Compared to many areas of the province, the Kootenay region will have a higher percentage of jobs opening up due to retirements, and the region is also affected by seasonality and retention challenges, particularly in resort communities. By 2028, it is anticipated that the region will have 2,500 job openings. The food & beverage, accommodation, and recreation & entertainment sectors will be the hardest hit.
A VIEW INTO KOOTENAY’S LABOUR MARKET:
Discover the unique challenges facing the Kootenay region with insights from local operators, like Revelstoke Mountain Resort and the Heid Out Restaurant, as well as Kootenay Rockies Tourism and go2HR.
“I have an extensive training program. I work on apprenticeships and try and further education for my staff. I try as many strategies as I can!”
– Heidi Romich, Owner, The Heid Out Restaurant
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||230|
|Accommodation Service Managers||170|
|Program Leaders/Instructors in Recreation and Sport||60|
|Front Line / Entry Level||Food Counter Attendants and Kitchen Helpers||240|
|Food and Beverage Servers||170|
|Light Duty Cleaners||130|
|Hotel Front Desk Clerks||56|
IDEAS & RESOURCES:
Kootenay Rockies – Press Release
Baby Boomers: Tap into the best kept secret labour pool in the tourism industry
Six Tips to Help Retain Skilled Seasonal Workers
The Return on Investment of Training: A step-by-step approach
Certificate of Recognition: Going beyond the legal requirements in Health & Safety