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Engineer officers, water transport, operate and maintain main engines, machinery and auxiliary equipment aboard ships and other self-propelled vessels and supervise and co-ordinate the activities of engine room crews. They are employed by marine transportation companies and federal government departments including the armed forces.
chief engineer – water transport, engineer officer – water transport, fourth engineer, marine engineer officer, marine engineer officer – military, second engineer, third engineer, tugboat engineer.
- Operate main engines, machinery and all auxiliary equipment aboard ships, such as boilers, steering and deck machinery, motors, pumps, generators and condensers
- Stand engine room watch, monitoring and noting performance of engines, machinery and all auxiliary equipment
- Inspect and conduct maintenance and emergency repair to engines, machinery and all auxiliary equipment
- Supervise and co-ordinate activities of engine room crew
- Maintain records and prepare reports on engine performance and failures.
Outlook & Prospects for Engineer Officers, Water Transport in Southern 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||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-06-21|
|Cape Breton Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2011-10-05|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-06-15|
|North Shore Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-06-09|
|Southern Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-09-08|
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)
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- February 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 294 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 414 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
- After some construction delays, the main swimming pool in the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre will open by April, and staff are being hired and trained. An arena and library at the centre opened in the past few months.
- Walmart in Amherst will convert to a supercenter sometimes in 2014. A full-size supermarket including meats, baked goods, and other groceries will be added.
- Home-care workers at Northwood Homecare Ltd. in Halifax, members of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, have gone on strike to back demands for equal pay with hospital workers doing similar work. The provincial government plans to introduce legislation to force essential staff back to work.
- H.B. White Canada Corp., a Brampton, Ontario-based company, will be the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor for the Chebucto Pockwock, Millbrook, Truro Heights, and Whynotts Community Wind Projects. Each project is partially owned by the local community.
- Leslie¿s Finery, featuring women¿s clothing and accessories, will close its Truro location. The New Glasgow location will remain open.
- Construction is expected to be completed in April 2015 on the third building in the massive King¿s Wharf development in Dartmouth, with an expected start on the fourth building to be done in the next six months. The project will eventually include more than a dozen buildings, 1,500 residential units, a hotel, and office space.
- Urban 30 Blowdry Bar, offering wash and dry, makeup, and nail services, will open at 1727 Barrington Street in Halifax
- Capital Health will close a Tim Horton¿s outlet in the Halifax Infirmary due to financial losses, and relocate the workers to its other food service operations. There will be some loss of casual jobs.
- The Canteen, Happy Veal Hot Pot, and Habaneros Modern Taco Bar are food establishments that have recently opened or added outlets in the Halifax-Dartmouth area. The PVP Bar and Comic Book Lounge, a restaurant and bar featuring video and other games, will open in Halifax in March.
- RKO Steel Ltd., a Dartmouth-based steel fabricator, will start making fuel tanks for the oil and gas industry, with financial assistance of $538,900 from the federal Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). Some positions for skilled tradespersons will be created.
- Blue Water Group, a Dartmouth-based ship chandler, will contract with Shell Canada Ltd. to provide supplies, storage, and other logistical services to Shell¿s offshore drilling program, to begin in 2015. Blue Water will double its staff to about 20 workers, and further subcontracting is expected for crane, forklift, and truck operations.
- Cellufuel hopes to open its commercial demonstration centre at the former Bowater Mersey paper mill near Liverpool by the fall of 2014, after some delays. The centre will turn biomass into synthetic diesel, employ five to seven people, and provide data as to whether a full commercial operation is possible.
- Aitkens Pewter, a retail store, has closed its only Halifax location
- Stenek, a retail wholesaler, will close its warehouse-distribution centre in Amherst, as the parent company, TNG Canada, will consolidate the business with its Dartmouth operation. The move will affect 13 jobs in Amherst, although some workers may make a move to Dartmouth.
- Hart & Thistle Gastropub & Brewery, in downtown Halifax, will close. The owner cites a dependence on a short summer season, and competition from other businesses, as reasons for the closure. According to a local brewery association, there may have been as many as 120 workers at the pub in the summer.
- Dairy Treat, an ice-cream stand in Shelburne, will remain open after parent company Agropur reversed a decision to close it. A similar operation in Yarmouth will also likely remain open, although it is for sale. About five workers are employed between both locations.
