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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 Jul 13 - Jul 17, 2015
- A Victoria-based filmmaker recently hosted an informal casting call for 35 indigenous actors. The eight-part docudrama will depict indigenous life back thousands of years.
- The federal government is providing $2.8M in funding for several projects at the military base in Colwood. The funding will be used to repair one of two dry dock caissons, as well as for construction and repairs on military residential units.
- Habitat for Humanity will open a new ReStore in Victoria in early August. The Uptown store will be about two-thirds the size of its Langford store.
- Esquimalt council has approved the development of a new liquor store at the former location of Tudor House Pub, which was destroyed by fire in 2013
- The Government of BC is providing $33.8M in funding to perform seismic upgrades to Georges P. Vanier Secondary School in Comox Valley. Construction will begin in the spring of 2016, and is expected to be complete by August 2019.
- Chevron Canada is retrofitting its facility at Cobble Hill to supply ethanol-blended fuel to Vancouver Island. Chevron is also constructing a Vapour Recovery Unit to recover operating emissions from the facility.
- Funding has been obtained for a new $6M water treatment plant for Parksville and Nanoose. A referendum on the project is expected to take place in the fall. Construction would not begin until next summer, and would take approximately 18 months.
- The Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district has closed its print shop. The closure will affect one employee, and will save the school district approximately $60,000.
- The province of BC has recently raised its drought rating on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands to its highest level. They have also suspended fishing on a number of rivers and streams in order to protect fish stocks.
- The community of Tofino will be replacing its Barr's Mountain reservoir with a larger, more earthquake resistant, facility. The $1.2M facility will almost quadruple the capacity for storing water on Barr's Mountain.
- Nanaimo has voted to contract its 911 call-answer service to Vancouver-based E-Comm. The contract will affect six unionised positions; however it will cut the cost from $719,900 to only $250,920.
- CanTimber Biotech will be opening at the Port Alberni Port Authority in September. The new manufacturing company will create 25 full-time jobs.
- Tilray, a medical-marijuana producer in Nanaimo, will be laying off 61 employees, reducing the total number of staff to 120. The company reported that the layoffs will create a more efficient operating model.
- BeaverTails, a Canadian pastry chain, has recently opened its first location in Victoria
- The Nanaimo school district may shut down up to four schools before September. The schools which are being reviewed include Departure Bay Eco-School, North Cedar Intermediate, Rutherford Elementary and Woodlands Secondary.
- Recon Instruments, a Vancouver-based wearable technology company, has been acquired by Intel. The company has stated that they will remain in Vancouver, and continue to grow their team in the city.
- Victoria Spirits distillery has been acquired by the Marker Group. In September, Victoria Spirits will move to a larger location in Sidney. The company, which currently has 5 staff, will be hiring an additional distiller.
- The Mayor of Port Alberni has brought attention to the number of raw logs that are being shipped overseas versus being cut locally. In 2014, the port authority sent 53 vessels with raw logs, and only 13 with locally cut lumber.
- North Saanich's Viking Air has signed an agreement with Reignwood Aviation Group for 50 Twin Otter airplanes over the next 20 years. The agreement will make Reignwood the exclusive representative for the Series 400 Twin Otters in China.
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