Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Description | Titles | Duties | Related Occupations
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices
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||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
No employment outlook has been assigned to Labourers in fish and seafood processing in the Vancouver Island and Coast region due to low levels of employment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 13 - Feb 17, 2017
- The Capital Regional District awarded a $784,000 contract to Don Mann Excavating for the engineering and construction of a new section of trail between View Royal and Esquimalt. Work on the pedestrian and cyclist trail will begin later this spring.
- The federal and provincial governments are granting $5.6M each towards the construction of North Island College's new training facility in Campbell River. The project will generate 82 jobs and is anticipated to be completed by spring 2018.
- The expanded Hope to Health Research Centre recently opened its doors in Vancouver. In addition, an adjacent walk-in clinic and eye clinic are also slated to open this spring.
- Glanford middle school in Victoria hosted the WorkBC Find Your Fit Tour for middle school students. The program provided information and interactive displays on skills needed for various in-demand jobs, as well as insights on work conditions.
- The Tally-Ho hotel of Victoria will close at the end of February. Thirty staff members will be affected by the closure.
- Black Press is hosting a career fair in Courtney on February 9. The career fair will include more than 80 exhibitors and will offer employment, education and skills upgrading opportunities.
- Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission hosted a career fair on January 28 to bolster the local crew base. The event was in anticipation of a number of upcoming movie and TV projects.
- The Camosun College and the Royal Roads University are planning to expand their facilities, thanks in part to the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund. The projects, valued at $48.5M and $21.5M, are expected to be completed by fall 2018.
- A new daycare opened in Port Alberni on January 23, creating 50 childcare spaces
- Vancouver Island University announced a new $40M health and science centre for the Nanaimo campus. The university plans to look at the possibility of adding new programs and degrees when the facility opens in fall 2018.
- Schneider Electric, a France-based manufacturer of energy-measuring devices, recently laid-off six employees at its Saanichton location. The company employs approximately 300 workers at this facility.
- The Government of Canada is granting $400,000 to Victoria's Royal Theatre, to fund the purchase of new audio and scenic-projection systems. The upgrades will make the theatre more appealing to touring companies.
- Cowichan Lake's Brookside Medical Clinic is recruiting new family physicians, as three doctors announced they are leaving the community
- The Canada Foundation for Innovation is granting $46M, over five years, to University of Victoria-based Ocean Networks Canada. The funding will support research on topics such as earthquake prediction and ocean acidification.
- The Westbay Marina RV Park of Esquimalt will be closing its doors for renovations at the end of February. The upgraded facility will be called the Salish Seaside RV Haven and is expected to re-open in July 2017.
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