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.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lower Mainland - Southwest Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 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 large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.
Occupations in the healthcare system have been growing in response to an aging population.
Here are some key facts about General practitioners and family physicians in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:
- Approximately 3,910 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): 92%
- 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 Dec 05 - Dec 09, 2016
- North Shore Hospice announced a $2M expansion, including a new outpatient clinic. The expansion is expected to be completed by December 2017.
- 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.
- 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
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