Mining provides significant opportunities for all British Columbians. British Columbia is internationally recognized as a centre of expertise in mining, metallurgy, environmental engineering, mine safety, and geoscience. The province is home to the world’s largest concentration of exploration companies and mining professionals.

Mining will continue to be an important part of the B.C. economy, employing British Columbians in mines, mills and head offices, providing well-paying jobs in communities across the province.

In 2015, the mining sector contributed over $8 billion to B.C. GDP and there were over 45,000 jobs in mining, energy and related sectors.


Primary metal manufacturing
Support activities for mining, and oil and gas extraction

Sector Labour Market Partnerships Program

The Sector Labour Market Partnerships (LMP) Program helps industry and employers understand and respond to changing labour market demands. Under the program, partnership-led projects can apply for funding to address broader sector and regional labour market issues.

Preparing for the Future: Mining Labour Market Outlook for B.C. Report - February 2017

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