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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 Dec 01 - Dec 05, 2014
- Victoria's Royal Jubilee Hospital has recently opened the first fully automated microbiology laboratory in a North American hospital. The automated lab will help address a looming shortage of laboratory technologists.
- Under BC's A GP For Me program, John Barsby Secondary School in Nanaimo will be establishing a new medical centre in 2015
- The Federal Government has announced that the Point Roberts border crossing, in Tsawwassen, will receive $12M in upgrades. The upgrades are part of a $5.8B series of investments by Infrastructure Canada.
- Tilray, a medical marijuana producer in Nanaimo, is planning a major expansion by adding a second building, which will more than double the size of its current facility. Once complete, the company will substantially increase its number of employees.
- In addition to its $1B John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project, BC Hydro has announced the John Hart Dam Safety Upgrade Project, to begin in 2018. The two projects are expected to create hundreds of jobs over several decades in Campbell River.
- Real Estate Webmasters, a Nanaimo-based business, plans to expand from 100 to 1,000 employees after receiving $2M in funding
- The Fairmont Empress Hotel, a 106-year-old historic hotel in Victoria, is scheduled for more than $30M in upgrades. Upgrades include improvements to windows, air conditioning, guest rooms, and public areas.
- As a result of rising ocean acidity in 2013, Island Scallops lost 95% of their crop of pacific scallops. As such, the company recently laid off 21 employees, which accounted for half of its workforce.
- The Industry Training Authority and WorkBC have launched a new online tool, Apprentice Job Match. The tool will connect apprentices with employers in Victoria and the West Shore.
- A study by the Cariboo Regional District has found that recent cuts to BC Ferries service levels have resulted in a drop of $3.9M in tourism revenues. In addition, the study found that this drop equates to $870,000 in lost tax revenues.
- BC Ferries may shut down its route between Horseshoe Bay and Nanaimo as an alternative to $200M in upgrades to the Horseshoe Bay terminal. If the upgrades proceed, construction will begin by 2018 and end in 2024.
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