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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)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 period, the employment outlook is expected to be limited for Labourers in Fish Processing (NOC 9618) 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 is expected to decline.
- A small number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced high levels of unemployment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 17 - Aug 21, 2015
- The Nanaimo Port Authority added a new $3.5M crane at the Duke Point industrial site. The crane adds 160% lift capacity to the site, which will allow for larger shipping and receiving at the port.
- Broader Horizons, an adult day care program in Nanaimo, has hired two new staff members. The program had been on a temporary shutdown due to difficulty recruiting staff. It will resume on September 1.
- The Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce has reported that the number of business licences in the city has dropped from 5,800 to 5,500 in the last year. Although some fluctuation is expected from year to year, a loss of 300 licenses is uncommon.
- The Town of Qualicum Beach has locked out 66 municipal workers after the union representing the employees voted on an overtime ban and strike notice. The town stated that the labour disruption will significantly affect municipal operations.
- Spa in the Pines, a new spa, recently opened in Nanaimo. The facility offers therapeutic massage in addition to cosmetic services.
- Designer Shoe Warehouse will open its first location in BC on August 20, 2015. The 22,000-sq.-ft. location will create new jobs for 45 workers in Saanich.
- Fibber Magees Station, an Irish pub in Nanaimo, has announced that it will be closing its doors on August 16, 2015
- The Government of BC has announced $1.4M in cycling infrastructure between Victoria and Port Alberni. The City of Victoria will match $440,000 in funding, and expects the pathways will be completed by the end of 2018.
- Campbell River Council has approved a new mixed-use development near the Campbell River Airport. The 2.5-acres project will be built over two phases, and will include commercial office space as well as light industrial areas.
- Construction of an $85M highway interchange project in Saanich and the $22M Westshore Parkway extension are both expected to start in late 2016, following a recent funding announcement. The projects are scheduled for completion in 2018.
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