- Carleton Cards, with five employees, and Smart Set, two businesses in the Highland Square Mall in New Glasgow, will close at the end of February
- Twisted Cobra Yoga & Wellness, a studio specializing in yoga, healing, and meditation, has opened on Pleasant Street in Dartmouth
- Irving Shipbuilding is looking outside of Canada to fill about 12 to 14 high level positions to head up the navy shipbuilding project. According to Irving, because there have been no combat vessels built in Canada in 30 years, naval engineers and naval architects with the expertise to head up the project would be found elsewhere.
- Christmas by the Sea, a retail business on Hollis Street in Halifax, will close in April. An increase in chain retailers, increased rental costs, and a decrease in foot traffic have been blamed.
- Dairy Treat, a dairy bar business, will close its locations in Shelburne and Yarmouth. A merger between Farmers Dairy and Agropur in 2013 resulted in a decision to drop retail business and focus on distribution.
- Bridge Brewing Company Ltd., which opened on Agricola Street in Halifax a year ago, will bring in equipment to double and eventually quadruple production. The company, which will also change its name to North Brewing Company Ltd., says the market for craft beer is exploding in Nova Scotia.
- The Cape Breton Cancer Centre is experiencing a serious doctor shortage, according to senior officials there. The centre is short two oncologists, and a hematology vacancy remains unfilled.
- A $5.8M expansion of the Guysborough Memorial Hospital could begin in the fall of 2014. The Nova Scotia government will contribute $4.4M towards the project, and the community will continue efforts to raise the remainder.
- Nexans S.A., a France-based international subsea cable specialist company, has won a $260M contract to install the electrical link between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador, as part of the Maritime Link project. The cable will be installed in 2017, after most of the other work on the Cape Breton side of the project is finished.
- Terra Firma Development Corp. Ltd. has begun work on some model homes, a lodge, and a golf course at the Forest Lakes Country Club in Ardoise. The project will be developed over 15 to 20 years, and plans include up to 2,700 homes, hotels, golf course and recreational facilities, and a business park. Earliest residency is expected to be in 2015.
- Maritime Paper Products Ltd., which employs 165 people in Atlantic Canada, and Quebec-based Norampac will jointly launch a new corrugated packaging operation at a main production facility in Dartmouth. Maritime Paper will manage the operation, which could result in additional employment, while Norampac will supply containerboard used to make the packaging.
- Edwardsville-based East Coast Metal Fabrication will hire eight students from a customized apprenticeship program at the Nova Scotia Community College, to address a shortage of metal fabricators. The hiring comes about as a result of an agreement between the company and First Nations business enterprise Memski Projects Inc.
- Mid Point Coffee, a café, will open in February on Spring Garden Road in Halifax
- Boneheads BBQ, a restaurant on Dutch Village Road in Halifax, has closed due to overhead costs
- Land will begin to be cleared in Cape Breton in 2014 for the Maritime Link power project. A transmission corridor 45 kilometres in length from where the subsea cable will land from Newfoundland, and a grounding station at the end of the corridor will be built. About 250 to 300 people will be employed during peak construction over the three-year project.
- Construction is ongoing at the Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, expected to open in Pictou County in the fall of 2014. There will be 131 positions at the facility, including 62 full-time correctional officers, 24 relief officers, a teacher, five to seven clinical staff, seven kitchen staff, and two maintenance workers.
- Home Depot Canada will hire 75 seasonal workers in stores throughout Nova Scotia in the spring of 2014, including sales associates, cashiers, design professionals, department supervisors, and night operators. Some of the positions could become full-time over the longer term.
- Irving Shipbuilding will now move to second and third phase design work on the Arctic offshore patrol ships, part of the large $29.3B contract the company has to build combat ships for the federal government. About 200 jobs have been created so far on design phases, with 60% of them in Canada and the rest with a company in Denmark.
- According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the Halifax area will have about the same number of housing starts in 2014 as 2013, but they will decline by 13.4% in 2015, due to a drop in multiple-unit construction. Single-unit construction will decline in 2014 and rise in 2015, but will remain well below 2012 levels.
- Owners of collision repair shops in the Halifax area say there is a shortage of qualified technicians across the industry, which is slowing down the brisk winter business
- The minimum wage in Nova Scotia will increase by 10 cents an hour to $10.40 on April 1, 2014. The wage for someone with less than three months experience will increase by the same amount, to $9.90.
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