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Thompson-Okanagan

Thompson-Okanagan

About

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The Thompson-Okanagan region stretches across the southern interior of British Columbia. Known for its sunshine, dry climate and appeal to fruit and wine lovers, it’s a region of spectacular vistas, fertile valleys and economic opportunity.

Lifestyle

  • The region’s climate and amenities make it popular with tourists and people looking for a great place to retire.
  • The Thompson-Okanagan economy is diverse, with especially strong agricultural, logging, manufacturing and service sectors.

Key Cities

Kelowna, Kamloops, Vernon, Penticton, Summerland, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, Merritt, Golden, Osoyoos, Oliver, Armstrong

Outlook

By 2025, this region will have:

107,800

expected jobs in total

31 %

from economic growth

69 %

from replacing retiring workers