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|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2017-12-15|
The employment outlook will be fair for Manufacturing managers (NOC 0911) in the Halifax region for the 2017-2019 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
- A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Manufacturing managers in the Halifax region:
- Approximately 580 people work in this occupation.
- Manufacturing managers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Transportation equipment manufacturing (NAICS 336): 18%
- Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 15%
- Other manufacturing (NAICS 313-316, 322-323, 327, 331, 333-335, 337, 339): 14%
- Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 11%
- Plastics and rubber products and chemicals manufacturing (NAICS 325-326): 10%
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Dec 18 - Dec 22, 2017
- Irving Shipbuilding has begun construction in Halifax of the third of five or six Arctic patrol vessels to be built as part of its ongoing major shipbuilding contract with the Canadian government. Completion of the first vessel is expected in 2018.
- Halifax-based toymaker Orb is expanding its product line and indicates it is currently hiring to fill over a dozen positions at its Herring Cove Road location
- Great Northern Timber Group hopes to buy and restart the former Atlantic biomass wood pellet plant in Middle Musquodoboit before the end of 2017. Wood supply issues and low pellet prices contributed to the plant's closure and layoff of 30 workers in 2016.
- Middle Sackville-based Hefler Forest Products, operating under new ownership, will add a couple of workers on top of the 20 people currently working at the planer mill and kiln operation. The sawmill, which closed in 2016, will not reopen at this time.
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