Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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|
|Lower Mainland - Southwest Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Receptionists (NOC 1414) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region.
This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:
- Employment is expected to decline.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.
Here are some key facts about Receptionists in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:
- Approximately 17,670 people work in this occupation.
- Receptionists mainly work in the following sectors:
- Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 41%
- Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 8%
- Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 7%
- Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 6%
- Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 6%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: 23% compared to 12% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 60% compared to 69% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 17% compared to 19% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Mar 13 - Mar 17, 2017
- The Government of Canada granted $17.6M to UtherCast of Vancouver. The company will use the funding to develop patented cutting-edge earth observation technology, which can be used for disaster management, forestry and agriculture.
- The Government of BC and St. Paul's Foundation have announced a combined $8M in funding for the BC Centre on Substance Use located in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The centre is dedicated to research, education and care related to substance abuse.
- The Government of BC is providing $900,000 to the BC Centre for Palliative Care. The money will improve access to hospice palliative care by funding five new hospice beds at the Langley Hospice Residence.
- Regus, an office space provider, is opening a new co-working building in Vancouver's Gastown. The building will accommodate about 450 people and is set to open by summer 2017.
- Gibsons Recycling Depot is closing its Zero Waste store
- Executive Hotels & Resorts recently purchased the Splashdown Waterpark. The Tsawwassen attraction will reopen this summer as Big Splash Waterpark and will add new slides in 2018 as well as a 200-room hotel in 2019.
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