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Outlook & Prospects for General Practitioners and Family Physicians 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||(3 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for General Practitioners and Family Physicians (NOC 3112) 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 strong.
- A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced low 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- BC's Central Interior Rural Division of Family Practice currently has around 50 doctors. The region reports that it should have 60 doctors to be fully staffed and that approximately 15 physicians plan to retire or move within five years.
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