Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers engaged in logging operations and silvicultural operations. They are employed by logging companies, contractors and government agencies.
forest operations supervisor, forestry crew supervisor, hook tender, logging contractor, logging foreman/woman, production supervisor – logging, silviculture supervisor, woods foreman/woman.
- Supervise and co-ordinate the activities of logging and forestry workers in woodland operations, often in several work locations over several square kilometres
- Supervise silvicultural activities such as scarification, planting and vegetation control
- Schedule work crews, equipment and transportation for several work locations
- Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve work methods
- Instruct workers in safety, recognize unsafe work conditions and modify work procedures
- Ensure that government regulations are met
- Communicate with forestry technical, professional and management personnel regarding forest harvesting and forest management plans, procedures and schedules
- Prepare production and other reports
- Hire and train new workers.
Sydney, Port Hawkesbury, Belgiumtown, Bras d'Or, Bridgeport, Caledonia, Centreville Reserve Mines, Dominion, East Slope, Florence, Gannon Road, Glace Bay, Havenside, Hub, Kaneville, Little Bras d'Or, Louisbourg, McKays Corner, McLeods Crossing, Morien Hill, New Aberdeen, New Victoria, New Waterford, North Sydney, Passchendaele, Reserve Mines, Reserve Rows, River Ryan, Scotchtown, Steeles Hill, Sterling, Sydney Mines, Table Head, Tomkinsville
Outlook & Prospects for Supervisors, Logging and Forestry in Cape Breton 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.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-06-21|
|Cape Breton Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-09-16|
|Halifax Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-06-03|
|North Shore Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-06-16|
|Southern Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-09-12|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- January 2014 | (PDF, 605 KB)
- December 2013 | (PDF, 539 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 540 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 547 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 240 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 447 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 515 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 446 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 317 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 234 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 294 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 414 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Dec 16 - Dec 20, 2013
- According to the provincial agricultural department, the number of farms in Lunenburg County has risen from 326 to 342 since 2006. There has been an increase in blueberry, Christmas tree, and maple sugar farming, while strawberry and hay farming has decreased. About 20% of the farms in the county generate 90% of agricultural income, and most farms are small.
- Strawberry farmers in Nova Scotia will benefit from $2.3M in federal and provincial government assistance to help them eradicate a virus that severely reduced the past season¿s harvest. The assistance is intended to help farmers remove diseased plants and replace them.
- Farm revenues increased in 2012 in Nova Scotia, mainly due to mink, apple, and blueberry operations, according to Statistics Canada. The Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture indicates many farms are small-scale operations, and as previous years have been tough, increases may appear more dramatic than they actually are.
- Blueberry producer Rainbow Farms Ltd. and the associated processing plant Misty Blue Ltd. in Upper Rawdon will go out of business after declaring bankruptcy. The business employed between 12 to 30 people annually, and was unable to recover from a large drop in blueberry prices in 2007.
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