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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)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 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.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2015
- car2go announced that it is eliminating Lower Capilano, Pemberton Heights, and Northgate from its home areas. The company plans to reallocate vehicles in these neighbourhoods to other areas of the Vancouver.
- Xenon Pharmaceuticals, a Burnaby-based bio-tech company, is teaming up with MOSAIC, a settlement services organization, to provide employment opportunities for skilled refugees in the health and life sciences sector
- The Budzey, a long-term housing project for women and women-led families, is now fully occupied. The building features 147 residential units from studio apartments to three-bedroom family suites.
- The Victoria Clipper announced plans to begin harbour-to-harbour service between Victoria and Vancouver. The expanded service will see Victoria Clipper double its staff of 22 employees.
- Riverside Marine is spending $15M to establish a passenger service between Victoria and Vancouver starting in July
- Willoughby Junction Preschool in Langley is closing its doors. The preschool was unable to fill all of the spots it had available and cites financial troubles for the closure.
- Postmedia is laying off approximately 90 workers across Canada. The company indicates that none of the layoffs will affect employees in Vancouver, but still expects to offer buyout packages to local staff.
- Construction began on The Polygon Gallery, a new two-level gallery in North Vancouver. The $15M project is expected to be finished next year and open in the fall of 2017.
- PC Urban announced plans to build IntraUrban Business Park, a strata industrial business park in south Vancouver. The project includes 55 units, ranging from 3,000 to 53,000 sq.-ft. spaces. Construction is expected to begin in March.
- Five businesses on West Fourth, in Vancouver, are relocating to new locations as the building is being cleared for a new development. One of the affected businesses, Buen Café, has chosen to close permanently.
- Bosa Properties and BlueSky Properties are constructing the first tower of the three-building Lougheed Heights development. The 37-storey development will include 334 units as well as four townhomes, with occupancy anticipated in winter of 2018.
- A new crepe and panini shop, Hot and Toasty Café, recently opened in Langley.
- Status of Women Canada awarded a $163,000 grant to the Community Resource Centre to support self-employed women and business owners on the Sunshine Coast. The project runs until October 2017.
- Riverside Marine announced that it could begin passenger ferry service between Vancouver and Victoria's Inner Harbour as early as this summer. The company recently started retrofitting a catamaran to handle up to 300 passengers.
- TransLink will add 21 new busses to its fleet. The three-door busses are part of an ongoing effort to replace aging vehicles.
- The Surrey School District expects to add over 6,500 new students over the next decade, which would require three new schools and three expansions
- Upgrades to the Surrey Central SkyTrain Station are expected to start in May. The expansion includes a new station house, commercial building, and additional platform space.
- The Government of BC announced it will invest $175M to build a new hub for mental health care services in Coquitlam. Two new buildings will house existing programs, including the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre and a facility for mental health and addiction,
- Great Canadian Gaming recently completed a $11M renovation of the Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino in Cloverdale. The facility was rebranded as Elements Casino and its workforce increased from 290 to 380 employees.
- Salman Partners, a Vancouver-based investment banker and broker, is closing its doors in February. The firm announced that it will make arrangement to transfer its accounts to other brokerage companies.
- The Government of BC announced plans to replace the George Massey Tunnel with a ten-lane toll bridge. Construction will begin in 2017, and is expected to create about 9,000 direct jobs over the life of the project.
- World Journal Vancouver closed its doors on January 1. The newspaper is one of three mainstream Chinese-language dailies in the region. The paper employs more than 20 people in Toronto and Vancouver.
- The City of Vancouver approved more than 1,300 new rental units in 2015 in an effort to improve the supply of rental housing. This is the fourth year in a row that the city has met its annual target of approving 1,000 rental units.
- The City of Vancouver opened an additional 60 winter shelter spaces, bringing the total to 230. The new spaces are in three locations, on Burrard St., East Hastings St., and in the Downtown Eastside.
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