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
(2016-2017)
Job growth
(2016-2017)
Total employment
(2017)
Accommodation and Food Services Growth
(2016-2017)
+5.0%
Job growth
(2016-2017)
+8,400 jobs
Total employment
(2017)
182,600
Agriculture and Fishing Growth
(2016-2017)
+10.0%
Job growth
(2016-2017)
+2,500 jobs
Total employment
(2017)
28,500
Business, Building and Other Support Services Growth
(2016-2017)
-2.0%
Job growth
(2016-2017)
-2,200 jobs
Total employment
(2017)
102,500
Construction Growth
(2016-2017)
+8.0%
Job growth
(2016-2017)
+17,300 jobs
Total employment
(2017)
228,600
Educational Services Growth
(2016-2017)
+1.0%
Job growth
(2016-2017)
+1,500 jobs
Total employment
(2017)
166,500
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Growth
(2016-2017)
+15.0%
Job growth
(2016-2017)
+20,400 jobs
Total employment
(2017)
156,300
Forestry and Logging with Support Activities Growth
(2016-2017)
-4.0%
Job growth
(2016-2017)
-800 jobs
Total employment
(2017)
18,600
Health Care and Social Assistance Growth
(2016-2017)
+4.0%
Job growth
(2016-2017)
+11,900 jobs
Total employment
(2017)
303,500
Information, Culture and Recreation Growth
(2016-2017)
+8.0%
Job growth
(2016-2017)
+10,200 jobs
Total employment
(2017)
136,800
Manufacturing Growth
(2016-2017)
+2.0%
Job growth
(2016-2017)
+4,100 jobs
Total employment
(2017)
174,200
Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction Growth
(2016-2017)
-3.0%
Job growth
(2016-2017)
-900 jobs
Total employment
(2017)
28,900
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Growth
(2016-2017)
+1.0%
Job growth
(2016-2017)
+1,800 jobs
Total employment
(2017)
197,200
Public Administration Growth
(2016-2017)
-2.0%
Job growth
(2016-2017)
-1,800 jobs
Total employment
(2017)
101,900
Repair, Personal and Non-Profit Services Growth
(2016-2017)
+9.0%
Job growth
(2016-2017)
+9,800 jobs
Total employment
(2017)
114,400
Retail Trade Growth
(2016-2017)
+4.0%
Job growth
(2016-2017)
+10,200 jobs
Total employment
(2017)
290,400
Transportation and Warehousing Growth
(2016-2017)
+1.0%
Job growth
(2016-2017)
+1,500 jobs
Total employment
(2017)
139,400
Utilities Growth
(2016-2017)
-4.0%
Job growth
(2016-2017)
-600 jobs
Total employment
(2017)
12,900
Wholesale Trade Growth
(2016-2017)
-7.0%
Job growth
(2016-2017)
-6,100 jobs
Total employment
(2017)
83,600

Source: 2017 Labour Force Survey