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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 Apr 13 - Apr 17, 2015
- Victoria Hippo Tours, an amphibious tour company, is leaving Victoria after three years due to its short tourism season. The company, which currently employs 16 workers, will be moving operations to the Caribbean.
- The Government of BC has placed an order on the City of Nanaimo to fix the Colliery dams. The City has until May 1st to select a remediation option and until October 15th to have substantially completed the work.
- HME Mobility & Accessibility, a Vancouver-based medical equipment rental company, has opened a new location in Victoria
- Island Health has posted a request for proposals for private clinics to provide up to 4,000 day surgeries and up to 7,000 endoscopic procedures over three to five years. The surgeries are publicly funded and will come from the standard wait-lists.
- Following the closure of Target in Saanich's Tillicum Centre, the former pharmacists of the store have opened a new location, called JC Pharmacy
- Federally-licensed medical marijuana grower Tilray has received approval to quintuple its Nanaimo operation. Since April 2014, Tilray has contributed $48M to the Nanaimo economy and employs more than 140 people.
- Victoria-based Checkfront, which creates cloud-based reservation tools for tourism operators, has secured $1M in financing to expand its workforce and business. Checkfront employs web designers, programmers, and client support staff.
- Coastal Community Credit Union will open new branches in Victoria and Langford this year. The Langford location will open in May and the downtown Victoria branch in the fall. The new locations will create 10 new jobs in the area.
- Ashley Maids is moving its head office from Saskatoon to Nanaimo. The company currently has two employees in Nanaimo; however, the move will create a need for up to 10 more positions.
- The job board for the Victoria Advanced Technology Council has been hovering around 100 available jobs for the last few weeks. Most positions are for software developers and digital talent.
- DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, a discount footwear retailer, is opening its first store in BC. The Saanich store will open this fall, in the former Michaels location.
- Saanich city council has approved a new 40,000-sq.-ft. Whole Foods Market at Uptown shopping centre. The new store is the first Whole Foods on Vancouver Island.
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