The BC Labour Market Report's



Labour Market Hot Sheet 



June 16, 2017

Report examines the 96,200 jobs supported by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
Port Operations / Container Shipping
Recently, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority released a study of the economic impact of the Port of Vancouver on local communities, the provinces and the country overall. At the same time, the port authority released its annual sustainability report, which describes how economic, environmental and social sustainability are being addressed and measured.
According to the economic impact report, the Port of Vancouver is an important facilitator of economic development in Canada. Compared with the last report in 2012, the economic output from activities of the Port of Vancouver in 2016 increased by $4.2 billion to $24.2 billion with a 17 per cent increase in jobs across Canada from 98,800 to 115,300 jobs.
"This data demonstrates the significant role of Canada's largest port in the economic prosperity of our country," said Robin Silvester, president and chief executive officer of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. "The report shows the meaningful impact of the port to employment and our collective prosperity locally, provincially and nationwide."
The activities of Port of Vancouver terminals and tenants annually generate:
  • $24.2 billion in economic output
  • $11.9 billion in GDP
  • $7 billion in wages
  • 115,300 jobs in Canada
  • 96,200 jobs in B.C.
  • $67,900 average wage for direct job versus $44,000 average wage in Canada
  • $1.4 billion per year in tax revenues: federal: $860 million; provincial: $441 million; municipal: $129 million
The port authority's 2016 sustainability report covers the most significant economic, environmental and community impacts and opportunities for the port across 10 areas of focus, such as strategic investment and asset management, healthy ecosystems and Aboriginal relationships. The port authority has been reporting on its sustainability work since 2011 and last year announced its new vision to be the world's most sustainable port.

Johnny Rockets launches starting wage of $15 per hour in Victoria
Hospitality / Wage Regulations
JR Canada Restaurant Group Ltd. has opened its first two Johnny Rockets of Canada locations in Victoria, British Columbia within just 12 days of each other. The Bay Centre Mall, downtown, opened on May 31st and Hillside Centre Mall opened on June 12th.
The openings signal the beginning of a much bigger national plan. With its head office in Victoria, JR Canada Restaurant Group Ltd. purchased The Johnny Rockets Master Development Rights for Canada in October 2015 with plans to open and operate its locations across Canada in high traffic sites including food courts, street fronts, airports and retail malls in all provinces.
As well, Johnny Rockets is already making a name for itself in the BC market, offering a minimum starting wage of $15 per hour for all team members. As well, subsidized health care insurance is being provided to those who opt-in.
The next two Johnny Rockets locations are well under construction in Vancouver, opening downtown in August at 755 Nelson Street followed by West Broadway and Oak Street by the Vancouver General Hospital later this Fall. 
Parq Vancouver to fill over 1,000 positions for fall 2017 opening
Hospitality / Recruitment
Parq Vancouver has confirmed there will be four job fairs to fill more than 1,000 positions throughout its resort, which is on track to open this Fall 2017.
Team members of all levels of experience-entry-level to executives-will be recruited to provide high-quality, globally recognized customer service in multiple areas, including the Parq Vancouver Casino, the 329-room JW Marriott Hotel and the 188-room DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection hotel; and the eight restaurant and lounge concepts conceived by two-time James Beard Award-nominated restaurateur Elizabeth Blau and her husband, Canada native Chef Kim Canteenwalla.
Job fairs will be held at BC Place, Gate H on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, June 21
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, July 15
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, July 17
12 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, August 2
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Positions to be filled include, but are not limited to: Casino Cage Cashiers, Dealers, Security Officers, Pastry Chefs, Cooks, Servers, Bartenders, Restaurant Managers, Guest Services Representatives, Concierges, Room Attendants, Spa Employees and Switchboard Operators. A complete list of opportunities can be found at
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Community Calendar
Career Development Events

PitchMasters |  Drop in and Test Your Elevator Pitch
with Christian Saint Cyr, author, BC Job Search Guide
Mondays, June 19th and 26th |  10am
Location: GT Hiring Solutions Brentwood ESC, 1901 Rosser Ave., #600, Burnaby, BC

Job Postings
Career Development Employment

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(When you write your cover letter, please mention you saw this advertisement in the BC Labour Market Report)

Job Developer *NEW*
YWCA Metro Vancouver
Vancouver, BC
Closes: Jun. 23, 2017
Link: Please Click Here
Customized Employment Specialist *NEW*
Buxton Consulting Ltd.
Burnaby, BC
Closes: Jun. 23, 2017
Link:  Please Click Here
Job Developer/Facilitator *NEW*
Buxton Consulting Ltd.
Burnaby, BC
Closes: Jun. 23, 2017
Link: Please Click Here
Employment Counsellor *NEW*
Prince George Native Friendship Centre
Prince George, BC
Closes: Jun. 27, 2017
Link: Please Click Here
Case Manager - Multi-Barrier Population *NEW*
Abbotsford Community Services
Abbotsford, BC
Closes: Jul. 4, 2017
Link: Please Click Here
Case Manager - Employment Services Centre *NEW*
Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC
Delta, BC
Closes: Unknown
Link: Please Click Here
Did you know?
Fascinating Facts

Ontario has become the second province in Canada after Alberta to announce it would hike the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Alberta's minimum wage rose by $1 to $12.20 per hour on Oct. 1, 2016, the first of three staged increases to reach a $15 minimum wage by 2018. The Ontario government introduced legislation on June 1 to raise its minimum wage from $11.40 an hour to $14 next year and then to $15 on Jan. 1, 2019.

- CBC News
Quote of the Week
Career Inspiration

"Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life."
  - Arnold Schwarzenegger
In This Issue
Details About Port Workers
Johnny Rockets Adopts $15 Wage
Parq Hiring 1,000 People
LMI in Social Media
Career Development Calendar
6 Career Development Job Postings
Fascinating Facts About the Minimum Wage
Inspirational Quote About Giving Back
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