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Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)  (NOC 7294)
North Shore Region
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Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.

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Table on the employment potential for Painters and decorators (except interior decorators) in Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Nova Scotia Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2017-12-15

The employment outlook will be fair for Painters and decorators (except interior decorators) (NOC 7294) in Nova Scotia for the 2017-2019 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some 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.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Painters and decorators (except interior decorators) in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 1,400 people work in this occupation.
  • Painters and decorators (except interior decorators) mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 86%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 83% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 17% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 41% of painters and decorators (except interior decorators) work all year, while 59% 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 27 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • 27% of painters and decorators (except interior decorators) are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
  • Table on the employment potential for Painters and decorators (except interior decorators) in North Shore Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
    Location Employment Potential Release Date
    Annapolis Valley Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2017-12-15
    Cape Breton Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2017-12-15
    Halifax Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2017-12-15
    North Shore Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2017-12-15
    Southern Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2017-12-15

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

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