Looking to hire? Team Up is the way to go!

British Columbia’s economy is fast growing and, as a result, employers are having an increasingly difficult time filling vacancies. Now, more than ever, is the time for your business to “team up” with skilled immigrants!

Have a look at the information below if you wish to learn more about the labour outlook for various industries, how to hire and retain skilled immigrants or to view general tips.

TEACHING – ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Elementary school and kindergarten teachers teach basic subjects such as reading, writing and arithmetic or specialized subjects like second language instruction.

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In recent years, the province has experienced a number of elementary school closures due to declining kindergarten and elementary student enrolments. As the size of the 5–12 year age group is expected to continue to decline over the decade, future job creation in this profession will be not be great.

This is a very large occupational group with an older workforce compared to other occupations. Underemployment is common for newcomers to this profession since most new teachers are unable to find full-time work.
New graduates may find increased employment opportunities in more rural areas of the province, where employers have more difficulty finding qualified teachers.

Graduates with training in specialized areas may also do better in the job market compared to other new teachers. In particular, there is growing demand for French immersion and Francophone program teachers. Most of these teachers secure contracts within their first year of employment.

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NURSING AND RESIDENTIAL CARE

The health care and social assistance industry provides diagnosis, treatment and residential care for medical reasons and social assistance. Health care organizations include hospitals and clinics, ambulances, nursing or residential care homes. This industry is crucial for treating and maintaining the health of residents and non-residents in B.C.

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The Nursing and Residential Care Facilities industry has benefitted from the aging population in the past. With the rise of the elderly population, especially aged 65 years and over, this growth trend is expected to continue. The industry is expected to expand its workforce at a much faster pace than all industries as a whole over the next ten years. As a result, the industry is forecasted to see over 36,200 job openings in the ten years to 2027.

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TELECOM

The Telecommunications industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing telecommunications and/or video entertainment services over their own networks, or over networks operated by others. The establishments of this subsector are grouped into industries on the basis of the nature of services provided (fixed or mobile), the type of network used to deliver those services (wireline or wireless), and the business model they employ (facilities-based or resale).

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The Telecommunications industry is mainly supported by a growing population and changes in communications technology. Over the next ten years to 2027, the industry is expected to have about 6,000 job openings.

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ACCOMMODATION SERVICES

The Accommodation Services industry primarily engaged in providing short-term lodging for travellers, vacationers and others. In addition to lodging, a range of other services may be provided.

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The Accommodation Services industry employed 31,700 workers in the province in 2017. The industry benefits from increasing tourism activity and strong consumer spending. The industry is expected to have close to 15,000 job openings over the next ten years to 2027.

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FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRODUCTION

The food manufacturing industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in producing food for human or animal consumption.

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The Food and Beverage Manufacturing industry is facing growing domestic and global demand for value-added products and rising sales and GDP are forecast. At the same time, the industry is investing in new technology that will increase labour productivity, and result in employment in the industry largely staying constant over the next ten years. For the industry, 10,000 job opening are anticipated over the next ten years.

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FINANCE

The Finance industry includes: Monetary Authorities – Central Bank, Credit
Intermediation and Related Activities, Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investment and Related Activities, and Funds and Other Financial Vehicles.

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The Finance industry represents the financial services sector excluding Insurance Carriers and Related Activities. The Finance industry is expected to experience a lower-than average rate of growth in its workforce over the next ten years up to 2027. The industry is projected to have 22,800 job openings over the 10-year period, 78 percent of which are to replace workers leaving the labour force.

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COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN

The Computer Systems Design and Related Services industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing expertise in the field of information technologies through one or more activities, such as writing, modifying, testing and supporting software to meet the needs of a particular customer, including the creation of internet home pages; planning and designing computer systems that integrate hardware, software and communication technologies; on-site management and operation of clients’ computer and data processing facilities; providing advice in the field of information technologies; and other professional and technical computer-related services.

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The Finance industry represents the financial services sector excluding Insurance Carriers and Related Activities. The Finance industry is expected to experience a lower-than average rate of growth in its workforce over the next ten years up to 2027. The industry is projected to have 22,800 job openings over the 10-year period, 78 percent of which are to replace workers leaving the labour force.

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MOTION PICTURES AND VIDEO

The Motion Picture and Sound Recording industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in producing and distributing video and audio recordings or providing related services, such as postproduction services, exhibition services, and motion picture processing and developing services. Sound recording studios are also included./h4>

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The Motion Picture and Sound Recording industry is expected to be the fastest growing industry in the province in terms of employment. The industry has been experiencing increasing activities, benefiting from relatively lower costs due to a soft Canadian dollar vs. US dollar. The industry is expected to have close to 13,000 job openings over the next ten years to 2027.

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