Recently, I met up with representatives from various sectors/industries at job fairs that were held across the province. Take a look at what they said about the many strong opportunities across PEI.
Aerospace and Defence Association of PEI
Jobs which are hard to fill in the aerospace industry: Machinist, Engineer, Controller, specialty positions (PLC Programmer, PVD Engineer), Project Manager, and Management.
Kevin McGee says one way to enter the aerospace field is to take the Holland College Gas Turbine Engine Repair & Overhaul Technician program.
“The most demand in this industry is for skilled CNC Machinists. Holland College offers a Precision Machinist program, which is a great start.”
The Association offers help to explore this industry by setting up job shadowing experiences or company tours. “We can also help by suggesting other related careers that exist in the industry.”
For more information about the Aerospace and Defence sector on PEI, call 902-892-3177. Visit www.aerospacepei.com.
PEI Fishermen’s Association – 420 University Avenue, Suite 102, Farm Centre
Jobs: Crew members on fishing boats.
“There are 1,300 Captains on PEI and there is always a percentage looking for crew members,” says Charlie McGeoghegan.
“The wage is determined by the captain. However, this job could provide an opportunity to make $700 to $900 a week for 10 weeks, from the beginning of May until the end of June. Wages may increase, based on experience. Depending on other fishing opportunities, work weeks could be extended.”
Applicants must be in good physical condition, not mind the weather and early morning hours, and need sea-legs. “No one likes the rough days, but usually there are not many of those,” says Charlie. “My wife and I fish together, and we find it to be a rewarding livelihood. There are more women fishing than ever before.
“A three-day safety course is required, which is a good test to make sure the candidates are going to be able to do the work.”
Canadian Home Builders Association – PEI – 420 University Ave., Suite 212A, Farm Centre
Jobs: Lead Foreman, Carpenters, Apprentices, Labourers, Truck Drivers, in-store and yard positions available across the Island. Most positions are year-round.
The Association represents about 24 members, including building contractors, electricians, plumbers and other sub-trades. However, the association is also connected to over 200 companies across the Island.
Presently, Susan is collecting resumés to connect job seekers with employers looking to hire.
For more information call 902-367-6125 or email [email protected].
Bioscience jobs on PEI: Senior Scientist, Laboratory Technician, Research Associate, Process Development Scientist, Lab Manager, Clinical Research Project Coordinator, Quality Assurance Specialist, Process Engineer, Production Manager/Leads, Continuous Improvement Manager, Maintenance Mechanic.
The most difficult jobs to fill are Quality Control/Assurance/Regulatory, and Senior Scientists in specialized knowledge areas.
The Bioscience industry currently employs 1,410 people in 43 bioscience companies on PEI.
“I always welcome resumés and the chance to help job seekers connect with companies,” says Vivian Beer.
“It is important for job seekers to build their networks within the bioscience community. Those who attend Bioscience networking events to meet key company contacts gain an advantage in securing employment.
“I welcome job seekers to set up a meeting with me in person or by telephone to review their resumés and discuss the best company matches for them. They will be added to our mailing list and receive notifications on new jobs and networking events.”
For more information about the Bioscience sector on PEI, visit www.peibioalliance.com, email [email protected] or call Vivian at 902-367-4407. To keep track of career news in bioscience, visit www.peibioalliance.com/job-postings.php.