward Island due to low levels of employment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2017
- BeaverTails opened at Peake's Quay on Charlottetown's waterfront this month, with the store expecting to staff 15 people. The Canadian-based chain, which has another PEI location on the Cavendish boardwalk, specializes in pastries.
- The latest Manpower Group Employment Outlook Survey states that only 7% of Charlottetown area employers expect to hire in the third quarter of 2017, with the same percentage anticipating cutbacks. Across Canada 17% of employers expect to hire more staff.
- Sekisui Diagnostics in Charlottetown's West Royalty Business Park has completed a $6M expansion and is now expanding further with the construction of another building in Charlottetown. The bioscience company has grown by 34 full-time staff since 2011.
- Housing starts in PEI are up 46% over the first six months of 2017 compared to the same period last year. According to the CMHC, this is the strongest growth in a long time and the increase can be attributed to the number of new immigrants on the Island.
- The Pizza Hut in Charlottetown has shut down its location on University Avenue at Kirkwood Mews. The developer stated that Pizza Hut's lease was expiring and they chose not to renew it.
- Work resumed on the multi-million dollar Summerside resort property, formerly known as the Dynasty Spa. Curran and Briggs Ltd. were awarded the contract to connect water and sewer to the main resort building, then inside work on the building will begin.
- The Government of Canada and the four Atlantic provincial governments have committed $20M for a Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Strategy. The initiative is expected to grow exporting in the region, as well as boost foreign investment.
- Charlottetown software company iWave Information Systems Inc. will be adding 10 to 15 jobs over the next two years. The new positions will consist of software development, sales, marketing and finance. iWave currently employs 39 in Charlottetown.
- Shorty's, a new dairy bar partnered with Inclusions East, will offer employment opportunities for those with intellectual disabilities in Montague. The dairy bar employs three intellectually disabled workers in addition to a job coach who provides guidance.
- Eleven new federal jobs will be coming to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans' Catch Certification Office in Tignish. These jobs will bring in $450,000 to the Tignish area through annual wages, supporting economic development in rural communities.
- A shortage of nurses on PEI has led to major staffing issues in Island healthcare facilities. Some nurses are being compelled to do unwanted overtime and cancel planned vacations. According to Health PEI, there are 89 vacant nursing positions across PEI.
- Charlottetown's Receiver Coffee will be expanding into a second location, just four years after starting operations. The expansion was needed to increase manufacturing capabilities of the company's brand of coffee grind. The new store opens June 26.
- Nautican Research and Development has finished manufacturing its first major project. This comes as the company has recently increased its facility capabilities in Summerside. Nautican now has seven employees and is looking to further expand in the future
- Mount Academy, a private school for athletes is planned to open in Charlottetown this September. So far the school is intended for hockey players, but plans to branch into more sports. In its first year, the academy will support only grades nine and ten.
- The Riverview Manor long-term care facility will be replaced with the help of federal funding. A new manor will be constructed in Tyne Valley, supported by $12.1M from the federal government. Work on the 49-bed facility will begin in the coming weeks.
- The PERCÉ program for Francophone and bilingual students has received funding of $97,950 from ACOA and $47,000 from the PEI government for their summer internship programs. This aims to keep young Islanders in the province by offering work opportunities.
- An increase in dairy quotas will allow PEI farmers to produce 5% more milk. This is the largest single year increase since the 1990s. This new demand is expected to grow the Island dairy industry by 5% in terms of cows, feed, barn space and labour.
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