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.
Information on the 3-Year Employment Outlooks for certain occupational groupings is not currently available on Job Bank. Until the completion of the analysis based on the 2011 National Occupational Classification is complete in December 2016, please consult the Open Data website or contact the Labour Market Information Division ( NC-LMI-IMT-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca ) to obtain further information for occupations for which outlooks are not currently available.
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 Nov 21 - Nov 25, 2016
- Vail Resorts is laying off 60 employees from its Whistler Blackcomb ski resort on May 1. The layoffs primarily affect workers in IT, marketing and finance departments.
- GE Digital has acquired Bit Stew Systems, a Burnaby-based software developer. The company, which currently has about 100 employees, is expected to grow as a result of the $207.5M deal.
- BC Lottery Corporation plans to relocate Surrey¿s Newton Community Gaming Centre to the Corporation of Delta. The potential gambling facility would be expanded to include more gambling and entertainment options.
- In an effort to increase vacancy rates in the city, Vancouver proposed a one percent tax on the value of empty homes. A recent study found that at least 10,800 Vancouver homes have been empty for a year or more.
- The GoodLife Fitness Family Autism Hub held its opening ceremony on November 9 in Richmond. The Pacific Autism Family Network plans to open eight mini-hubs in BC over the next two years.
- Vicarro Ranch, a large residential development, was recently proposed in east Abbotsford. The 383 acre project will include five development areas with a combined potential for 1,400 residential units.
- The Landing Galley, an art gallery in Gibsons,is closing its doors on November 30
- Construction of Delta Rise, a 37-storey residential and office condo tower, is expected to be completed by March 2017. The building includes 317 residential condos, a four-storey office space and ground-level retail spaces.
- The City of Vancouver is testing modular construction with a 40-home temporary social housing project. If the pilot is successful, the city may fast-track permits for standardized, modular laneway houses.
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