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Pacific Seafood’s Barkley Plant - Sustaining our Communities

Oct 02, 2014
When you think of the cozy community of Ucluelet on the outer West Coast of Vancouver Island, outdoor adventure and recreation are just some of the postcard images that come to mind. The Pacific Seafood Group’s Barkley plant operation in Ucluelet has already brought 55 new jobs to the local economy and is expected to bring even more.

Originally Published by the Government of British Columbia, retreived October 2nd, 2014, 10:25AM. All sources sited.

When you think of the cozy community of Ucluelet on the outer West Coast of Vancouver Island, outdoor adventure and recreation are just some of the postcard images that come to mind.

However, the local village economy that is built on tourism has some much welcomed company thanks to the opening of a new groundfish processing plant. The Pacific Seafood Group’s Barkley plant operation in Ucluelet has already brought 55 new jobs to the local economy and is expected to bring even more.

Shipping/Receiving Manager Bill Head lives in the local area and says the new plant has been a great opportunity for veteran and new seafood processors. “It provides full time, year round employment. I’m proud of the fact that the facility we work in is modern, safe and easy to maintain.”

Word is getting out about Bill and the Pacific Seafood Group’s team in Ucluelet as they use advanced processing technology and cold storage that ensure freshness, cleanliness and quality groundfish. In fact, the Pacific Seafood Barkley Plant was featured to millions of viewers during an episode of CTV’s Amazing Race Canada.
The processing plant workers in this new facility are part of the B.C. seafood industry which employs thousands of people and is an important component of our province’s vibrant and diverse agrifoods sector. “It is important we encourage growth in Ucluelet and other communities across B.C.” says Bill.

These types of investments support valuable jobs and diverse communities, which is good for the economy and the health of Bill and his colleagues and their families in Ucluelet, as well as all British Columbians.

Originally Published by the Government of British Columbia
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