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)||2017-12-15|
An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.
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.
- Renovations have begun to convert the former Summerside train station into a craft brewery, tap room, and restaurant. The brewing equipment is to be installed by the end of March and the aim is to open for business in June 2018, with up to 30 staff.
- Green Meadow Farms Inc. in Morell and Marvyn¿s Garden Inc. in Elmira received ACOA funding to go toward equipment that will help improve efficiency and productivity. Green Meadow received $155K and Marvyn¿s Garden received $180K in repayable loans.
- The Harvest and Prosper Project ended in December but a dozen of the 32 participants have received full-time jobs. The project helped newcomers and people on social assistance or disability find short term work in the agricultural industry.
- The rural communities of Brackley and Winsloe South were officially amalgamated into the Community of Brackley, which will represent about 600 residents. The communities felt that they would benefit from a larger tax base and have better access to funds.
- A 20-year study of soil health on P.E.I. is showing that there is an overall decline in organic matter, due to increased erosion, decreasing supply of manure for the soil and frequent tillage. Samples were taken from 600 sites around the Island.
- 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.
- According to a survey from ManpowerGroup Employment, only 3% of Charlottetown employers are planning to hire in early 2018, while 20% anticipate cutbacks. The majority of employers plan to keep their employment levels the same from January to March 2018.
- 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.
- CIBC's Murray River branch will be closed in August 2018. Four employees will be affected by the closure and the clients of the bank will be transferred to the Montague branch. Bank officials stated that less people are using traditional banking centres.
- P.E.I.'s Bideford shellfish hatchery in Ellerslie plans to expand this winter and will likely hire two more staff before this spring to keep up with strong demand for its oyster seeds. The hatchery has seed orders for 18 million oysters for next year.
- Silliker Glass announced that it will open a second glass manufacturing plant in Borden-Carleton, PEI. ACOA and the PEI government will help fund the $5.5M project, which plans to be operational by April 2018 and could see up to 30 new workers added.
- The Kettle Black is expanding into a 3,600 sq.-ft. space at 135 Kent Street in Charlottetown. The café is expected to open in March, creating up to 17 additional jobs.
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