The Mainland South West region has a workforce that is younger than other areas of the province, and with a declining youth population, there will not be enough supply to meet the demand. By 2028, it is anticipated that the region will have 67,100 job openings. The food & beverage, recreation & entertainment, and transportation sectors will be the hardest hit.
A VIEW INTO MAINLAND SOUTH WEST’S LABOUR MARKET:
Discover the unique challenges facing the Mainland South West region with insights from local operators, like Canadian Wilderness Adventures and Delta Vancouver Suites, as well as Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Tourism Association and go2HR.
“One of the strategies is ensuring that we have a competitive compensation package as well as benefits to attract staff – and continuing to make sure that the training program and the employee culture are as robust as they can be.”
– Tety Partaatmadja, People Resources Director, Delta Vancouver Suites
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||4,800|
|Accommodation Service Managers||1,000|
|Food Service Supervisors||1,000|
|Bus Drivers and Other Transit Operators||2,900|
|Program Leaders/Instructors in Recreation and Sport||1,800|
|Front Line / Entry Level||Food Counter Attendants and Kitchen Helpers||7,600|
|Food and Beverage Servers||5,300|
|Light Duty Cleaners||1,900|
IDEAS & RESOURCES:
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