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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||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
No employment outlook has been assigned to Labourers in Fish Processing (NOC 9618) in the Vancouver Island and Coast region due to low levels of employment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 11 - Jul 15, 2016
- BC Lottery Corp. plans on building a new casino in Victoria. The next step in development will be choosing an operator and identifying a potential site.
- BC Lottery Corporation announced plans to expand the View Royal Casino in Victoria. The expansion, which is expected to include a 600-seat theatre, restaurants and a larger gaming floor, could begin within the next 18 months.
- A new daycare, Mary┐s Place, is opening as part of Rosalie┐s Village development in Saanich. The development provides subsidized housing for single mothers with children under the age of five years.
- The provincial government is granting $300,000 to increase the handyDart service in Victoria. The additional funds will result in 4,000 more service hours per year.
- NorthIsle Copper and Gold announced plans to explore for a potential mine at Red Dog, located near Port Hardy. If the feasibility study is positive, the mine could employ between 500 and 600 people.
- Les Chocolats Favoris, a Quebec-based chocolatier, opened its first BC location in Victoria
- Saanich council is proceeding with a public hearing for the Uptown residential tower's proposed 14-storey development. The development includes 134 apartments and townhouses, as well as 55,000 sq.-ft. of retail space.
- Strathcona regional district is undertaking a $21.8M renovation to Strathcona Gardens
- Construction of Sooke Brewing Company's new facility is expected to begin soon in Sooke. The new brewery expects to employ six full- and part-time staff, and is scheduled to open at the end of 2016.
- BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals opened a new $3.4M facility in Nanaimo. The facility will act as a development model for 12 new shelters being developed in BC over the next eight years.
- The Village, a local restaurant, is opening a second location in Saanich
- Construction of a 49-unit affordable housing project, Madrona at Dockside Green, started in Victoria. The project includes a mix of two- and three-storey buildings, which will be rented to households with incomes ranging from $28,000 to $65,000.
- Berwick Retirement Communities proposed a $25M development in Qualicum Beach. Construction of the 91-unit community could begin as early as spring 2017, with occupancy in fall 2018.
- Sooke Oceanside Brewery, the first craft brewery in Sooke, is expected to open its doors in August
- Leaf Compassion Cannabis Dispensary opened in Port Alberni on June 1. The facility is the second licensed medical marijuana dispensary in the Alberni Valley.
- Royal Bay, a new community, is under development in Colwood. The first phase of the project includes 28 homes, which will eventually grow to 2,300.
- Seaspan laid off 250 workers from Victoria Shipyards following the completion of a five-year federal frigate upgrading contract. The company expects to hire about 250 workers this fall, however the make-up of the trades will be different.
- Seaspan Vancouver announced a $2.9M investment to support training in the marine industrial sector. Funding was provided to the University of BC, BC Institute of Technology, Camosun College, and the Canadian Welding Association.
- Construction recently began on an $86M seniors facility in Victoria. The Summit at Quadra Village is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2019 and will provide 320 beds for seniors, including residents with dementia.
- Viking Air, a North Saanich-based aircraft manufacturer, bought the manufacturing rights for Bombardier's water bombers. The acquisition will see Viking add another 40 people to its workforce in Victoria and Calgary.
- The Government of BC purchased the former Victoria Central Care Home from the Baptist Housing Society for $11.2M. The building will provide 140 units of long-term supportive housing for residents with mental-health and addictions issues.
- Multiple hotel renovation projects in Victoria this year made as many as 500 rooms unavailable for use. The shortages resulted in average occupancy levels rising from 67% in the first four months to 80% in April.
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