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Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)  (NOC 7294)
North Shore Region
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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.

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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) 2016-12-23

For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Painters and decorators (except interior decorators) (NOC 7294) 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 sharply.
  • A large number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced high 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 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators) in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 1,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Painters and decorators (except interior decorators) mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 85%
  • 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.
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: 12% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 63% compared to 67% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 25% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: more than 95% for all occupations
    • Women: less than 5%
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • No high school diploma: 29% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • High school diploma or equivalent: 41% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 14% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 11% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • Bachelor's degree: less than 5% compared to 16% for all occupations
    • University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: n/a
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) 2016-12-23
Cape Breton Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2016-12-23
Halifax Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-12-23
North Shore Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2016-12-23
Southern Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2016-12-23
Please consult the North Shore Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.
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