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Region of Queens Municipality

Nova Scotia, Canada

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Queens boasts a flexible and talented workforce, with a strong work ethic. Within an hour's drive there is access to a labour pool of over 35,000 employed in over 9,000 businesses. Five Key Workforce Advantages to this area include:

1. A loyal and productive workforce
2. One of the most competitive labour cost environments
3. An unmatched quality of life
4. Access to one of the strongest provincial educational training systems in Canada.
5. Access to Government programs to assist with recruitment and training.

To find out more information on our Workforce Advantages, see the Lunenburg-Queens-Shelburne Workforce Advantage.

 

 

 

Occupations in Queens

Management 5.4%
Business, Finance & Administration 12.0%
Natural & Applied Sciences 3.9%
Health 7.7%
Education, Law and Social 10.4%
Art, Culture, Recreation & Sport 2.5%
Sales & Service 25.3%
Trades, Transport & Equipment Operators 15.3%
Natural Resources & Agriculture 8.4%
Manufacturing & Utilities 6.2%
Source: Statistics Canada 2011

 

Unemployment Rate
10.8% for July 2012
region includes Queens, Lunenburg, Yarmouth, Shelburne and Digby counties

Labour Force Rates

  Male Female Total
Participation Rate 56.8% 46.8% 51.7%
Employment Rate 49.2% 42.8% 45.9%
Unemployment Rate 13.7% 8.3% 11.1%
Source: Statistics Canada 2011

 

Labour Force Activity

  Male Female Total
Total Population 15+ 4,575 4,770 9,350
In the Labour Force 2,600 2,230 4,830
Employed 2,250 2,040 4,295
Unemployed 355 185 535
Not in the Labour Force 1,970 2,545 4,515
Source: Statistics Canada 2011

 

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