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Outlook & Prospects for General Practitioners and Family Physicians in Lower Mainland - Southwest Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lower Mainland - Southwest Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be good for General Practitioners and Family Physicians (NOC 3112) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region. Compared with all other occupations, more job openings are expected in this occupation as a result of workers retiring. In addition, there should be proportionately fewer unemployed workers with experience in this occupation to compete for available jobs.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region was 48 years and 35% of workers were 55 years old and older.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Mar 02 - Mar 06, 2015
- The BC Health Employees' Union has reported that more than 240 aides, nurses, cleaners and dietary workers at Laurel Place care home, in Surrey, will be given layoff notices effective June 1
- Aramark has lost its contract with Vancouver Coastal Health hospitals and extended care facilities, resulting in layoff notices for its 935 staff. The new contract has been awarded to Compass Group, who is committed to retaining as many affected staff as possible.
- Carecorp will be terminating its agreement with Inglewood Care Centre, affecting more than 230 staff at the Vancouver nursing home. A representative of the Hospital Employees' Union reported that 75-80% of the employees may be rehired.
- A recent survey has found that Richmond may be facing a shortage of family doctors in the near future. The Richmond Division of Family Practice will be presenting a proposal to address gaps in Richmond's primary care system.
- Fraser Health recently announced that it will be creating two Assertive Community Treatments teams. The teams will serve Abbotsford, Mission, Surrey, and North Delta, providing support for mental health and substance use.
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