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Furniture Finishers and Refinishers  (NOC 9494)
Lower Mainland - Southwest Region
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Outlook & Prospects for Furniture Finishers and Refinishers 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

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Table on the employment potential for Furniture Finishers and Refinishers in Lower Mainland - Southwest Region as well as in the rest of the British Columbia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Lower Mainland - Southwest Region Fair   (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 News

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