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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||(3 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 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.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2015
- The Nanaimo Daily News closed its doors at the end of January. Black Press, the owner of the newspaper, will continue to publish the twice-weekly Nanaimo News Bulletin.
- After losing its contract with BC Ferries, Pacific Coach Lines faces layoffs for about 70% of its workforce. Starting in February, bus service on BC Ferries will be provided by Wilson's Transportation.
- A new $4M float-plane terminal is under construction in Victoria's Cowichan Bay. The terminal is expected to be complete by March 2016, when the current facility will be demolished.
- An eight to ten-week interruption of service is expected during the rebuild of the Thetis Island Ferry Terminal, starting in January 2017. During this time, water taxis will run on the same schedule as the ferry.
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