Industry Profiles

Scan historical and outlook data for B.C.’s 18 major industries. Access these industry profiles to see employment trends, earning potential and more. The profiles are organized using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

Industry Growth
(2014-2015)
Job growth
(2014-2015)
Total employment
(2015)
Accommodation and Food Services Growth
(2014-2015)
-4.2%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
-7,800 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
177,500
Agriculture Growth
(2014-2015)
-8.6%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
-2,100 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
22,200
Business, Building and Other Support Services Growth
(2014-2015)
+6.4%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
+5,600 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
93,500
Construction Growth
(2014-2015)
+0.5%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
+1,000 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
201,500
Educational Services Growth
(2014-2015)
-1.7%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
-2,900 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
163,400
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing Growth
(2014-2015)
-6.3%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
-8,600 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
128,600
Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Growth
(2014-2015)
-20.0%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
-400 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
1,600
Forestry and Logging with Support Activities Growth
(2014-2015)
+1.0%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
+200 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
19,400
Health Care and Social Assistance Growth
(2014-2015)
+6.5%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
+17,600 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
287,400
Information, Culture and Recreation Growth
(2014-2015)
+6.3%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
+6,800 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
114,500
Manufacturing Growth
(2014-2015)
+6.9%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
+11,100 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
172,500
Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction Growth
(2014-2015)
-4.5%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
-1,300 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
27,400
Other Services Growth
(2014-2015)
+2.6%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
+2,700 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
105,100
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Growth
(2014-2015)
+3.2%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
+5,800 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
188,100
Public Administration Growth
(2014-2015)
-1.8%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
-1,800 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
96,100
Transportation and Warehousing Growth
(2014-2015)
+4.6%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
+6,200 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
140,000
Utilities Growth
(2014-2015)
+5.8%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
+800 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
14,500
Wholesale and Retail Trade Growth
(2014-2015)
-1.4%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
-5,100 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
352,900

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey