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  March 27, 2023

North East Regional Labour Market Study

North East, 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 1,170 job openings. The food & beverage, accommodation, and transportation sectors will be the hardest hit.

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A VIEW INTO NORTH EAST’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 110
Executive Housekeepers 20
Food Service Supervisors 20
Accommodation Service Managers 40
Skilled Occupations Cooks 130
Bus Drivers and Other Transit Operators 30
Front Line / Entry Level Food Counter Attendants and Kitchen Helpers 140
Food and Beverage Servers 70
Light Duty Cleaners 50
Hotel Front Desk Clerk 30

 

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