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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)||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 Jan 18 - Jan 22, 2016
- Colwood council approved two new developments. The first is an apartment complex and nine single-family dwellings. The second project is a six-phase development which includes 33 condominiums in three low-rise buildings.
- The Victoria Women in Need Community Co-operative is opening a new location in Langford. The co-operative creates opportunities for local women to be self-sufficient and employed through a number of programs.
- Hillsborough Resources suspended operations at its Quinsam coal mine near Campbell River. The company did not say how many of its 66 employees would be affected by the shutdown; however the company will continue to ship coal from its inventory to meet contractual commitments this year.
- Island Health announced plans to perform 3,160 more MRI between now and March. As a result, 4.6 full-time-equivalent MRI technicians have been hired at the south Island, and 2.2 additional technicians at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
- Chemainus Foods announced that it has closed its doors. The closure leaves Chemainus with one grocery store, 49th Parallel Grocery.
- Comox Strathcona Waste Management started the first phase of its Comox Valley landfill closure project by installing a landfill gas flare system at the Cumberland dump. The cost to close the dump is estimated at over $10M.
- Family Naturopathic Clinic is hoping to expand its services for low income families. The Victoria clinic, which provides free naturopathic health care to young parents and low income families, currently has a waiting list of about four months.
- The Town of Sidney and Victoria Airport Authority announced a land swap. The move is expected to help the development of a new community safety building for Sidney, along with a commercial and retail area for the airport.
- After losing its contract with BC Ferries, Pacific Coach Lines faces layoffs for about 70% of its workforce. Starting in February, bus service on BC Ferries will be provided by Wilson's Transportation.
- Beach Fire Brewing is working to bring a craft brewery to Campbell River. If approved, the company expects to create 15 new jobs at the brewery and restaurant.
- The Ruby Princess cruise ship was recently refitted at the Esquimalt drydock. The project, which is valued at between $4M and $5M, saw 350 Victoria Shipyards workers and 350 Princess employees working long shifts over ten days.
- The City of Nanaimo recently laid off three members of its senior management team as a result of organizational changes and budgetary pressures
- BC Ferries added over 150 additional sailings between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island over the holiday season
- The City of Victoria opened a new business hub at city hall. The business hub is a one-stop shop for businesses trying to set up or expand in the city. The city also announced plans to hire a business ambassador.
- The Regional District of Nanaimo awarded a $2M contract to Island West Coast Developments. The contract will help to extend the life of the Cedar landfill until at least 2040.
- The Capital Regional District Hospital Board hopes to fund 367 affordable or supportive-housing units. The housing would include 182 brick-and-mortar units and 185 rent supplement units.
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