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Outlook & Prospects for Furniture Finishers and Refinishers in Lower Mainland - Southwest Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lower Mainland - Southwest Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-04-15|
For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Furniture Finishers and Refinishers (NOC 9494) 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 large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Furniture Finishers and Refinishers in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:
- Approximately 670 people worked in this occupation in May 2011.
- Furniture Finishers and Refinishers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Furniture and related product manufacturing (NAICS 337): 63%
- Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 11%
- Retail trade (NAICS 44-45): 7%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 84% compared to 69% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 13% compared to 19% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Apr 18 - Apr 22, 2016
- Ladner-Tsawwassen Kinsmen Club and Reach Child and Youth Development Society are building a new 21,000 sq.-ft. building in Delta. Construction is expected to begin in August.
- Electra Meccanica, a Vancouver-based electric vehicle manufacturer, is preparing to launch a single-seat electric vehicle named "Solo". The company is opening retail stores in Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle and Manhattan.
- Choo Choo's, a family-friendly restaurant in Lanley, recently closed its doors
- Vancouver city council is considering a shared-ownership pilot program to help make home ownership more affordable for moderate-income, longer-term residents
- Fresh St. Market is opening a new location in Surrey's Panorama Village shopping mall. The new store is currently under renovations and is expected to open in August.
- Harkness and Co. Butchers closed the retail storefront of its Mount Pleasant butcher shop. The butcher is beginning a three-month trial offering meat as a delivery service instead, taking orders online.
- Quay Property Management was selected to develop The Shipyards, a new waterfront destination in North Vancouver. Construction is expected to begin this year and will be complete by the fall of 2018.
- CKF Inc., a food service and packaging manufacturer, is expanding its facility in Langley City by 20,000 sq.-ft. The company is the largest employer in the City with about 150 workers.
- Vancouver school board updated its budget proposal for the new school year. The new proposal significantly reduces the number of staff cuts under consideration in the district.
- A future capacity study completed by Urban Systems found that the new $25M Sechelt Water Resource Centre could require a $23M expansion if population growth estimates are correct
- A 43-storey residential tower was proposed for downtown Vancouver. The tower will include 188 condominiums as well as six levels of underground parking.
- A rezoning application to construct 30 single-family units in Richmond will result in eight businesses closing their doors if approved
- 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.
- Good Earth Coffeehouse, a Calgary-based coffee shop, is planning to open three to five new locations in Vancouver over the next year
- Lionsgate, a California-based studio, moved production of a new TV series from North Carolina to Vancouver. The move is expected to create a number of local jobs, more if the project involves multiple seasons.
- Peacock Bar & Grill recently opened in Surrey
- Whistler Blackcomb announced Renaissance, a $345M investment that will add year-round attractions and activities to the mountain. The Company expects that construction of the first two phases will take four to five years to complete.
- Richmond school district is considering closing four or five schools this year due to declining enrolment and aging facilities
- Bridge Studios, a film studio in Burnaby, is planning a multimillion-dollar expansion. Once complete, the expanded studio is expected to provide employment opportunities for 800 to 1,000 people.
- Interior Heavy Equipment, a heavy equipment training school, opened a new location in Mission. The school offers courses from three to ten weeks long, teaching between 20 to 60 students at a time.
- Chinese waste-management company, Bioland Environment Technologies Group, is opening its North American headquarters in Vancouver this year. The company expects to employ over 200 workers in the Lower Mainland by 2021.
- Eaglequest Coyote Creek, a golf course in Surrey, recently hosted a hiring fair. The facility is hiring for multiple positions, including servers, bartenders and cooks.
- WorkBC is hosting an interview workshop in White Rock on April 18. "Rock that Interview" will cater to youth aged 15 to 24, providing tips and tricks to help with job interviews.
- Woodfibre LNG, a liquefied natural gas export facility in Squamish, received federal environmental approval. The project is now awaiting a final investment decision.
- Uber, a ride-for-hire provider, began posting job advertisements for drivers in Vancouver despite not being legally eligible to operate in the province at this time
- A Vancouver School Board proposal is calling for 167 full-time job cuts next year and a further decrease of 35 going forward if enrolment continues to decline. About 80 of the affected jobs are positions that work directly with children, including support workers, vice-principals, and specialists.
- Omni Group is poised to begin its largest residential development project in the province. Vancouver's Cambie Corridor could include more than 400 units of low-cost housing, medical and recreational facilities, and a new SkyTrain station.
- The Railway Club, an iconic live music venue in Vancouver, recently closed its doors
- A new Shoppers Drug Mart recently opened its doors in Burnaby
- Laduree Boutique and Tea Salon recently opened in Vancouver. The new location is Laduree's first location in Canada.
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