Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Receptionists (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 is expected to decline.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Receptionists in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:
- Approximately 17,670 people work in this occupation.
- Receptionists mainly work in the following sectors:
- Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 41%
- Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 8%
- Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 7%
- Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 6%
- Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 6%
- They 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 Jan 09 - Jan 13, 2017
- The value of properties in Greater Vancouver increased by 29.7% between 2016 and 2017, bringing the total to value up to $825.2B. About $11B of the increase comes from new construction, subdivision and rezoning.
- According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, private apartment vacancy rate in Langley was 1.1% in October 2016, compared to 1.5% in the year before. The city's first purpose-built rental building was pre-leased before it opened in September.
- Telco Management, a Vancouver telemarketing company, closed its doors on December 22. The closure left up to 200 workers unemployed.
- TransLink recently sold its 13.8-acre Oakridge Transit Centre lot to Intergulf-Modern Green Development Corp. for $440M. The city approved a policy allowing the lot to be redeveloped into a residential community.
- Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation forecasts that total housing starts in Metro Vancouver will reach 27,495 by the end of 2016. Starts are expected to ease in 2017 and will range between 21,500 and 23,500 units.
- North Shore Hospice announced a $2M expansion, including a new outpatient clinic. The expansion is expected to be completed by December 2017.
- BC Artspace is opening a 48,000 sq.-ft. hub for artists, cultural and community groups in Vancouver's Sun Wah Centre
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