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Grain elevator operators purchase grain from farmers, determine the grade, quality and weight of grain delivered, and maintain records for farmers and companies. They are employed by licensed grain elevator companies.
assistant grain elevator manager, grain elevator district manager, grain elevator operator, primary grain elevator operator.
- Calculate grain quota from information supplied by farmers and the Canadian Wheat Board
- Record quota and subsequent deliveries of grain from individual farmers
- Examine grain samples and conduct tests to determine grade and quality of grain
- Purchase grain and arrange for transport or storage of grain
- Weigh and record type of grain received or in storage and report data to grain company and Canadian Wheat Board
- Supervise activities of workers who operate equipment to clean and move grain in the elevator and who load trucks and rail cars, or operate equipment themselves to perform these activities
- Act as a farm supply sales agent for fertilizers, insecticides, and other farm supplies
- Maintain proper operation of elevator equipment.
Outlook & Prospects for Grain Elevator Operators 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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Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- British Columbia's public health system currently has 24 vacant positions for dermatologists
- The Vancouver Airport is attempting to create a customs-free stopover zone for connecting international flights. If approved, the airport expansion could increase tourism and create hundreds of jobs for Vancouver.
- Jawl Properties has announced plans to construct a new 3,600 sq.-ft. physiotherapy clinic at Mattick¿s Farm. The company expects construction to occur between July 2014 and January 2015.
- British Columbians will see a 15% increase in electricity costs over the next two years, and an additional 10.5% increase in the following three years
- As part of 800 nationwide job cuts, Sears Canada will be laying off 79 employees from its service centre in Vancouver. Following the layoffs, the service centre will remain open in Vancouver with about 25 employees.
- British Columbia may see a new ultra-low cost airline. Canada Jetlines is currently raising money and has applied for an airline licence. Canada Jetlines plans to launch with two Airbus planes in the fall of 2014, expanding to 16 by 2017.
- Business confidence in British Columbia is at its highest level since mid-2011. A recent study found that 21% of businesses in BC are planning to hire staff and only 7% are expecting layoffs.
- BC Hydro plans to close Burrard Thermal, an old electricity plant in Port Moody. The plant has not been run at full capacity due to high pollution and low efficiency. BC Hydro reported that it will save $14M per year by shutting down the plant.
- Construction is underway on a $100M mixed-use development across from Victoria General Hospital
- Vancouver saw a year-over-year increase of 37% in residential home sales in October 2013
- Northern Health is proceeding with demolition of the old hospital in Fort St. John. Mierau Contractors is in charge of the project, which is expected to be complete in February 2014. NAPP Enterprises, from Prince George, will handle the demolition.
- Dawson Creek-based Hegge Construction has been awarded a $2.7M contract for work on the basement of The Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts. Dawson Creek City Council anticipates that work on the centre will be completed by the summer of 2014.
- Richmond City Council has approved a $150M outdoor shopping centre development by SmartCentres, to be anchored by a Wal-Mart Supercentre. The development, which is scheduled for opening in 2016, is estimated to provide 1,000 retail jobs.
- The City of Prince George will be losing it's only dermatologist when the physician closes his practice on December 31, 2013. With the current province wide shortage of dermatologists, the nearest service to Prince George will be in Kelowna.
- City council approved a new community plan for Vancouver¿s West End, anticipating 10,000 new residents in the area over the next 30 years, including limited future residential development to rental housing, and a 20% social housing requirement.
- British Columbia has had the largest year-over-year drilling increase across Western Canada. In the Province, well release is up 15% compared to a year ago, and 20% more metres have been drilled.
- The BC Government and Service Employees Union is reviewing the possibility of continuing the AirCare program, which tests car emissions. The AirCare approval process, scheduled to end in 2014, could lead to layoffs for 110 Union members.
- Delta council has approved a $50M, 950-home project in southeast Tsawwassen. The project must now pass a vote with the Metro Vancouver board.
- Whistler Blackcomb is opening on November 16, which is about 13 days earlier than usual
- The South Surrey Park and Ride¿s $4.5M expansion is now open. The lot now has a total of 840 stalls, which should increase ridership.
- The Vancouver Police Department will be laying off nine civilians and one officer due to rising salary and benefit costs
- According to an RBC survey, people in BC reported the biggest drop across Canada in what they plan to spend on holiday shopping this year. Compared to 2012, BC is expected to see an 18% decrease in holiday spending.
- Nexen ULC paid $12M for a sole proponent agreement toward a future Liquefied Natural Gas development near Prince Rupert, BC
- The BC Technology Industries Association will be hosting a virtual Tech Jobs Career Expo on November 26. The event will connect companies with talent across Canada and globally.
- Vancouver¿s Gener8 Media Corp. will be hiring 80 new technology and studio employees by January 2014, as a result of an agreement with a Chinese production firm. Gener8 specializes in 3D stereophonic conversion for film and television.
- Cascade Aerospace in Abbotsford has signed its first international military contract with Mexico¿s Air Force. The company, which employs 600 people locally, will be providing support and training for two Mexican Air Force C-130K Hercules aircrafts.
- German software firm SAP is seeking six people with autism to work as software testers in Vancouver by early 2014. SAP is being assisted by Denmark firm Specialisterne, whose focus is finding jobs for autistic people and training employees and managers on how to interact with autistic colleagues.
- The Federal Review Panel has concluded the proposed New Prosperity copper-gold mine would have significant adverse environmental effects. Approval or rejection of the mine will be decided by the federal Ministry of Environment.
- Approximately 400 people pre-registered for a job fair in Victoria on November 7. More than 40 employers were seeking entry-level and semi-skilled workers. A similar fair attracted 1,000 job-seekers last year.
- A lack of jobs is a top concern of people surveyed in Penticton. Half of the respondents to the Vital Signs survey were from Penticton and the rest were from outlying areas and municipalities within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.
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