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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.
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- 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 Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- According to Statistics Canada, Prince Edward Island had a net loss of 1,074 people to interprovincial migration in 2012 to 2013
- Environment Canada has given approval to AquaBounty Technologies to produce genetically-modified salmon eggs on a commercial scale in Prince Edward Island
- The Community Welfare League of Montague received government funding to convert a downtown building into an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) business centre. The ICT is expected to be completed by next summer.
- The provincial government announced $73M in funding for several infrastructure projects throughout the province
- Vessey's Seeds, a seed and gardening retail/wholesaler in York, has purchased a flower bulb fundraising company from the United States. The purchase will result in some new positions at the company's office in York.
- Vogue optical, a retail optical chain that started in Charlottetown, has been sold to New Look Eyewear from Quebec for $74M. The chain will continue to operate on a stand-alone basis and all employees are expected to remain working for the company.
- A mini-mall is planned for Summerside on Granville Street. The mall is located on a property formerly owned by Holland College and will open in July of next year.
- The provincial government has released a financial update that reports an increase in population, employment, cruise ship passengers, and lobster landings for 2013. Provincial GDP increased 1.5% in 2012 and the province has kept its current bond rating.
- The Governement of Canada, through ACOA, has announced funding for upgrades to the Summerside fire department, Summerside Credit Union Place, and Laurinda Park in Wellington.
- The City of Charlottetown has awarded two contracts worth $100,000 for upgrades to Confederation Landing Park. Red Oak Landscaping will do brick-paving work and OMD Construction will replace two gazebo roofs.
- The government of PEI announced a new food innovation strategy leading to the development of new markets and products, a new engineering design school at UPEI, and an increase to the Entrepreneur Loan program in the Throne Speech
- Convention bookings for the new convention centre in Charlottetown are up by 75% for next year compared to the bookings for this year. In total, so far, 42 conventions are booked for 2014.
- The provincial government has announced $1.2M in funds for a new addictions and mental health strategy that includes new intake positions, a new Chief Mental Health and Addictions Officer, and a new methadone clinic in Charlottetown
- West Prince Hospital has opened its new collaborative care emergency room for overnight hours. The emergency room will be staffed overnight by paramedics and nurses as well as on-call oversight provided by an emergency department physician.
- Innovation PEI will be funding eight projects to help companies reach the commercial production stage. The companies include Pure SCM, Stewart Mussel Farms, GetGifted, Portsmouth Atlantic, Acadian Machine Works, Spry Point, Worklinks and Trout River.
- Cavendish Farms, a potato processing plant in New Annan, has laid off 60 of its employees. The company cites increased production from competing plants and a need to create efficiencies in their own plant as reasons for the lay off.
- Target will open its Charlottetown store on November 13. The company has hired 120 people and plans on recruiting 20 to 30 more for the Christmas shopping season.
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