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 and face the most shortages? Check out the top occupations below or view the full regional study to learn more.
Top Occupations in Demand
|Occupations||New Job Openings 2017-2027|
|Food Counter Attendants and Kitchen Helpers||195|
|Restaurant & Food Service Managers||150|
|Food and Beverage Servers||115|
|Light Duty Cleaners||85|
|Hotel Front Desk Clerks||85|
|Bus Drivers and Other Transit Operators||55|
|Food Service Supervisors||55|
|Other Occupations in Tourism Industry||380|
IDEAS & RESOURCES:
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