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||(1 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be limited for Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks (NOC 1452) 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 is expected to decline.
- A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks in the Nova Scotia region:
- Approximately 800 people work in this occupation.
- Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks mainly work in the following sectors:
- Hospitals (NAICS 622): 16%
- Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 15%
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 13%
- Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 13%
- 73% of Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks work all year, while 27% work only part of the year, compared to 65% and 35% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: less than 5% compared to 13% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 79% compared to 67% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 17% compared to 20% for all occupations
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 36% compared to 51% for all occupations
- Women: 64% 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: 16% compared to 24% for all occupations
- Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 16% compared to 12% for all occupations
- College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 42% compared to 27% for all occupations
- Bachelor's degree: 16% compared to 16% for all occupations
- University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 8% compared to 9% for all occupations
|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).
- 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 Apr 10 - Apr 14, 2017
- Mount Saint Vincent University will begin providing services to assist government in reducing the number of public school students awaiting psycho-educational assessments. Adding more school psychologists will also be considered at a later date.
- Screen Nova Scotia says that while only some of the workers who left the province in the past couple of years due to a decline in film production have returned, a recent investment of $6.9M from the Nova Scotia government is positive for the industry
- IKEA will hold several spring job fairs to fill about 300 positions for the fall 2017 opening of its Dartmouth Crossing store. About 3,500 applications have been received for positons in logistics, sales, interior design, and customer and food services.
- The owners of the Jumping Bean coffee franchise in Bedford will buy The Nook, a coffee shop on Gottingen Street in Halifax that was due to close. The employees at The Nook will maintain their jobs, and a few more will be added.
- The Nova Scotia government will replace the hospital in Pugwash and renovate the one in Bridgewater. Work on both projects may begin by the fall of 2018, after design work is complete.
- Metamaterial Technologies Inc., a Halifax-based company that has developed light filtering technology enabling aircraft to guard against laser attacks, has doubled its workforce to 30 staff over the past year as it continues to research new products
- Kentville-based Apple Valley Foods, which was offered a payroll rebate program by the province of Nova Scotia earlier in April 2017 to create 80 jobs over five years, has already advertised for 12 positions, including jobs for 10 production labourers
Week of Apr 03 - Apr 07, 2017
- More than 100 employees have been working for several months in Moose River Gold Mines preparing the new Atlantic Gold-owned mine. The number of workers is expected to double when production begins in September 2017.
- Rinaldo's Italian American Specialities is scheduled to open in May 2017 on Windsor Street in Halifax. The new restaurant will employ 15 to 20 workers.
- A new Dairy Queen in Dartmouth Crossing is expected to open in December 2017 and employ 40 to 50 workers. The Ontario-based company would like to add more restaurants over the next several years in the Halifax area.
- Pleasant St. Diner, a 60-seat restaurant, has opened in the Woodside area of Dartmouth
- NTT Data Canada Inc. plans to expand its Halifax operations and has been offered a payroll rebate by the Nova Scotia government if it creates up to 500 jobs over the next six years
- Kentville-based Apple Valley Foods, a manufacturer of frozen fruit pies, has been offered a payroll rebate from the Nova Scotia government if it creates up to 80 jobs over the next five years
- Synergy Seafoods has significantly increased the number of employees at its fish plant in Comeauville since purchasing it in January 2017. The plant decided to expand as more workers became available due to decreasing employment in local mink farming.
- Work will begin in the summer of this year on an $80M project to convert the former Discovery Centre and Green Lantern properties on Barrington Street in Halifax into a pair of commercial/residential developments
- Banc Developments expects to begin excavation in April 2017 for the Margaretta, a nine-storey commercial/residential building to be built over three years on Clyde Street in Halifax
- A-1 Pizza in Port Hawkesbury continues to expand its space and has grown its staff from one to 15 employees since opening in 2010. The business expects to add five more workers in 2017 for the busy summer season.
Week of Mar 27 - Mar 31, 2017
- The Nova Scotia government has introduced rules requiring private colleges to provide students with more information on job prospects for some programs. Colleges will also be required to submit graduate surveys related to employment.
- Tatamagouche Brewing Company in Tatamagouche expects to add two workers to the three staff in brewing operations in the spring of 2017. The total brewery operation would then employ about 12 to 14 workers in the busy summer season.
- The Nova Scotia government has committed $1.44M towards 22 projects designed to improve high-speed internet access in rural Nova Scotia. The projects will take place over the next several months.
- As a result of an increase in production, Copernicus Studios has hired 80 full-time staff into design, animation, programming and production jobs in Halifax since December 2016, bringing its total number of employees to 180. The company creates animation for television, film, websites, and games.
- Construction is expected to begin in late July 2017 and last until the spring of 2019 on a $5M project to renovate and renew social housing infrastructure in Mulgrave Park in Halifax
- Ottawa-based retailer Giant Tiger will open a store on the Bedford Highway in Halifax in the fall of 2017, its 10th Nova Scotia location
- The Port of Sydney expects to hire five or six additional employees in anticipation of a busy 2017 cruise ship season
Week of Mar 20 - Mar 24, 2017
- The province of Nova Scotia has extended a payroll rebate agreement with IBM Canada. The company plans to add 250 more positions to the 500 it had already agreed to create at its client innovation centre in Halifax .
- Yeah Yeahs Pizza plans to open on Octerloney Street in Dartmouth in May 2017 and hire about five employees
- According to a report released by the Halifax Port Authority, the port¿s operations account for the equivalent of 12,446 full-time jobs, a 5.3% increase since 2013. The Port of Halifax now generates more than $1.7B in economic activity.
- Futureworx and food service businesses in the Antigonish area will partner to offer a 19 week program beginning in March 2017 to train people to work in the food service industry. More than 25 possible vacancies have been identified in the industry in the area.
- Meteghan-based A.F. Theriault & Son will hire 15 workers for a six week project beginning in April 2017. The project is to construct fibreglass hulls for the Arctic patrol vessel rescue boats being built in Halifax by Rosborough Boats for the Irving Shipyard.
- The Town of Trenton plans to reopen Trenton Park for limited camping in 2017, after closing the campground in 2009 because of operational costs
- A second phase of construction on the Apple Dome, Berwick¿s multi-use recreation centre, will likely start in 2017. The $5.3M expansion will include the addition of a new curling facility, and fitness and health centres.
- Nautel, a Hackett¿s Cove-based maker of radio transmitters, plans to add a significant number of employees to its design and research teams over the next year to work on new products. Nautel had increased from 210 to 240 staff over the past six years.
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