Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Description | Titles | Duties | Related Occupations
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within British Columbia.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
No employment outlook has been assigned to Court officers and justices of the peace in British Columbia due to low levels of employment.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lower Mainland - Southwest Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
|North Coast Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
|Vancouver Island and Coast Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
Additional Provincial Prospects
For additional information on current trends or the outlook for occupations in this province or territory, visit on: Provincial Job Futures - (Employment Prospects section) Web Site.
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
(To access archived Labour Market Bulletins not appearing on this webpage, please contact us).
- January 2017 | (PDF, 235 KB)
- 2016 (Annual Edition) | (PDF, 282 KB)
- December 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 246 KB)
- November 2016 | (PDF, 222 KB)
- October 2016 | (PDF, 230 KB)
- September 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 246 KB)
- August 2016 | (PDF, 226 KB)
- July 2016 | (PDF, 510 KB)
- June 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 251 KB)
- May 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- April 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- March 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 245 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 229 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- 2015 (Annual Edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 272 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 496 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 545 KB)
- June 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 323 KB)
- 2014 (Annual Edition) | (PDF, 539 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Mar 06 - Mar 10, 2017
- The Government of Canada awarded Seaspan of Vancouver a $230M contract to build two joint supply ships for the Royal Canadian Navy. Construction is expected to begin next year.
- The Government of BC awarded a $2.33M contract to Brocor Construction Ltd. to upgrade the intersection at Highway 97 and Montney Highway, north of Fort St. John. Work on the project is expected to begin in May, with completion in late September.
- Saanich will host the Capitol Regional District's new $13.5M 9-1-1 dispatch and call centre. Construction of the facility is anticipated to begin this year and should be completed by early 2019.
- Pacific NorthWest recently launched the Individual Training Grant Program to prepare North Coast residents for job opportunities in the liquid natural gas industry. The new program will be administered through the company's Prince Rupert and Port Edward offices.
- The Government of BC launched the Clean-Tech Innovation Strategy for the BC Forest Sector. The strategy, done in partnership with FPInnovations, aims to use innovation to drive commercialization and enhance the forest resource and product value.
- The BC Arts Council is accepting applications for several project-assistance funding programs until April 3, 2017. The programs are part of the BC government's planned $60M funding for art and culture in 2017-18.
- BC's largest wind facility, located north of Tumbler Ridge, is now fully operational. Meikle Wind will be managed by 16 operations and maintenance personnel, and will also utilize a variety of local subcontractors.
- The City of Kelowna will begin Phase 3 of the Active Transportation Corridor project by the end of April. The $2.5M project includes construction of dedicated and protected bike lanes, new sidewalks, streetlights, landscaping and utility improvements.
- Wired4Success has received a $1.2M federal grant to fund its 17-week program for job seekers in the North Shore. Participants get four weeks of classroom time to learn basic employment skills, followed by placements with local employers.
- Bird Design-Build Construction Inc. finalized a contract with Fraser Health to build the first phase of the Royal Columbian Hospital's three-phase redevelopment. Work on the $200M project will begin this year and should be completed by winter 2019.
- The Government of BC is providing $40M to improve internet capacity in rural and remote communities across the province. The funding is meant to improve career opportunities outside major cities and is part of the province's rural development strategy.
- The Government of BC is granting $13.7M in royalty deductions to support the construction of 13 clean infrastructure projects through BC's new Clean Infrastructure Royalty Credit Program. The projects will be located in northeastern BC.
- The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC will be hiring two interns and two summer students, thanks to a two year partnership with Rio Tinto. The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC operates the Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Centre in Vanderhoof.
- The provincial government is spending $1.8M to purchase and renovate a transition house in Delta. Overall, the province's new budget will earmark approximately $34.6M for transition houses, safe houses and second-stage housing throughout BC.
Week of Feb 27 - Mar 03, 2017
- The Government of BC is spending $150M to plant millions of trees creating 3,000 jobs in rural parts of the province. The funding is part of BC's plan to spend $800M over the next 10 years to fight climate change and create 20,000 jobs in the province.
- The federal and provincial governments are spending a combined total of $469M to widen two sections of the Trans-Canada Highway near Golden. Construction will begin later this year and continue over the next seven years - creating 1,400 jobs.
- The BC Government has signed a 10-year $1.4B health funding agreement with the federal government. The agreement includes $785.7M for home care infrastructure and $654.7M for mental-health initiatives.
- Ruth King elementary in Langford is undergoing a $4.2M seismic upgrade. Construction started in February and is expected to be completed by December 2017.
- The Province of BC awarded a $3.94M contract to Peter's Bros. Construction Ltd. for a 4.3 km paving project in Prince Rupert. Work is scheduled to begin in April and should be completed by July.
- The Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council hosted its annual Discover Tectoria trade show in Victoria on February 24. The council aims to attract talent and grow the region's tech industry revenues.
- Work Link hosted the West Shore hiring fair in Victoria on March 7. The fair featured representatives from Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa, Alpine Group, Royal Roads University and Wendy's support service.
- North Vancouver City Council approved the construction of a $1.1M bicycle lane on Keith Road. Construction on the project, which is being funded by the provincial and municipal governments, will begin this summer.
- The BC government is increasing the province's minimum wage to $11.35 per hour, effective September 15, 2017. The new rate includes a 20-cent increase based on the BC 2016 Consumer Price Index, plus an additional 30 cents.
