Knowing BC Labour Trends

Knowing BC Labour Trends

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B.C.’s economy has changed over the last several decades from being mainly resource-based to more knowledge based and diverse. B.C. today has more small businesses and service industries than Canada’s other provinces. The province is forecasting that the strengthened relationship with Asia-Pacific countries, – such as Japan, China, Korea and India – will create more opportunities in the future. According to BC Labour Market Outlook, there will be more than one million job openings between 2010 and 2020. If you are a new graduate or a university student who will be looking for work in B.C. between now and 2020, that’s great news. But what does that really mean for you? Will your dream job be in demand? What skills and abilities will you need in order to get into the field? What region of B.C. has the best job opportunities for someone with your skills and experience? Which occupations are expected to be in highest demand?

The British Columbia Labour Market Outlook offers some answers. For example, 35% of the all openings will require a university education. “Sales and Services” sector will have more than 225,000 job openings over the next 10 years and Nurse Supervisors and Registered Nurses will be in highest demand. 

Knowing about labour market trends and using the information for your career research and for career decision making will be useful. 

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Posted on August 02, 2012