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Railway traffic controllers co-ordinate passenger and freight train traffic on railways. They are employed by rail transport companies. Marine traffic regulators monitor and regulate coastal and inland marine traffic within assigned waterways. They are employed by port, harbour, canal and lock authorities and by the Canadian Coast Guard.
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- Operate and monitor centralized traffic control systems to co-ordinate and follow railway traffic
- Chart train movements, calculate arrival and departure times and record rail traffic information
- Issue instructions to control the movement of passenger and freight train traffic and on-track mobile maintenance equipment
- Receive, record and relay train instructions to train crew by hand or radio telephone
- May supervise and train other railway traffic controllers.
- Direct and monitor vessel movements using radar or closed circuit monitors, remote radio systems and other telecommunication equipment
- Obtain position, course, speed and estimated arrival time of vessels and monitor vessel progress through traffic zone
- Issue clearance instructions to vessels, advise vessels of traffic volumes and weather conditions, and relay information to next marine traffic control sector
- Report accidents, distress signals, navigational hazards and other emergencies to authorities
- Maintain radio and telephone contact with adjacent marine control sectors and with vessels within area of jurisdiction
- Maintain log of vessel movements, size and structure.
Outlook & Prospects for Railway Traffic Controllers and Marine Traffic Regulators in Halifax Region
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
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Currently the chances of Railway and marine Traffic Controllers finding employment are limited because only a small number of people in this occupation are employed in the local area.
Although employment opportunities locally are limited, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Railway and marine Traffic Controllers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Railway and marine Traffic Controllers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- Two restaurants, Cheese Curds and Habaneros, have opened under one roof on Windmill Road in Dartmouth
- Ressources Appalaches has begun recruiting on its web site for 60 positions, including process operators, underground miners, and millwrights to work at its proposed Dufferin gold mine on the Eastern Shore
- A $5.5M contract to provide maintenance and support for military aircraft has been awarded to Enfield-based IMP Aerospace & Defence
- Developer Crombie REIT will begin a major project to expand and redesign the Scotia Square complex in Halifax in the next few months
- Halifax-based Karma Gaming hopes to increase its workforce from nine to 20. The company develops video games for lottery corporations.
- Southwest Properties Ltd. hopes to begin work in the fall of 2013 on the demolition of the Bank of Canada building and construction of a 21-storey mixed use building at 1583 Hollis Street in Halifax
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- Marsh, a global insurance consulting firm, will receive payroll assistance from the provincial government if it creates 60 new jobs in Halifax over the next five years
- Renovations are underway at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on a $44.5M project to improve the check-in facilities
- Take It Outside, a retail store which specializes in exercise and casual wear, will open an outlet in Dartmouth Crossing in July and hire about seven or eight people
- Silverback Games, a Halifax-based video game company, may hire a group of workers over the next few months
- Impact, a Halifax-based advertising, marketing, and design firm, has expanded from six to 17 employees over the last year
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Seven Lakes Developments Ltd. will begin work in July on a subdivision in Porters Lake. About 634 homes could be built over a 10 year period.
- Tag, a home and fashion store located near Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, will close as part of a national bankruptcy shutdown
- Admiral Insurance will hire 200 more workers in the summer of 2013 to work in its call centre in Halifax. HGS, a call centre in Dartmouth, will hire 100 more workers.
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- Seagate Construction is renovating a 5,000-square-foot commercial building at 3358 Novlea Drive in Halifax, which will become a new liquor store
- Several stores have closed since the beginning of the year in the Sunnyside Mall in Bedford, but some new leases are expected for others
- Ribbons Recycled, a Dartmouth company that recycles toner and ink cartridges, has gone out of business, leaving 14 people out of work
- Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, an Ontario-based pest control company which specializes in animals that may get into homes, has opened its first Nova Scotia location in Halifax
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