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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 Apr 11 - Apr 15, 2016
- A large seniors care home, proposed by Elim Housing Society, was recently approved by Chilliwack city council. The new facility includes a mix of seniors living, residential care, and medical units for over 500 individuals.
- BC Housing and Abbotsford Community Services are building a new supportive housing project in the city. The four-storey building is expected to open in mid-2017, and will provide 30 residential units for men who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
- New Westminster approved funding for a new $8M animal shelter. The new facility, which is expected to take three to four years to build, will be three times larger than the current shelter.
- Vancouver Coastal Health expects to increase the number of hospice beds in the city from 28 to 46
- Some Vancouver families are struggling to find available child care spaces in the city. Neighbourhoods that are hardest to find after-school care include Yaletown, Sunset, Kerrisdale and South Vancouver.
- The Government of BC is providing RainCity Housing with $270,000 to continue operating its 40-bed temporary homeless shelter in Maple Ridge until June 30, 2016. The shelter was previously scheduled to close at the end of March.
- CityAge recently held its sixth Data Effect conference in Vancouver. The conference examined how to design new health care systems and infrastructure to promote innovation and economic growth.
- The Government of BC made an offer to purchase the Quality Inn in Maple Ridge for $5.5M. The building is expected to be converted into 61 units of long-term supportive housing for individuals who are homeless or at risk.
- TELUS is upgrading its network to provide fibre optic internet to more than 90% of homes and businesses in Dawson Creek. The $10M investment should be complete before the end of 2016.
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