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.
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 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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Cape Breton Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|North Shore Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
|Southern Region||(1 of 3 stars)||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 03 - Jul 07, 2017
- Maritech Construction has been awarded a tender for a $5.1M project to construct a water reservoir system in Amherst. No timelines were provided.
- Dexter Construction will carry out the $3M demolition of a large section of the former Domtex building on the Yarmouth waterfront in the summer of 2017. There are no firm plans yet for further development of the site.
Week of Jun 26 - Jun 30, 2017
- Construction has begun on the conversion of the former Shelburne School site into a 46-acre residential property
- A tender for exterior cladding and roof work has been issued for the ongoing major expansion of the Dartmouth General Hospital. A tender for the interior work will be issued in the fall of 2017. The$132-138M project is expected to be completed in 2022.
Week of Jun 12 - Jun 16, 2017
Week of Jun 05 - Jun 09, 2017
- Ramar Construction will begin construction in the summer of 2017 on Soaring Way, an $8.1M residential development in Hammonds Plains
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