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 Apr 10 - Apr 14, 2017
- The PEI government tabled a balance budget with a $600K surplus for 2016-17, after years of deficits. Last year the province benefited from sales and income tax increases, as well as strong revenues from Crown corporations and agricultural insurance savings.
- A new three-year nursing strategy has been released by the PEI government. Priorities include increasing the ratio of full-time to part-time nurses and recruiting more graduate nurses. Health PEI is currently recruiting for 89 nursing positions.
- The co-owners of HopYard are in the process of opening a seasonal restaurant called the Sugar Skull Cantina, which will be open from May to October. The new Charlottetown eatery will open at 83 Water Street and will feature tacos and tequila on the menu.
- A Summerside couple who operate Bony Broth Co. and Harmony Hills, are going to open Farmed Market & Craft Butchery in downtown Summerside. The business will sell local meats and vegetables, and serve food-to-go, such as their broth and chickens.
- A Statistics Canada report on post-secondary enrolment shows that although the number of 19-year-old PEI students enrolled in college or university is increasing, the proportion of students from lower income families is relatively unchanged since 2001
- PEI's trade mission to China is expected to quadruple by 2025. China is the province's second-largest trading partner, worth over $50M. The mission is aimed at improving the demand for PEI's food, travel experiences, and educational programs.
- According to Statistics Canada, PEI's average weekly wage was the lowest nationally at $827.81 in January 2017, which is below the Canadian average of $967.15. The retail and wholesale trade industry, the Island's largest employer, saw its wages drop 3%.
- A new pop-up restaurant, the Pure Kitchen Pop Up Burgertown, has opened in Charlottetown to take advantage of the month-long Burger Love campaign. Located on Great George Street, the chef plans to change the theme and type of food offered every month.
- PEI dairy farmers produced 8.5% more milk in 2016, compared to 2015, mainly from an increased demand for butter across North America
- According to a new report from Generation Squeeze, which looked at housing prices and average wages across Canada, PEI has the second most affordable housing market in Canada. Nova Scotia's housing market was ranked first and British Columbia was ranked last.
- Frosty Treat Dairy Bars is opening a second location in Kensington, just a half kilometre away from its original location. The new Frosty Treat restaurant is expected to open in April 2017 in the former space of Johnny's Dairy Bar.
- The city of Charlottetown tabled a balanced budget for 2017, after posting deficits in the past two years. The city had held off on filling some vacancies in an effort to save money, but are now prepared to hire a deputy chief administrative officer.
- Xplornet Communications will complete its fixed wireless system by the end of September 2017, which will offer broadband internet to 80% of PEI's households. Remaining households will be able to access Xplornet's satellite internet service by year's end.
- According to the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, many recent university graduates surveyed were disappointed with the level of skill acquisition, income, and workforce preparation they had two years after graduation
- Montague Brewing Company is expected to open this summer on Brook Street, after given approval by town council. The brewery will produce 300,000 litres of beer to be sold on-site and in liquor stores, creating at least seven jobs.
- Manpower Group released a survey done with Charlottetown-area employers that shows that 17% of employers plan to hire new employees between April to June 2017. Three percent of employers anticipate reducing staff, while 80% will maintain their numbers.
- Ferme Isle Saint-Jean Farm in North Rustico, PEI is creating a new line of cheese and yogurt products made from their sheep¿s milk. A new milking parlour will be operational by April 2017, and there are plans for a retail outlet and a processing facility.
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