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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 Feb 16 - Feb 20, 2015
- The Uptown Shopping Centre in Victoria has announced its third and final construction phase, with plans to open in the fall of 2016. Hundreds of workers will be employed during construction and about 150 jobs will be created once the project is complete.
- Pomme, a natural and organic grocery chain, has established a presence in Nanaimo by acquiring Island Natural Markets. The store will be rebranded as a Pomme location later in 2015.
- The Truck Loggers Association recently completed its annual convention in Victoria. At the convention, a looming labour shortage was a focus; the association estimates that there will be 4,700 positions available over the next 10 years.
- A new Save-On-Foods opened in Parksville on February 14. The new location, which replaces an older, smaller store, will create an additional 50 jobs in the area.
- Whole Foods has recently announced that it will be opening a new location in Victoria in 2016. Whole Foods also has two additional BC stores under development, in Burnaby and North Vancouver.
- Blasting has begun for the John Hart Generating Station near Campbell River. Construction on the main tunnel will begin in the spring, with an expected completion date in fall 2018.
- The Port Hardy Primary Health Care Centre has recently completed construction and will begin offering health care services this spring. The $2.6M clinic will be staffed by Port Hardy's three existing physicians, as well as 4 nurses. Three more physicians are expected to be added later this year.
- Code Brew, a coffee shop at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, has opened its second location, at the Millstore Medical Centre
- Western Forest Products recently reopened its Ladysmith mill. The mill will recall all 85 workers who were previously laid off when the facility closed in December 2014.
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