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  March 27, 2023

North Coast and Nechako Regional Labour Market Study

North Coast and Nechako, with an already tight labour market, is facing the added pressure of expanding mining, oil and gas sectors that are enticing young workers to take positions. By 2028, it is anticipated that the region will have 1,340 job openings. The food & beverage, recreation & entertainment, and transportation sectors will be the hardest hit

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A VIEW INTO NORTH COAST AND NECHAKO’S LABOUR MARKET:

 

AT A GLANCE:

Which occupations will be the most in demand and face the most shortages? Check out the top occupations below or view WorkBC’s full regional profile to learn more.

Top Occupations in Demand

Type Occupations New Job Openings 2018-2028
Management and Supervisory Restaurant and Food Service Managers 80
Chefs 20
Accommodation Service Managers 70
Skilled Occupations Cooks 180
Program Leaders/Instructors in Recreation and Sport 40
Front Line / Entry Level Food Counter Attendants and Kitchen Helpers 130
Food and Beverage Servers 90
Light Duty Cleaners 60
Hotel Front Desk Clerk 20

 

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