Nova Scotia had 13,565 job vacancies in April 2021 with a vacancy rate of 3.4%. Canadian employers were actively recruiting for 682,835 positions (not seasonally adjusted) in April with a vacancy rate of 4.3%. The highest vacancy rates were reported in Quebec (5.4%) and Prince Edward Island (4.7%). Newfoundland and Labrador recorded the lowest vacancy rate at 3.0%.
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Nova Scotia Enters Phase Three; Travel to NS from Within Canada Open; Vaccination Updates; Regular Testing Reminder
With April reference month results, year-over-year (Apr 2021 vs Apr 2020) and year-to-date (Jan-Apr 21 vs Jan-Apr 20) are beginning to show the rebounds in economic activity from the unprecedented declines observed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find payroll and weekly earning highlights from April 2021.
In 2019, CBRM began exploring possible treatment plants in Glace Bay and Port Morien, along with Battery Point disinfection system upgrades. This is in keeping with federal wastewater regulations, which dictate that effluent emptying into waterways must be treated by 2020. Government funding has since been secured and plans confirmed for new sewage treatment plants in Glace Bay and Port Morien.
Information Morning Cape Breton with Steve Sutherland chats with two participants from the Building Futures for Youth program, which is aimed at getting more young people into the construction and trades sector.
The Province is inviting Nova Scotians to help develop employment accessibility standards, the next phase in work toward the province’s goal of making Nova Scotia accessible by 2030. Interested parties can apply to be part of the Employment Standard Development Committee.
CANS President & CEO, Duncan Williams speaks to CBC about the industry’s workforce development needs and how the Building Futures for Youth program aims to help alleviate the future labour market shortage.
Nova Scotia Enters Phase Two; Webinar on Mandatory Vaccination Policy; Atlantic Border Reopening; CANS Office Updates.
Adsum for Women & Children is announcing the launch of the ‘Sunflower’ – a development project in Lakeside that will construct 25 homes for women, families and gender-expansive folks who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.
Despite major project activity currently underway and on the horizon, Nova Scotia’s construction industry will face a significant labour shortage over the next decade – something the Construction Association of Nova Scotia’s Building Futures for Youth program is helping to alleviate in the years to come.