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.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Nova Scotia||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Civil engineering technologists and technicians (NOC 2231) in Nova Scotia.
This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:
- Employment growth is expected to be moderate.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
In addition, due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities will vary depending on the time of the year. Employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.
Here are some key facts about Civil engineering technologists and technicians in the Nova Scotia region:
- Approximately 650 people work in this occupation.
- Civil engineering technologists and technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
- Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 64%
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 10%
- Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 6%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 19% compared to 13% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 51% compared to 67% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 30% compared to 20% for all occupations
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 94% compared to 51% for all occupations
- Women: 6% compared to 49% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- No high school diploma: n/a
- High school diploma or equivalent: 21% compared to 24% for all occupations
- Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 23% compared to 12% for all occupations
- College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 41% compared to 27% for all occupations
- Bachelor's degree: 13% compared to 16% for all occupations
- University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: n/a
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
|Cape Breton Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|North Shore Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
(To access archived Labour Market Bulletins not appearing on this webpage, please contact us).
- May 2017 | (PDF, 520 KB)
- April 2017 | (PDF, 523 KB)
- March 2017 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 563 KB)
- February 2017 | (PDF, 518 KB)
- January 2017 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- Annual Edition 2016 | (PDF, 564 KB)
- December 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 817 KB)
- November 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 592 KB)
- August 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- July 2016 | (PDF, 635 KB)
- June 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- May 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- April 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- March 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- Annual Edition 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 549 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 644 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 531 KB)
- June 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 319 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 539 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2017
- Ontario-based OnX Canada will begin operating an emergency backup data centre for the Nova Scotia government in the summer of 2018. Fifteen to 20 full-time jobs will be created at the centre.
Week of Jul 03 - Jul 07, 2017
- Securicy, a Sydney-based company that develops software to assist businesses with cybersecurity issues, expects to double its current number of 10 employees in the next six to 12 months
Week of Jun 05 - Jun 09, 2017
- QRA Corp Ltd., a Halifax-based developer of aerospace software to help engineering firms detect faults in the design phase, continues to attract business and has recently added several employees in the areas of project management and business development
- Metamaterial Technologies, a Halifax-based firm that designs products based on light technology, could add 100 workers to its staff of 33 over the next three years. Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin recently contributed $5.6M to the company's research.
Week of May 22 - May 26, 2017
- A contract awarded to Lockheed Martin Canada to replace combat systems on Chilean navy ships will result in additional jobs in systems software engineering and integration at the company¿s facility in Dartmouth, where 250 workers are now employed
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