Health Care and Social Assistance

The health care and social assistance industry provides diagnosis, treatment and residential care for medical reasons and social assistance. Health care organizations include hospitals and clinics, ambulances, nursing or residential care homes. This industry is crucial for treating and maintaining the health of residents and non-residents in B.C.

Social assistance organizations offer direct services to their clients, such as counselling, welfare, child protection, child care, housing and food services.

More information is available about this industry in the B.C. Labour Market Outlook.

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Ambulatory health care services
Nursing and residential care facilities
Social assistance

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