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Outlook & Prospects for Couriers, Messengers and Door-to-Door Distributors in Vancouver Island and Coast 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|
|Vancouver Island and Coast Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be limited for Couriers, Messengers and Door-to-Door Distributors (NOC 1463) in the Vancouver Island and Coast region. Compared with all other occupations, this occupation is expected to experience weaker employment growth. This, in addition to fewer workers retiring, is expected to limit employment opportunities.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in the Vancouver Island and Coast region was 40 years and 27% of workers were 55 years old and older.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jan 12 - Jan 16, 2015
- Victoria Shipyard is attracting international clients to modernize aging navy vessels. A contract is currently being finalized for work on two New Zealand frigates between 2016 and 2018, which will each create 100 jobs for six months.
- BC Ferries may shut down its route between Horseshoe Bay and Nanaimo as an alternative to $200M in upgrades to the Horseshoe Bay terminal. If the upgrades proceed, construction will begin by 2018 and end in 2024.
- A recent economic impact study by the Victoria Advanced Technology Council found that the technology sector has a total impact of $4B on the local economy. The sector directly employs an estimated 15,000 people, as well as 3,000 consultants and advisors.
- Victoria Harbour Ferry has launched the Lynda Mae 2, a new 40-passenger shuttle service. The Lynda Mae 2 will sail every hour, providing direct service between Steamship Terminal, Fisherman's Wharf, and Ogden Point.
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