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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 2027, it is anticipated that the region will have 1,275 job openings. The food & beverage, recreation & entertainment, and transportation sectors will be the hardest hit.

A View into North Coast and Nechako’s Labour Market:

Discover the unique challenges facing the North Coast and Nechako region with insights from local operators, like the Crest Hotel and Pita Pit, as well as Northern BC Tourism and go2HR. 

“We do something called the ‘Fanatic of the Month’ where we give $100 to the staff member who, as voted on by the other employees, was the most fanatical about their job that month.” 
- Luke Houlden, Owner, Pita Pit (Terrace)


At a Glance:

Which occupations will be the most in demand?  Check out the top occupations below.

Top Occupations in Demand

Occupations New Job Openings 2017-2027
Cooks 185
Food Counter Attendants and Kitchen Helpers 165
Food and Beverage Servers 130
Restaurant & Food Service Managers 120
Accommodation Service Managers 50
Food Service Supervisors 50
Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport and Fitness        40
Hotel Front Desk Clerks 35
Light Duty Cleaners 35
Travel Counsellors 30
Other Occupations in Tourism Industry 435


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