Labour Market Study November 2015
This report provides the key findings for the Regional Labour Market Study completed to provide detailed information on the current and projected labour market.
Kamloops vs. Mountain Pine Beetle
Some examples of CFTC’s recent involvement include accessing funding from Service Canada (recently the Ministry of Housing and Social Development, Province of BC) through Job Creation Partnership(s) to assist the City of Kamloops help private homeowners remove debris at curbside that resulted from the loss of pine trees in homeowners yards due to the Mountain Pine Beetle devastation. In excess of 1,200 pine trees were removed at curbside by crews. The program provided training for crews to ensure long term employability, safety gear for the crews, small dump trucks, and chipping equipment. The City of Kamloops was an equal partner by providing resources and equipment to the funding accessed from Service Canada. CFTC completed the application for these programs and managed the delivery of the projects.
BC Back Country Horsemen 2009
In 2009 CFTC assisted the BC Back Country Horsemen with their Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) to access funding to upgrade trail head sites at Whitewood Lake, Mayson Lakes and Fish Trap Creek as well as a small road widening project on Westsyde Road just north of Kamloops to allow safe access off the road for vehicles especially those with horse trailers. CFTC’s involvement in this initiative was to provide staff assistance with the funding application. BC Back Country Horsemen is managing the project.
North Thompson Economic Development Plan 2005
In 2005 CFTC led the development of the North Thompson Economic Development plan below. This plan is used to measure initiatives in the North Thompson that CFTC may involve itself with. The plan is a detailed account covering a wide variety of community economic development initiatives involving a wide array of sectors. CFTC consults with communities on a regular basis to measure the progress of implementation as communities strive to improve community economic sustainability, increase community capacity and attain an improved quality of life.
The North Thompson Economic Development Strategic Plan (NTEDSP) is a project led by CFTC partnered with the Barriere Chamber of Commerce, Clearwater Chamber of Commerce, North Thompson Economic Development Society, the Province of BC, Ministry of Small Business and Revenue, Interior Savings Credit Union, and the Thompson Nicola Regional District.
The NTEDSP is intended to identify and evaluate economic opportunities by developing a regional profile, assessing opportunities, and providing an action plan of economic activities that will assist in building and diversifying the economy in the North Thompson Valley over the next 5 to 10 years. The economic development opportunities identified, in various sectors throughout the North Thompson Valley, represent considerable growth potential for existing and new ventures and organizations in the region. Click here to view the NTEDSP.