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
(2017-2018)
Job growth
(2017-2018)
Total employment
(2018)
Accommodation and Food Services Growth
(2017-2018)
+3.0%
Job growth
(2017-2018)
+5,100 jobs
Total employment
(2018)
187,700
Agriculture and Fishing Growth
(2017-2018)
-5.0%
Job growth
(2017-2018)
-1,500 jobs
Total employment
(2018)
27,000
Business, Building and Other Support Services Growth
(2017-2018)
-2.0%
Job growth
(2017-2018)
-1,900 jobs
Total employment
(2018)
100,600
Construction Growth
(2017-2018)
+4.0%
Job growth
(2017-2018)
+9,800 jobs
Total employment
(2018)
238,400
Educational Services Growth
(2017-2018)
+1.0%
Job growth
(2017-2018)
+2,000 jobs
Total employment
(2018)
168,600
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Growth
(2017-2018)
-3.0%
Job growth
(2017-2018)
-5,400 jobs
Total employment
(2018)
150,800
Forestry and Logging with Support Activities Growth
(2017-2018)
-4.0%
Job growth
(2017-2018)
-800 jobs
Total employment
(2018)
17,800
Health Care and Social Assistance Growth
(2017-2018)
+6.0%
Job growth
(2017-2018)
+19,700 jobs
Total employment
(2018)
323,200
Information, Culture and Recreation Growth
(2017-2018)
-7.0%
Job growth
(2017-2018)
-9,200 jobs
Total employment
(2018)
127,600
Manufacturing Growth
(2017-2018)
0.0%
Job growth
(2017-2018)
+100 jobs
Total employment
(2018)
174,300
Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction Growth
(2017-2018)
-2.0%
Job growth
(2017-2018)
-400 jobs
Total employment
(2018)
25,700
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Growth
(2017-2018)
+6.0%
Job growth
(2017-2018)
+11,300 jobs
Total employment
(2018)
208,500
Public Administration Growth
(2017-2018)
+2.0%
Job growth
(2017-2018)
+2,400 jobs
Total employment
(2018)
104,300
Repair, Personal and Non-Profit Services Growth
(2017-2018)
+3.0%
Job growth
(2017-2018)
+3,700 jobs
Total employment
(2018)
118,100
Retail Trade Growth
(2017-2018)
-1.0%
Job growth
(2017-2018)
-4,100 jobs
Total employment
(2018)
286,200
Transportation and Warehousing Growth
(2017-2018)
-3.0%
Job growth
(2017-2018)
-3,600 jobs
Total employment
(2018)
135,800
Utilities Growth
(2017-2018)
+8.0%
Job growth
(2017-2018)
+1,000 jobs
Total employment
(2018)
13,900
Wholesale Trade Growth
(2017-2018)
-2.0%
Job growth
(2017-2018)
-1,300 jobs
Total employment
(2018)
82,200

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey