B.C.’s health sector employed 227,000 workers in 20151, one of the largest sectors in terms of the number of workers. The sector is also one of the fastest-growing industries, with employment growing at an average rate of 3.2 percent each year in the past decade, much higher than the 1.0 percent provincial average over the same period. Employment in the health sector is forecast to increase by an annual average rate of 2.3 per cent to 2025.
There is also a need for physicians. For more on opportunities in the health-care sector, go to http://www.healthmatchbc.org/.
1 Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, as provided by BC Stats.