Explore Careers - Job Market Report
This unit group includes workers who conduct private investigations for clients or employers, implement security measures to protect property against theft and fire and provide other protective services not elsewhere classified. They are employed by security and investigation service companies, hotels, retail establishments, businesses and industry, or they may be self-employed.
alarm investigator, corporate security officer, house detective, postal inspection officer, private investigator, retail loss prevention officer, security officer, private, store detective, theft prevention officer.
- Corporate security officers investigate unlawful acts of employees or patrons of establishments and recommend security systems such as electronic detection devices and access devices.
- Private investigators conduct investigations to locate missing persons and obtain information for use in civil and criminal litigation matters or for other purposes; they may also conduct polygraph tests (integrity surveys) for clients.
- Retail loss prevention officers prevent and detect shoplifting and theft in retail establishments.
Outlook & Prospects for Other Protective Service Occupations in North Shore 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|
|North Shore Region||2011-06-15|
Currently the chances of qualified workers in this occupation finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. This is a relatively small group in terms of employment in the region. Fair opportunity exists because large department and grocery stores occasionally have opportunities in retail loss prevention and self-employment is an option for this occupation. Security guards (NOC 6651) are not included in this occupational group.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, 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 workers in this occupation in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on workers in this occupation (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 Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The province of Nova Scotia will provide a loan to Pollycello, an Amherst-based packaging manufacturer, to help maintain the 300 jobs at the plant
- Moir’s Costumes & Events will open on Provost Street in New Glasgow this month
- Giant Tiger will open its New Glasgow store in the fall of 2013 at the former Zellers location
- Scotsburn Co-operative Services will close the Farm Services retail store in Scotsburn in June 2013
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Construction is expected to begin in the spring or early summer of 2013 on a new recreational and competitive rowing centre on Lochaber Lake
- Marinus Verhagen Enterprises Ltd. will begin building an asbestos disposal facility in McLellans Brook this spring and open it later in 2013
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- The Nova Scotia government will loan more than $20M to the pulp mill in Abercrombie Point in part to build a chipping facility. This will create 20 permanent jobs. The mill employs 250 people directly.
- The union representing skilled trades and other workers and StFX University have settled on a three-year collective agreement that will include raises
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