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.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lower Mainland - Southwest Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
For the 2015-2017 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 moderate number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Receptionists and Switchboard Operators in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:
- Approximately 16,630 people work in this occupation.
- Receptionists and Switchboard Operators mainly work in the following sectors:
- Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 42%
- Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 8%
- Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 8%
- Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 7%
- Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 7%
- Receptionists and Switchboard Operators (NOC 1414) and Telephone Operators (NOC 1424) fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 23% compared to 12% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 60% compared to 69% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 17% compared to 19% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Oct 03 - Oct 07, 2016
- Roadhouse Interactive, a Vancouver-based on-line and mobile game development studio, closed at the beginning of September resulting in 100 layoffs
- Surrey council approved the development of 131 new single-family lots in the Clayton neighbourhood. The 16-acre project will house 136 students in the neighbourhood.
- Splashdown Park recently closed its doors in Tsawwassen
- Wealth One Bank of Canada opened a new office in Vancouver. The bank is the newest federally chartered bank to open in Canada.
- Cardero, a condominium project by Bosa Properties, set a new high price point for condos in Canada by pre-selling units in the $1,750-per-square-foot range. The project is slated for completion in late 2019.
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