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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 Jan 12 - Jan 16, 2015
- Victoria Shipyard is attracting international clients to modernize aging navy vessels. A contract is currently being finalized for work on two New Zealand frigates between 2016 and 2018, which will each create 100 jobs for six months.
- Nanaimo's Terminal Park Save-on-Foods location will close its doors on February 5, affecting 68 unionized employees. The company is reviewing options with the affected employees, including moving them to another location.
- Compliance Energy will be submitting an application to the BC Environmental Assessment Office early this year for a coal mine near Qualicum Beach. If approved, Compliance expects to hire 200 workers during construction and up to 350 afterwards.
- A recent review of construction workers on the North Island Hospitals Project has found that approximately 50% of workers are local residents. Organizers have contacted local agencies to determine how to increase the number of locals involved in the project.
- Esquimalt Drydock has won a $12M contract to complete the mid-life upgrade on the Queen of Capilano. The contract will employ 75 to 150 workers between January and May 2015.
- The Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria is beginning a $5M renovation on its south and east towers. The renovations are scheduled to pause in April in order to limit the impact on the tourist season, with a re-start of the project in September 2015.
- Residents of Shirley, BC, attended a community meeting recently, expressing opposition to a proposed composting facility near Sandcut Beach. The facility would create five to 10 new jobs; however, residents are concerned with increased traffic and odours.
- Ramsay Machine Works on the Saanich Peninsula has completed the first three of 13 grain conveyor towers being manufactured for Richard International. Work on the towers began in July and will last until February, creating jobs for 30 employees.
- Avenir Retirement could break ground on a new 83-bed dementia care facility in north Nanaimo next year. Construction is slated to begin in March. Once complete, the facility will create 50 to 60 full-time jobs.
- Western Forest Products has shut down its sawmill in Ladysmith as a result of a weakened lumber market, and lower demand from China. The mill employed 75 workers, as well as 15 contractors.
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