Help wanted in Campbell River as economy booms

CBC News
October 23, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Career fair highlights shortage of skilled workers as film, forestry, mining rebound. A labour shortage on north Vancouver Island has businesses scrambling to find qualified employees. In a region long accustomed to news about job losses and resource industry shutdowns, the reopening of the mine at Myra Falls and new facilities for the film industry are now getting the headlines. …Callanan said, since 2015, job growth in the area has increased by 1,000 positions. “We can see that all sectors are up,” Callanan told On the Island host Gregor Craigie. He said the job growth includes resource sectors such as forestry and aquaculture, as well as film and technology. 

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