- Construction of the new Margaret ¿Ma¿ Murray Community School recently began in Fort St. John. The $26.6M construction project is being built under BC's Apprentices on Public Projects Policy and is expected to be completed in early 2018.
- According to Tourism Vancouver, the city welcomed more than 10M overnight visitors in 2016. The report indicates a 7.2% increase in overnight visitation from 2015 levels.
- The Government of BC issued an environmental assessment certificate to NOVA Gas Transmissions Ltd. for the Towerbirch Expansion Project. Approximately 69 km of the proposed interprovincial gas pipeline would be in the Peace River Regional District.
- The Government of Canada is spending $100M to upgrade the Esquimalt Graving Dock through the construction of two new electrical substations and reconstruction of the south jetty. The graving dock supports about 1,300 jobs.
- The College of New Caledonia hosted the Career in Health Sciences Day in Prince George on February 27. The event offered high school students a chance to examine career paths in health sciences through hands-on learning experience in various programs.
- Black Press is closing its Penticton printing plant and bindery as it restructures operations. The plant employed at least 10 pressmen and insertion staff.
- The Government of BC is providing $1.2M for the Music Company Development program as part of the BC Music Fund. The funding will be used to further develop the capacity of BC's music companies through business development activities.
- The Government of BC will fund the construction of a new Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace. Work on the new hospital could start as early as next year.
- The Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society office in Williams Lake will close permanently at the end of March due to funding constraints
- Glades Park in Surrey will undergo $1.5M in improvements over the next two years. Upgrades include a new parking lot, accessible path loops, new entrance and the development of a natural amphitheatre.
Week of Feb 20 - Feb 24, 2017
- Two job fairs are being held in the Campbell River region. The Island Health Career Fair will be held on February 23, while the annual hiring fair for April Point and Painter's Lodge resorts will be held on March 31.
- Molson Coors will begin the first phase of construction of its new brewery in Chilliwack this spring. The facility is expected to be completed by late 2018 or early 2019.
- The province and the Lax Kw'alaams Band have reached benefits agreements as part of the development to create a liquefied natural gas export industry in the Prince Rupert area. The agreements include access to employment and training opportunities for Indigenous communities.
- Construction of a $75M multi-disciplinary mental health services building in Coquitlam will begin this spring. The Valleyview building will house a treatment centre for youth, as well as an assessment centre.
- Three new agreements involving eight local governments have been reached in the Kootenay region, through the Mobile Business Licence program. The agreements allow small businesses to operate in multiple jurisdictions with a single business licence.
- School districts throughout Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley are struggling to find substitute teachers following the recent teacher hiring spree. BC hired 1,100 new teachers after last year's Supreme Court ruling to restore staffing levels.
- The new Gateway Cascades Casino will be opening its doors in Penticton this spring. The casino is currently hiring 150 employees, primarily food and beverage servers, for their two new restaurants.
- Telus is starting a $55M fibre optic expansion project in Chilliwack to improve internet speed and capacity. This project is part of the company's commitment to invest $4.5B in fibre connection throughout BC between 2016 and 2019.
- The rehabilitation and resurfacing of the Dry Gulch Bridge, located near the summit of the Coquihalla, will begin this spring. The project is expected to create 20 jobs and should be completed by fall 2017.
- The federal and provincial governments are granting an additional $82,000 to Horton Ventures Inc. The funding will be used to train 10 older workers at 100 Mile House, in an effort to help them in re-enter the workforce.
Week of Feb 13 - Feb 17, 2017
- The City of Vancouver launched a new commercial renovation centre to support small businesses. The center serves as a ¿one-stop shop¿ and is designed to speed up the process of obtaining permits and licences for small businesses.
- The Vancouver General Hospital is undergoing a $102M upgrade, which will increase the number of surgeries by 13% once work is complete in 2021. The project is expected to create 450 construction jobs.
- The Government of BC is investing $33M to replace Minnekhada Middle School's existing building with a fully accessible and seismically upgraded building in Port Coquitlam. Construction is expected to begin in September.
- The Province granted environmental approval with 33 conditions for the construction of a $3.5B, 10-lane bridge between Delta and Richmond to replace the George Massey Tunnel. Construction is expected to begin this year and should be completed by 2022.
- The College of New Caledonia, in partnership with five Northern Indigenous communities, is delivering community-based training to 90 Indigenous people. The program will help prepare learners for employment in health care, trades and building maintenance.
- The federal and provincial governments are contributing to the upgrade of Kwanten Polytechnic University's Spruce Building in Surrey. The renovation work is expected to begin in April and should be complete by spring 2018.
- The Immigrant Employment Council of BC launched BC Refugee Job Connect, a new website to connect refugees with employers. The website aims to help refugees overcome the challenge of finding employment.
- The Capital Regional District awarded a $784,000 contract to Don Mann Excavating for the engineering and construction of a new section of trail between View Royal and Esquimalt. Work on the pedestrian and cyclist trail will begin later this spring.
- Mamele'awt Qweesome Housing Society held a ground breaking ceremony for a new Urban Village project in Chilliwack. Construction of the mixed-use 80-unit affordable housing project is set to begin this summer and should be completed in spring 2019.
- The Valley Fair Mall in Maple Ridge is undergoing a major renovation, at a significant cost. Construction of the project began in February and is scheduled to be completed by fall.
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