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Outlook & Prospects for Executive Housekeepers 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||(1 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 period, the employment outlook is expected to be limited for Executive Housekeepers (NOC 6213) 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 weak.
- A small number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Sep 21 - Sep 25, 2015
- The Yale Saloon will open this fall in Vancouver. The restaurant and bar will be in the same location as The Yale Hotel, which closed for renovations in 2012, and went on sale in 2014.
- Two Burnaby schools have received funding to undergo major renovations. Alpha Secondary School will receive $27.2M in seismic mitigation upgrades; while Montecito Elementary will have a $3.8M addition of four new classrooms.
- SuperCare Pharmacy recently opened in Chilliwack
- Vancouver Startup Week recently held its second annual event. The aim of the event is to contribute to the growth of both companies and ecosystems in Vancouver's innovation and technology communities.
- Meinhardt Fine Foods recently opened a new location in South Granville. The new store is a more convenience-focussed urban market.
- Telus recently held the official opening of its new headquarters in Vancouver, Telus Garden. The $750M development includes a 24-floor office tower as well as a 53-floor residential tower.
- The First Baptist Church proposed a 550-foot residential tower to be built behind its church in downtown Vancouver; the 56-storey tower would include 300 condominiums. A second, eight-storey building with 66 rental units has also been proposed.
- Riverside Marine, an Australian company, proposed a new ferry service between downtown Vancouver and Victoria Inner Harbour. The foot-passenger service would use two catamaran vessels, with two daily sailings.
- The Richmond School District may be closing some schools due to declining enrolment. Approximately three-quarters of Richmond schools are under-utilized.
- As a result of drought conditions this summer, Metro Vancouver has begun negotiations with BC Hydro to increase the amount of water it draws from Coquitlam Lake. The city is seeking to increase its usage from 100-billion litres to 250-billion litres annually.
- Maple Ridge city council approved a proposal by Falcon Homes to build five new condo buildings on a formerly derelict site. The $7M project includes buildings between four and six storeys and will be constructed at about one building per year.
- The College of Pharmacists of BC recently suspended the licences of two Vancouver pharmacists, forcing the pharmacies to close their doors. Downtown Pharmacy closed most recently, and Native Vancouver Pharmacy closed in May.
- A number of post-secondary facilities have seen a significant decrease in adult students, since course fees were introduced this year. Vancouver Community College has given advance layoff notices to 43 instructors.
- McKinsey & Co, a global consulting company, is setting up a new location in Vancouver. The new location will function as a hub with expertise in mining and energy.
- Metro Vancouver is reviewing the option of drying biosolids to recover energy. The city expects it would need a new wastewater treatment facility to process all of the biosolids currently generated in the region.
- White Rock city council has awarded B&B Contracting a $297,000 contract for works on the sewer systems near the Peace Arch Hospital expansion. Construction is expected to begin this month.
- A new entrepreneurial incubator has opened in Richmond. Café 1029 operates as a restaurant as well as a place for entrepreneurs and investors can crowdfund new projects.
- TD Bank announced that it will close its location in Langley Mall. The outlet will be merged with the bank on Willowbrook Drive. TD is the most recent of a number of banks who have relocated their offices in the Langley Core.
- Two new secondary schools have opened and are accepting new students this year in School District 62. Belmont and Royal Bay will provide spaces for nearly 1,900 students this year.
- Site work has begun on the new Aldergrove Recreation Centre in Langley. A 100-year old elementary school will be taken down and replaced with a new recreation complex including a two-level arenas, a fitness centre, and a large aquatic facility.
- Roger Foods announced that it wil build a new flour mill in Chilliwack, which will increase its capacity by 80%. Construction is expected to be complete by the fall of 2017, when nine new jobs will be added to the mill.
- Spinlister, a Santa Monica-based bicycle sharing company, recently expanded into Vancouver. The company allows individuals to rent their bikes, similar to Airbnb or Uber. The company currently has about 50 bicycles registered in Vancouver.
- The office vacancy rate in downtown Vancouver reached 10% as of June 30, its highest level since 2004. Some realtors are predicting that with new office towers opening, the rate could rise as high as 12% by the end of the year.
- Several new schools are being considered in Vancouver in the near future. A new elementary school is scheduled to open downtown in 2017, and the Vancouver School Board is considering two other locations for new elementary schools.
- Tesla Motors recently secured a lease on a new 18,500-sq.-ft. location in Vancouver. The new development will be Tesla's first retail and service centre in Western Canada.
- Indigo Spirit will be opening a new location in Vancouver. The new store will replace the recently closed Chapters Books on Robson Street. The store is expected to open in mid-November.
- The Lower Mainland was recently hit by one of the most intense storms in over a decade. Over 100 BC Hydro workers from elsewhere in the province worked with 300 local workers to restore power to the region.
- Construction has begun on Tsawwassen Commons, a new 550,000-sq.-ft. shopping centre located near Tsawwassen Mills. The mall will include approximately 100 outlets, and is currently about 70% preleased.
- The City of Vancouver received 69 applications for compassion clubs and 107 applications for marijuana-related retail businesses. Each applicant will need to comply with zoning requirements, or will have to close within six months.
- Riverside Fly & Tackle, a fishing store in Port Coquitlam, recently closed its doors
- A recent report by Winston Collective ranked Vancouver's luxury zone as the second-most robust luxury shopping cluster in Canada. The downtown Vancouver district will soon be home to 21 free-standing luxury brand stores.
- The City of Surrey will add a $5.5M expansion to the Newton Recreation Centre. Construction of the expansion, which will add another 4,000-sq.-ft. of fitness space, is expected to begin in November.
- TD Canada Trust is currently renovating its flagship location in Vancouver's Pacific Centre. The 15,000-sq.-ft. expansion, scheduled to be completed in October, will employ 56 people and will feature an environmentally friendly design.
- A temporary housing facility in downtown Vancouver, which housed 155 vulnerable residents, was forced to close due to flood damage. The City has split the residents among three alternate locations to make sure they have meals and shelter.
- According to a recent report from RBC Economics, the average price of a two-storey home in Vancouver is $979,600, more than double the Canadian average. However, prices will likely continue to rise given the tightness in the Vancouver market.
- Maple Ridge will open a new 40-bed temporary homeless shelter between October and March
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