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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 Nov 03 - Nov 07, 2014
- 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.
- Blue Moon Winery, a farm and winery in Courtenay, recently opened a cooking school. The farm-to-table experience will offer a number of classes, but is limited to 12 participants.
- The Queens Printer will be shutting down its printing operations for the Government of BC by the summer of 2015. The shutdown will affect 31 unionized staff in Victoria.
- Victoria's Westshore has seen two new stores open in October. Gap Outlet store opened in Westshore Town Centre and Moksha Yoga has a new studio in the city.
- Western Forest Products will be closing its Nanaimo sawmill, but will be offering affected workers employment at the company's other mills. The company recently completed a $10M modernization at its Duke Point Sawmill, which is also located in Nanaimo.
- Macdonald Realty is opening a second location in Parksville. The real estate company, which currently employs nine agents in Qualicum Beach, will be able to hire additional agents once renovations on the new location are complete.
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