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Vancouver Island / Coast

Vancouver Island / Coast

About

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The Vancouver Island/Coast region is known for its temperate climate, unspoiled wilderness and beautiful coastlines. Home to British Columbia’s capital city, Victoria, the region also includes mountains, beaches, rainforests and farmland. 

Lifestyle

  • Boating, kayaking, hiking and wildlife viewing are popular, as are arts and cultural events.
  • The service sector is a big part of the economy.
  • Many people work in health care, public administration, tourism, logging and fishing.

Key Cities

Greater Victoria, Nanaimo, Campbell River, Duncan, Courtenay, Port Alberni, Powell River, Comox, Parksville, Ladysmith

Outlook

By 2025, this region will have:

148,000

expected jobs in total

29 %

from economic growth

71 %

from replacing retiring workers