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Outlook & Prospects for Labourers in Fish Processing in Vancouver Island and Coast Region
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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 May 11 - May 15, 2015
- Tourism Victoria recently reported that the city is surpassing its tourism goals for the start of the year. The city has seen an increase in hotel occupancy, revenue per room, ferry traffic and airport passengers compared to the same period last year.
- A Nanaimo developer has secured a permit for a 45-room boutique hotel near the Old City Quarter. The hotel, which is expected to cost between $4M and $5M, will include a restaurant, meeting rooms and salon/spa.
- The 3,080-passenger Crown Princess cruise ship recently underwent an 11-day retrofit by Victoria Shipyards. The $5M refit required about 350 workers at the Esquimalt Graving Dock.
- The new $30M Centre for Trades Education and Innovation at Camosun College is on track and scheduled to open in September. The 80,000 sq.-ft. facility will house a number of courses, including automotive and marine technology.
- As of May 1, Air Canada has started running two daily flights between Vancouver and Comox Valley. The new route will increase access for business and tourism for Comox.
- The Wachiay Friendship Centre in Comox Valley has opened a screen printing business in its expanded location. In addition to producing limited edition prints, the company will offer classes for youth and adults who are interested in art and printing.
- The Myra Falls zinc and copper mine near Campbell River will be closed for approximately six months, while $10M to $15M in improvements are made. Less than a third of the 350 employees at the mine will be retained during the break in operations.
- According to the Community Social Planning Council, the living wage in greater Victoria has risen by more than $1 since last year, to $20.05. The report also notes that 28% of families in the region currently make less than the living wage.
- Holt Renfrew has announced that it will be expanding its Dunsmuir location in Vancouver by nearly 40,000 sq.-ft. The expansion will double the size of the personal shopping area and is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
- The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness recently released a report on the state of the homeless population of Victoria. The report found that at least $7M in additional annual funding is required to support the city's homeless.
- The Nanaimo-Ladysmith school board has voted to reopen Cedar Secondary School, which was closed in June of 2014. The school is expected to reopen in 2016.
- Cruise season has begun in Victoria, with a record 229 ship visits expected throughout the year. Visitors and crew spent an estimated $32M in Victoria last year through tours, shopping, and transportation.
- An 84-unit condo development in downtown Victoria recently broke ground. The development, Escher on Broughton Street, is 25% pre-sold and is expected to be complete within 22 months.
- The City of Victoria has launched a task force for economic development and prosperity. The 17-member group will develop concrete actions to help benefit small businesses in the city.
- Ralmax Group of Companies recently purchased Chew Excavating, one of Vancouver Island's largest excavating and civil construction firms
- Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island will be distributing $2.25M in funding across 24 organizations on Vancouver Island. The communities set to receive program funding include Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox Valley, and Campbell River.
- Pescatores, a restaurant in Victoria which is currently under extensive renovations, has decided to reopen as three separate restaurants. The restaurants are expected to create 60 new staff positions.
- The Alberni School District has announced that it will be closing Gill Elementary and Eighth Avenue Elementary. There will be some administrative layoffs; however, the school district did not announce the number of staffing cuts.
- As part of CBC/Radio-Canada cutting more than 240 positions across the country, CBC Victoria has laid off two staff members. The employees affected include an associate producer and a position in administration.
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