Job prospects Bricklayer in Nova Scotia

Job opportunities for Bricklayers (NOC 7281) are fair in Nova Scotia over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a bricklayer.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Job opportunities in Nova Scotia

bricklayer
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Bricklayers (NOC 7281) in Nova Scotia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Bricklayers in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 300 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Bricklayers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 87%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 88% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 12% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 29% of bricklayers work all year, while 71% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • 21% of bricklayers are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Nova Scotia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Annapolis Valley Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Cape Breton Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Halifax Region Undetermined Undetermined
    North Shore Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Southern Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that there will be a labour SURPLUS for Bricklayers (NOC 7281) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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