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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 Mar 09 - Mar 13, 2015
- According to a recent survey from Manpower, 13% of employers in Victoria plan to hire more staff between April and June and 83% will maintain current staffing levels
- The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Comox Valley Tech Expo in October. The expo will highlight the growing Comox Valley technology sector, following a round table discussion on tech and innovation last fall.
- The Canadian College of Advanced Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy has recently opened in the Comox Valley. The school offers a 220-hour program toward a diploma in clinical hypnotherapy.
- North Island College has created a new position, the Co-ordinator of Work Integrated Education, to connect employers and students in the Comox Valley
- MediaCore, a Victoria-based educational film developer, is planning to hire up to 15 additional staff and expand its cloud-based educational video products following a $4.5M investment
- Michaels Companies, a large craft and art supplies retailer, has hired 60 staff for its new store in Victoria scheduled to open on March 20, 2015
- Shaw Communications is adding 300 jobs to its call centre operations with a new location in Saanich. Some of the positions may be filled by Shaw employees transferring from locations that are scheduled to close.
- The Uptown Shopping Centre in Victoria has announced its third and final construction phase, with plans to open in the fall of 2016. Hundreds of workers will be employed during construction and about 150 jobs will be created once the project is complete.
- Pomme, a natural and organic grocery chain, has established a presence in Nanaimo by acquiring Island Natural Markets. The store will be rebranded as a Pomme location later in 2015.
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