Job prospects Inspector, Precision Instrument Assembly in Nova Scotia

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as an "inspector, precision instrument assembly" in Nova Scotia or Canada.

Job opportunities in Nova Scotia

Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be moderate for Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors (NOC 9537) in Nova Scotia for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors in Nova Scotia:

  • Approximately 600 people work in this occupation.
  • Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Plastics and rubber products and chemicals manufacturing (NAICS 325-326): 21%
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 15%
    • Miscellaneous manufacturing (NAICS 339): 13%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 8%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 87% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 13% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 64% of other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors work all year, while 36% 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 25 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • 7% of other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 69% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 31% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 25% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 42% compared to 26% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 15% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 16% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: n/a
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: n/a

Breakdown by region

Explore job prospects in Nova Scotia by economic region.


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Location Job prospects
Annapolis Valley Region Moderate
Cape Breton Region Moderate
Halifax Region Undetermined
North Shore Region Moderate
Southern Region Moderate

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour Market Information Survey
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