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Labourers in this unit group perform clean-up, packaging, material handling and other elemental activities related to fish processing. They are employed in fish processing and packaging plants.
cannery labourer, fish briner, fish plant labourer, fish salter, fish weigher, shellfish labourer, shellfish packer.
- Unload fish and shellfish from fishing vessels and transport them by hand or forklift truck to work area in fish processing plant
- Immerse fresh fish fillets in brine solution to condition them for wrapping or freezing
- Weigh fish or shellfish, record weight and pack fish in ice
- Sort fish according to species, weight and destination
- Clean work areas and equipment
- Transport supplies and packaging materials throughout plant and storage area manually or with powered equipment
- Measure and dump ingredients into hoppers of mixing and grinding machines.
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
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Apr 07 - Apr 11, 2014
- Victoria's planned sewage treatment plant was shut down by Esquimalt council. The council also suggested an amendment to ban any sewage treatment plant from being built on the waterfront site.
- The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is starting a 40-passenger water-shuttle service. The Shuttle will transport cruise-ship passengers from Ogden Point to the Inner Harbour, allowing them to avoid taking a bus ride through the city.
- The Nanaimo Regional General Hospital will be adding two new operating rooms, at a cost of $3M. Island Health is hoping that the additional rooms will help alleviate the current backlog for surgery.
- Declining enrollment at the Western Academy of Photography has led to a funding shortfall, causing the school to close down on March 31, 2014
- Downtown Victoria will get a new flea market this year. Located in Market Square, the flea market will run every Sunday from May 4th until September. Organizers are hoping that the new flea market will also help invigorate surrounding businesses.
- Marshalls, a US retail chain, recently opened in Victoria¿s Hillside Centre. The 29,400 sq.-ft. store has created jobs for 60 residents of Victoria. Eleven more Marshalls stores are scheduled to open across Canada this year.
- Darcy's Pub will be opening on April 22 in Langford. The pub will be hiring upwards of 70 employees for a mix of full and part-time positions.
- As a result of the backlog at the Port Metro Vancouver, the Port of Nanaimo has seen an increase of approximately 25%. The increase is expected to be short lived, but will help pay for waterfront improvements.
- According to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, more than 20% of Victoria businesses are expecting to hire more workers over the next three months. During the same period, approximately 7% anticipate layoffs.
- At the most recent job fair hosted by GT Hiring Solutions, 118 out of the 1,100 total attendees were over 55. The company also reported that nearly 30% of job seekers were already employed and looking for higher pay.
- Target has opened its second store in Victoria, located at the Hillside Centre. The new store is larger than Victoria's first Target, coming in at 122,000-sq.-ft.
- Nine unionized employees who were laid off from the Victoria Salvation Army recycling centre in February have been reinstated following a grievance. The union reports, however, that the company is working to follow proper layoff procedures and the employees may still be out of work.
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