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Administrative officers oversee and implement administrative procedures, establish work priorities and co-ordinate the acquisition of administrative services such as office space, supplies and security services. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.
access to information and privacy officer, administrative officer, administrative services co-ordinator, co-ordinator, office services, forms management officer, liaison officer, office administrator, office manager, planning officer, records analyst – access to information, requirements officer – military, surplus assets officer, university admissions officer.
- Oversee and co-ordinate office administrative procedures and review, evaluate and implement new procedures
- Establish work priorities, delegate work to office support staff, and ensure deadlines are met and procedures are followed
- Carry out administrative activities associated with admissions to post-secondary educational institutions
- Administer policies and procedures related to the release of records in processing requests under government access to information and privacy legislation
- Co-ordinate and plan for office services, such as accommodation, relocations, equipment, supplies, forms, disposal of assets, parking, maintenance and security services
- Assist in preparation of operating budget and maintain inventory and budgetary controls
- Assemble data and prepare periodic and special reports, manuals and correspondence.
Outlook & Prospects for Administrative Officers in Vancouver Island and Coast Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within British Columbia.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lower Mainland - Southwest Region||N/A||N/A|
|North Coast Region||N/A||N/A|
|Vancouver Island and Coast Region||N/A||N/A|
Additional Provincial Prospects
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Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- The film industry injected $408M into Burnaby’s economy in 2012, according to a municipal report. Productions valued at nearly $154M employed over 2,400 residents and benefited 72 local businesses.
- Wet'suwe'ten First Nation have threatened to shut down an expansion of Huckleberry Mines Ltd. in northern BC if their demands for jobs are not met.
- Victoria's Royal Road University plans to add new programs and hire 30 more employees this year
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- Engineering jobs are strongest in BC and Alberta, according to a recent Engineers Canada report titled Engineering Labour Market in Canada: Projections to 2020.
- In a restructuring move, California-based Electronic Arts closed two subsidiary Vancouver video game studios on April 25. PopCap Games employed about 30 people and Quicklime Games employed about 60.
- Vancouver’s video game industry has set up a website to assist recently laid off games workers find employment. The industry is also holding a job fair on May 3 at EXP Bar from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
- In late March 2013, the Justice Institute of BC announced it would be eliminating 30 jobs in order to reduce operating costs. The Vancouver-based educational facility has yet to finalize any decisions.
- North Vancouver’s Capilano University is considering eliminating 200 courses from 10 programs, including Studio Art, Textiles, Software Design, Computer Science and Commerce, to manage a budget deficit. The final decision will be delivered in May 2013.
- Construction of the $100M mixed-use Monaco high-rise development in downtown Kelowna should begin this fall and last two and a half years
- Construction on the new $7.4M NorKam Trades and Technology Centre in Kamloops will begin in September 2013 and last nearly a year
- Kitimat is undergoing a real estate boom due to energy export activities
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- New 'Construction Looking Forward' reports are forecasting workforce demand by skilled trade for each province. The reports are available from Buildforce Canada, formerly the Construction Sector Council of Canada.
- BC’s advertising and public relations sectors anticipate a business and employment boost after the May 2013 provincial election
- A $500M mixed-use Port Coquitlam development, currently under construction, is expected to create hundreds of service sector and light industrial jobs when completed in 2018
- The Vancouver Sun and The Province newspaper employees have been advised that layoffs are imminent, due to declining revenues. The papers will first seek voluntary layoffs through a buyout program.
- Investment in non-residential construction in Metro Vancouver hit a record high in the first quarter of 2013, and has been climbing steadily for nearly a year and a half
- To save $11.5M in 2013-2014, Coquitlam School District 43 plans to eliminate 142 positions, including teachers, education assistants and support staff. Attrition is expected to offset some of the reductions.
- Work has begun on a $9M yacht club in Kelowna; construction will last for a little over a year. Most of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing consultants are local.
- A number of companies are interested in developing BC's coast for the processing and export of liquefied natural gas
- A $30M multi-use building has been proposed for a vacant lot in downtown Prince Rupert
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- In June 2013, Japan’s Namco Bandai Studios is opening a video game studio in Vancouver that will employ 30 people
- Slant Six Games has temporarily laid off employees to save costs while it negotiates new business. The Vancouver video game company employed 60 people prior to the April 10 layoff, its third workforce reduction since 2010.
- The Delta School Board is planning to eliminate 16 full-time jobs in the 2013-2014 school year to cope with a budget deficit and declining enrollment
- The University of Victoria plans to eliminate 82 full-time equivalent jobs in 2013-2014 because of a budget deficit. Of these, 36 are vacant and officials hope attrition will take care of the remainder. UVic currently employs 4,500 people.
- Construction has begun on the $90M Road, Rail, and Utility project at the port of Prince Report. The project will employ 90 people during its two-year construction phase.
- The Province has received interest from four companies to develop natural gas terminals in Prince Rupert. Six other proposals were announced in the past two years.
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