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Outlook & Prospects for Receptionists and Switchboard Operators in Lower Mainland - Southwest Region
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.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lower Mainland - Southwest Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Receptionists and Switchboard Operators (NOC 1414) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region.
This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:
- Employment growth is expected to be weak.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2015
- Xenon Pharmaceuticals, a Burnaby-based bio-tech company, is teaming up with MOSAIC, a settlement services organization, to provide employment opportunities for skilled refugees in the health and life sciences sector
- The Budzey, a long-term housing project for women and women-led families, is now fully occupied. The building features 147 residential units from studio apartments to three-bedroom family suites.
- Upgrades to the Surrey Central SkyTrain Station are expected to start in May. The expansion includes a new station house, commercial building, and additional platform space.
- Great Canadian Gaming recently completed a $11M renovation of the Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino in Cloverdale. The facility was rebranded as Elements Casino and its workforce increased from 290 to 380 employees.
- Salman Partners, a Vancouver-based investment banker and broker, is closing its doors in February. The firm announced that it will make arrangement to transfer its accounts to other brokerage companies.
- The City of Vancouver approved more than 1,300 new rental units in 2015 in an effort to improve the supply of rental housing. This is the fourth year in a row that the city has met its annual target of approving 1,000 rental units.
- The City of Vancouver opened an additional 60 winter shelter spaces, bringing the total to 230. The new spaces are in three locations, on Burrard St., East Hastings St., and in the Downtown Eastside.
- Animation jobs in Vancouver are growing; DreamWorks Animation and DHX Media announced that they are producing 130 episodes of children's animation in their Vancouver and Halifax studios.
- Surrey's Centre for Child Development recently completed its expansion. The expansion creates 37 new child care spaces, as well as a renovated therapy wing.
- The BC Innovation Council and the Government of BC are hosting the #BCTECH Summit on January 18 and 19 in Vancouver. The summit features a Career Showcase, which is offered to secondary and post-secondary students at no charge.
- The City of Vancouver proposed a plan to bolster its rental tenancy protection program. Vancouver currently has one of the lowest vacancy rates in Canada, averaging 0.9% over the last 40 years.
- The North Delta Recreation Centre's $15.2M expansion is nearly complete. The project has been under construction since July 2015, and a grand opening is scheduled for February 2016.
- Hootsuite, a social media management company, recently laid off 20 employees in Vancouver as part of a global reorganization
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