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.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Vancouver Island and Coast Region||(Undetermined)||2016-12-23|
No employment outlook has been assigned to Labourers in fish and seafood processing in the Vancouver Island and Coast region due to low levels of employment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Apr 10 - Apr 14, 2017
- The Government of BC is granting $488,000 to North Island College for a new film and TV industry training pilot. The specialized training will prepare students to work on productions that could begin in Vancouver Island next spring.
- According to Statistics Canada, the unemployment rate in Greater Victoria stood at 3.8% in March 2017 - the lowest unemployment rate in Canada and at a level last seen in 2008
- The City of Victoria and Tourism Victoria are providing $3M to upgrade the 400-block of Belleville Street, including improvements to the Belleville/Menzies plaza. Construction is set to begin in October, with completion of the project anticipated in April 2018.
- Victoria's View Royal Casino is undergoing a 42,000sq.-ft expansion. The project, which is expected to be completed in the first half of 2018, will more than double the size of the casino.
- Berry & Vale Contracting Ltd. has been awarded a contract for just over $700,000 to expand Quadra Island's sewer system. Construction will begin this month and is expected to be completed in September.
- The Government of BC is matching the federal government's contribution of $2.2B over 11 years for new transit projects in Metro Vancouver. The projects include rapid transit in Surrey and Vancouver.
- Kinetic Construction is set to begin foundation work on a new $10M community safety building in Sidney this month. Construction is anticipated to be completed by fall 2018.
- The Government of Canada is granting up to $60.47M to upgrade and expand ferry services in BC. BC Ferries is responsible for all remaining costs associated with the $201M plan.
- The Government of BC is granting $600,000 to North Island College's Campbell River campus to implement the advanced aquaculture training program. Aquaculture has provided work in coastal communities affected by the downturn in commercial fishing.
- Vancouver Island's Huu-ay-aht Nation has granted approval to Steelhead Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) for the proposed Sarita LNG project. The project will have a six-person oversight board with three seats saved for Huu-ay-aht representatives.
- The Government of BC is contributing $1.63M to the Greater Victoria Transit Commission. The commission will use the funds to add 20,000 service hours in 2017-18 and to buy eight new buses.
- A new Tim Horton's franchise opened recently in Oyster Bay. The store will employ about 15 people and many will be members of the Stz'uminus First Nation.
- The federal and provincial governments are granting nearly $5M in joint infrastructure funding to expand the Nanaimo Airport terminal building. Construction of the $12M project is estimated to be completed by spring 2019.
- The District of Lantzville awarded a $633,360 contract to Copcan Civil Ltd. for the construction of a water pipeline. The pipeline will provide the district with a backup supply of water in the event of an emergency.
- Knappett Industries was awarded a $7.3M contract to finish work on improving connections between Highway 19 and the community of Courtney. Construction will begin this spring and is expected to be completed in fall 2017.
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