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Railway and motor transport labourers perform a variety of tasks to assist track maintenance workers and railway yard workers, or motor transport operators. They are employed by railway transport companies and motor transport companies.
car checker, railway, delivery truck helper, furniture mover helper, mover helper, railway labourer, signal gang helper, swamper – truck transport, truck driver helper.
- Transport tools and equipment on push or hand car and perform other duties to assist railway track maintenance workers to lay, maintain and repair railway tracks
- Cut vegetation growth from railway tracks using scythes and mowers
- Check freight cars for physical damage and cleanliness.
- Assist truck and delivery drivers to load and unload vehicles
- Perform labouring duties in warehouses.
Outlook & Prospects for Railway and Motor Transport Labourers in Prince Edward Island
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.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Prince Edward Island||(1 of 3 stars)||2012-03-02|
Employment prospects for railway and motor transport labourers are expected to be limited in 2012-2013 because only a small number of people in this occupation are employed in the local area.
Employment opportunities in this occupation are considered to be below average or relatively weak in the local area. However, a limited outlook should not prevent anyone from pursuing a specific career in which they are interested.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
- The port of Georgetown, PEI is looking at the potential for expansion. The community is ready to commit financially to a study, but it also needs assistance from ACOA and the provincial government.
- The East Coast Music Association will receive $200,000 from the federal government and $316,000 from the provincial government in support of East Coast Music Week, to be held in Charlottetown, PEI from April 2 to April 6, 2014
- According to BuildForce Canada's 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast, PEI will have to place increased emphasis on attracting, training and retaining skilled workers in the province to fill its needs
- The federal and provincial governments are investing a combined $569,000 in RWL Holdings Ltd. for new equipment to increase productivity
- Cold Stone Creamery will close its two PEI locations on March 31. Tim Hortons Inc. is pulling the ice cream brand from its Canadian restaurants to focus on its core business. Tim Hortons will be making efforts to minimize layoffs.
- Crossfire Adventure Paintball opened a second location for an indoor paintball and airsoft facility in Slemon Park, Summerside. Crossfire is located at 10 Oakwood Avenue in the Slemon Park complex off Highway 2 in St. Eleanors.
- Kings Castle Provincial Park in Gladstone, PEI will receive a safety upgrade. Tenders have been called to replace some of the playground equipment for safety reasons. The cost of the project is expected to be around $15,000.
- The provincial government announced $115,000 in funding to aid hog farmers in PEI to increase sanitation and screening measures to enhance swine farm bio-security
- Housing starts in PEI were down by 13% in 2013, the lowest in the past five years. From 2008-2012, there was a construction boom aided by a provincial nominee program that brought 10,000 new residents to PEI.
- The provincial government announced $140,000 on advertising and special promotions designed to attract new players to the game of bingo. Bingo is one of the largest charitable fundraisers on the island.
- The Department of Health announced that a new organ and tissue donation and transplantation manager and a new renal clinic transplant registered nurse have been hired to help improve services for transplant patients
- PEI will receive $440M in infrastructure funding over the next ten years through the Federal Government's Building Canada Plan as well as the Federal Gas Tax Fund
- The University of PEI has rolled out a new scholarship structure in an effort to increase enrollment numbers and increase the number of students receiving scholarships
- The Fishers' Low-Interest Loan Program has been extended to include lobster fishermen in the western part of PEI. The program is designed to offset financial difficulties due to rising costs, low landings and low shore prices.
- Parks Canada has shut down Province House in Charlottetown for the next two months for repairs
- Work has started on the final section of the Trans Canada Trail in PEI. The new sections will cover about 30 kilometres from Iona to Stratford. The trail is expected to be completed by 2017.
- MacDougall Steel Erectors in Borden-Carleton has received a $5M government loan to help the company expand its steel fabrication facility. The company hopes to create 30 to 40 new jobs over the next year or two.
- Newfoundland and Labrador¿s Jumping Bean Coffee has plans to open two new franchises in PEI
- CGI Group Inc., an IT company in PEI, plans to create up to 300 positions within three years in Stratford. The company currently employs 80 employees and are recruiting for several other postions.
- The Government of Canada and the provincial government have contributed a total of $107,500 to support the Junior Achievement Program in PEI
- Piatto, a St. John's pizzeria, will be opening new locations in Moncton, N.B, and Charlottetown, PEI, in June
- Immanuel Christian School will be moving to a new location in the former Kent Building Supplies store in Charlottetown. The new building is expected to be completely renovated and ready for occupancy in September 2014.
- Walmart plans to open a superstore in Charlottetown as part of a $500M investment to open 35 Canadian superstores and to build, remodel, expand, or relocate existing stores. The expansion is expected to generate 7,500 jobs in Canada, including construction work.
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