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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)||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 Oct 13 - Oct 17, 2014
- 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.
- The government of BC has launched a feasibility study for the construction of a bridge to Gabriola Island, replacing the ferry, which currently serves the 4,000 residents of the island
- Victoria¿s Art Gallery will begin a $14M expansion and renovation in March 2016. Currently, only 5% of the Gallery's collection can be displayed.
- Cottage Grove, a new $6.6M development being built in Saanich, will provide 45 suites to homeless seniors in the area. The four-storey, 19,000 sq.-ft. building will include a common kitchen and outdoor space for residents.
- The latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey suggests that 17% of employers in Victoria are planning to hire additional employees between October and December, while only 3% are expecting layoffs
- The Victoria Youth Custody Centre has laid off its last group of 20 employees. Affected employees are being offered a choice as to whether they would like to receive severance, take vacant positions, or move to other jobs where they have seniority.
- A recent economic impact study by the Victoria Advanced Technology Council found that the technology sector has a total impact of $4B on the local economy. The sector directly employs an estimated 15,000 people, as well as 3,000 consultants and advisors.
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