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Greater Victoria builders say they can’t find workers to build new homes, because they can’t find homes for the workers

By Zoë Ducklow
April 26, 2022

The ‘vicious circle’ has deepened a persistent worker shortage during a period of record demand. Part seven of our labour series, Pay Check

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Behind the counter: how some Victoria restaurants are beating the labour shortage

By Ryan Hook
April 5, 2022

The industry-wide labour shortage is putting more power in the hands of the employees, and the restaurants that adapt are surviving. Part six of our labour series, Pay Check

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Cancelled ferry sailings are a symptom of a longstanding problem in the marine industry. It’s only going to get worse.

By Tori Marlan
March 31, 2022

Worker shortages are now endemic in the industry—but warnings started decades ago Part five of our series, Pay Check

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It's been a good season for snow at Mount Washington—but not for workers

By Andrew Findlay
March 29, 2022

Mount Washington managers are loading lifts and bussing tables due to ongoing staff shortage. Part 4 of our series, Pay Check

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'On the verge of mental and physical breakdown': why a growing number of Victoria nurses are quitting

By Brishti Basu
March 25, 2022

Victoria nurses cite short staffing, payroll issues, abuse as reasons for leaving the industry. Part 3 of our labour series, Pay Check

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Workers are being priced out of Victoria

What happens when a city becomes too expensive for its labour force? Part two in our series, Pay Check

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What does Victoria's labour shortage look like?

By Jolene Rudisuela
March 18, 2022

Research predicts BC will have enough workers in the next 10 years—but tell that to businesses desperate for workers. We look at the data. First in our new series, Pay Check