B.C.’s Labour Market Outlook: 2017 Edition

The 2017 edition of British Columbia’s Labour Market Outlook is now available. The report provides the most up-to-date information on the types of jobs and skills that will be in demand in B.C. between now and 2027.
For students, parents and educators, the Outlook delivers valuable career, education and skills training information to help guide career choices. For employers and business owners, the Outlook supports long-term planning and identification of skills needs.

Did you know?

  • B.C.’s demographics are changing—about 8% of people are now at retirement age.
  • Over the coming decade, 70% of all job openings will result from people leaving the workforce, mostly due to retirement.
  • In all, B.C. is forecast to have 917,000 job openings between 2017 and 2027.
  • 78% of future jobs will require some form of post-secondary education or training.

Inside the Outlook

  • A ten-year forecast of jobs in demand and the level of skill needed to get them
  • A listing of the expected job opportunities in each of B.C.’s seven regions
  • A look at the changing workforce, including how skills and competencies are shifting

Download the report to learn more: