Explore Careers - Job Market Report
This unit group includes carpentry and cabinetmaking trade contractors who own and operate their own businesses. This group also includes supervisors who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers classified in the following unit groups: <i>Carpenters</i> (7271) and <i>Cabinetmakers</i> (7272). They are employed by construction companies, carpentry contractors, maintenance departments of industrial establishments, and custom furniture and fixture manufacturing or repair companies.
cabinetmaking contractor, carpentry contractor, foreman/woman, finish carpenters, foreman/woman, form builders, foreman/woman, framers, foreman/woman, maintenance carpenters, supervisor, carpenters.
- Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of carpenters who construct, renovate and maintain structures of wood and other building materials and build and install interior finishing in residential, commercial and industrial buildings; and of cabinetmakers who construct and repair custom wooden cabinets, furniture, fixtures and related products
- Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
- Requisition materials and supplies
- Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity
- Train or arrange for training of workers
- Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
- Ensure standards for safe working conditions are observed
- Prepare schedules and other reports
- May manage the operations of own company
- May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers.
Outlook & Prospects for Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades 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.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||2011-06-21|
|Cape Breton Region||2011-05-16|
|North Shore Region||2011-06-16|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- Developer Crombie REIT will begin a major project to expand and redesign the Scotia Square complex in Halifax in the next few months
- 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
- Federal government contracts have been awarded to Zutphen Contractors of Mabou to build a new wharf in Cheticamp and stabilize a retaining structure on the Cabot Trail
- Renovations are underway at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on a $44.5M project to improve the check-in facilities
- Perry Lake Developments has begun work on Stewiacke River Crossing in Stewiacke. After completion of the residential first phase in July, further residential and commercial development will be added.
- A number of community and recreation centres in Cape Breton will undergo renovations as a result of federal funding
- Delmar Construction will begin work in the next few months on a major expansion of the Nakile Home for Special Care in Yarmouth County. The work will take 18 months to complete, and will result in seven new positions.
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Mid Valley Construction will begin work in May on the new Islands Health centre in Freeport on Digby Neck. The centre is expected to be completed in the fall.
- 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.
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
- Major renovations and additions will be carried out by Delmar Construction of Yarmouth on the Clarks Harbour Elementary School over the next couple of years
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