Monday, November 2, 2015

NEWS RELEASE: New B.C. labour study: Workers needed for Asia Pacific Gateway jobs in next decade

VANCOUVER – A new labour market forecast released today shows increasing challenges ahead in key occupations in B.C. in the next five to 10 years.

The Asia Pacific Gateway Labour Market Information study looked at 56 occupations in the construction, rail, trucking, marine, managers, logistics and air sectors, and occupations that support the multiple sectors, all of which are critical to support B.C.’s growth and its ability to meet the labour demands of the Asia Pacific Gateway.

While the forecast focused on five and 10-year horizons (2015-2024), it found that tight labour conditions are expected to take hold even sooner across all sectors in the first three years of the forecast, and remain for most of the next decade.

Read the full release here


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Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table wishes to acknowledge the funding support from the Sector Council Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative led by Transport Canada.