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Labourers in this unit group perform clean-up, packaging, material handling and other elemental activities related to fish processing. They are employed in fish processing and packaging plants.
cannery labourer, fish briner, fish plant labourer, fish salter, fish weigher, shellfish labourer, shellfish packer.
- Unload fish and shellfish from fishing vessels and transport them by hand or forklift truck to work area in fish processing plant
- Immerse fresh fish fillets in brine solution to condition them for wrapping or freezing
- Weigh fish or shellfish, record weight and pack fish in ice
- Sort fish according to species, weight and destination
- Clean work areas and equipment
- Transport supplies and packaging materials throughout plant and storage area manually or with powered equipment
- Measure and dump ingredients into hoppers of mixing and grinding machines.
Outlook & Prospects for Labourers in Fish Processing 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 Labourers in Fish Processing (NOC 9618) in the Vancouver Island and Coast region. Compared with all other occupations, fewer job openings are expected in this occupation as a result of workers retiring. In addition, there should be proportionately more unemployed workers with experience in this occupation to compete for available jobs. Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities will vary depending on the time of the year.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in the Vancouver Island and Coast region was 33 years and 14% of workers were 55 years old and older.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 04 - Aug 08, 2014
- A number of new small businesses have recently opened in Victoria, including Westshore Gold and Silver, Reloving Furniture and Tres Chic. In addition, Dads Homemade Soups and Sangy's have opened a second location.
- Construction has begun on Aqua Residences, a new six-storey condominium complex in downtown Nanaimo. The project will include 20 units, a parkade and a street-level café.
- Construction has begun on two hospitals in Comox Valley and in Campbell River. The work will run until 2017, creating about 1,900 jobs during the construction period.
- Steelhead LNG Corp recently applied to the National Energy Board for an export licence to ship up to 30M tonnes of LNG a year for 25 years. The company is proposing to build an LNG export terminal in Port Alberni.
- Quality Foods has opened a new location in Langford, creating between 75 and 100 jobs. Quality Foods also announced that it plans to open two more stores in Victoria over the next year.
- A new restaurant, Twisted Dishes Café, recently opened in Comox
- TimberWest is proposing a $60M wood pellet plant near Nanaimo. The plant would be the first of its scale on Vancouver Island and would supply carbon-neutral fuel to industrial customers around the world.
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