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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 2027, it is anticipated that the region will have 1,500 job openings. The food & beverage, accommodation, and transportation sectors will be the hardest hit.

A View into North East’s Labour Market:

Discover the unique challenges facing the North East 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 225
Food Counter Attendants and Kitchen Helpers 195
Restaurant & Food Service Managers 150
Food and Beverage Servers 115
Executive Housekeepers 100
Light Duty Cleaners 85
Hotel Front Desk Clerks 85
Bus Drivers and Other Transit Operators 55
Cashiers 55
Food Service Supervisors 55
Other Occupations in Tourism Industry 380


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