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Contractors and managers in this unit group operate establishments that provide agricultural services such as livestock and poultry breeding, soil preparation, crop planting, crop spraying, cultivating or harvesting.
artificial inseminator, crop dusting contractor, livestock breeding service manager, manager, artificial insemination service, manager, crop harvesting service.
- Manage businesses which provide an agricultural livestock service such as artificial insemination, spraying or shearing of livestock or disinfecting pens, barns or poultry houses
- Manage businesses which provide agricultural crop services such as plowing, irrigating, cultivating, spraying or harvesting
- Hire and train workers
- Negotiate with farmers and farm managers regarding the services to be provided
- Maintain financial and operational records
- May participate in the provision of the service or in the operation of machinery and equipment.
Outlook & Prospects for Agricultural and Related Service Contractors and Managers 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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Halifax Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-06-03|
Currently the chances of qualified Agricultural Contractors and Managers finding employment are considered to be limited in the local area. Agriculture in Halifax accounts for a small portion of its total employment in the province, and there appears to be little to no employment of this nature in the area.
Several years' experience in agricultural services are usually required. There may be opportunities in Canada for those with specialized training and higher skills and knowledge.
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 the opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Agricultural Contractors and Managers in Nova Scotia is expected to be limited over the next 5 years due to the small size of the occupation in the province.
Additional information on Agricultural Contractors and Managers (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 NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- About 12 full and part-time jobs have been created with the opening of two Mr. Sub sandwich operations within Sobeys-owned Needs stores on Hammonds Plains and Beaver Bank roads in Halifax metro. Eventual expansion to other Needs stores is a possibility.
- The Port of Halifax welcomed 134 cruise ships in 2013, the same as in 2012. The number was slightly higher than had been initially predicted, and it was considered a strong year.
- Sears Canada will terminate 29 positions at its Bayers Lake service centre in Halifax, among 712 cuts in repair and service centre staff across the country. The change will leave about 10 workers at a relocated parts and service centre, as well as some contract workers.
- After a number of closures in the area, Stillwell Beer Bar, Agricola Street Brasserie, Field Guide, the Nook on Gottingen Street, and the Auction House are five new bar and restaurant businesses that have opened recently in the north end of downtown Halifax.
- According to the Nova Scotia Association of Realtors, the Halifax real estate market has more houses for sale and fewer buyers than last year, and many realtors have been forced to seek part-time jobs. A change in rules for first-time buyers, and a subsiding of the initial activity upon the announcement of the Irving Shipbuilding contract are factors in the slowdown.
- Toronto-based Harbour Isle Halifax Inc. will build a 27,000-square-foot commercial-residential building in the spring as part of the Magazine Landing development near Wrights Cove in Dartmouth. A 12-storey residential tower should be completed around the same time, and the developer hopes to eventually add two similar 16-storey towers and perhaps a hotel.
- IBM Canada will set up a $3M computing centre at Dalhousie University as part of a collaboration with provincial educational institutions to increase the number of analytics professionals in the labour market. Analytics refers to the process of assessing huge volumes of data. IBM wants to employ about 500 analytics professionals at its Bedford centre by 2020.
- Sleeman Breweries Ltd. has closed its Dartmouth brewery after failing to sell it, and has layed off the 15 remaining employees. The company is consolidating production in Guelph, Ontario, and had cut its workforce in half about a month ago.
- Ping Identity, a Denver-based internet security company, has opened an office in Halifax and is seeking five workers, including senior and junior Java software engineers and automation testers.
- Training and flight-simulator company Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. of St.John¿s, NL has bought out Atlantis Systems Corp. of Dartmouth. Bluedrop will move from about 120 to 200 employees in Nova Scotia, and they will work out of the company¿s development centre in Bayers Lake. Any job losses will be at the corporate level.
- Yellow Media, publisher of the yellow pages, may make some minor reductions to its Nova Scotia workforce of about 50 as part of a national reduction. Sales and media consulting staff are not expected to be affected, and as the company moves more into online advertising, it may eventually expand its information technology and digital media sections.
- Sound Chiropractic and Health Sciences Centre has opened on Ilsley Ave. in Burnside. The business includes chiropractic, acupuncture, nutritional, and lifestyle services.
- Provincial government departments and two industry groups will organize a job fair in November to target workers from Blackberry, Convergys, and Xerox who lost their jobs in the information technology and customer support sectors in recent weeks. Almost 40 companies have signed up for the event.
- Eleven workers at Roger News 95.7 radio station in Halifax have lost their jobs, including announcers, reporters, and news production and sales staff. The station had decided to partner with Toronto¿s Sportsnet 590 to introduce more sports content, resulting in the job losses.
- The four Hummingbird MediSpa outlets in the Halifax area have closed over the last two months.
- GoodLife Fitness continues to expand in Nova Scotia, with the opening of a fitness centre on Barrington Street in Halifax. The company now has 11 facilities in the Halifax area, and also locations in Truro, New Glasgow, and Antigonish.
- Wasabi Asian Cuisine has opened a second Halifax metro location, at 566 Sackville Drive in Lower Sackville. La Cucina Café Pizzeria has also opened a second metro location, at 220 Chain Lake Drive in Halifax.
- Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-Op at 1717 Barrington Street in Halifax, Kel¿s Diner at 171 Wyse Road in Dartmouth, Daddy O¿s Diner at 480 Parkland Drive in Halifax, and the Second Cup at 5425 Spring Garden Road in Halifax have closed.
- Sleeman Breweries Ltd. has laid off 14 workers in Dartmouth, leaving about 16 at the plant the company has been trying to sell since March. The company plans to consolidate all production at its plant in Guelph, but wants to continue operating in Dartmouth till a buyer is found.
- ADP Canada will lay off 17 data entry and client support staff in Dartmouth, and transfer the work to the Phillipines. However, the company has added 79 people to its local workforce of 450 so far this year, and indicates there are more than 65 positions currently open. Affected workers will be offered training to expand their skill sets for possible openings.
- Blue Ocean, a Halifax-based outsourcing call centre, is seeking to fill 50 positions and may add another 50 in February.
- Xerox Corp. in Dartmouth has layed off 48 of 135 sales representatives at its call centre in Dartmouth. While it is the third major call centre layoff in the area in a month, the provincial call centre association says the sector is still strong in Nova Scotia, and other members are looking to hire affected workers.
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