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Couriers, Messengers and Door-to-Door Distributors  (NOC 1463)
Vancouver Island and Coast Region
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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

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Table on the employment potential for Couriers, Messengers and Door-to-Door Distributors in Vancouver Island and Coast Region as well as in the rest of the British Columbia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Vancouver Island and Coast Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15

For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for Couriers, Messengers and Door-to-Door Distributors (NOC 1463) in the Vancouver Island and Coast 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 low levels of unemployment.

Here are some key facts about Couriers, Messengers and Door-to-Door Distributors in the Vancouver Island and Coast region:

  • Approximately 1,060 people work in this occupation.
  • Couriers, Messengers and Door-to-Door Distributors mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 39%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 35%
    • Retail trade (NAICS 44-45): 19%
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: 35% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 37% compared to 64% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 27% compared to 24% for all occupations

Please consult the British Columbia and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.
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