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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)||2016-04-15|
For the 2015-2017 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.
Here are some key facts about General Practitioners and Family Physicians in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:
- Approximately 4,880 people work in this occupation.
- General Practitioners and Family Physicians mainly work in the following sectors:
- Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 91%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 65% compared to 69% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 35% compared to 19% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 11 - Jul 15, 2016
- Indian Residential School Survivors Society opened a new location in Hope. The facility specializes in dealing with the effects of traumatization.
- The Trellis Group will build and operate a new 135-bed residential care facility in east Richmond. Fraserview, another residential care facility in the city, is redeveloping and expanding by 75 beds.
- The Trellis Group will build and operate a new 180-bed residential care facility on the North Shore
- The Trellis Group will build and operate a new 128-bed residential care facility in Sechelt. The facility is scheduled to open in August 2018.
- Vancouver Coastal Health signed agreements to add new beds to residential care facilities in Vancouver. Point Grey Private Hospital will add 84 new beds and Casa Mia Mansion will add 87 beds. Both projects include publicly and privately funded beds.
- Immigrant Services Society of BC recently opened a new $24M facility in Vancouver, providing many of the services refugees need under one roof
- George Derby Centre, a long-term care home in Burnaby, issued layoff notices to 54 nurses effective July 11. The affected nurses will be offered employment elsewhere in Fraser Health.
- Langley Hospice Society received approval for a new stand-alone facility with 15 beds. The facility will be planned and built over the next few years.
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