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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)||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
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Apr 18 - Apr 22, 2016
- Riverside Marine will not start its Victoria to Vancouver passenger ferry service until next year. The company is expecting that a complete refit of its vessel will take five to six months and begin in late May.
- Accio, a Victoria-based delivery company, is preparing to expand its services to include ride-sharing. The company is waiting until ride-sharing regulations are in place before launching its new service.
- 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.
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