Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Description | Titles | Duties | Related Occupations
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices
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.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within British Columbia.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
No employment outlook has been assigned to Court officers and justices of the peace in British Columbia due to low levels of employment.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lower Mainland - Southwest Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
|North Coast Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
|Vancouver Island and Coast Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
Additional Provincial Prospects
For additional information on current trends or the outlook for occupations in this province or territory, visit on: Provincial Job Futures - (Employment Prospects section) Web Site.
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
(To access archived Labour Market Bulletins not appearing on this webpage, please contact us).
- June 2017 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 258 KB)
- May 2017 | (PDF, 262 KB)
- April 2017 | (PDF, 231 KB)
- March 2017 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 282 KB)
- February 2017 | (PDF, 224 KB)
- January 2017 | (PDF, 235 KB)
- 2016 (Annual Edition) | (PDF, 282 KB)
- December 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 246 KB)
- November 2016 | (PDF, 222 KB)
- October 2016 | (PDF, 230 KB)
- September 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 246 KB)
- August 2016 | (PDF, 226 KB)
- July 2016 | (PDF, 510 KB)
- June 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 251 KB)
- May 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- April 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- March 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 245 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 229 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- 2015 (Annual Edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 272 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 496 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 545 KB)
- June 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 323 KB)
- 2014 (Annual Edition) | (PDF, 539 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2017
- The City of Chilliwack has awarded Preview Builders International a $10.8M contract to build a new curling rink and community centre. The majority of construction is expected to be completed by July 2018.
- Britco, a modular construction company in Agassiz, is hiring employees to fill positions vacated by previous layoffs
- The Town of View Royal has approved rezoning for a $200M high-density housing complex. The redevelopment plans include replacing the 161-unit Christie Point complex with 473 rental units.
- The Josie Hotel in Rossland has begun the process of hiring 90 to 100 staff for various positions. The hotel is currently under construction and is expected to open in 2018.
- The provincial government is providing $100M in relief funds to those affected by the Interior wildfires. The funding will assist evacuees with the resources needed to rebuild.
- Vancouver Coastal Health recently hired five full-time specialized nurses set to begin work on August 11 in the Sea to Sky corridor
- Northern Health has hired three new resident psychiatrists to serve Smithers, Terrace and surrounding communities
- The Interior Health Authority has put out an urgent call to health care workers in the Interior to assist during the wildfire evacuations. Care aides are needed to work in Prince George and Merritt.
- The federal government is providing $2.7M in funding to the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Chance to Choose: A Youth Employment Program. The program aims to help vulnerable youth between the ages of 15 and 30 become employed or return to school.
Week of Jul 03 - Jul 07, 2017
- The Ministry of Education is providing nearly $5M to the New Westminster school district to hire up to 51 new teachers for the fall
- The Vancouver Island Conservation Land Management Program is beginning the first phase of a five-year enhancement restoration project of Parksville's Englishman River Estuary in late July. The total cost for the project is estimated to be up to $200,000.
- Construction began July 10 to replace the bridge over MacDougall Creek on Shannon Lake Road in West Kelowna. The $975,000 project is expected to be completed in October 2017.
- La Maison Valmont recently opened its first North American store at Oakridge Mall in Vancouver. The 1,100 sq.-ft. store employs four full-time and two part-time staff, as well as three estheticians.
- Nanaimo Christian School recently began a multi-phased expansion that will take place over the next ten years. Construction for the first phase of the expansion is estimated to cost $5M and is expected to be completed by May 2018.
- Interior Health has awarded contracts to Good Samaritan Canada and H&H Total Care Services to create 35 seniors' residential care beds in Penticton. The new beds are expected to open in late 2018.
- BC Ferries plans to add one new vessel per year for the next 12 years at a cost of approximately $70M per ship
- Freshworks Studio, a Victoria based mobile application developer, has expanded to Vancouver. The company has more than doubled in size since last fall and now has 25 employees.
- Galloway Lumber Company is cutting production and has shut down its planing mill due to the cost of new US duties on softwood lumber exports. The mill employs less than 50 people and has laid off 8 employees due to the shutdown.
Week of Jun 26 - Jun 30, 2017
- TransLink is renovating stations on its Expo Line and estimates these changes will increase retail space to 17,000 sq.-ft. in the next five years
- The provincial government is providing over $355M that will be allocated to all 60 school districts. The funding will be used to restore class size and composition by continuing to hire approximately 3,330 full-time teachers and specialists.
- The government of BC is proposing to provide an additional $1B for their daycare policy which would create 60,000 more spaces over four years
- Sears Canada is closing 59 Canadian stores, including five locations in BC. The company will lay off 2,900 employees across the country as part of their restructuring.
- Sleep Country Canada recently opened a new distribution centre in Richmond. The 70,000 sq.-ft. space is a consolidation of two distribution centres that almost doubles capacity.
- West Shore RCMP is hiring four additional Mounties in Langford to address the city's rapidly growing population
- Okanagan College in partnership with BCIT is launching the Collaborative Mining Engineering and Technology Diploma/Degree pilot program this fall. The program will increase accessibility to education not previously available in the BC interior.
- Progressive Ventures Construction will begin work on a new $2.9M aboriginal-centred daycare in Terrace this month on behalf of the Kermode Friendship Society. An Early Childhood Education program will be offered to train approximately 10 future staff.
- The BC wine industry is in need of employees for various positions in vinyards, cellars, restaurants and front-of-house
- The Greater Victoria Public Library recently started offering free access to Lynda.com. The learning resource offers online business-related courses and video tutorials.
- The federal government is providing $8M to form a mentorship network for Indigenous people considering a career in health research. The Canadian Institute for Health Research will fund eight mentorship teams across Canada, including BC.
Week of Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017
- A new Vancouver Indigenous radio station is expected to open in June 2018 following recent CRTC approval
- The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has awarded Peters Brothers Construction Ltd. two contracts worth close to $1M for upgrades to the Naramata water system. The work is part of a larger $4.6M upgrade to the water system.
- Kelowna General Hospital recently laid off its in-house laundry staff as Interior Health moves to privatize laundry services. Approximately 99 positions will be affected throughout the health region.
- TransLink is increasing service for its Vancouver/Horseshoe Bay route to add capacity and reduce crowding
- The City of Fort St. John has awarded Knappett Industries Ltd. a $4.7M contract to build a water recovery facility
- The Lazelle Avenue Medical Clinic recently opened in Terrace. The new clinic is an overflow site for the Park Avenue Medical Clinic and offers additional space for physicians.
- Prince of Whales recently added a 95-passenger whale watching vessel to its fleet. The $3.5M 78-ft. catamaran will sail between Vancouver and Victoria.
- Camosun College has opened a new satellite training centre on Songhees Nation Territory. The Camosun Coastal Centre offers additional programs and training opportunities for the marine industries, Indigenous trades people, and members of the community.
- Construction recently got underway on the new Langley Youth Resource Centre that is set to open this fall. The facility will feature five beds, showers, laundry, as well as access to many youth services and programs.
- The District of North Vancouver will begin restoration of the road to Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in July. The $700,000 project should be complete by the beginning of August.
- The BC government is granting $50M to build more than 4,300 electric vehicle charging stations across the province over the next five years
- Vancouver International Airport and the Musqueam Indian Band recently signed a 30-year agreement that incudes revenue sharing, jobs and educational opportunities for Musqueam members. The deal is estimated to be worth over $200M.
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