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||(3 of 3 stars)||2016-12-23|
For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for General practitioners and family physicians (NOC 3112) 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 growth is expected to be strong.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.
Occupations in the healthcare system have been growing in response to an aging population.
Here are some key facts about General practitioners and family physicians in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:
- Approximately 3,910 people work in this occupation.
- General practitioners and family physicians mainly work in the following sectors:
- Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 92%
- They fall into the following age groups:
- 15 to 24: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
- 25 to 54: 65% compared to 69% for all occupations
- 55 years and over: 35% compared to 19% for all occupations
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2017
- Vancouver Coastal Health recently hired five full-time specialized nurses set to begin work on August 11 in the Sea to Sky corridor
- SafePoint, Surrey's first supervised injection site, recently began operations
- RainCity homeless shelter in Maple Ridge closed its doors on May 31, 2017 due to lack of funding
- The Powell Street Gateway, a supervised injection site, will begin operations in downtown Vancouver in June
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