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All About Employment in Victoria, BC

A closer look at the Health Care Sector

| May 10, 2015

As mentioned in the previous post giving an overview of this sector health care jobs are expected to show fairly robust growth in the next few years with an annual average growth of 2.1% or 64,000 jobs in the decade between 2012 and 2022. Despite the shortage of health care workers it seems that incentives […]

Victoria’s Sixth Biggest Employer – Health Care

| April 4, 2015

As mentioned in the first part of this series the occupational sector comprised of jobs in health care is the city’s sixth biggest employment category. Approximately 15,600 of the 180,000 Victorians that were employed in 2014 work at jobs that fall within this categorization. But what is the outlook for this sector in terms of […]

Update on YYJWorks’ immediate future

| March 18, 2015

My pal R came over the other day to talk YYJWorks with me. She finds it a valuable resource and didn’t realize that the blog is completely a labour of love (not so much love lately but you know what I mean) on my part and that there is no compensation other than knowing that […]

A closer look at natural and applied sciences occupational sector

| March 12, 2015

As mentioned in the last post the projected growth in these sectors (Agriculture, Forestry, Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction and Information, Recreation and Culture) is uneven with only two of the four promising positive growth in the years 2012-2022 (Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction and Information, Culture and Recreation 4.1% and 0.9% respectively […]

Occupations in the natural and applied sciences and related occupations

| March 10, 2015

As mentioned in the first part of this series the occupational sector comprised of jobs in the natural and applied sciences and related occupations is the city’s fifth biggest employment category. Approximately 16,000 of the 180,000 Victorians that were employed in 2014 work at jobs that fall within this categorization. But what is the outlook […]

A closer look at the SSEGR sector (see below for acronym)

| February 26, 2015

SSEGR stands for the occupational sector that contains jobs in social sciences, educational services, government services and religion. The growth prospects are not overwhelmingly positive for the three sectors that the 2013 Labour Force Survey includes within the census sector named above (Educational Services, Health Care and Social Assistance, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) and […]

Overview of the social science, education, government service and religion occupational sector

| February 24, 2015

As mentioned in the first part of this series the occupational sector comprised of jobs in social science, education, government service and religion is the city’s fourth biggest employment category. Approximately 19,900 of the 180,000 Victorians that were employed in 2014 work at jobs that fall within this categorization. But what is the outlook for […]

Will your job become obsolete?

| February 19, 2015

I listen to podcasts – a lot! Some of my favourites are Planet Money, Freakonomics, Fresh Air, This American Life and 99% Invisible. I know that listening to people talk is probably not the best way to increase my running speed (music of a certain number of beats per minute would be better for that) […]

Can we stop the race to the bottom?

| February 17, 2015

One of my personal heroes is Seth Godin and I thought of him as I listened to one of Planet Money‘s most recent podcasts called The People Inside Your Machine (Episode 600). That’s because a principle that I believe is being played out in the phenomenon which is the subject of the podcast (Amazon’s ‘Mechanical […]

A closer look at the trades, transportation and equipment operators sector

| February 12, 2015

Despite the somewhat lacklustre growth predictions for the Transportation and Warehousing and Manufacturing sectors on the WorkBC site (which consists of information taken from the 2013 Labour Force Survey) I think that the trades portion of the trades, transportation and equipment operator occupational sector is a hot one at the moment but all of them […]