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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 Sep 08 - Sep 12, 2014
- 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.
- The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is starting a 40-passenger water-shuttle service. The Shuttle will transport cruise-ship passengers from Ogden Point to the Inner Harbour, allowing them to avoid taking a bus ride through the city.
- As a result of the backlog at the Port Metro Vancouver, the Port of Nanaimo has seen an increase of approximately 25%. The increase is expected to be short lived, but will help pay for waterfront improvements.
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