Vicinity Jobs and Millier Dickinson Blais Partner With the District of Mission to Monitor Hiring Demand in BC’s Fraser Valley

BC’s Fraser Valley is an exciting place. It is growing up and going through an important demographic transformation: Not long ago, its economy was dominated by agricultural businesses. Today it is the place where much of BC’s population growth is occurring. This trend is likely to accellerate in the coming years, and the reason is quite simple: Being right next door to Vancouver and the US, the Fraser Valley has something that Vancouver doesn`t: Sufficient land that can be (and is being) developed to accommodate new businesses and residents.

This is why we are very excited to work together with the District Municipality of Mission. Located right in the centre of the Fraser Valley, Mission is not willing to settle for becoming Vancouver’s bedroom community, and is partnering with its peers in the region to attract high-value added businesses and help them grow. So late last year, the District of Mission subscribed to the hiring demand monitoring system provided by Vicinity Jobs Inc in partnership with Millier Dickinson Blais, Canada’s leading Economic Development consultancy. To attract and retain businesses, the District of Mission wants to stay in tune with the evolving needs of local employers. Our hiring demand reporting platform enables them to do just that.

We are very happy to be part of the important transformation that is taking place in the Fraser Valley and look forward to playing an even more active role. The region has a lot going for it, combining BC’s natural beauty with easy accessibility to global markets and real estate cost that remain quite affordable compared to neighbouring Vancouver.

On Friday, January 31, the Mission Business eNews Magazine published a great article by John Laing that talks about our partnership with the District of Mission. John Laing has done a great job describing the tools that we provide and the role they play in tracking Mission’s development. His full article can be found here:

http://www.missionbizenews.ca/Links/January2014/Mission_jobsresearch.pdf